Does Anyone Notice Obvious Lines?

There are people in the world who don’t have much concern for other people. We see them all the time. The driver of this truck may not have noticed the overlap of a line that is obvious to everyone else. But we can look at it and immediately recognize behavior that is either thoughtless or obnoxious.

This driver may have just felt that he “needed additional property” to make his situation better. Maybe he felt that both sides of the line were his “right”. Maybe he felt that he had always gone over the line, and it’s too late to think about whether it’s appropriate or not. Maybe he just felt that those two parking spaces go together well. Maybe he remembered that his great grandfather always parked that way, and so that’s just the way it is.

But for anyone else looking at it, it’s the wrong thing to do. When you see obvious lines, the best behavior would be to respect them.

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Cheryl Miller January 08, 2014 at 04:46 PM
dodave, that's not entirely true. Tucker irrationally went outside of its borders (but according to others, there are no borders for any community if you are not already incorporated, so it depends on which logic you follow) ... but the difference is that Tucker 2014 specifically grabbed NON-COMMERCIAL AREAS. Yes, look closely at the map... other than the mall, the only areas that Tucker grabbed were liabilities, not assets. Liabilities financially and from a voting perspective. It makes no sense... unless they are either trying to fail (since they all live in either the Livsey or Smoke Rise area and possibly have a secondary hidden agenda that includes a city of Tucker that will not float) ... or they are interested in school districts that will continue to get the Title I funds that currently they only receive by busing in children from South DeKalb. Either way... the historical community is not something that appears to matter and the Gwinett residents of Tucker are largely unaware completely. They are going to be really mad when they find out.
Cheryl Miller January 08, 2014 at 04:47 PM
Also, why would they go and land grab if that was the one thing that the residents here said they were against?? It makes no sense. But, I guess that's why they don't like me very much... I try to figure out what is really going on and ask questions when it doesn't seem like we're getting the whole story.
doddave January 10, 2014 at 05:37 PM
Fred--no one disputes that Tucker has been there for a long time. The dispute is what is the geography of Tucker. Most of the arguments about that from T2014 are emotional. People feel like the mall is part of Tucker. And the fact that the fed recognizes the location is nice; but they say it's all outside the perimeter. Convenient half truth. How many of the vaunted Tucker community events occur on Montreal Road?
Cheryl Miller January 11, 2014 at 03:17 PM
fyi, I was agreeing that the obvious lines should be respected ... referring to the Tucker community which is found on any map. I didn't agree that 285 is a clear division of existing areas today. Regard dodave... I have worked near Montreal Road and that was called Tucker. My husband worked near there at one point and it was Tucker. I know people who live back there (before 78 but ITP) and they go to my church which is near Main Street Tucker. They consider themselves to be part of Tucker and their homes look like they were built during a similar era as a lot of ours. What is a "vaunted community event" anyway?
Cheryl Miller January 11, 2014 at 03:21 PM
Yes, when you are "real"about something and "feel" passionately about it, your emotions come through in what you say and do. That means you truly believe in what you are saying. Business tried to take emotion out of everything. But, when you are talking about people's homes and their community, I would be more concerned if they were unemotional. I don't know who you are considering to be a "Tucker 2014" person, but I know that the folks who have participated in our Save Tucker! discussions are emotionally invested in the outcome of this situation. Many other people in all of these multiple areas are completely unaware. This process is not very clear or fair to those who actually have to live with the consequences. It appears to be more about the businesses and the "development community" than anything else but they aren't having to come forward and present their plans so we can have a real sense of what they want to do. That doesn't seem to be the right way to go about winning votes, but ... maybe there are others who think or "feel" differently.


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