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Welcome to the neighborhood. You’re totally screwing it up.

September 9th, 2010 · 148 comments

Shortly after moving to Columbus, Ohio, Julie received a welcome-wagon visit from her new neighbors…in the form of a post-it note stuck to the side of her motorcycle. Her bike, which was parked on the public city street across from her house, had apparently disrupted the neighborhood’s unofficial parking “regimin.”

“I complied with the rules of their little microcosm,” Julie says, “but I also turned the note into an overhead, which was a real gold mine for the rhetoric class I was teaching at Ohio State.”

Hi, Welcome to the Neighborhod [sic]! Just wanted to Let you know that we all have a parking regimin [sic] and your Bike is totally screwing it up!!! Please park it on your side of the St. as we all have only 2 spaces in front of our homes. Thank you soooo Much!

Adds Julie: “Incidentally, when parked perpendicularly, a motorcycle uses roughly 2.5 feet of street.”

related:  I shoveled this spot. IT’S MINE.

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148 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Meg

    Wow, guess they’re just not that into bikes, eh?

    Sep 9, 2010 at 9:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   lovethehood

      Bikes… man that’s lucky!
      Our lovely neighbor across the street decided to pull their trailer up in front of our house, unhitch it and leave it there for a good week. Oh, and no… it wasn’t nice and luxurious, making us look like we were living the good life on retirement with our recreational V. It was an ugly green ghetto trailer from the 70′s with spackle on the roof where it had cracks, and (kid you not) crappy random unidentifiable cartoon character blankets for curtains. W…T…F.
      It took a call to the landlord (who called the county police dept for options) for them to move it.

      Some people have a rare caliber of rude.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 8:34 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #1.2   Canthz_B bang

      Not many trailers in the ghetto…just saying, camping isn’t the preferred recreational activity for some. ;-)

      Sep 11, 2010 at 2:40 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #2   Ellie O

    Can I just say- front and back post-it notes? Why not get a piece of real paper if you have that much to say? The back of a post it is not for writing. It is for posting. Seriously- does neighborperson have no shame?

    Sep 9, 2010 at 10:11 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Maas

      The advantage to using the back of the note is the added level of control of when the reader sees part of the note. This way you can create one tone in the first half, then switch in the second half without the reader being tipped off by the abundance of profanity.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 11:48 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #2.2   Kaely

      Well if she’d used a full sheet of paper someone else would just complain she was wasting paper when a post-it would have been enough.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #3   Twez

    Why go out of your way to park in front of your neighbor’s house when your own curb space is free?

    Sep 9, 2010 at 10:11 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   The poster

      Well, because it wasn’t *free.*

      Sep 9, 2010 at 11:32 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

    • #3.2   ClearlyDemented

      I have to say, having lived in Ohio, that you cannot park facing the wrong direction there. So she may have had to turn around to park in front of her own house, making parking across the street much more convenient.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 8:54 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #4   Chris

    The “ass” with the second “s” crossed out is a nice touch, as is the heart incorporated into the exclamation point. Thank you soooo much!

    Sep 9, 2010 at 10:12 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #5   ClearlyDemented

    This lazy public-street-claimer sect is everything that’s wrong with America today. I say, ‘if there’s no chair, then I’m parking there.’

    Sep 9, 2010 at 10:17 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Angry Mob Scene!

      No chair? Park there!
      No chair? Park there!
      No chair? Park there!
      *hands out torches and pitch forks* :razz:

      Sep 10, 2010 at 1:51 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #6   pit pat

    So it’s not only Chicagoans who do that?

    Sep 9, 2010 at 10:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   AuntyBron

      I’m sure it started with Chicagoans but without armed prison guards and barbed wire we can’t stop them from leaving Chicago.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 12:10 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #6.2   Madrias

      I don’t think even with armed prison guards, razor wire, and military snipers could we keep people there.

      Sep 12, 2010 at 7:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #7   Linds

    I usually agree with the submitters, but motorcycle parking idiotness can throw a wrench in plans! A new tennant at my apartment feels the need to park their motorcycle parallel to the curb in the prime parking spot. And never leave or park their car in front of the bike. Screwing up parking on the street messes with people’s routines and they go crazy!

    Sep 9, 2010 at 10:18 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   HappyNat

      So let me get this straight. They park their bike in a legal space and leave it parked!?!?! Oh the humanity! How do you sleep at night?

      Sep 10, 2010 at 7:32 am   rating: 57  small thumbs up

    • #7.2   Woman on the Verge bang

      Motorcycles are vehicles, too. (be politically correct)

      Sep 10, 2010 at 8:43 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #7.3   Z

      So your mad a dude on a motorcycle takes the good spot? I guess he does not deserve it, god forbid you have to walk from another space.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #7.4   park rose bang

      No, I am just mad at all the idiotnesses out there.

      Sep 11, 2010 at 11:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #8   Alissa H.

    I hate it when people park in front of my house. If they don’t have room in front of their house then maybe they should get rid of some vehicles.

