Nice try

October 29th, 2007 · 203 comments

Lanqui spotted this note on a moped that was locked to a street sign in Greenwich Village. That bit of orange there? Yup, that would be a ticket.

To parking cop:  This is a moped, not a motorcycle. This engine is smaller than that of a scooter's even (think vespa). Therefore it should be fine to lock up on the sidewalk.

FILED UNDER: excessive underlining · New York · parking · raging against the machine · scooters & mopeds · that's illegal · the po-po · woulda shoulda coulda


203 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Troy McClure bang

    That’s mopedantic.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 8:03 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Troy McClure bang

    Which came first, the note or ticket?
    Neither way makes sense.
    Sure, you want no one to nick it,
    So you lock it to a fence.
    But if the cops already fined you,
    why then leave a note?
    That cop’s gone, need I remind you;
    Left port has that boat.
    If, conversely, you believe
    A cop may bust you, shit!
    Why in god’s name would you leave
    Your moped there, you twit?

    Oct 29, 2007 at 8:14 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Andy bang

    Good luck with that one. Parking cops don’t care about anything, except giving out tickets. They’re soulless ticket-writing machines, I tell ya!.

    Nice way to patronize the cop, though, by making sure to relate it to something they might have seen (those damn Vespas), since they’re so ignorant of the vagaries of the scooter culture.

    Well, see ya later at traffic court when you contest this ticket, with your large branch diagrams showing the moped family and scooter family, then with your affidavits saying you don’t have an ignition switch and all that.

    That’s what you get by trying to save the environment by not driving a car. Thpppt.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 8:25 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   dawn bang

    Poor Moped Dude/Dudette. With all the money s/he’s probably spent on parking tickets, s/he could probably have purchased a regular bike. Or a bus pass. Or some sturdy walking shoes.

    All snarking aside, it’s hard to choose a side on this one.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 8:32 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   WanderingPenguin bang

    Dear Moped Owner:

    I’m a parking cop. I don’t read notes. I have tickets to write, soon-to-expire meters to haunt, other people to harass. You’re just lucky I didn’t get an actual cop to write you another ticket for littering the sidewalk with your moped. Ha ha ha.

    Sincerely, “Da Man”

    Oct 29, 2007 at 8:51 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   mike

      too bad in most areas it is completely legal to park a moped on a sidewalk, for this exact reason

      the problem here is the parking “”cop”"

      Apr 3, 2008 at 4:24 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   cheryl

    That ignition off/locking mechanism was fucking delicious.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 8:57 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Nattie

    That smaller-than-that-of-a-scooter-engine was fucking delicious.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 8:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   claw71

    Most municipalities treat mopeds as motorcycles although a special operator’s license is generally not required for motorcycles with an engine displacement under 50cc.

    I think Chuckles needs to look up the NYC parking regulations and verify his facts. There are existing procedures for dealing with unwarranted tickets. Notes won’t help.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 8:59 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Mishee bang

    Why leave a note? When I get a ticket, I cry and that usually works…

    Oct 29, 2007 at 9:04 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Al Hanso

    Real men don’t whine about tickets. Nor do they ride scooters. Suck it up, princess.

    Team bylaw enforcement!

    Oct 29, 2007 at 9:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   WanderingPenguin bang

    I agree with Al: either buy a bicycle and ride the damn thing or buy a motorcycle and drive it. None of this in-between crap.

    BTW, I’d like a closer look at the bike in the background of that picture. Wouldn’t it be funny if there were a ticket on that bike, too, and it turned out you can’t park anything on the sidewalk there?

    Oct 29, 2007 at 9:28 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   eric the beehivehairdresser

    Notes on moped are giving this city a bad name.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 9:30 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   melanie

    Team Tell It to the Judge!

    Oct 29, 2007 at 9:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   claw71

    Dear Moped-Riding Candy Ass:

    I don’t care whether your prissy little fart buggy has a locking ignition or a rip cord. It’s got a motor on it which makes it a motorized vehicle. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on the sidewalk. Period.

    If you want to park on the sidewalk buy yourself a frigging Huffy and earn that honor the hard way.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 9:42 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   lou fah

    mopeds scream vagina, just not in getting any.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 9:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   T-Bone

    Telling your side of the story to a cop is like farting in a hurricane– no one will notice or appreciate your efforts.

    Suck it up, moped-boy. Pay the ticket and don’t park on the sidewalk again.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 10:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   GVI bang

    Aww, poor cry baby with his motorized bicycle.
    He might as well be driving around the city in a go-kart.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 10:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   ianqui

    Wandering Penguin–actually, it’s illegal to lock anything to street signs or meters in NYC. Whether or not we agree with this, locks get cut all the time by the cops when people lock their (regular) bikes to street fixtures. So yeah, using that as an excuse most definitely isn’t going to help this person.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 10:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Hubbers

    I imagine the cop chuckled to himself the whole time he wrote the ticket.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 10:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   turrboenvy

    Is that orange thing behind the note a ticket?

    Oct 29, 2007 at 10:26 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   A.A guy

    When I get a ticket I too cry, this usually ends up with the cop kicking the shit out of me.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 10:54 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Coke-aholic

    See this is how police brutality gets started. Some snot mouth writes a blubbery note to the cop trying to whine their way out of a ticket. Then, the next thing you know, that cop is standing next to the moped when the owner returns, with his bludger thing out. What the heck is that big black stick called anyway? Truncheon? Whatever.

    Cops carry big sticks and don’t care what you say.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 10:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Mishee bang

    Coke-aholic you bring to mind one of the best lines from The Simpsons, when Bart decides he wants to be a cop and does a ride-along with Lou and Eddie and as they are walking to the car this is said:

    Bart: Wow! Can I see your club?
    Cop: It’s called a baton, son.
    Bart: Oh. What’s it for?
    Cop: We club people with it.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 10:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Juliet bang

    Parking enforcement people are determined to give out tickets. It’s like they have prizes awarded for the most tickets given out per day, week, month, and year.

