If you live near or work in Norristown, you were probably screaming your head off out of frustration driving around this weekend and last few days. Well, thank you local administration and the Pennsylvania Railroad Commission for your aggravations. Apparently when they come in to do a job in an area they have the say, and the local municipality is to do what they say. I suppose since it was a temporary weekend thing it was considered a minor inconvenience. But since we got a freaky snow blizzard in October, it didn't turn out to be a weekend thing. But the question remains, why on earth would they close two major thoroughfares through the town at the same time?
Because it’s Norristown, that’s why. Would they do this in Narberth? NO!!! Why? Because they respect the people over there. In Norristown they think we are all lowly peasants who don’t work and hang around getting high living on public assistance. We don’t need to have our houses saved if they catch on fire and the fire company can’t get to the fire because of the road closures, because some wealthy landlord owns them all, and has insurance. We don’t need to catch criminals because the police can’t get to the scene of the crime because of the traffic that is piled up on the back roads because it's good riddance if one of us gets shot. It’s just Norristown and they don’t have to be considerate of our feelings because animals don’t have any feelings.
When I was on Council, SEPTA came in and talked to us about expanding the parking lot at Elm and Markley for the Elm Street Station. Eventually that station is going to be closed down, so I guess they thought they could save some money and instead of paving the lot, they were going to put stone in the lot and actually paint the parking lines on the stones. My major question to them was would you do this in Narberth? And if you would not do it in Narberth, you won’t do it in Norristown. They looked at me like I was crazy. Maybe if we were treated like we live in Narberth, people might start acting like we lived in Narberth.