    Sep 9, 2010 at 10:18 pm   rating: 50  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   DLW

      I have to agree–I had a neighbor who pretty much permanently had a car parked in front of my house, and two more in their driveway. Come on people.
      Luckily I just moved out to the country so no more dealing with that.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 7:09 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #8.2   Mo®

      Moving to the country gonna eat me a lot of peaches…

      Sep 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #8.3   Dara

      GAH! Earworm…

      Sep 11, 2010 at 2:05 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #8.4   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Millions of peaches, peaches for me.

      I live in the country with lots of space and still get annoyed when someone parks in my spot.

      Sep 11, 2010 at 12:13 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #9   rock

    PUBLIC STREETS, do you know what that means? Just because it’s in front of the place where you keep your shit doesn’t mean it’s yours

    Sep 9, 2010 at 10:29 pm   rating: 74  small thumbs up

  • #10   Kim

    Ok. I’m from NYC so I have very little patience when I hear of “unofficial” parking rules in other cities. Like if you shovel out your spot during a snowstorm it’s your’s because you stuck a lawn chair in it until the snow melts, even if you leave it unoccupied for 10 hours a day (Boston??).

    Seriously people, you do not own the street. If having a reserved parking spot is so important to you, freaking pay for it, or buy a house with a driveway. Outside of that, if it’s a legal parking space, you have absolutely no right to claim it.

    I seriously would park my bike there out of spite if I got a note like that. Bitches.

    Sep 9, 2010 at 10:32 pm   rating: 93  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   The poster

      I know, right?!? Besides, I can’t see my happy yellow motorbike flirting with me from the curb in front of *my* curb.

      Sep 9, 2010 at 11:35 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #10.2   pony girl

      Better yet, Julie could invite people to use her public street as a park and ride carpool area. Everyone drives to her street and parks legally, and each take turns driving one car to work, leaving the rest there. Parked in front of that particular neighbor’s house, if they can.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 12:15 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #10.3   TheSnarkShark

      Feel free to park in a Bostonian’s shoveled out space out your own risk, and if you really don’t like your paint job or tires. It’s legal in Boston to ‘reserve’ a space for 72 hours after a snow storm. I’m so glad a New Yorker feels compelled to rag on Boston.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 10:01 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #10.4   Greenpoint Greta

      Fuck those missing chromosome Boston tards. They have to do that because they would never be able to find another parking space on their own. How any of them got drivers license is a miracle.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #10.5   nobody

      i pay for a parking space with a driveway. apparently, everyone sees the driveway as a 1 hr or less parking spot. so, to sum up, not even paying and having a driveway can give parking availability peace of mind. but the thrill of calling the city for a tow does make up for it, sometimes. when they get towed. city takes awhile to get someone out there..

      Sep 10, 2010 at 2:24 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #10.6   Z

      My friends neighbor decided to yell at me for parking in front of his house. Claimed I do it all the time. This was all false, but he continued to be a dick. There is now a car parked in front of his house by someone that lives there all the damn time. As long as it’s moved before the time limit there is nothing he can do. You should be nice to your neighbors and not pick retarded fights. There may be a bunch of kids living there that love to play dirty, and by the rules.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 7:20 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #10.7   Limeliberator bang

      Every time you call the city for a tow, make sure to generously tip the driver. Let them know that the faster they come, the better the tip will be.

      Did you know that pickle juice will eat the paint off a car (or bike) if left overnight? just a little FYI.

      Sep 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #11   Nack

    Have any of these people heard of a drive-way? Just a thought, park in your own driveway, or better, your own garage. I’d assume with a house you’d have both. Then there’s no need for Street-Fighter Subdivision Edition. (Besides, soccer moms look bad high-kicking like Dhalsim.)

    Sep 9, 2010 at 10:33 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   RedDelicious

      Because not every residence *has* a driveway.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 12:37 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #11.2   bullwinkle

      You mean the driveway provided to every citizen as mandated by the constitution?

      Sep 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #11.3   Kate

      OK I live in a house like this:
      Where do you suggest I put my driveway or garage?

      Also, note that the car parked outside is longer than the house.

      Sep 11, 2010 at 8:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #11.4   apedant bang

      I was wondering that too, Kate, I used to live in a teeraced house like that which was a house share with 2 other adults. Three cars and two bikes between us.

      Sep 12, 2010 at 6:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #12   April

    I have to wonder why she did not park her motorcycle in front of her own house? I would kinda miffed too if I could not park in front of my own house because someone else decided they should park there instead of in front of their own house.

    Still this is why when I bought a house my own driveway and garage were mandatory! I hate street parking.

    Sep 9, 2010 at 10:45 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   butt

      I agree with this.

      Julie should park in front of her own house since apparently everyone has two spaces designated to them.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 12:11 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #12.2   scaarykitty

      How small a house would you have to have to not be able to fit a car and a bike in front of it? I’m in a four-in-a-block house, and we can easily fit three cars on the street in front of the single building, a fourth if you allow blocking the path to the back.

      Although, given the post-it fiend had to economise and use both sides of the precious square of paper, it’s possible they do have a tiny shack on property only three feet wide…

      Sep 10, 2010 at 12:52 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #12.3   Canthz_B bang

      I agree. If you get home and someone is parked in front of your house, it’s your job to drive around for a few hours until they happen to move, not park in another available space on the public street very near your home.