    However, some dorks in my city were complaining because they think they should pay less money for the ferry off the island we live on because they have a Smart car and are using less space/their car is more environmentally friendly than that giant SUV. It may be “smaller” but it’s still a car. And with all the money they apparently save on gas, that should more than pay for the ferry fare.

    Team If It has a Motor, It Shouldn’t Be Parked On NYC Sidewalks, I Don’t Care If You Compare It To A Vespa.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 11:06 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   vic_vr6

    I take my plate off when parking my moped on the sidewalk… no plate=no ticket

    oh and most people who ride mopeds really dont care what you think of them.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 11:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Wade bang

    vic_vr6

    That’s obvious from the way they drive.

    Team If It Has A Motor Stay Out Of The Damn Bike Lane!

    Oct 29, 2007 at 11:19 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Strideo

    I think I would feel safer by NOT leaving a note on the moped and just taking my chances.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 11:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Coke-aholic

    Mopeds are much better than those loud, obnoxious crotch rockets some people drive. There is nothing at all wrong with mopeds. In fact, maybe we need a poem about one. Something like Ode to My Moped? Team Cassandra where are you when we need you? Maybe she/he can do a Dickinson type one this time. Poe is way too depressing for a Moped love sonnet.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 11:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Eric C

    Wow. If this person left this note before getting a ticket, I don’t blame NYC’s finest for slapping a ticket right down. The underlining, the condescension, the use of “cop” (it’s my understanding that “cop” is insulting to many officers) is all a recipe for a parking disaster.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 11:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   sarah grant

    hi, i’m the one who left the note. i had already got the ticket. and i’m going to contest it.

    and yeah, parking cops suck. we all know that. are you guys really gonna try to act like you them? you must have never owned a vehicle before. and i’ve never had a parking ticket for locking my bike up on the sidewalk ever.

    and i’m a girl, so hurl all the faggy comments at me as you like. i don’t really give a shit.

    :)

    Oct 29, 2007 at 11:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   A.A guy

    The origin of Cop…….Constable On Patrol

    Oct 29, 2007 at 11:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   A.A guy

    Would switching to dyke slurs be more appropriate?

    Oct 29, 2007 at 12:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Life With Buck

    Mopeds are only on the fringe of coolness, and as a result this moped owner must pay the penalty. If he or she had a scraper bike, which is fully rooted in coolness, this would have never happened.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 12:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   WanderingPenguin bang

    Wow, “sarah”. You sound like a real winner.

    And you got the ticket….THEN you wrote the note…. THEN you took a picture and sent it in?

    I’d say the title of this thread sums your actions up perfectly. Too bad this isn’t a site entitled “whiny-bitchy-notes-left-after-the-fact.com”.

    Next thread please?

    Oct 29, 2007 at 12:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   WanderingPenguin bang

    Wow, ianqui, that sounds quite … well, “unenlightened”, I guess. I’m sure there’s some archaic reason for it, right? Thanks for the note.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 12:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Team Cassandra bang

    wow – you really think Emily would be less depressing than Poe?

    I’ll try this one for you –

    A Dying Tiger – moaned for Drink…

    A moped rider – moaned to Park
    A sign-post was his Stop –
    He wrote a most extensive Note
    To woo the Parking Cop.

    His Mighty Balls – that he should write –
    And writing – should offend
    The Cop he sought to Soothe that day -
    He got a ticket in the End.

    ’Twas not his blame—who sped too slow—
    ’Twas not his blame—who parked
    ‘Twas the stupid Note he left that Day—
    That caused the Moped to be Marked.

    here’s a copy of the original:
    http://www.sanjeev.net/poetry/dickinson-emily/a-dying-tiger-moaned-for-drink-162425.html

    Oct 29, 2007 at 12:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   WanderingPenguin bang

    Wow – this is the fourth comment in a row to start with “wow”. :|

    Oct 29, 2007 at 12:22 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   WanderingPenguin bang

    Oh, BTW, brilliant, TC. :)

    Oct 29, 2007 at 12:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   Mitsu bang

    Yeah, good luck contesting this ticket… you know, cops don’t really give a crap if you left a whiny note or not. The point is, that anything with a motor can’t be locked to a post on the sidewalk! It’s that simple!

    Oct 29, 2007 at 12:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   claw71

    Well Sarah, you must be one of those burly flanal wearing girls because this note oozed repressed masculinity. Your penmanship is attrocious.

    Before you contest the ticket you need to check your local traffic regulations. You could end up wasting time and even more money fighting a ticket you deserved in the first place.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 12:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   Mr. Sarcastic

    Wow. A mouthy, moped-riding, bitchy girl with a chip on her shoulder living in Greenwich Village, NYC? Now I’ve seen EVERYTHING!

    Oct 29, 2007 at 12:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   Mitsu bang

    Yeah, save the court time for some real legal issues.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 12:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   WanderingPenguin bang

    Personally I hope she does fight the ticket in a mouthy fashion and the judge levels an additional fine for Contempt of Court or something. I hope she rides to the hearing on this moped and locks it to a sign in front of the courthouse and when she returns she finds that this time the lock is cut (a la ianqui) and the whole damn thing is gone.

    I’d love to see the next note then.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 12:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   Moped Haiku

    First, buy a moped
    Park illegally – whine whine
    Enjoy your ticket

    Oct 29, 2007 at 12:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   claw71

    I think Steppenwolf nailed this one:

    Get your moped running
    park it on the sidwalk
    looking for a bagel
    and a lesbian life lover

    Why’d you go and write a ticket
    I don’t have an ignition place
    I’m leaving you a sloppy note
    and making this a court case

    I’ve always been a whiner
    It got me my new condo
    Daddy pays rent for me
    I don’t have a real job, no

    Why’d you go and write a ticket
    I don’t have an ignition place
    I’m leaving you a nasty note
    and making this a court case

    Like a true spoiled child I was born, born to be mild
    I can’t park my bike and now I’m gonna cry

    Born to be mild
    Born to be mild

    Oct 29, 2007 at 12:49 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   sarah grant

    dude i didn’t send the picture in. a friend sent me a link to this thread. i didn’t even know this site existed.

    people on teh intarnetz are so angry!

