Reader-submitted: They Will be Watching Us

reader submitted By Leibel Melech. We are all anticipating traffic tomorrow, and some of us are wondering whether we should participate at all. By joining the tzibbur even if your child isn’t affected by the upcoming cuts, you show that we are one community, united. Remember, it might not affect you this September but if the current plan is put into effect, it will likely affect you in the future. The time to make a stand is now.

I’d like to point out that the world will be watching us tomorrow. As the letter stated, local and state officials will be here. This was on CBS news. You can bet the press will be here. Let’s take this opportunity to make a kiddush Hashem. Let’s all resolve to be courteous and careful with our driving tomorrow.

Please remember to use your turn signals, make safe turns, park safely, DON’T TALK ON YOUR CELL PHONE, and of course, make sure all children are buckled up safely. We should all be driving this way all the time, but we are only human and we get distracted. If we take the time to be mindful and thoughtful about how we drive tomorrow, we have an opportunity to show that we all belong to one group- a group of courteous, respectful & responsible people.

You’ll be sitting in traffic any way you slice it. Let’s use our 2 days of traffic to achieve what the organizers hope and at the same time make a tremendous kiddush Hashem. There need not be a single accident and there need not be a single ticket given out tomorrow. Imagine that! We can make our point in a polite but firm way.

A parent who ‘looks forward’ to sitting in traffic tomorrow

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  1. Let’s see exactly where the tax money is.

    Approx Housing units, 2010 11,226 X $8000 (below) average = $89,808,000.00 of (2010) taxes are going?
    By now with higher rates and more houses it is approximately $120,000,000.00
    Where’s the MONEY????!?!?!?

  2. Beautifully written!! I wish I could stay home from work tomorrow to drive my kids! Unfortunately it will have to be my wife 🙂

  3. please be careful when driving, of all the children walking , so as not to chas v’shalom cause any accidents – hatzlacha to all – get some good tapes and some healthy nosh to keep you going

  4. Great letter. And remember: NO Honking. Also – to Bobby C – did u say “tapes” ? U must be an elteh Bubby ! Lots of Nachas !!

  5. You know what seychel hayashar? Not so much seychel.
    He is talking apples, you are talking, I don’t know, lasagna.
    His point is EXTREMELY important and hopefully people’s heads will be screwed on properly today. (And every day, for that matter)


    I stood at the bus stop this morning without my kids and handed the driver an iced coffee and brownie bar wrapped in a ribbon with a note saying “just something small to keep you company on the route this morning!”

    Something small and I’m sure will cause a great Kiddush Hashem!

  7. This is how you should drive everyday, if not then you shouldn’t be on the road. Hope your “show” went as planned and you all smiled for the cameras, heard lots of honking horns in the videos and lots of unsafe stopping and kids hopping out of cars, – but what I don’t understand is why didn’t you go back and pick up your kids at the end of the day.

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