      The nerve of some people…wanting to go home as soon as possible like that!!

      Sep 10, 2010 at 2:23 am   rating: 30  small thumbs up

    • #12.4   Habitual

      It’s a public street for crying out loud. What was Julie supposed to do? Where was this parking nazi when some random person parked in front of Julie’s house, thus leaving her no choice but to do the unthinkable and park across the street * gasp*? I mean, if she’s going to take her self-appointed job seriously, she should patrol all of the neighborhood equally, otherwise there will NEVER BE PEACE. Maybe even write up some little warning tickets rife with hearty-exclamation points and litter them all over the offending cars.

      People suck. I hate Columbus, OH has now been entered into my database. Get out of there Julie…. get. out.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 9:17 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #12.5   Kate

      In reply to ScaaryKitty; this small:
      Although this is not my house I live in one the same. The car parked outside is longer than the house.

      Sep 11, 2010 at 8:21 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #13   Mills

    Wow… the little heart under the exclamation point makes this pointless diatribe so much more palatable, doesn’t it?
    Seriously, people. If you don’t want people to park in front of your house, move to the country where you will have NO neighbors. That is probably just as well, since no one would want to be your neighbor in the first darned place.

    Sep 9, 2010 at 10:57 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

  • #14   Bexley

    Live in Columbus long enough and you won’t have to worry about parking anymore–your bike will get stolen.

    Sep 9, 2010 at 11:25 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

  • #15   aaa bang

    I’ve been to numerous fencing tournaments at OSU. FUCK OSU.

    That is all.

    Sep 10, 2010 at 12:47 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   scaarykitty

      I’ll rate you up without even knowing what OSU is or their fuckability, just because I get over-excited at seeing other fencers on the internet. ^_^

      Sep 10, 2010 at 12:55 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #15.2   Nuno Duarte

      OSU – Ohio State University

      Just google it.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 3:51 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #15.3   Bunnee

      Go Bucks! (even though you hate ‘em, aaa, I still love you!)

      Sep 10, 2010 at 10:15 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #15.4   aaa bang

      I feel warm and fuzzy on the inside, Bunnee. I don’t know if I can handle that… D:

      Sep 10, 2010 at 11:44 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #15.5   Bunnee

      Your gruff exterior, fuzzy insides and mastery of sarcasm are all part of your charm, aaa. ;)

      Sep 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #15.6   aaa bang


      Sep 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #16   becca

    I hate it when people park in fron of my house. I have 2 kids, and no driveway. So if someone parks in front of my house, I have to walk half a block dragging both kids and all my crap with me. Sucky people.

    Sep 10, 2010 at 1:02 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Shannon

      While that sounds really awful, I live in a college town and when I moved into and out of my apartment the closest parking spot for a truck was 3 streets down. I sympathize but, seriously it’s life. We seem to be taking our able bodies for granted.

      Let the parking wars begin!

      Sep 10, 2010 at 8:16 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #16.2   aloria

      Oh my god! HALF A BLOCK? You poor, poor baby!

      Sep 10, 2010 at 9:52 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #16.3   becca

      Half a block with an infant carrier, a diaper bag, a 2 year old, a purse, and whatever other crap I had to drag with me to keep 2 kids happy while out of the house. Doing that after being out with crazy kids all day is the last thing I look foreward to thank you very much. Have you ever tried to carry 2 sleeping kids and all your stuff before? it sucks.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 11:24 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #16.4   Other Julie bang

      I totally agree! You shouldn’t have to deal with such nonsense! If I were you I would totally put my kids up for adoption.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 12:02 pm   rating: 61  small thumbs up

    • #16.5   Mo®

      You get a pretty good price from the gypsies by the pound. Feed them fishing weights beforehand to tip the scales in your favour. :grin:

      Sep 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #16.6   TippingCows

      Wow becca your life is hard. I would say that if all that kid and kid-supply carrying stuff is a burden, STOP BREEDING.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 7:21 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #16.7   pony girl

      @Other Julie,

      Wish I could give that ten thumbs!!

      Sep 10, 2010 at 8:25 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #16.8   WMDKitty

      becca, nobody forced you to have kids, so quit whining.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 9:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #16.9   anglophile bang

      Listen, everybody, I hate to see a pile-on like this. Can’t you just give becca a break? I mean, after all, she’s the only person in the world to ever have two kids to deal with! It’s entirely because of becca that the human species is going to survive into the next generation! We should all be revering her as the savior of our kind, not saying snarky things to her! And is what she’s asking–that we all rearrange our own lives to spare her the terrible inconvenience of having to walk fifty feet–really too much to ask? How else should we show her our gratitude for the great service she is doing us all by bringing two brats blessed children into the world than by being completely aware of who she is, where she lives, where her car is now, and if her children are awake or asleep? You people are so rude and ungrateful!

      Sep 11, 2010 at 8:17 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #16.10   Canthz_B bang

      I really don’t want to put becca down, but has she ever thought about people who have just as many children and stuff to carry, but don’t have cars?

      Try walking with all of the same stuff half a mile home from a bus stop in six inches of snow, becca.

      Hell, just try getting all of that onto and off of a bus as thirty pairs of eyes give you icy stares!!