    Oct 29, 2007 at 12:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   ShagnBag

    Any revenge against the parking fascists I’m all for. Problem is, I’m not sure this is getting the job done. You got a ticket, and you just made sure you are going to keep getting tickets.

    Claw – “burly flanal wearing”? and “penmanship is attrocious”? I think note-writer’s penmanship wins over your spelling.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 1:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   Team Cassandra bang

    o dear – its a ‘her’.

    Please read the poem accordingly…

    but what to do about those Mighty Balls…

    ps. I think ‘Born to be Mild’ rocks, myself…

    Sorry sarah – its not personal – its just funny:)

    Oct 29, 2007 at 1:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   claw71

    So, Sarah, are you saying that you don’t see the fultility in leaving this note?

    This site isn’t about anger, it’s about poking fun at people who leave passive aggressive notes. You can laugh with us if you like or you can go on the defensive and make yourself look stupid.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 1:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   ShagnBag

    So if we’re into poking fun at people who leave PA notes, there’s surely nothing wrong with poking fun with the people who are poking the fun?

    In that case… we are all SO impressed by all the poetry, haikus and stolen song lyrics. You must be really clever to take someone else’s poem/song/etc. and insert totally new words that use the same rhymes! It’s been said before in this thread, but wow!

    Oct 29, 2007 at 1:15 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   Mishee bang

    Claw, your Steppenwolf song, especially the part about Daddy buying her a condo brought this blast from the past to mind:

    http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2007/08/12/dont-hate-the-playa/#more-340

    Oct 29, 2007 at 1:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   Coke-aholic bang

    Of course Emily Dickinson was depressing but it is funnier picturing her riding a moped than Poe.

    And in regards to flannel wearing whatever it said, that made me think of the biker lady in Rat Race that John Lovitz flips off and calls a dyke. HAHAHAHAHAHA…a most appropriate image!

    Oct 29, 2007 at 1:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   Coke-aholic bang

    Uhhh, sorry that looked like I meant Emily riding a moped instead of riding Poe. I meant Emily riding a moped instead of Poe riding a moped. Sorry!

    Oct 29, 2007 at 1:33 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   Team Cassandra bang

    Hey ShagnBag…

    Let’s take it one step further and poke fun at the people who poke fun at the people who steal song lyrics and poetry lines to poke fun at PA note writers:

    Wow -you’re so funny but that’s only becuz your mama dresses you that way:)

    Oct 29, 2007 at 1:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   claw71

    I think shagNbag has a great point and should pursue this endeavor on a website specifically dedicated to such an enterprise.

    I reserved a domain name for you if you like: http://www.eatme.com

    It’s not original but it’s easy to remember. Just like yo mama’s phone number 1-800-blow-job.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 1:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   Mishee bang

    Whoa people! Getting a little too vicious in here for me now!

    Peace, Love, Happiness…

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   Petethewheat

    you guys are all wrong, you CAN park a moped on the sidewalk. the cop is flat out wrong. and so are your insignificant comments/poetry

    sorry guys, its real funny, cuz every little comment on this page is a passive aggressive note.

    a pack full of winners here

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   Team Cassandra bang

    Peace, Love, Happiness…

    Ohmmmmmmm…………….

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   Team Cassandra bang

    And just so you know:

    My insignificant ( i agree with you there, most emphatically) poem actually agreed with you (again!). It attributed the receiving of said ticket to the note and NOT the parking.

    And yet you are still so mean.

    Did you know its my birthday today?

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   Coke-aholic bang

    Hey Mr. Petethewheat,
    Did you know that you are here, too? So, when you say (sarcastically) that there is a pack full of winners here, you are including yourself! Insult us all you like, we won’t care. We will just make you look even more stupid than you already do.
    Team Go Away You Big Party Pooper!

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   Lara bang

    I think it’s the height of passive aggressiveness to not only post a note, but post a note you know will NEVER BE SEEN by the intended reader!

    Taking p-a to new heights (or depths).

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #62   Mishee bang

    we covered the whole P/A responses to P/A notes months ago Pete… tell us something new, and if you don’t like it, then you don’t have to stay.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #63   Mishee bang

    Happy Birthday TC!

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #64   Team Cassandra bang

    Thanks!

    And, also, Pete – you can win a prize for the most PA post here anyway!

    Here’s how yours rates: You have no smilies and no spelling errors. All you really got there is your grammar going for you. You have no pleasantries such as ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and no helpful advice. You didn’t even find a creative moniker for us. “winners” is cute – but it really doesn’t cut it.

    You would lose. Sorry:)

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #65   Black Bellamy

    That moped seat smelled fucking delicious!

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #66   WanderingPenguin bang

    You failed to mention his punctuation error, Birthday Girl. :)

    Don’t you love when people take the time to read comment after comment after comment then post some inane blather about the people whose comments were already in here not being worth the time to read in the first place?

    I am thinking of changing my name to the Ironic Wandering Penguin. :)

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #67   Gez

    I love it. As usual on this blog, the comments are as entertaining as the post. As I’m a bit of a n00b, can someone please tell me where the “fucking delicious” response started. I mean, I get it but was there a post that started it off? If so which one was it.

    By the way, I’m team moped. It may be a totally idiotic vehicle but all traffic wardens, without exception, are c–ts.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #68   WanderingPenguin bang

    Uh, Pete? Nobody said you CAN’T park a moped on the sidewalk. We just said it’s going to win you a ticket. Clearly, from the picture sent in, you CAN park a moped on the sidewalk. So feel free, dude.

    And while you’re at it, look up “insignificant”. If our comments cause you to respond, then you’re using that word incorrectly.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #69   Team Cassandra bang

    I think a boy penguin that wanders is already Ironic, no? I can’t remember it right from that movie…

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #70   Coke-aholic bang

    What in the hell is a noob? I may be one because I don’t know. Anyone?

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #71   WanderingPenguin bang

    noob = leet speak for “newbie”

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #72   Team Cassandra bang

    The stolen outback bread was fucking delicious.

