Bernie Sanders represents many things to many people. To me, he represents a thoughtful and considerate man and here’s why:
While living in Vermont in the early ’80s, I had the opportunity to meet Burlington’s Mayor Sanders under somewhat challenging circumstances. The first took place on a bitter cold day during the December holidays. I had parked in downtown Burlington across from City Hall to finish some last-minute gift shopping with my three young kids. When we returned to our parking space, the car—a rusty Subaru—was gone. It was then that Bernie approached with a “Can I help you?” When I told him that I thought our car had been stolen he looked at the street sign that clearly stated “12-minute Parking” and asked, “Did you read the sign?” I hadn’t. Bernie told us to “Wait here,” left us for a couple of minutes and returned to let us know that the car had been towed and he’d called a cab to take us to the car impoundment.
A few months later, after having dinner with friends in downtown Burlington, we got back to my car amid a full-blown snowstorm to discover the battery was dead. While we pondered what to do, a car slowly cruised by, made a U-turn, and pulled up to the front of the car. Mayor Bernie emerged with the words, “Looks like you fellas need a jump.” Cables were connected, the car started and off he went.
Bernie is a true man of the people—then and now.
More Movie Times
My husband and I are both avid readers of the Pacific Sun. I read a letter to the editor in this week’s paper (“Movie Phone) about movie times not being in some issues. I was concerned maybe you were dropping it. My husband and I patronize the advertisers, restaurants, and other venues that you profile. We read the classifieds—not much for the astrology—but I do read your paper pretty much covered a cover.
We wish you continued success but please, please do not discontinue the movie listings. I know a lot of people depend on those. There is a perception that everybody goes on their phone for movie times. Oh no they don’t. Some people still like a newspaper in hand even though they are internet savvy.
Though sometimes there are space considerations that preclude certain items from running, we have no intention of discontinuing the movie times. — Editor