Not long ago, on a trip to one our fine frum neighborhoods east of the Hudson, I was parked in front of a bakery one Erev Shabbos. Just before I pulled out a woman double parked me in. When I got out of the car to ask her to leave, she told me with a tone of “I’m right and you’re wrong” that “I have to go to the bakery, and then she walked right in, leaving me stuck there for a full 10 minutes!!!
I have spoken to a few people about this and everyone has a similar personal story to tell so I can’t accept that my experience was a fluke.
I would like to submit this as a letter encouraging an open discussion about this.
What wrong with us? With all the Torah we learn, why have so many of us learned nothing?
Are there ever shiurim that talk about this problem openly?
A Yid who wishes it wasn’t so.