    I don’t know how to search that, though…

    (And I was wrong twice about Pete , actually – he did say sorry once…)

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #73   WanderingPenguin bang

    Hmm… you may be correct, TC. I’ll have to ruminate on that one. I think it’s really the moms who wander…

    In any event, to be perfectly correct I would have to call myself “Irony-Seeking Wandering Penguin”. Or, more elegantly, “Wandering Penguin in Search of Irony”. Not sure that would fit, though.

    Happy Birthday!

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #74   Team Cassandra bang

    ok – now what’s a leet?

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #75   WanderingPenguin bang

    leet = noob speak for…oh, no, that’s not right. ;)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet has a very good explanation.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #76   Team Cassandra bang

    I mean – Thanks! – now what’s a leet?

    (synchronized posting…)

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #77   Coke-aholic bang

    Thank you my dear penguin for enlightening me. And yes, what is a leet?

    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #78   WanderingPenguin bang

    BTW, it’s technically spelled “n00b” with zeroes and not the letter “o”. It looks to me like Gez wrote it correctly, tho’ it’s hard to tell with the font on here. Sadly, I spelled it wrong until this very post. I also spelled “l33t” wrong, but that was by design so you could read it. :)

    Oct 29, 2007 at 3:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #79   Team Cassandra bang

    Ah…latinate letters – that’s deep.

    So I guess a moped driver might be a leet of sorts.
    Leets always catch a lot of flack.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 3:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #80   Mishee bang

    TC, just click on “food” in the Tag Cloud…

    http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2007/06/16/the-first-thing-i-did-when-i-woke-up/#more-260

    Oct 29, 2007 at 3:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #81   WanderingPenguin bang

    Yeah, that m0p3d driver got pwned. W00t!

    Oct 29, 2007 at 3:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #82   T-Bone

    Gez, I do believe that TC is correct- it involved a greedy roommate pilfering another roommate’s yummy Outback bread from the fridge. It was several months ago- one of the older postings, if I recall correctly. Anyway, the pilfering roomie wrote in (again, if I recall correctly) saying that the bread “was fucking delicious” and believe me– it was said without a smidgen of guilt! So it’s just kind of become a PANdemics’ catch phrase.

    See, isn’t mystery a fine thing? Now that you know the “…(insert noun) was fucking delicious” origins, it’s kind of… eh.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 3:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #83   T-Bone

    Thank you, Mishee! You’re the queen.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 3:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #84   Wade bang

    Hey TC!

    leet = l33t = 1337

    for elite

    developed from fast, sloppy typing during multi-player on-line gaming. Happened often enough that it became a kind of shorthand.

    ex – when you defeated someone completely you “owned” them, which became “pwnd”.

    The TV show Numb3rs uses l33tsp3ak in its title.

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  • #85   Wade bang

    As in, That cop really pwnd the n00b mop3d rider.

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  • #86   Mishee bang

    TBone – you have no idea how right you are! (Re:#85) :D

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  • #87   claw71

    I’ve really been taken down a notch. I dropped in on this board a while back and read the notes but not the comments. Then I read the comments and found a delightfully snarky community where we could all riff on the notes and each other.

    Before long I found a bit of a comedic voice and took to crafting song lyrics to fit the theme of the note. I tried very hard to find a song that fit the situation, then I rewrote the lyrics to lampoon the author and/or the recipients of the note. I even drew on other comments for inspiration. It wasn’t exactly brilliant satire but I thought it was creative and amusing. Now I’ve been informed that it was neither. I am a fraud.

    In the process of commenting on the notes and reviewing a handful of positive responses to my comments I allowed my self esteem to grow. It was therapeutic as, like so many people who frequent this site, I’m not happy with who I am in the real world. At first I found some confidence but before long I became cocky and now I fear that I am a bully.

    To the posters who have pointed out my flaws, thank you. I believe you have saved me from becoming a monster bent on crushing the hopes and dreams of others. You have helped me see the error of my ways and from now until forever I will humbly strive to lift up my fellow man rather than crush him beneath the churning wheels of my fragile ego.

    Seriously, is this what you wanted, or should I throw myself in front of a train, leaving behind a little passive aggressive note of my own?

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  • #88   Mishee bang

    Cl aw, you are a bully and you are cocky (or should I say albino anaconda-y?) hee hee…

    But I enjoy your posts and look forward to reading your lyrics… don’t let anyone on this site tell you what to do…

    If I let everyone’s opinion color what I do and say, I wouldn’t be here… and then who would’ve found the “Outback Bread” posting? That’s right, Team Queen Mishee!!

    Keep it up bro!

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  • #89   Canthz_B bang

    #52, do you mean the way “The Star Spangled Banner” was put to another song’s tune? :-)

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  • #90   claw71

    Good point Canthz-B…I laugh every time I hear our “national anthem” because I picture British Naval Officers getting hammered while they sing it. Yo-ho-ho and the rocket’s red glare.

    Of course the Pledge of Allegiance was penned by a socialist so our judgement isn’t exactly keen.

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  • #91   claw71

    No Mishee, I’ve seen the light. I have bathed myself in the healing waters of righteousness and washed all of my sarcasm away.

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  • #92   Mishee bang

    Claw – Damn! There goes half of the worthwhile comments then!

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  • #93   A.A guy

    More Crushing less sensitivity.Monster Claw is Alive! He’s Alive!

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  • #94   ziggytosh

    TEAM SARAH GRANT!!!

    You’ll never get me to take the side of a traffic cop. Never. I don’t care if there is indisputable DNA evidence proving definitively that her scooter raped and murdered an entire village of Cherokee Indians and left them with nothing but smallpox-infected blankets. The traffic cop is wrong. Case closed.

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  • #95   ziggytosh

    Er sorry, even if it was a moped, and not a scooter, that did the raping and murdering and smallpox blanekt-leaving, I’m still on TEAM F*** THE (TRAFFIC) PO-LICE.

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  • #96   Gez

    Thanks everyone,

    Re: l33t speak, I’m not an online gaming geek but I’ve found myself using it more and more in a quasi-ironic way. *re-reads* Christ I am a geek. ZOMG!!11

    Re: That bread was fucking delicious, morally I know I should be team not-michelle. I love the smug lack of repent, however, so I vote team Michelle. Does that make me evil?

