First Lady Wants to Close DC Street for Farmers Market

Hey, at least there’s not much traffic in Washington, DC, so this shouldn’t be too much of a hassle for commuters:

Whether it’s a motorcade or a security perimeter, D.C. drivers are pretty accustomed to road blocks and disruptions, but even the most seasoned D.C. road warrior might be a little upset to find his commute may have to change because of a farmers’ market.

The Office of First Lady Michelle Obama has put in a request to periodically close a section of Vermont Avenue, not far from the White House, for a farmers’ market.

The request asks that Vermont Avenue between H and I Streets, NW be closed every Thursday between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. — a stretch of time that would cover the entire afternoon rush hour.

I’m assuming the “request” will be rubber-stamped, if the DDOT knows what’s good for it, so that for the first time in her adult life, Michelle Obama can be really proud to be on Vermont Avenue.

You can tell a lot about somebody based on how little they seem to give a damn if others are inconvenienced because of their flight of fancy, can’t you?

Hmm, I don’t see “Close a street for a Farmers Market” as an option on the “Request DDOT Services” page.

Oh, and don’t forget, if you go to the Market when Michelle O’s there, leave your cell phone in your car, peasant!


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