I attended a sporting event last night on the College of Charleston campus and this sight is what greeted us as we approached the arena. Two bicycles were chained to the rails in the narrow entry all but blocking our entrance. Our party parked and chained our bikes around the corner a block away, as had many others. The bike racks near the door were full, so these two decided they were a little better than everyone else and could just park wherever they pleased. When the game was over and the crowd poured out, you guessed it, these two bikes blocked the egress. And the elderly were denied use of the rail altogether. Can you imagine? In Charleston, no less.
What possesses people, I ask you? These callous cretins must say to each other, “Oh how nice of everyone to leave these spaces for us to park our bikes when all the other spaces where taken. How nice people are. Let me reward their kindness with a big spoonful of inconsideration. ” It is times like these that we need an extra tacky sticker in a hideous color to apply to the bike frame. And it would read RUDE.
Think! Honestly. It isn’t that difficult. If you are able bodied enough to ride a bicycle surely you are able bodied enough to park a few more feet away and walk to the arena. Everyday consideration is easy to achieve. Trust me. Now where are those stickers?
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