Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Life is like a box of Chocolates….

You remember the line from Forest Gump…..”you never know what you’re gonna get.”

That’s what it was like today as I went out on the town to look into the Bus situation, as I promised I would.

While waiting, I came across some folks who haven’t quite bought into the “back-in parking” revolution.  For example:


And then there’s the other side, one parked, and one just leaving, momentarily driving in the wrong direction:


If you look carefully at the parked one, you can make out a Bowdoin College “faculty/staff” parking sticker.  From the looks of things, the liberal arts foundation at the college includes a ‘liberal’ interpretation of parking laws.

As it turns out, the lady driver was over at the Farmer’s Market picking up some fresh veggies and supporting local farmers.  If being on Bowdoin staff isn’t enough to exempt her from the town’s silly little rules, surely her produce purchase is.


It was great fun to watch her “cop a uey” to extricate herself from her circumstances and head back in the direction from which she came.


Now a word of warning on the next “chocolate” – it’s pretty disgusting, but is extremely common all around town.


I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’d like to see us find a way to get rid of the butt trash everywhere in our downtown before we worry about back in parking.

But that’s just Poppycock talking.

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