      Sep 11, 2010 at 2:10 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #16.11   Sesquipedalian

      I have a three year old and an infant. I have often had to park half a block away and move the children and their stuff back and forth. So here are some tips for you, becca.

      1) Use a stroller with a cargo rack on the bottom and put the kids and the stuff in that.

      2) Take less stuff with you. You don’t actually use most of it while you are out, now do you?

      3) Work the fat off your obviously overweight ass so that you can make two trips without getting winded.

      4) Drop the sense of entitlement. I know it is hard, but if you try you can help your children escape the cycle of bratishness that entraps so many of your people.

      Sep 11, 2010 at 11:17 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #16.12   Canthz_B bang

      Sesquipedalian, which people are becca’s people? becca didn’t say what nationality or race she is (4).
      What did she say that made it obvious she has an overweight ass or gets winded easily (3)?
      You put your kid on the bottom cargo rack of a stroller (1)? That’s pretty odd for someone with the sense of superiority you (and your people?) have. ;-)

      Sep 12, 2010 at 12:17 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #16.13   Xenobiologista

      How about the obvious solution…teach the two-year-old to help carry their stuff. I haven’t had kids yet so I can’t speak from the parents’ side, but mine definitely made us pack animals from an early age.

      And if anybody thinks a 2-year-old is too young to start taking on responsibilities…I have a couple of friends whose 2yo can change her baby sister’s diaper.

      Sep 12, 2010 at 2:46 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #16.14   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Short and simple..3 young ones under the age of 5 and a two story walk up…

      Sep 12, 2010 at 3:29 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #16.15   Sesquipedalian

      Cantz_B, of course I don’t know what ethnicity she has. “Her people” = “people who were spoiled as children and still act that way today” (4).
      Surely there must be some reason that makes it overwhelmingly difficult for her to go back for the remaining stuff later (3)?
      But they look so comfortable down there (1)! But it isn’t surprising that you (and other lesser folk) don’t understand such things; that is why I shall rule you all one day… ;)

      Sep 12, 2010 at 1:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #16.16   becca

      Wow. I love how people make assumptions about who I am. I am 24 years old. I am white. I have two kids, my husband died last year when I was only a few weeks pregnant with our 2nd child. He was a police officer and was killed while in pursuit of a gang member who shot and killed a store owner. And yes, it sucks to park half a block away, I can’t use a stroller because we have to climb 2 flights of stairs, and my 2 year old tries to help carry stuff, but he uses 1 hand to hold onto the hand rail and the other can carry very little. Would you all reccommend that I leave one kid in the car and go back for the other? Or leave both kids a lone in the house while I go back for our stuff? Would you reccommend I leave the baby’s monitor in the car (he has sleep apnea) and go back for it later? You all make assumptions about me being spoiled, I am sure there are people out there who have a lot more difficulties than I do… I usually try to have compassion for people, not judge them. The assumption of my weight is pretty funny seeing that I am 5’8″ and 120 lbs. So all of you can Fuck off.

      Sep 12, 2010 at 3:51 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #16.17   Canthz_B bang

      Sesquipedalian, just where are you quoting “people who were spoiled as children and still act that way today” from? You didn’t say that or anything of the kind, which is why I asked what you meant by it. Write clearly, and fewer questions will be raised by “lesser folk”.

      “Surely there must be some reason that makes it overwhelmingly difficult for her to go back for the remaining stuff later” could just as plausibly be asthma as excessive weight issues, so there is nothing obvious there.

      Your rule wouldn’t be the first time the masses were ruled by a fool.

      (If you can’t faithfully reproduce “Canthz_B”, then copy and paste it…like other lesser folk do) ;-)

      Sep 12, 2010 at 5:06 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #16.18   anglophile bang

      Oh, becca, I am so so sorry.

      I am sorry your personal tragedy still does not entitle you to your preferred chunk of public street.

      Sorry, but that’s just the way life is.

      Sep 12, 2010 at 7:32 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #16.19   Canthz_B bang

      When my wife died six years ago September 10th, no one bothered to tell me I was entitled to convenient parking for life.

      Go figure.

      Sep 13, 2010 at 12:27 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #16.20   Habitual

      Reason #472 to not have kids.

      Sep 13, 2010 at 11:51 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #16.21   Sesquipedalian

      I withdraw my previous statements (3) and (4), and wish I had not made them. And no, this is not sarcasm. I apologize for poorly phrased statements leading to unclear meaning, bad attempts at humour, and far more importantly, insulting others.

      Sep 13, 2010 at 11:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #16.22   becca

      So is that an apology? To me? geez, I thought I was the spawn of satan to everyone and their mother. :)

      Sep 14, 2010 at 12:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #16.23   Canthz_B bang

      becca, you said “I” 13 times in your response…not saying that means anything important, just food for thought as to why people may have responded to you the way they did…for what it’s worth.

