Even Nuns Get Towed

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Apparently there are some nuns out there that feel they are above the standard traffic laws. In New Orleans, a nun had her truck towed because she was in such a rush to get food to the homeless that she couldn’t be bothered to park in a legal place before taking it in to the shelter.

To me the sad part is, that this made the news. If Joeshmoe gets towed from a no parking area he doesn’t get a blurb in a newspaper but because a nun was doing volunteer work this makes it a story. I just don’t really get it.  Nuns are not above the law. They fall under the same rules as we do and the article I read made it sound like a terrible and mean thing that she got towed.

What about whomever her actions influenced in a negative manner? She is setting a precedent not only for the other nuns but also for the people she interacts with that see the way they behave. It is very important that nuns follow the rules, they are setting an example of faith through obedience and Biblically speaking this also means obedience to man’s laws.

I am disappointed that this is the reflection of our faith leaders. It isn’t like this nun would have been fired for showing up five minutes late. She is a nun. No one would have starved to death, there is really NO reason that she should have been parked illegally and to be upset about justice being done is just silliness.

The tow truck driver could have been more polite but let’s face it, they have a crappy job.  They are constantly under attack but someone has to do that job so there you have it.  Apparently in New Orleans it is not common knowledge that a SIDEWALK is not a PARKING SPACE.  And just because “everyone else is doing it” doesn’t make it RIGHT.

Err, this kind of thing just irritates me.

Referenced article – Nun’s parked truck towed while delivering food to homeless

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4 thoughts on “Even Nuns Get Towed

    Francis Philip said:
    March 26, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Why pick on the nun when most people, including enforcement personnel, violate standard traffic laws daily (i.e., exceeding posted speed limits). Indeed, she should not have set a bad example, but isn’t it a bit harsh to pick on her when there are far more grievous and dangerous offenders out there who deserve your energy? She temporarily blocked a public right of way, a “violation of city parking rules.” Please. Perhaps, in her case, there should be an allowance for temporary parking in that particular zone (i.e., for drop offs only not to exceed 5 minutes like they do at airports). My point is that there is a probability that, in her case, the rule is inappropriate and should be moderated.

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    Francis Philip said:
    March 26, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Why pick on the nun when most people, including enforcement personnel, violate standard traffic laws daily (i.e., exceeding posted speed limits). Indeed, she should not have set a bad example, but isn’t it a bit harsh to pick on her when there are far more grievous and dangerous offenders out there who deserve your energy? She temporarily blocked a public right of way, a “violation of city parking rules.” Please. Perhaps, in her case, there should be an allowance for temporary parking in that particular zone (i.e., for drop offs only not to exceed 5 minutes like they do at airports). My point is that there is a probability that, in her case, the rule is inappropriate and should be moderated.

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      aimster813 responded:
      March 26, 2014 at 10:52 AM

      You make some excellent points but my opinion stands, I feel that everyone should be held to the same standards and regulations, that also includes law enforcement officials who feel that they don’t have to follow rules as well. I do like the idea of having some sort of a five minute unloading zone type of thing though, that is a good idea!

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