Last night, the towing of vehicles began in Philadelphia and caught some people unawares. How that could be is a little astonishing, and yet there were people who did not know their cars would be towed if they did not remove them from certain areas in the city.
In any case, the hoopla over the pope is coming to a crescendo and just about everything is being disrupted in Philadelphia and a lot of people are annoyed. Why do we care? Because we have a brother who still lives in Philadelphia and we don’t like that we can not get to him during the important visit by the important person.
We saw an article in philly.com, which asked, “What three questions would you ask the pope?” Some of the answers demonstrate the frustration and irritation of the people who will have to live with the major week-long disruption of their lives. At least one person wrote that they were leaving the city altogether and renting their place for $500 a night.
If you are a fan of the pope, we hope you still have a sense of humor. The pastor of our old church in Philadelphia said that parishioners could still get to church and they could also get a lot of exercise next Sunday morning getting to church. He also said the first hymn would be one written by Martin Luther 🙂 That was a joke. He is very intelligent and very kind, so no ugliness there.
So here are the best questions, in our opinion, which demonstrate irritation felt by the people of Philadelphia:
1. Why did you come here?
2. When are you leaving?
3. Is your organization going to pay all of the costs related to your junket here?
1. Why did you have to pick Philadelphia?
2. Why did you have to pick Philadelphia?
3. Why did you have to pick Philadelphia?
1. Why do you believe in global warming?
2. Have you spent a dime of your own money in your entire life?
3. Have you ever held a real job in your life or have you always lived off other people’s money?!?
To shut down a major city, or any city, like this for one human being is ridiculous.