Monday, October 10, 2005

the problem with parking -- vol. 8

the problem with parking is that the city uses only the finest of glue to affix tickets to your windshield. not only do you have two furry lines from the ticket you just got, but they are perfectly aligned with the two lines of goo still stuck there from the ticket you got back in April. it's so obtrusive that when you go back home, your father feels compelled to warn you multiple times about the perils of parking in the city, not once forgetting to mention that the big yellow thing they're sure to clamp onto your car is called a 'Denver Boot,' as if you had blocked out the previous 10,000,000 times he's ignored the fact that you pay your fines to lecture you about it.

14 comments:

highcontrast said...

the problem with parking is that you have to EXTRA careful you don't park in your neighbors spot in the parking garage, especially when you travel mon-thurs because when you get back home and realize your car is nowhere to be found, you have to shell out 125 bucks for the tow plus 25 per day of storage. 200 bucks i could have spent on a tivo box.

kaiyareturns said...

high contrast i cant believe they towed your car!!!! thats why you need to know your parking lot neighbors, so they know to park in your spot, when you goof like that.

cadiz12 said...

ouch. and a TiVo is the investment that keeps on giving...
sorry, buddy.

cream said...

Carry a Denver boot with you and stick it on every time you park...
It has been done, successfully at least once...
Doctor on call...No?

Demosthenes said...

Hey, what are bumpers for? A little nudge here, a little sidling there... drop a few insurance cards until you get the hang of it and within a month you're golden.

And maybe a little more broke than before.

Fresh? said...

Nothing makes me contemplate suicide faster than a boot on the car.

Ale said...

its useless nothing you do will gain you a win against the "invisible enemy" he's all powerfull just give up!

:)

jazz said...

you have to move to the city. saving yourself the parking tickets alone make it worth it!

cadiz12 said...

are you kidding, jazz? can you imagine the fines i'd incur if i had to park in the city full-time? i'd have to purchase a parking spot and just live in my car in the city. at least in 'burbia, you can park practically anywhere for free.

Du La Nuit said...

or just DONT HAVE A CAR!!!! heheh
anyway i think you should work on creating good parking karma...

how can you send loving thoughts to parking spots instead of bullets?

Guyana-Gyal said...

I'm dreadful at parking. It's embarrassing. I'd probably be driving around over there with lots of ticket good on the windscreen.

highcontrast said...

i think jazz was getting at not having a car and using public transport in the city and therefore avoiding parking pain...

highcontrast said...

i think jazz was getting at not having a car and using public transport in the city and therefore avoiding parking pain...

Gloria Glo said...

Parking is a nightmare. I say that ever time you enter one of these volumes and it's always, always true.

On the upside, at least your dad is predictable. That's gotta be something, I suppose.