An unusual complaint about carriage horses was sent in to the NY Times' Metropolitan Diary.

A woman tells of her harrowing parking experience, saying she was about to back in to a spot on Central Park West, across from her apartment building, but "as soon as I put the car in reverse to parallel park, I noticed a horse and buggy. I checked my rearview mirror and couldn’t believe that the horse came as close as possible to my car and started licking it, from the trunk to the back window. The horse’s saliva created a film over my children’s college decals." Not the decals!

She then, of course, got out of her car and screamed at the driver. College decal destruction: Just one more reason to ban the carriage horse industry?