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Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

Occasionally, something happens to activate our take-a-stand-against-the-system gene. It might be some sort of injustice. Perhaps a bureaucratic rule. It might even be a widely accepted trend within our social circle that doesn’t suit our personality. That’s when we either use our brains to outwit the system, take the time and energy to make the system work for us, or just “do our own thing”_— despite what others might say or think. So please join us, and take a seat as we Sisters take a stand.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

After about a thousand years of carpooling, the car pretty much knows its own way around town. I head down Second Avenue, a well-worn shortcut. I stop for a red light at 16th Street, cross the wide intersection when the light turns green, and suddenly see flashing lights. I’m being pulled over by the police?! What for? That’s when I notice a long line of cars ahead of me, pulled up onto the shoulder, each driver waiting to be ticketed. Soon it’s my turn: “Did you know you were driving the wrong way down a one-way street? Didn’t you see the signs?” What signs? Apparently, at some point over the summer, the county had decided to change that one-block stretch of Second Avenue from a two-way to a one-way street during specified hours. And apparently none of the other drivers in my “ticket line” had seen the alleged signs either. Clearly, the county was going to rake in a bonanza in ticket revenues! On my next carpool morning, armed with a camera, I drop off the kids and proceed slowly along my route, looking for signage.

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