      Sep 14, 2010 at 1:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #16.24   anglophile bang

      I think your statement (4) should stand, Sesquipedalian. Becca’s children shouldn’t grow up thinking they deserve special treatment just because their mother raised them on her own. I bet at least 25% of kids today are raised by a single parent. Does it suck that becca’s husband died and she has to raise her kids alone? Yes. Should every person who may have occasion to park in front of her house magically know she lives there, her car is not parked nearby, and she is going to return home soon looking for a spot in front of her house and park elsewhere so she doesn’t have to lug her kids and their junk from a few spots away? NO.

      Besides, the spot she takes half a block away probably is in front of some senior citizen’s house and now they have to use the walker and drag the oxygen tank from 2 blocks away due to her inconsiderately parking in front of their house. (See how quickly the sense of entitlement gets ridiculous, becca?)

      Sep 14, 2010 at 9:01 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #16.25   becca

      Holy crap, so I get a little irritated when someone takes the “usuall spot”. Do I EVER leave a note or say anything to the person parking there? No. Do the kids ever hear about it? No. I was simply stating that it annoys me. Thats it. Who cares!
      Canthz- The post was about the spot I park in. It was a story about me. Get over it.
      Do I think I deserve that spot? No.
      Sometimes I just wish one thing in the last year and half to go easy for me. So I have a little pity party for myself now and then, after thats over, I get over it and realize that there are people who have it a lot worse than I do. That is all this was about. I (yup I USED IIIIIIII) don’t really care if you have a problem with it. Because you don’t know me, so I don’t care about your opinion.

      Sep 14, 2010 at 1:22 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #16.26   She Ra bang

      Kinda sounds like you care.

      Sep 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #16.27   Limeliberator bang

      Can we just close response #16 altogether? There’s no need to bash someone about their opinion as unpopular as it may be to some of you. It’s pointless to keep egging each other on.

      The bottom line about parking is this: If it’s not your driveway and it doesn’t have a handicapped sign, it’s fair game. Everyone is debating the merit of the note which is just an endless back and forth. The POINT of this site is that someone was douchey enough to write the note in the first place.

      Can I get an Amen?

      Sep 14, 2010 at 2:13 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #16.28   GhostWriter bang

      I have been trying to equate the two-kids-and-other-stuff transfer problem to the puzzle of getting a fox, a hen, and a bag of grain across the river in a boat that only fits one animal. I think I’ve figured it out; but the solution requires you to modify a backpack.

      (a) Carry your infant in his carrier, along with your empty modified backpack, up the stairs, while holding your two-year-old’s hand.

      (b) At the top of the stairs, take your infant out of the carrier and place him into the modified backpack, which lets his legs hang out two little holes in the bottom, and his head just barely peek out of the top.

      (c) Put on the backpack, take your two-year-old by the hand and go back down to your car.

      (d) At the car, ask your two-year-old to curl up into a semi-fetal position, on his back.

      (e) Place all your other junk on you two-year-old’s belly, and then pick him up in your arms like he’s a wicker basket.

      (f) Climb back up the stairs to your place, and enjoy- Wait, don’t forget to remove your infant from the backpack…

      Sep 14, 2010 at 3:18 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #16.29   anglophile bang

      becca, I don’t have any issue with you being irritated at not getting a close spot. Life is full of irritating things and that is one of them. But you closed your initial observation with “Sucky people”, and that attitude is what irritated me. You seem to think people are deliberately parking in front of you house, with full knowledge of your circumstances, just to make you suffer. I’m thinking they’re just looking for a semi-close spot to their house, just like you.

      Sep 14, 2010 at 5:08 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #16.30   Canthz_B bang

      becca, get over what?
      In 16.23 I just pointed out something as a possible explanation for the fix you found yourself in.
      Re-read it…it was not an attack on you, even if I don’t find myself particularly sympathetic to your parking situation.
      You might also note that I had your back up there in this thread before you smart-mouth me. ;-)

      Sep 15, 2010 at 4:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #16.31   Kate

      OK, what is everyone’s beef with Becca? She had a tiny whinge, which we all do at times, and everyone accused her of all sorts of personally and physical defects.
      Yes it does suck when people park outside your house and it means you have to walk. I understand what Becca is saying. She didn’t mean that no one should ever park outside her house or that she was going to leave PA notes for people who do.

      Everyone has pet peeves and will air them sometimes. I think you should all be ashamed of yourselves in the way you have acted to someone you don’t know and have never met. I’m sure you wouldn’t speak like that to her face.

      Shame on you all.

      Sep 15, 2010 at 12:31 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #16.32   bullwinkle

      I agree with Kate. I think people are enjoying the challenge of kind of being an ass while trying to somehow justify it as just “telling it like it is”… often times they are one in the same. I’ve been guilty of it. Regardless, doesn’t this go against PAN community guidelines?

      Sep 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #16.33   El Jefe

      Sorry, bullwinkle, this sounds exactly appropriate for PAN to me. becca sided with the note-writer (against popular opinion / logic) whined about it, and receive jibes in exchange. Sounds pretty typical. The squabbling gets ugly when kids are brought into it because for every person who whines they should get special dispensation for having crotch-fruit there’s always someone out there who thinks they themselves should get an award for *not* breeding. That’s the way it goes. We got all kinds here.

      becca could have written something along the lines of ‘here are my impediments [x,y,z] and I realize others have them [a,b,c] too but it still sucks’ without seeming entitled but she didn’t. Calling people ‘sucky’ for doing something which is not even knowingly inconsiderate is snarky and deserving of a snarky reply.

