A Day in Jawnville: Don’t Shut Down Streets for Your Kids

I don’t have kids. Maybe I can’t understand this because of being kidless, but this has to be a violation.

I came across this sign while walking through town yesterday. At the far end of the block was a guy sitting in a lawnchair while his child played in the middle of the street.

I can’t imagine a moment where I’d think hey, I think I’m going to shut down the street so my kid can play in it or for any other reason unless it was an agreed upon block party.

This is a small street, probably without a lot of traffic so this narcissism probably doesn’t affect too many drivers. That’s not the point. I could understand this if this was a dead-end street with no through traffic, but this isn’t. This is a public street. People can’t go just shutting them down because they want a private, safe play area for their kids. That’s what yards and suburbs are for.

If the kids are playing in the street and you’re a concerned parent, stick this obnoxious sign to the side if you want to warn drivers that reckless kids are running around in a city street. You don’t block the street. Maybe teach your kids to be cautious while playing in the street. Maybe don’t let your kids play in the street.

Where do you even get this sign?

Here’s an idea. Take them to the park and we can avoid all this nonsense.

Greg

Mayor of Jawnville. Sports-junkie, writer, observer of the absurd. I rarely wear a suit, but when I do it's a 40R. Juniata Park & North Catholic proud.

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Mayor of Jawnville. Sports-junkie, writer, observer of the absurd. I rarely wear a suit, but when I do it's a 40R. Juniata Park & North Catholic proud.
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