And a Happy New Year to you!

January 2nd, 2009 · 41 comments

Just a humble suggestion for 2009…

Why don't you make your New Years resolution learning how to park?

(Spotted by Charles in Minneapolis)

FILED UNDER: holiday spirit · Minneapolis/St. Paul · Minnesota · office · parking


41 responses so far ↓

  • #1   eddy

    Looks like someone needs to make good penmanship their new years resolution.

    Jan 4, 2009 at 12:30 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   hollow/caustic

      Indeed. Then nobody need waste time learning Lou to paste or making New Year’s reductions.

      Jan 4, 2009 at 5:35 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Erika

    the writer’s resolution should be to work on their handwriting

    Jan 4, 2009 at 12:30 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Jahzzie

    I dunno, something is lacking in this note. There is no backstory! No flavor! Dare I say it, it’s almost like porn without a plot. Or is that asking too much?

    Jan 4, 2009 at 12:35 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   aaa

      You’re saying that porn with plot is something desirable?

      Jan 4, 2009 at 1:18 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Canthz_B bang

      Isn’t the plot of a porn flick porn?

      Jan 4, 2009 at 1:58 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      I thought it was the pizza delivery.

      Jan 4, 2009 at 10:16 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   secondsout bang

      There’s usually some sort of plotline, but that sort of thing just gets lost in the fast-forwarding. Blah blah blah, pizza guy, pool guy, bringing over the priest to talk about the burning bush – get on to the good stuff!

      Jan 4, 2009 at 12:08 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Canthz_B bang

      Amen, Secondsout! Hand me the remote!! :twisted:

      Jan 4, 2009 at 12:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   secondsout bang

      Here you go. I need my hand for something else. Like, umm… typing posts on PAN.

      Jan 4, 2009 at 12:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   unfortunate names blog

      Well I hafta say, I agree pron is for ffw’ing… BUT there needs to be the story TO ffw through or else it’s just not quite watchable. Sad pron praodox.

      Jan 5, 2009 at 12:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.8   Squidley

      Porn without a plot is where it’s at. Why bother with all the pleasantries, dialogue and wardrobes when 99% of the viewers simply fast-forward through to the deed(s) for which the movie was initially rented or purchased?

      Jan 5, 2009 at 12:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   aaa

    Now, I’m wondering if “spotted” really means “I spotted this on my car, but I don’t want to admit that I suck at parking.” What say you, Charles?

    Jan 4, 2009 at 1:21 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Meow Meow

      oh my goodness it took me up until this comment to realize that it said “park” and not “pack” on the note… I was imagining a note from the subject’s mom being stuck to his car…
      anyways…

      Mar 11, 2009 at 5:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Canthz_B bang

    Why don’t you resolve to learn the difference between “years” and “year’s” before you leave me another note?

    Jan 4, 2009 at 1:32 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   aaa

      Maybe the note-writer wants the recipient to resolve to not park like an ass for all the new years s/he comes across? I mean, you don’t want to forget how to park just because it’s January 2010.

      Jan 4, 2009 at 1:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   anglophile bang

      He probably just ran out of apostrophes. Maybe he should contact this guy.

      Jan 4, 2009 at 8:09 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   aaa

      Shame on you! Posting something from the evilly crappy Toothpaste for Dinner! Really, glo. >:c

      Jan 4, 2009 at 8:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   Canthz_B bang

      Great find, Glo!
      I bow to your mastery of snark! :-D

      Jan 4, 2009 at 10:27 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Canthz_B bang

    Dude, it’s Minneapolis in January.
    I didn’t park, I just slid into the curb!

    Jan 4, 2009 at 1:49 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   park rose bang

    My mother always told me not to do two things at once.

    Jan 4, 2009 at 3:28 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Kris

    I suspect that note is from a mother to a child who isn’t susceptible to hints.

    Jan 4, 2009 at 8:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   gjblues

    Aaaaaaaaaaah. I thought it said ‘learn how to pack’. I imagined somebody had opened their suitcase after a flight to find a standard ‘we rifled through your bag for security purposes’ as well as this little note from a troubled customs officer.

    Now I’m disappointed.

    Jan 4, 2009 at 8:08 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Suzi

      I did as well! It was more interesting that way b/c we had no backstory and were left to imagine one! Mine was that it was a REALLY bitchy mom for a college student home from the break. Yours is wayyyy better.

      Jan 4, 2009 at 3:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   lownote

      Yeah, I thought it said ‘pack’ too, much less interesting when I figured out what it really said.

      Jan 4, 2009 at 3:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   John

      aww, i was imagining some really bad couple fight on new year’s and the guy sees this note the next day telling him he better learn how to pack.. because, well, he has to pack all his stuff together and move out.

      but park is ok, too.

      Jan 4, 2009 at 5:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   fluffy8u

      Oh…. I thought the writer was going to take me on a trip…

      ::Singsongy:: I think someone’s got a lit-tle road raage!

      Jan 4, 2009 at 5:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   anglophile bang

    It looks to me as if the driver may also be one of those people who turn their car off with the wipers in midswipe and don’t wait for them to return to their starting position. That drives me crazy.

    Jan 4, 2009 at 8:13 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   park rose bang

      Welcome to my world, ‘glo :D

      Jan 4, 2009 at 8:19 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Canthz_B bang

      Probably a damned microwave time leaver too…the asshole!

      Jan 4, 2009 at 10:30 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Trish

    Or maybe, the suggestion is that the reader should: Make a New Years resolution while learning how to park. Multi-tasking.

    Jan 4, 2009 at 9:43 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Canthz_B bang

    I like how you can see the bitter Minneapolis cold affect the writer.
    Note how writing above the lines on the paper becomes increasingly difficult as frostbite sets in.

    Jan 4, 2009 at 10:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
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    Jan 4, 2009 at 12:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

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      Jan 4, 2009 at 12:16 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   warinthepocket

      Underwear, it’s what I wear.

      Jan 4, 2009 at 2:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Thanks!

    Maybe the writer should make their new year’s resolution to mind their own damn business.

    Jan 4, 2009 at 5:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   TheOldSchool bang

    It’s probably just another flier advertisement from The Parking Academy. They’d get more students if they’d lower their tuition, ditch the unitard uniforms, and allow their male students to grow mustaches and/or beards.

    Getting parking professors who refrain from groping their less willing students would also be a plus.

    Jan 4, 2009 at 10:25 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Charles Robinson

    The backstory (provided with the note but not funny enough to include with the photo, I guess) is that the “ramp” we were in (and it was my brother driving) has pillars all over the place which require each pair of cars to kinda squeeze in there. Snotty drivers like people in Saabs will park right centered between the pillars and give themselves 4 feet of space on each side of the car so their paint won’t get scratched. This driver was nice and was waay off to one side, allowing room for my brother’s Honda Accord to come in next to her. However, he came in at an angle (still left about 8 inches of space between the cars) so that the other car could pull out without any fuss.

    The three people in my brother’s car all agreed (in the morning – when we got out of the car) that he’d parked it “fairly”. The reason for the note is unclear. If they needed the whole space to themselves, they shouldn’t have parked so far off to the side. Puzzlement.

    Jan 5, 2009 at 10:33 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   lillian

    i got one of these in HS once, (not with the the new years resolution shit). but i was running late not to mention there are a billion other spaces to park, so…. WOTEVERRRRRRRRRRRR LOLOLOLOL
    i don’t see what’s up with people taking their sweet time to write passive aggressive notes to strangers about non-repeat offenses.

    Mar 23, 2009 at 4:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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