ONE PERSON’S crabby is another person’s polite (“The capital of crabby,’’ Metro, July 22). It’s my take that we in Boston are being considerate when we give others space. Who am I to invade another person’s privacy while he or she walks to work, picks up after a dog, or knits on a park bench? I don’t think it’s my place to interject a comment on their endeavors. It’s a sign of respect when Bostonians allow others to enjoy themselves without interference, and if visitors aren’t willing to return that respect by understanding our city’s norms and mores, well, there’s always the door.
Barbara Shapiro, Boston