Should I laugh or should I cry?

August 9, 2019
By Marcy Shortuse

To the Editor:
Should I laugh or should I cry? This liveable and loveable village of Boca Grande with its Mediterranean touch under a strict Prussian Law and Order Regime? Everything “straight and level?”
Sitting in front of the Bakery, reading a newspaper (New York Times!), sipping the Inn’s World coffee, makes my day much more friendly.
That some “Barnichol Hardware” customers are parking their pickups and cars with running engines right in front of the Bakery and its guests can be neglected. This  is the ultimate “right-of-way” for cars.
Pedestrians can be seen, mostly coming from the parking lot on the other side of the street, either targeting the Bakery or Barnichol Hardware. They have to fear the cars not the tables and chairs outside!
There is a “Bakery and Cafe” in Berlin, which is similar to the Inn Bakery on Boca Grande. Small inside, tables and chairs outside. Pedestrians are able either to walk around this area or to go through this area, and there are many pedestrians coming from or going to the nearby public train station (S-Bahn).
Until today no complaints about the right-of-way were sent to the City Government of Berlin.
Siegfried Niedek
Boca Grande and The Planet at Large