Today’s horoscope: watch your step on sidewalks

Guess what? The Contempo Plaza’s colors are a little bit more
contemporary after multiple Red Phone callers complained and the
center’s tenants urged owners to rethink the paint job.
Guess what? The Contempo Plaza’s colors are a little bit more contemporary after multiple Red Phone callers complained and the center’s tenants urged owners to rethink the paint job. The plaza’s ugly yellow color was painted over, and drivers will no longer have to put on sunglasses as they pass by the First Street property. This week, we have more street and sidewalk concerns and a confused horoscope reader:

Our first caller this week griped about the poor parking habits of downtown drivers.

“I can’t understand how it is so hard for people to park their cars IN the parking places downtown,” he said. “There’s always one idiot that parks halfway over two spots and everyone has to compensate for that moron.”

Hey, good news! People are parking downtown! Unfortunately, now we have to get them to learn how to parallel park as the new streetscape eliminates some diagonal spots. Well, we can only ask for so much at one time …

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So much for the thought that people are too busy driving anywhere to walk our city’s streets. We continue to get phone calls complaining about the condition of the city’s sidewalks.

“I don’t want to raise any hell,” a caller said, “But on the corner of First Street and Miller … there’s a concrete cover that covers a box of electrical wires. It’s all broken, and every time I go there I think someone is going to trip.”

Well, we’d would recommend walking downtown and taking in a few local shops, but …

“Also, at Sixth and Monterey Street, between the Veteran’s building and the hotel, I notice every time I park there, the curb for about 30 feet is disintegrated.”

“People might trip there … I did trip once,” he said.

Well, by golly, maybe you should be like the last Red Phone sidewalk complainer and threaten to sue ..

“I’m not one that’s going to sue, I’m just calling those two things to your attention, and hopefully you can do something about it.”

Ugh … sometimes we just don’t have any of the right answers.

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The final caller for this installment had a very serious concern that she felt could affect the lives of every Gilroyan. Well … maybe.

“My paper just came, and is the horoscope for today or is it for tomorrow because it doesn’t say?” she asked. “Boy, think how confusing that can be to Gilroy people’s lives, huh? Oh well, it’s just another funny thing.”

OK, so it wasn’t a life-changing phone call, but we here at the Red Phone will do our best to get to all of them eventually. Rest assured, those of you who run your lives by the words of Eugenia Last, that the horoscope in the paper is for the next day (and it’s labeled as such above the horoscope).

However, if your reading doesn’t come true, don’t go calling The Dispatch looking for a refund. These things are for entertainment purposes only and … hey, I have a four-star day coming my way Thursday! SWEET!!!!

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