I am sitting outside on an absolutely beautiful day at my favorite Alaskan owned coffee shop Kaladi Brothers sipping on an Iced “Alaska” Chai pondering the new scratch that I found on my Volkswagen after I got out of the gym today. I just don’t get it with the alaskan peoples absolute lack of respect for other peoples automobiles. I mean if this were let’s say DC or LA I get it–you have to park on the street, people drive like assholes, blah blah–yeah I get it, but here… There really is no excuse for it other than what I believe to be jealously or something like it it. I’m from Ohio where I can honestly say we respect each others property better. I bought this care four years ago without a scratch. I commuted from Youngstown to Cleveland weekly for a year, and for that whole time, not a fucking nick. I move to Alaska two years ago-and during that time-it has been relentless! A nick here, a ding there, a scrape here and while relatively minor, it pisses me off to no end. There are plenty of places to park here, roads are wide enough, I just don’t get it? Call me crazy but is it really that big of deal to be….I don’t know, courteous?