Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Spontaneous Order on Roberts Road
Parking at GMU campus is expensive and a nightmare. Thus several students park in the streets around GMU. One such is on Roberts Road between Braddock Road and Tapestry. Since I have started at Mason, I observed that parking on this road has always been parallel parking. Once in a while there would be one odd car that was parked in a hurry and in a small spot would be sideways instead of parallel. Last week something extraordinary happened. Two days in a row the same car parked sideways instead of parallel. Within a couple of days the whole structure of parking on Roberts changed to sideways parking instead of parallel. No one asked those people to park sideways. It just happened. How about that spontaneous order eh!!