The front entrance of the Delta Hotel on Queen Street is already a bit tough for pedestrians to get to or to get by. Ever since it was built by Teron & Ian Johns with wide sidewalks, the walks have been chipped away and replaced by more traffic lanes, queueing lanes, stopping lanes, and now the patio at the front entrance has been taken over as a taxi stand, often leaving just inches of space to squeeze out onto the city sidewalk.
On Monday I mentally scolded a black gangsta limo for parking on the front city sidewalk. On Wednesday I was much more annoyed to find it was still there. If you look carefully at the rear seat headrests, you may notice the LED emergency lighting. There was similar stuff over the front window. So this car can flash and glow just like a real police car when required. Must be a genuine VIP. The vehicle parked about 20′ behind it (but on the street!) was another black SUV, with cute half-size cherry-lights sticking out of the roof and window panels. The guard.
Who’s in town, I wondered. The PM and all those wanna-be PM’s all have houses here (or in the case of Gilles, on the “other side”). Whomever it was, I don’t feel favorably inclined towards you, or your cause, because you arrogantly abrogate the sidewalk as your private parking space.