We have to admit, 48 hours goes by so quickly. 72 would be delightful but 48 is reasonable and we have to accept that it’s time to say goodbye to our spot saver – a nice, sturdy, orange parking cone. Goodbye, cone! We loved having your marking our space and having access to luxurious parking right out in front of our house. You made picking up and dropping off kids easier, running to the supermarket a snap, and the overall quality of life of South Boston a dream. We will put our orange cone in our yard until the next storm. We don’t want to take advantage. But some of our Southie neighbors are doing that….taking advantage.
As of Wednesday morning, people on our block still have them out. Maybe they are just trying to get one over on their neighbors. If someone moves the space saver, well it was worth the try, right? They aren’t going to retaliate or leave a threatening note. The 48 hours are up and have been since Sunday afternoon at 5pm.
Well, this Thomas Park resident still feels entitled to his/her spot.
To the author we say, “Hey! You are wrong! Give up your space saver. It’s over. You’re not a good neighbor. By you taking advantage or the system and leaving a threatening note, you’re ruining the system we have with the mayor that 48 hours is long enough. By threatening violence, (two additional days after space savers were suppose to be removed) you’re adding fuel to the “let’s just ban space savers all together” fire. We get it. You want to keep your spot. We all do.”
Come on Southie! We’re better than this! This is the first snowstorm of 2018 – we still have 2 more long months of winter left. 48 hours of enjoy our own person spot on the street is all we have. If we keep up this type of nonsense, we’ll end up like the South End – the land of banned space savers.
Remember we are all in this together! Let’s be kind to one another. Take the Good Neighbor Pledge.