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Towed: Beware the private lot


When the tow truck driver feels bad for you, you must be a pretty sad case.

The Burger King on Hooksett Road in Manchester had eight cars towed from its lot on a recent Friday. They belonged to some senior citizens who say they park there about once a month and hire a limousine-van to go to Boston. The tow truck driver said he felt bad towing the cars of a bunch of “little old ladies,” but he said the restaurant hired him because young people had been littering and driving recklessly in the parking lot.

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People too often mistake private parking lots for public ones. They are not. But often if you ask nicely, you can get permission to park over a day or a weekend. You have to ask, though. Otherwise you risk being lumped in with the punks who trash the place.
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Regarding the cruising, trash-tossing crowd, once again we see that a lack of basic civility ruins a good thing for everyone else. Well, everyone but the tow truck driver.
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