Letters to the Editor

Designated dinner driver

Jeff Ashton’s April 23 letter, Public disservice, revealed an erroneous sense of entitlement on the part of some public servants. No one denies the immense gratitude we have for firefighters when called upon to save lives; there are few occupations more worthy of praise. The group who opted to double park the cruiser during supper rush hour, blocking traffic in the process, was undoubtedly rude and showed disrespect to the people they serve.

A more mindful approach: Assign a “DDD,” a designated dinner driver — a staff member who gets take-out to provide a door-to-diner delivery service for the crew. Therefore, no traffic jams or bad PR for a profession regaled and honored by its community for valor and trust.

Peter B. Gallant,

Hallandale Beach