By adamg on Tue, 03/24/2020 - 9:56am
Councilor O'Malley's proclamation on proper pond etiquette in the time of coronavirus.
City Councilor Matt O'Malley probably thought he was ending all the confusion about how to space walkers and joggers out around Jamaica Pond when he declared the other day that everybody should a) walk around the pond clockwise and b) stay to the left, because, you know this is JP, ain't nobody on the right here.
Nobody had any problems with going around the pond clockwise (ed note: Having written that, how long before we get outraged e-mail from somebody who does?). But stay to the left? No way, some cry: This isn't England, everybody should stay to the right! Where do slow walkers stand on escalators? One person suggested that if O'Malley doesn't like the way things have always been done at the pond, he should go back to where he came from (O'Malley is from Roslindale, so at least he won't have to travel far).