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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Leave Earlier This Weekend

Are you one of those drivers who mouth "Next time, leave earlier" at other drivers exhibiting impatience about  time and circumstance on the road?

Good for you, because then it is not only me.

It's not our fault they decided do one last thing, like washing the cutting board, before leaving the house, is it? Of course not.

There is likely to be a lot of vehicular angst and vituperation this weekend in Ithaca, as freshman students and their families arrive at Cornell, lost, addled, and possibly going the wrong way on some of our cunningly deceptive one-way streets.

At the same time, NYSEG still has plenty of streets torn up, in a grid-laying project they were supposed to have finished by now, but haven't.

None of this, again, is your fault, or mine, but let's be kinder this weekend. There are going to be plenty of parents driving around who already feel like crying. We better leave even earlier, ourselves.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca NY Blog

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