      Sep 17, 2010 at 11:20 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #16.34   bullwinkle

      4. Call bullshit on the notes themselves all you want, but attacking other commenters = not cool.

      So its fine to personally attack people by putting on “virtual balls” because they say something against popular opinion… ok… I’m still going to stand by my previous “tellin’ like it is” statement.

      Sep 17, 2010 at 7:27 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #17   kristiea68

    Oh geez…those kinds of people need to try and park in San Francisco some time. I am parked 3 blocks from my house, and that felt lucky because I found it the 1st time I circled the house. Not the usual 30-45 minutes after I pass my house for the 1st time……

    Sep 10, 2010 at 2:27 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Mike

      Yeah, just try and claim the space in front of your building in SF.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 2:53 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #17.2   Z

      well don’t you know? You just need a chair! Only a heathen would ignore that!

      Sep 10, 2010 at 7:24 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #17.3   Liz

      Added to the challenge of walking 3 blocks from your car to your house in SF is that it’s usually uphill (or if it’s downhill, your trek back to your car will be uphill).

      Sep 12, 2010 at 4:22 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #17.4   Limeliberator bang

      @ Liz: hallelujah sister! They can all complain but until they’re doing all of that and walking 2 miles UPHILL BOTH WAYS, they might as well not even be talking because they’ve got nothing to complain about. Even in the more residential areas, the houses acquire their square footage by going vertical which means the space between driveways is too narrow to park ANY car.

      Julie, if you CAN park in front of your own place, why wouldn’t you? I mean I like my stuff where I can see it.. and how hard is it to hang a louie on a bike?

      My conclusion: Julie should park in front of her own place and the note-writer is also a douche who should mind her own effen business!

      Sep 13, 2010 at 3:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #18   Cameroon

    This is fascinating: comments seem split between those who realize that public streets are for the enjoyment and benefit of us, the public, and those land-grabbing opportunists who’d stake claim to a rabbit turd if it dropped in front of their suburban McMansion.

    Not that I’m taking sides.

    Sep 10, 2010 at 3:47 am   rating: 37  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Limeliberator bang

      Damn right! Finders keepers, losers weepers!

      Sep 15, 2010 at 12:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #19   Nuno Duarte

    This is absolutely unthinkable in Europe.

    Sep 10, 2010 at 3:52 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   farcical aquatic ceremony

      You’re 19 comments in–we’re gonna need you to be a little more specific about “this”, guy.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 9:38 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

  • #20   pop

    yeah! try living in Lisbon, Portugal. If you can find a space in the same neighborhood of your house you’re lucky as hell.

    Sep 10, 2010 at 4:57 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

  • #21   Party in my pants

    Like most people with motorcycles they park them wherever they please… they are sooooo special.

    Sep 10, 2010 at 5:59 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   The Elf

      Hey, that’s one of the perks of riding! Like the note-submitter said, a properly parked motorcycle takes up about 2.5 feet of curb space. I used to park mine behind or in front of my car in a single parking space. (Townhomes, with a parking lot and 2 spaces per home.) Sometimes, if we scored the freakishly wide parking space in the neighborhood, we’d park it to the side of the car. In a street parking situation, I park perpendicular, and if you can’t parallel park a normal-sized car in the same “space” then you have no parking skills. It simply doesn’t take up that much room. I can also squeeze it into unused parts of driveways, on wide sidewalks, into that little wedge-shaped section at the end of a row of parking spaces, in the drainage cut-through in a large parking lot, in the backyard…..

      I sympathize with the neighbor about a parking “regime” to keep the peace when parking is limited. But a bike shouldn’t be the a problem unless the rider is a total ass. Give the neighbor a heads-up about the routine, sure. Otherwise park around the bike. It’s just not that difficult.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 8:39 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #21.2   Xenobiologista

      You mean people who think it’s logical to have 2 tons of steel to haul around 100-300 pounds of human aren’t special? Or they’re “special”.

      Sep 12, 2010 at 2:53 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #21.3   Canthz_B bang

      They’d be really “special” if they tried to carry a family of four and 20 bags of groceries home on a motorbike. ;-)

      Sep 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #22   Splint Chesthair

    Part of the disagreement here is that there are two different types of neighborhoods in the world, one where parking in front of someone elses house is indeed an odd thing to do. Another where street parking is a commodity and claiming street spots is idiotic. I’ve lived in both during my formative years. But can you imagine someone moving from one to the other without realizing this fact? It would take some getting used to and certainly make others uncomfortable. When in Rome…

    Of course I live in a place where we do actually own the street and sidewalk in front of our homes, so that helps with idiots. “You don’t OWN the street, man!” “Actually, yes I do, right to the middle, feel free to park on the other side.”

    Sep 10, 2010 at 6:27 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

  • #23   hippie

    If you have the time and energy to get this worked up over parking, you are too damned dependent on your car!

    Get a bicycle. Parking problem: Solved.

