It already annoys me enough when visitors to Wabash Landing park their cars on the yellow curb right outside of Starbucks and put on their hazard lights while they go into one of the stores, as if having your hazard lights flashing means that you're not actually parked. It really, REALLY annoys me when people do that. Not only is the curb painted yellow in that spot, but there is also a very visible sign that reads "NO PARKING HERE TO CORNER" in nice big red letters, posted at a very reasonable level. So it strikes me as very inconsiderate and arrogant to park there.
And then tonight, who of all people but SHEILA KLINKER, our own State Representative, parked her official State Representative car on the yellow curb right outside of Starbucks. (I know this because I was sitting in the window at Starbucks, watching.) She turned on her hazard lights, left Vic in the passenger seat with his big cigar, and walked away from the vehicle. HELLO, Sheila, you are our State Representative!! So, REPRESENT WELL!!! Do the rules not apply to you because you're old and crazy, or because you're too special?! What makes you think that you should be able to park underneath the "NO PARKING HERE TO CORNER" sign with your hazard lights flashing while you go in to get your take-out dinner from Panera, instead of having to drive through the lot a thousand times before finding a parking spot like all the other suckers who are shopping there at 7:00 on a Wednesday night?!?!?! WHAT MAKES YOU SO SPECIAL THAT YOU CAN BREAK THE LAW??!?! And of all people!!! You're not an emergency vehicle! You're a Subaru Outback with a Tony Roswarski bumper sticker and a license plate that claims you to be the representative of all peoples of Indiana. Well, Sheila, let me ask you this: Do you want all the citizens of Indiana parking on the yellow curbs? Do you want the state of Indiana to be full of hazard lights and illegally parked vehicles?? I JUST BET YOU DON'T!!!