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  • #97   Gez

    *repentance

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  • #98   Canthz_B bang

    Keep up the good (evil) work claw71…you are the reason I started posting in the first place. :-D

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  • #99   Team Cassandra bang

    Um, Claw?

    You forgot to ask us what we want done with the hamster.

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  • #100   Canthz_B bang

    #55 Poe would probably have had nothing to do with E.D., for him, love was strictly a family affair! LOL

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  • #101   Canthz_B bang

    Team Lenore! :-)

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  • #102   A.A guy

    Thanks for clearing up a lot of this newspeak for me. One question though,what’s with the *;as in *repentance ?

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  • #103   GVI bang

    Why do people come onto a site called Passive-Aggressive Notes, and expect us to be a bunch of sympathetic beatniks, who feel sorry for everyone and everything.

    Furthermore, why bother commenting about how we are mean and then start attacking us?

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  • #104   Coke-aholic bang

    Right, CB, with Poe it was only family affair, but only if the family member was uhhhh, 13?

    He should have said “Nevermore” to that, seriously.

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  • #105   GezD bang

    * indicates a correction. At least I think it does, that’s what I meant by it. I changed the formation on my sentence but forgot to change ‘repent’ to ‘repentance’ before posting.

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  • #106   GezD bang

    *formation of my sentence…

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  • #107   Coke-aholic bang

    Team Anti sympathetic Beatnik! Or should it be Team Apathetic Anti-Beatnik? Does that go with the Anti-Santa (from Father Ted, for all you Brits out there)?

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  • #108   GVI bang

    Father Ted sounds like he can be a pedo.

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  • #109   Canthz_B bang

    It was the 19th century Coke-aholc…If it bled, it was ready for bed! LOL

    Oct 29, 2007 at 7:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #110   A.A guy

    Thanks GezD;Sometimes it’s like being in the milk bar.

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  • #111   Coke-aholic bang

    Well, true, but it is still sick. Thanks so much for that lovely image. And GVI, Father Ted was a sitcom (Irish) in the 90′s, not a Poe thing.

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  • #112   GVI bang

    Thanks Coke, but he still sounds like a pedo to me.

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  • #113   Canthz_B bang

    Sick nowadays Coke, but not then, which is what mattered to them. I suspect that they could not predict future social mores. :-)

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  • #114   Coke-aholic bang

    Here, scroll down to the bottom of the quotes on this link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111958/quotes

    It should explain the anti-Santa. Hope the link works okay. And yeah, CB, just think of all the stuff they might disapprove of in 200 years that we have done. Like using Leet.

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  • #115   Canthz_B bang

    I agree GVI…Hey kid, wanna sit an Anti-Santa’s lap?

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  • #116   Canthz_B bang

    *on*

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  • #117   GVI bang

    Lol, what’s funny is that I tell Mrs. G that all the time.

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  • #118   Canthz_B bang

    Back to mopeds. Should it have taken up a parking space?
    Just where did they expect her to put the darned thing?
    She’s saving gas, doing the environmentally correct thing and gets punished?
    If it had been in a parking space and locked to a sign, approriate meter fed…what do you want to bet that someone would have moved it (swiveled it) to the sidewalk so that they could have the parking space for their car?

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  • #119   Canthz_B bang

    Arrghh! *appropriate*

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  • #120   Andy bang

    #34: A.A. Guy: Jesus, I don’t know why that tickled me, but it did. I guess I giggle when I read “dyke”.

    Maybe that’s why I loved the “Dick Van Dyke” show so much… hrm. Well, simple pleasures are the best. :D

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  • #121   Mishee bang

    Andy, you are easily amused, aren’t you?

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  • #122   Troy McClure bang

    Claw, #47 & #89 are both masterpieces.

    Sarah, #30 & #48, sorry darlin’. The note writer should never have to find themselves here. Really, I agree with you … cars are the problem, not mopeds. But this isn’t http://www.greentransportchat.com. I guess that if you leave a note in public, you never know how far it will go.

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  • #123   Mishee bang

    I am just wondering how the pic got from submitter (who is awesome, click her name, her photo blog is AWESOME – I say her cause I am pretty sure it is) to here and then how the hell did Sarah’s friend get wind of it?? I guess it goes to show just how small the internet actually is…

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  • #124   Andy bang

    Oh Mishee, don’t you just get amused by the strangest things at times? Don’t harsh my buzz, girl. :)

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  • #125   Andy bang

    Oh sarah, I’m not angry.

    Just because I mock, doesn’t mean I care.

    Since you did come here, would you be a dear and give us an update when you get your case heard? If you win, hearty congratulations will follow. If you lose… well, I’d think you wouldn’t follow up with us vultures with that information. :D

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  • #126   Canthz_B bang

    Let’s all gather ’round and sing Feelings for sweet Sister Sarah.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 9:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #127   Andy bang

    You mean The Offspring version? :D

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  • #128   GVI bang

    I love The Offspring.

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  • #129   sarah grant

    i’ll let ya guys know how it pans out. they ticketed me as a motorcycle, and it’s not a motorcycle. that might sound petty to you guys, but there is actually a legal distinction. for example, you don’t need a class B license or registration or insurance to ride something under 50cc’s.

    anyways, the only time people don’t lock up mopeds to sign posts or bike stands is when there’s another moped to lock it up to. for the record, i’ve never received a ticket for parking my bike on the sidewalk, ever. nor have i even known of any moped owner to get such a ticket. that’s why i was pretty annoyed. cops mistake and ticket mopeds all the time as motorcycles, for things like not having side-view mirrors or turn signals. all of which mopeds aren’t required to have. hence my annoyance with the traffic cop.

    and i’ll say it again, do any of you guys *really* like traffic cops? they are TEH SUK!

    and i go to grad school at nyu, i don’t actually live in the west village. i’m actually quite broke but livin off loans. yay!

    anyways, i’ll keep ya posted guys!

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  • #130   Andy bang

    GVI: Well, great minds think alike.

    Claw, no worries with me. Keep up the good work. I’m not a huge fan of the lyrics, but to each their own, and all that.

