I have been on the road a ton the last few weeks and each time I go and spend a lot of time away from Westport and then return I tend to notice how things can be a bit different here. There are lots of great things about living in Westport we all enjoy and there are some things I think we just get use to that are different from just about everywhere else I travel to.
The line cutting: It is fairly common place here. Does this mean that this is an acceptable practice? I lived in NYC and if someone cut a line there they were practically murdered. It was your god given right to blast someone if they cut the line and the guilty party would take their medicine and go to the end of the line. Here the line cutters argue with the people, tell them to F off and march right up to the register, bartender or store clerk, pay and leave. WTF! I have been in three stores or restaurants in town this week and this happened at all three. CVS (no surprise), Fresh Market and the train station platform.
The MILF in the Range Rover, on the cell phone making horrific driving decisions. Weather it is practically side swiping you as they try to change lanes on the post road and after you blow the horn and drive in to the dirt to avoid them they flip you off (true story – happened to me yesterday). The double “parked” SUV in the middle of Main Street so no one can get by while someone runs into a store to shop is always a good one but my personal favorite is the person yapping on the cell when there is a green arrow just sitting there. When someone lets them know the light is green they sit there until it turns red then they run the red light. Funny I only see this in Westport
And of course there is the handicap parking by someone who clearly isn’t handicap. Check out this picture I took at the beach walking the dogs last weekend. This a-hole parked in this spot, dismounted his truck, took out his phone, called someone and started yelling at whom ever he called. There were plenty of other spots available but apparently he had to take this one. And yes he was wearing a Jets hat. He is the leading candidate for ass hole of the year.
Taxes are going up. Sweet!
We have different parts of the town government suing each other. I guess that is part of the Lawyer Full Employment Act. Such a nice program don’t you think. (If you don’t know what I am talking about ask Jimmy Izzo or read his letter to the editor in this week’s Westport Minuteman)
The bars in town are now taking pictures of the customers and posting them on Facebook. This absolutely has to stop.
Anyway I don’t mean to rant the guy parking in the handicap parking spot was the last straw for this long over do comment.
Now for something funny.