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Grateful for actions of a model citizen

Grateful for actions of a model citizen

Good citizenship is alive and well in Niskayuna


Good citizenship is alive and well in Niskayuna. On Aug. 5, I went to the CVS on Balltown Road. Upon leaving, a woman who was parked two spaces away called me over. I assumed she wanted directions. But when I approached, she told me what she had seen.

A man backed out of his parking spot across the way and hit the back of my car. He drove away without getting out of his car to inspect mine. The woman handed me a small piece of torn paper on which she had written a physical description of the man, the color and make of his car, and the license plate number.

Since she was parked parallel to my car, she could not see what, if any, damage was done. There was none to speak of, so I let it go. I thanked the woman again, but did not get her name. I am a frequent customer of the CVS store and if I see that car in the lot, I will approach its owner and introduce myself.

I am keeping the paper in my wallet to remind me of a good act by one citizen and perhaps remind the other that out of courtesy, he should have waited for me, or at least gotten out of his car and made sure there was no harm to mine.

Richard Ognibene


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