    I just saw something, though. Mishee, discovering the Outback Bread post? Pffft. I’m going to go in my crusty old-timer mode — back in the day when I posted on this site using a TRS-80 and punch-card reader, while walking in two feet of snow. And, I was thankful for it!

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  • #131   Andy bang

    Why, that’s awfully sporting of you, Sarah. You’ve got moxie, kid. ;)

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  • #132   GVI bang

    Sorry Sarah, we just comment on the notes and such, we show no support for the offender or recipient. We simply support notes on this site.

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  • #133   Mishee bang

    Andy, you made LOL… that was both ways in the two feet of snow, right??

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  • #134   Mishee bang

    Andy, don’t forget about your old abacus!!

    Oct 29, 2007 at 10:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #135   Andy bang

    Damn straight. That abacus was fucking delicious.

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  • #136   Mishee bang

    Sorry, one more, this one ON TOPIC…

    Sarah, how did you come about hearing about your note on this site? I am just wondering how many degrees you and the submitter could be connected by….

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  • #137   Canthz_B bang

    And best of luck to you Sarah, while driving around Manhattan without all on those non-required safety devices.
    When my kid was about eight years old I put side-view mirrors on his bicycle, but to each her own.

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  • #138   GVI bang

    Quick question Sarah, where do you drive/ride your Moped-sidewalk or street.

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  • #139   Mishee bang

    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j170/mrdm79/MVC05350.jpg

    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j170/mrdm79/MVC05352.jpg

    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j170/mrdm79/MVC05351.jpg

    Wade, you were the one always interested in Kitty, right? Here are some pics, she’s such a cutie pie!

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  • #140   sarah grant

    someone from the moped crew i hang out with found it. i think they were just visiting the site and saw the post.

    to GVI: i ride my moped on the sidewalk, obvz!

    you know, i thought it would be suicide to drive a moped in manhattan, but it’s actually not that bad. there’s not much opportunity to go more than 10mph.

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  • #141   GVI bang

    Wow, Moped Crew, so it’s like a biker gang.
    You do know that it is illegal, to ride bicycles and motorized vehicles on the sidewalk right?

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  • #142   Mishee bang

    LMAO GVI! I wonder if they have, like an emblem on the back of tweed jackets with elbow patches that they wear with their regulation protective gear and helmets.

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  • #143   Canthz_B bang

    I sense a lack of respect for authority and the rule of law in a civilized society.

    Get the f*ck off of the sidewalk you moron. What part of “walkway” do you NOT understand?!

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  • #144   A.A guy

    A moping crew? That sounds just plain depressing.I guess it must be all those tickets that you get.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 11:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #145   GVI bang

    All of that for 10mph, you might as well get a Hoveround or something.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 11:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #146   Canthz_B bang

    I fear for our country’s future if Sarah is really in Grad School.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 11:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #147   Canthz_B bang

    Now, a Huffy I could understand…

    Oct 29, 2007 at 11:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #148   Canthz_B bang

    OMG Hoveround?! ROTFLMAO :-D

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  • #149   GVI bang

    Yeah a Huffy is cool also, because that way you get exercise. Or you can have a walking crew.

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  • #150   Team Cassandra bang

    OMG C_B – you’re, like, maiming her with your words! Ouchie!

    …and I think she was joking, actually. I think.

    What’s a Huffy?

    Oct 29, 2007 at 11:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #151   GVI bang

    A Huffy is a bicycle TC.

    Oct 29, 2007 at 11:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #152   Coke-aholic bang

    Now see, a moping crew, that is something that Poe and Dickinson could both join. Maybe they were meant for mopeds after all.

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  • #153   Mishee bang

    Maybe she doesn’t know Huffy, like TC… possibly suggest she get a schwinn then? it’s mor a girly bike anyways… I guess…

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  • #154   bibliogrrl

    holy crap. You mean in NY you can’t lock bikes to meters? That’s BARBARIC. They encourage it here in Chicago. Hell, they even have STICKERS on the meters saying LOCK YOUR BIKES HERE and stuff.

    huh.

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  • #155   Team Cassandra bang

    Like a Sunday rider yes.

    Hey – I’m a cyclist! Here’s some support for you sarah (altho I must say that I don’t know enough about mopeds to know if I think it works them same way exactly.

    Sometimes I ride on the sidewalk but I have never once in (I can’t even tell you how many years its so long) had an accident.

    IF I ride on the sidewalk its because it makes the most sense at the time. Laws for bikes are messed up because they’re actually Laws for cars. Some of them really don’t apply and motorists often just totally don’t know how to handle bicycle traffic. I have, actually, been ridden onto the sidewalk by suddenly and obliviously curb-kissing motorists.

    I ride very safely tho and can ride slower than most anyone walks. I figure I’m actually taking up way less room on the sidewalk than if I walk it and really – I’m just happier like that…

    IF I do ride on the sidewalk its usually not for very long and I’m aching to get to a street where I can really lay it out. Sidewalks are necessary evils, only.

    I realized a long time ago that most everything I do is career oriented (but fun!) and the only real hobbies I have is writing to strangers and playing in traffic.

    The End.

    By TC.

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  • #156   A.A guy

    T.C;
    You take up less room on the sidewalk when you’re on your bike? How do you classify a body type like that? Trying to visualize this may keep me tossing and turning all night.

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  • #157   Team Cassandra bang

    LOL – I mean: as opposed to walking beside it.

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  • #158   Canthz_B bang

    Ever seen the density of pedestrian traffic on a New York City sidewalk? It’s hard enough to walk through with other pedestrians let alone drive a moped on. Sarah is a psychopath.

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  • #159   Canthz_B bang

    I guess if you don’t live within the Megalopolis you cannot really understand how it works.

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  • #160   Canthz_B bang

    I guess if you don’t live within the Megalopolis you cannot really understand how it works. Life is fast here, keep up or perish.

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  • #161   agirlie

    the REALLY important question….SARAH-do you wear flannel?

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  • #162   Canthz_B bang

    Flannel makes the heart grow fonder :-)

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  • #163   Canthz_B bang

    ??? How tall are the parking meters in Chi-town?
    In this neck of the woods the moped and lock would be lifted and, well…lifted!

