Tales From the City

Stalled at the Allston-Brighton tolls

“I should’a charged ya five dollas fa parkin!”


I borrowed my brother’s car. It was a standard, which I was very inexperienced driving, and I stalled out in front of the Allston-Brighton toll plaza. When I finally got to the booth, the attendant said, in a thick Boston accent: “I should’a charged ya five dollas fa parkin!”

Wendy Evans / Sharon

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