A plea to anyone with a motor vehicle in Brooklyn

Parking should be an olympic sport if you live in brooklyn. It’s a triathalon, really. There’s the sprint between lights, the pinpoint turning involved in squeezing your car into a space that’s about a foot too short, and the marathon walk back to your apartment.

But does it really have to be that way? There would be twice as many spaces if everyone just used a little consideration when parking after street cleaning. Just pull all the way up to the curb, or the hydrant, or the driveway. Don’t just park in the middle of the block right in front of your door. The extra ten feet won’t kill you. Hell, the two miles I walked back from my car last night didn’t kill me, and I smoke like a chimney.

And for the love of all things Holy, if there is a space that’s two car-lengths log, DO NOT PARK IN THE MIDDLE OF IT!!! I mean, GAH!!! I’ve had to invent new swear words to express the stupidity of the way people park in this borough. I’m about an inch away from making up signs that read “Park like a human being” and leaving them on any car that takes up more than its due space. If I reach just one person, it will be worth the severe beating I’ll receive if anyone figures out it’s me leaving those signs.

2 Comments so far

  1. JL (unregistered) on November 16th, 2004 @ 11:42 am

    the other day i was an hour late for work because some jackass double parked me in for street cleaning. what the hell? not everyone is a 9-5er, leave a phone number or something if you are going to do that.

  2. Bean (unregistered) on November 16th, 2004 @ 3:36 pm

    I know, right?!?!? I live around the corner from a bunch of shops. The street is not metered, so everybody double parks to run into the pizza place or the deli or the cleaners. Some people will double park, go in the pizza place, sit down and eat. WTF?

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