Consequently we were informed that it had been observed that as potential paid parkers were attempting to read the directions on the pay and display machines, they went from an upright position to a lower and lower squat to enable them to read the instructions. We were somewhat dubious about this until we realized the picture of a potential paid parker in the paper did indeed seem to be that of a woman squinting at the machine as she seemed to begin a basic ballet plie also known, we now realize, as the “Cooperstown Squat.”
Now we must admit that we have yet to investigate the new pay and display machines up close and personal. And if it does indeed require doing the “Cooperstown Squat” to do so, we think, given our mobility, that we will pass on the experience. On the other hand, perhaps we should consider that doing the “Cooperstown Squat” might actually be good exercise. But if that is indeed the case, we suspect, although we don’t know, that such exercise is an unintended consequence of on street paid parking.
And finally, the Ohio Ellsworths motored recently to North Carolina to attend a wedding. And their accommodations for the weekend consisted of a cabin set in the woods with an absolutely gorgeous view from the front porch. After arriving, the 3 ½- year-old Widge inspected the cabin and then asked her parents if this was where they lived now. We are not sure, but we suspect she was no doubt relieved when they arrived back home in Ohio.
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