    Sep 10, 2010 at 7:03 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   pony girl

      Oh, yeah, no problem.
      I’ll ride my bike to HEB in 103 degree weather to buy my groceries.
      If I’m lucky enough to survive the not-at-all-bike friendly roads, and all the people texting while driving, and don’t get heat stroke, I can watch all my food rot within 12 hours.
      That’ll work.

      Sep 14, 2010 at 2:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #24   HappyNat


    Let me guess, you live in Victorian Village. Pretentious pricks.

    Sep 10, 2010 at 7:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   The Julie

      Nope. Clintonville.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 9:35 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #24.2   HappyNat

      Ah even worse. I live with the pretentious folks in VV and I’ve been asked to move my car from “their spot” in the past, but at least they talked to me in person. Not nearly as PA as clintonville.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #25   bullwinkle

    This recalls the koo-koo crazy man who got out of his car cursing when I didn’t park my vespa directly in the middle of a parking space. I never park in the middle. You can fit two + motorcycles and hell, four scooters in one space. Riders who take up an entire space with their craptastic motorcycle, now that bugs me.

    Sep 10, 2010 at 8:26 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   The Elf

      I used to think that too, until I came out of the doctor’s office to find a Ford freakin’ Excursion parked in the remainder of the space. I’m not sure how he did it, but he did. These days I gauge it depending on where I’m parking and if I can reasonably expect other motorcyclists to want to park there.

      I think we can both agree that dedicated motorcycle parking lots rule!

      Sep 10, 2010 at 11:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #25.2   bullwinkle

      and the often passed up by SUV owner: compact car spots!

      Sep 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #25.3   ClearlyDemented

      SUVs that pass up compact car spots? Where do you live, Heaven? Here in Charlotte, drivers think the C stands for ‘challenging.’

      Sep 10, 2010 at 8:40 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

  • #26   the Librarian

    The parents of a close friend of mine live across the street from one of these self-appointed parking police officers. Not only does she not want people to park in front of her house, she has asked people to clean up oil stains on the street if their car leaked! I used to drive quite an old jalopy and would intentionally park in front of her house when I was over there because…fuck her. It’s a street.

    Sep 10, 2010 at 8:28 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

  • #27   susan

    This all reminds me of when I first moved into my current house years ago. In her first contact with us, my next door neighbor came knocking. “You can’t park there, that’s MY spot.” Pointing to the old POS in the street equally between our two houses.
    Problem for her was, it wasn’t a car associated with us, not ours not our guest’s. Told her all that, pointed out that our driveway only had 4 cars in it with space for 3 more, we didn’t need the street anyway, and sent her on her way. Welcome to the neighborhood!

    Sep 10, 2010 at 8:50 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

  • #28   Le Lac

    I’m guessing the PA note receiver doesn’t have a driveway and more than 2 vehicles (at least 2 cars and a bike). Otherwise, it makes no sense to park on the curb on the opposite side of the street; you’d naturally want to park as close to your house as possible.

    In Suburbia where everyone has two car driveways (at least), it would be ridiculous to take up your neighbor’s plot o’ street with your car. Then, I can see why the neighbors would get annoyed as you and your family/friends trample all over their little strip of public easement land (the bit between the road and the sidewalk).

    Sep 10, 2010 at 9:35 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #29   Splint Chesthair

    I forgot to mention that scarce street parking is a great way to make quick beer money. Back in college on gamedays, my friends and I would get up early (stay up all night) and get every car we could find and park it on the street in prime locations near the stadium. Then when the people start showing up, hold a sign that says “I’ll move for $20.” This also worked for concerts and such.

    Sep 10, 2010 at 10:07 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   bullwinkle

      That seems like a lot of trouble for $20

      Sep 10, 2010 at 10:14 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #29.2   Z

      Well mumsy can flip me the $100 she just used as a tissue, ok? I got dogs to fee and $20 is like 3 weeks of food.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 7:31 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #29.3   Splint Chesthair

      Woo, look who had $20 to pass up in college. I only had two jobs and would collect change from the couch to put $3.29 worth of gas in my car. Sounds like someone who was sponsored by mum and dad.

      Sep 11, 2010 at 12:13 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #29.4   bullwinkle

      Yes, I was a spoiled white kid with money to burn because I wasn’t acting like douche canoe and nickel and diming people just trying to park & go enjoy a game. Or god forbid I was I dunno… sleeping so that I wouldn’t be tired for my job that put me though college. Did you walk uphill both ways to those jobs?

      Sep 12, 2010 at 10:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #30   Panda

    I understand that in a lot of places, street parking is a commodity, and you can’t expect to have a spot reserved in front of your home, but in a lot of other places, you can! In my neighborhood hardly anyone has a driveway or garage, and people have to park in front of their houses. It’s a real nuisance when you drive home to find that your neighbor accross the street has decided to park in front of your house again, despite the fact that there are two free spaces in front of their house.

    Sep 10, 2010 at 10:37 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   Sesquipedalian

      So why not park in front of their house? It is after, just across the street.

      Sep 11, 2010 at 11:26 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

  • #31   con

    Isn’t the real issue that the neighbor didn’t knock on the door, say hello, perhaps offer some zucchini bread, and then politely raise the parking issue? Sure each ‘hood has its own rules, but delivering them by anon note is…dare I say…PA????

