Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Alarmingly Obnoxious

This situation might have tempted me to vandalism for the first time ever.

I have visited this writer's apartment a couple of times, so I can picture the scene--and the proximity to the offending vehicle--exactly, which makes her patience and charity all the more admirable. Or, alternatively, insane, given that I understand the situation persisted for 21 hours. My word, what respecters of private property the people in that neighborhood must be, what paragons of restraint and self-control!

I say: If the campaign to ban nuisance car alarms doesn't take, then start lobbying to decriminalize vandalism in this kind of situation. Sometimes street justice has its merits.