I just want to rant, I have lived in this area all my life I am 61 and grew up here from 15 St. to Prospect & Greenwood, owned a Comic Book store for more than 17 years with my x, my mom lives in the Bishop Boardman Apt Building for more than 20 yrs now. My mom has been in the hospital since fathers day and I am here to take care of her apartment and her turtle. When I grew up here everyone was very polite and respected each other. I dont know if its just me but we have a few very rude people around here. Today on 16th btw. 7&8 Ave they had a block party the street was closed off. On Friday when I came in the night late I never park around there because its very difficult for me to walk as I am disabled but as we all know parking here is horrendous after 25 mins of going around I found a spot there on 16th st near 7th, I have been very sick for the past few days and today a few minutes ago I went to move my car, I noticed that by the corner of 7th there were no children and about 7 other cars were parked and near 8 also about a good 8. I got into my car and very carefully backed out only two cars form the corner, when this man comes walking down street telling me "what are you doing" :/ I am moving my car" I said he was very nasty telling me if I didnt see the children etc. I told him I was moving I had been sick and didnt honestly see the signs it was late at night. But he continued to say things like get out go home where you came from then I I told him you dont own the block the young lady that was with him told me they did I said to him that I lived here all my life I mean really? Are you going to talk like this to all the car owners that are parked on the block about 13 cars up along the block? He then took his phone to call the police so did I . Its really sad that we have to resort to being rude and disrespectful for a little thing like this If I were a young woman I could understand it does not give me the right to do this but i did not see that sign.
I just needed to rant just because of the way he came at me like I was doing a crime when all i was doing was moving my car back two cars away from the corner. He saw me with a walking stick and disabled plates . Like my compadre use to say "HOW RUDE".
Shame on you mister for your disrespect to me.. Hope no one talks like this to your mom, dad or wife. I dont have a camera to take photos os the rest of the cars parked on the street. We have lost our manners and our humanity, we have no respect for our elders anymore and we teach our children that is ok to speak to people in this manner. This is not the neighborhood I use to know, not anymore.
― Booker T. Washington