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  • #164   GezD bang

    Canthz B, be careful who you are dissin’, the Greenwich village moped crew will switchblade you up all nice. I’ve heard rumours.

    #141 nice slip up mishi, can I suggest we all think of Lolcat captions?

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  • #165   Canthz_B bang

    ,b>There’s gonna be a bumble tonight!

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  • #166   Canthz_B bang

    Coulda sworn I proof-read that!! :-)

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  • #167   tweedle

    Home late as usual, having missed all the fun.

    I owe over $300 dollars in parking tickets, between the city and the university.

    I’m not proud. But I am delinquent. Oh, god, that reminds me, I got a ticket in Washington state this summer, too; waiting for me if I dare to return and am unlucky or stupid enough to get pulled over.

    So I can understand the anti-enforcement posse. Some parking rules & regs make perfect sense and are for the good of all ( no cars on sidewalks..), but some are stone cold arbitrary (can’t think of one right now — though I’ll bet Sarah could!)

    While no pop was spit up in uncontrollable mirth when I read the following, I did laugh guffaw-like: (Forgive me, Sarah)

    “Dear Moped-Riding Candy Ass:

    I don’t care whether your prissy little fart buggy has a locking ignition or a rip cord. ”

    Nice!

    Dear Claw, not all girls who can use phrases like “this motor is smaller than that of a motor scooter’s,” and, “locking mechanism” are repressed and overweight wannabe lesbians. Honey, maybe you’ve been leading a sheltered sort of claw existance!

    That said, Sarah’s telling a cop –parking or otherwise– that “it should therefore be fine” (or something close to that ) to park her scooter on the sidewalk based on her own questionable logic (see claw’s #14), does smack of a certain clueless overconfidence (TC’s/ED’s mighty balls?)* that many males DO have, god love ‘em so much and so do I.

    * That was delightful, by the way!

    Team Satire!

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  • #168   GhostWriter

    My review of NYC traffic codes finds no difference between motorcycles and mopeds with respect to parking on the sidewalk. All references I’ve seen group both together as motorized vehicles.

    But- I have heard rumors of parking tickets being judged invalid if the ticket incorrectly describes the vehicle. To pull this off, I believe you would have to (a) deny that your moped was even at the scene, or (b) that the cop actually intended to ticket a phantom motorcycle, but mistakenly placed the ticket on your moped.

    Both acts would be tough-sells to a NY Judge. Which is a shame, since the ticket costs ~$120, correct?

    If you do decide to put the system on trial, sneak in a pocket videocam to the courtroom and YouTube the whole deal for us! Act really Passive-Aggressive and maybe we’ll get our first video on this site.

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  • #169   Mishee bang

    Ged you can do what you like with the pics of my kitty kitty… she’s such a crackhead!

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  • #170   claw71

    GW:

    Unfortunately the rumor of a single error on a ticket rendering said ticket invalid is simply untrue. You can Snopes this theory if you like.

    Since Sarah failed to cite any NYC traffic codes that would substantiate her case I fear she is going to waste her time in court. She’ll also spend more money because they will apply court costs in excess of the ticket.

    She’s correct about a moped being under 50cc of displacement not requiring a special endorsement on her license but the presence of a motor makes her bike a motor vehicle and therefore subject to MV regulations. It’s not a difficult distinction: is it powered by gas or your ass?

    She stated that she has puttered along the sidewalk on her moped. That’s a huge no-no. Technically bicycles aren’t permitted on pedestrian walkways but cops tend to look the other way. I suppose they do the same with mopeds, however she might find her moped rightfully confiscated if a member of NYPD’s finest gets a hair up his ass.

    I normally don’t side with John Law. I think cops too often compromise public safety by posturing over stupid technicalities but in this situation Sarah is clearly over the line. Mopeds travel much faster than bicycles, they spew unspent fuel in their exhaust and have no business on a sidewalk, parked or otherwise. I would clothesline somebody if they tried to wiggle past me on a moped.

    And BTW…You’re required to carry insurance on a moped in most states.

    I’m sure she’s a great girl but she’s pretty stupid…even for a grad student at NYU.

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  • #171   VillageResident

    Heh. I know where this happened. Corner of Broadway and Washington Pl., north side. The parking cops are vicious in that area–they even ticket cars that have fully paid, legal tickets. I can’t imagine what they would do with a moped graced with a PA Note. Good luck, moped driver.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #172   ellen

    i don’t know about all of that. you don’t even have to have a license to ride anything under 50 cc in the state i am in. so why would you need insurance? and sometimes people dont’ know what the fuck they are talking about.
    and btw, i would be more interested in a person on a scooter than a person on a moped, and they can go fast. and have you ever left the country? because maybe you should.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #173   WanderingPenguin bang

    Wow, ellen. Way to make friends with your very first post.

    Would the “state you are in” be “inebriation”, by any chance? Your bitchy note sure did ramble on.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #174   GhostWriter

    First off, I’m dumping my Mishee infatuation and reverting to full-on stalker/fanatic of ellen. She steps in firing both barrels!

    …and second, I’m mad at claw71 for tricking me into a lunchtime wild goose chase on Snopes.

    What about my kid’s electric Ranger Rick jeep? Isn’t he allowed to cruise down the sidewalks of New York? …and if not, the terrorists have won.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 1:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #175   claw71

    Grad students tooling around on mopeds is a clear indication of the success the terrorists have attained. Seriously, is it that hard to ride a bicycle around the Village? Burn a few calories, fatty.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 1:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #176   Mishee bang

    *sob*

    *shuddering sigh*

    GW don’t like me no more!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 1:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #177   WanderingPenguin bang

    A “Ranger Rick” Jeep? I want me one o’ dem!

    Oct 30, 2007 at 1:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #178   Doug Keaachie

    So take the motor off next time !

    Oct 30, 2007 at 2:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #179   Doug Keaachie

    So take the motor off next time ! as for Ranger Rick jeeps, if they are remote controlled, the could be carrying a terrorist bomb. Just in time for Halloween, the headless ranger rick Jeep strikes terror into the hearts of New Yorkers.

