Double parking plagues Petworth

This is a problem. I’m sorry to air our dirty laundry. But this is a real problem. In Petworth, I have learned that people are able to park their cars anywhere they like. I know this is not a big deal in the grand scheme of things but it really pisses me off. This double parking is common along New Hampshire Ave outside Sweet Mango cafe and the little bodega nearby, outside Upshur street and really anytime some of our regal residents want to run into a store. Now correct me if I’m wrong but I was brought up that when you want to run into a store even for just five minutes you park your car in a legal spot. Is that just a New York thing? No, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen people park legally in California too. Now that I think about it, people also park legally in Cleveland Park right here in DC. So what makes us so special in Petworth that we think we can double park in rush hour on a major road just because we need to get a soda? What is this freaking sense of entitlement and where does it come from? It is such a blatant disrepect that it shocks me everytime. I don’t dare honk because, well… I’ve already documented my cowardice. But, I’ll tell you what, I think very bad thoughts about those drivers. I think I’m begining to place too much faith in karma.

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  • I see the double parking problem all of the time, check out the churches on Sunday. However, even worse is people ignoring us when we are right behind them with horns, sirens, and lights going. They won’t move because they want to make a left and we are trying to pass them on that side. If you wonder why it took so long for us to show up for the fire or heart attack victim, that is most likely why. FYI, move to the right, always, don’t try to hide in the center turn lane.

  • In Petworth pedestrians are also able to cross the streets wherever and whenever they please. Such a priviledged populace we are!

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