You understand why “The Gump” describes Montgomery, AL so perfectly.
It’s a terribly hokey nickname for a state capital, but the truth is: it fits.
Montgomery may be the political epicenter of the state, but it’s not a big town. It’s homey, with a small downtown area dedicated mostly to civic culture. You won’t find much major commerce in the Gump. Most of that happens in Birmingham, about an hour north.
And yet, the Gump still charges for downtown parking. That should be a crime in and of itself.