If you somehow missed the first round of the Tournament of Crappy Intersections, fear not! Here is round 2 in all its glory, for your voting pleasure. Each day, we’ll square one intersection off against another, until we have crowned THE SHITTIEST INTERSECTION IN GLOUCESTER.
Centennial/Washington vs. Tally’s Corner
Centennial/Washington handily took out its opponent, Barn Ln & Eastern Ave, in the first round. And that’s probably because Centennial/Washington is like stubbing your bare toe on rough concrete steps. It has danger at every turn. You know who sucks the worst? The fuckers parked on Washington in front of Tony’s Variety who just pull right out into traffic without looking at all. That helps this intersection be manageable, for sure. I thought literally like 7 years ago there was supposed to be a light going in at that corner, but instead we have random broken glass from every dipshit that drives straight into every other dipshit on a weekly basis. Why aren’t we setting up a camera here and getting rich off selling the traffic drama to Rob Dyrdeck?
Tally’s Corner was the obvious landslide winner over Essex/Western/Kent Circle. It was almost a bye round for The Corner of Doom. Oh, Tally’s Corner, you’re just a fucking hot mess, aren’t you? Are you a rotary? No, you’re not. But sometimes people from out of town sorta think you are. Boy, thank god we don’t have a thriving visitor economy. I would like to know what kind of mischievous turd was responsible for the planning of this intersection, so I can punch him or her square in the dong(ette). Tally’s also loves parking their giant trucks obstructing the sidewalk (in Gloucester, parking/driving rules only apply to transplants, duh), so now you have to deal with pedestrians also trying to navigate the fuckery within the circle. And Commercial Street. Lord, leaving the Fort is like fording the snake river with your oxen. No wonder its a close-knit community – it takes like an hour to leave.