    PS a joke for the 7 to 9 year old set.

    What did the barbeque say to the hotdogs on October 31st ?/

    Hallo Weenies !

    I love this politically irresponsible poetry group !

    Oct 30, 2007 at 3:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #180   Doug Keaachie

    California has broad laws about insurance, so you need to spend about $100 to 300 for that too.

    How to apply for a motorcycle or moped driver license if you are over 18

    There are two classes of motorcycle licenses, Class M1 and Class M2.

    * With a Class M1, you can operate any 2-wheel motorcycle and any motorized vehicle in Class M2.
    * With a Class M2, you can only operate any motorized bicycle or moped or any bicycle with an attached motor.

    Effective January 1, 2006, you may operate a motorized scooter with a Class M1 or M2 driver license. Prior to January 1, 2006, you must have a Class C or higher driver license to operate a motorized scooter.

    A motorized scooter is defined as: A two-wheeled “device” powered by a motor with a floorboard that is designed to stand on when riding. The scooter may also have a driver’s seat.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 3:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #181   claw71

    Mind you, just because a motorized vehicle fits into a class doesn’t mean that the operator has class. Mopeds are lame. Segways, on the other hand, are cool.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 3:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #182   bibliogrrl

    Canthz_B – you just use a u-lock that won’t fit over the head of the meter itself, is all. And we can lock bikes to signs,too. It rules. You just make sure whatever you’re locking up to is securely bolted to the ground, and you’re good to go.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 7:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #183   Canthz_B bang

    Sounds good to me bib.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 7:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #184   sarah grant

    do you guys really think i ride that thing on the sidewalk?

    *cries*

    i thought you were all about sarcasm here….

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #185   sarah grant

    and no i don’t wear flannel. if you tried hard enough, you could probably find my faggy, dykey, what-have-you, grad school blog somewhere, complete with my picture.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #186   GVI bang

    Hell didn’t YOU say that you rode it on the sidewalk?

    Of course your grad school blog is “somewhere”, and you just “happen” to not remember it right.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 10:56 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #187   sarah grant

    haha of course i know my blog url. i never said i didn’t remember it.

    i said i rode it on the sidewalk, obvz (which means obviously, obvz!)

    i thought the sarcasm would’ve been evident, since, why the hell would anyone ride something going 25mph on a sidewalk? i don’t even ride a bicycle on a sidewalk. only a total n00b would do such a thing. (not being sarcastic)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #188   sarah grant

    ok ok, i’ll not be so coy.

    here i am, without flannel and all:

    http://www.myspace.com/reizorlove

    (note: not my grad school blog)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #189   GVI bang

    and my question to you is, why the hell would someone lock their moped to city property and then cry when they get a ticket. (not being sarcastic)

    ps. i kno wut obvz means luv :)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #190   GVI bang

    wow, Sarah, you are a cutie ;) can i get a ride on your moped :)

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #191   sarah grant

    cuz like i said, it’s how i/everyone i know with a moped locks their bike up, and i/we’ve never received a ticket before. and i was ticketed as a ‘motorcycle’ which is not what i’m riding.

    in any case, i haven’t researched the NYC parking laws yet, so maybe i am s.o.l.

    but hopefully not. if i am, i will graciously accept defeat. although i won’t really know what the hell i’m going to lock that thing up to, in that case. you can’t just safely park it on the street.

    Oct 30, 2007 at 11:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #192   StolenJelly bang

    I hope that when I am a broke grad student living on loans, I can buy an iphone, too!

    Oct 31, 2007 at 4:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #193   sarah grant

    meow meow meow

    Oct 31, 2007 at 1:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #194   WanderingPenguin bang

    I hope that when my kids are in grad school they have learned how to form complete sentences and use proper punctuation. Oh wait, they aren’t there yet and they already have! Well, then I hope when they get to grad school they don’t backslide.

    Thank God “sarah” posted that blog site. I don’t know how much time I would have wasted searching the ‘net for it on my own.

    Oh, wait. Yes I do. None. No time at all.

    “Why would anyone ride something going 25 mph on a sidewalk?” And yet it happens. Better question: “Why would someone leave a note to avoid a ticket after the ticket has been given to them?”

    At least “sarah’s” MySpace site features a lot of “pussy”.

    Oct 31, 2007 at 2:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #195   Jon

    dont worry, its just the police trying to fill their quotas before the end of the next month.

    ^.^ the judge may be with them or against the, depends on the ammount of kickbacks he gets.

    Nov 1, 2007 at 12:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #196   ellen

    ha. oops. i meant motorcycle, not moped.
    and i was speaking of the posts at the beginning of the comments. when they thought the moped driver was a boy. there is nothing wrong with scooters. i don’t think they make any guy less “manly” or not.

    Nov 2, 2007 at 11:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #197   whammythefool

    It’s funny though, my scooter technically is a motorcycle (150cc Vespa) so I constantly get crap and notes (even a forged ticket) written up by people–usually male crotch-rocket-owners–telling me to park on the sidewalk with the bicyclists. But…since that DOES mean a ticket here in CA, they’ll just have to deal with me parkin’ with the Big Boys. :)

    She’s welcome to trade me places if she wants a city where she can park on the sidewalk!

    p.s. Regarding comment #120, it’s true that if you park a smaller vehicle in a legal parking space, complete jerks can and WILL physically move your bike just to get your spot. I’ve come out of work to find my bike moved (on the *sidewalk*) and left a few ‘choice’ p/a notes of my own…

    Nov 3, 2007 at 5:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #198   rafter

    No plate no ticket. Thats how I roll.

    Nov 29, 2007 at 6:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #199   your move, “officer”

    Emily from Boston summed this one up beautifully, so I’m going to let her take it away…

    Jan 2, 2008 at 5:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #200   Mike Paahana

    dumy should jus park his moped inside an no worry bout ticket

    Mar 22, 2008 at 8:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #201   Bill Wah

    Who cares about the ticket. (probly just a citation anyway)
    Is there really anything on the “bike/vehicle” that will identify the owner in order to collect the fine?

    May 1, 2008 at 10:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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