Jean Garland's letter (Westside Nov, 19) presented a disturbing point of view on a couple of issues. First, she referred to neighbors of Santa Monica College as "selfish" for their opposition to street parking adjacent to their home by students.
Garland has evidently never lived in an area where non-resident curbside parking was so intrusive that visitors to her home could not find a place, day or night, to park their cars.
She has obviously not come home time and again and found her driveway obstructed by cars that intrude on her access space.
Nor has she been plagued by fast-food wrappers, empty beverage cans, litter of half-eaten junk food or ashtray refuse that non-residents are prone to leave on lawns and parkways, or in the gutters. It is easy to label such aggravations "minor inconvenience" when they are someone else's problem.