It’s also a nuisance to the people of north Fresno, if you believe this recent Letter to the Editor, which echoes similar sentiments from marathons past:
It is time for all of Fresno’s residents to share the marathon. Each year, residents of Fresno living near Woodward Park are severely inconvenienced with road closures.
Many residents affected by this would like the rest of Fresno to support the marathon, by hosting the marathon in their neighborhoods. It’s their turn to be locked up for a day with road closures.
For the first time I can remember, I actually agree with (almost) all the fresnobee.com commenters on this one. They gave the letter a hefty mocking.
Somebody call a waaaahhhhbulance!
“Severely inconvenienced”? Really? What constitutes a minor inconvenience then?
Granted, I don’t live in north Fresno anymore, so I don’t know how menacing it is to the way of life up there. But I can’t imagine it’s anymore severely inconvenient than living near Christmas Tree Lane or living close to Olive Avenue on big party nights in the Tower District.
Maybe I’m completely wrong here — and feel free to tell me that I am — but I feel like this letter writer exemplifies what I’ve long believed: Fresnans are always looking for something to complain about.