Front Porch The decline of civility and need for renewal

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July 11, 2019

At a commercial bank, a woman in her 20s pulls into a parking space clearly reserved for the disabled. When told it was a handicap spot she breezily responded, “I know,” sauntering into the bank, leaving two toddlers in the car who should not have been left unaccompanied.

She knew that parking in the handicap spot was illegal. She didn’t care. It suited her convenience.

Near the Mall at Marathon, a man makes a slow and illegal u-turn. The turn was slow because he was chatting on his cell, with one hand on the steering wheel and the other one glued to his telephone.

At a fast food outlet, while standing on line to be served following a swim at the beach, a young woman in her 20s loudly asks her teenage female friend whether she had washed her genitals, using colorful language referencing the female genitals.

While quite a number of the motorists on New Providence are considerate, a large number treat the roadways and parking spaces as their personal space, self-absorbed and indifferent to the needs of fellow motorists.

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News date : 07/11/2019    Category : About Bahamians, Crime, Disputes, Nassau Guardian Stories

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