    Sep 10, 2010 at 10:49 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

  • #32   js

    Must have been German Village.

    Sep 10, 2010 at 11:54 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #33   GhostWriter bang

    The parking spot isn’t the real issue- I can’t stand seeing motorcycles on any street. Parking them up my ass in front of my house aggravates things moreso. Do I appreciate that your bike only takes up 2.5 feet? No- I am annoyed that you squeeze in where you’re not wanted. Often I’ve circled a full Walmart parking lot in my SUV, to finally chance upon a nice close spot near the door. Then, after I triumphantly park, here comes you with your Vespa and your stupid chrome helmet, squeezing in between me and the Handicapped spot! WTF? You didn’t even have to look around! What the Hell are motor scooters allowed on the roads for anyways? A safe road-worthy vehicle should require a minimum of three wheels- what if suddenly motorized unicycles were allowed to be licensed? Where’s your Reverse? I’m telling you- the parking spot ISN”T THE ISSUE!

    Sep 10, 2010 at 12:49 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   bullwinkle

      I can’t tell if you’re kidding or serious…. but yes, it’s pretty awesome that I can park my px150 pretty much anywhere I want (and free at parking meters in Austin). Anyway, motor scooters are all part of the leader’s plan to make us like socialist europe.

      Sep 10, 2010 at 1:18 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #34   Melanie

    1) It’s a PUBLIC street. That means that anyone can park anywhere they wish at any time. Well, unless there are signs restricting parking to certain times of the day. Notewriter BOUGHT a house on a PUBLIC street WITHOUT a driveway. If she wanted prime parking she should have considered a different abode.

    2) To all the people saying Julie should have parked in front of her house anways: maybe someone was already parked in front of her house because it is a PUBLIC street. What is she supposed to do, go park 10 blocks away when the spot across the street is open because her neighbor laid “claim” to it? C’mon.

    And 3) What would everyone’s argument be if the PUBLIC street had legal parking only on one side? If I live in a house on the non-parking side, does that mean I’m not allowed to park across the street if there’s a free spot because my neighbor may have dibsed it?

    And Julie, you should park wherever your little heart desires. It’s a public street that you pay just as much tax for. In fact, I’d park there every. single. day. just out of spite.

    Sep 10, 2010 at 1:17 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   watwat

      >In fact, I’d park there every. single. day. just out of spite.

      What a sad person.

      Sep 12, 2010 at 8:53 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #34.2   Melanie

      I’m sorry a joke bent you so out of shape you had to judge me as a “sad person.” Go figure.

      Sep 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #34.3   Limeliberator bang

      if Julie listens to Melanie, she’ll have her bike dumped every. single. day. just out of spite.

      Reading between the lines it seems like maybe Julie has more than two spaces in front of her house. At least that’s what it sounds like with the writer emphasizing “YOUR side” and “OUR side.” Maybe Julie has a whole perpendicular parking lot on the street while her neighbors only have room to parallel park two cars.. It’s not unheard of.

      Sep 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #34.4   watwat

      So bent out of shape? Haha someone needs to dial down the defensiveness.

      Sep 14, 2010 at 11:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #35   jww

    1. I am personally acquainted with Julie and should state for the record that she is awesome, and I would expect her to screw with you intentionally only if you really deserved it.

    2. I find it interesting that she doesn’t mandate that Julie park in front of her own place, but that she park on the correct side of the street. Look at the underlined words on the back: “your” and “our.” Subtext: anywhere but here, you icky motorcycle rider.

    3. Lists with only two items feel incomplete.

    Sep 10, 2010 at 2:07 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

  • #36   Elorel

    Lots of parking rage! If you moved to NYC, you would feel so much better. The passive aggression of the suburbs is replaced by 100% real aggression on the subway.

    If you try to claim space on the subway, you will be nudged, headbutted, and bodychecked out of it, in that order. Further, there is no crying in baseball, and there is no notewriting on the subway. To do so would mess up the ‘regimin’.

    Sep 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #37   oi

    I bet the note writer is a woman or gay.

    Sep 10, 2010 at 5:54 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #37.1   Xenobiologista

      I was going to say “straight men are equally capable of being PA bitches” then I went back to look at it and noticed the exclamation point with a heart. Have to agree.

      Sep 12, 2010 at 2:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #38   Kate

    Damn, you can park ONLY two cars infront of your house.

    Might I suggest you come and live here in the UK in a terrace house.
    My house is so small you cannot fit ONE car outside it.

    I’m not kidding, why do you think we drive Smarts!

    Sep 11, 2010 at 7:13 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #38.1   Kate

      Oh, and I have to pay £35 a year for the right to park in my street. I guess the people on that street would freak if they had to do that.

      Sep 11, 2010 at 8:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #38.2   Splint Chesthair

      Not me, we don’t have a yearly fee but our property extends to the middle of the street, so you own the street. Solves this problem.

      Sep 11, 2010 at 12:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #38.3   Kate

      So does that mean that you are responsible for the up keep of the street?

      Sep 11, 2010 at 1:38 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #38.4   Splint Chesthair

      no, we have maintenance dues that goes to pay the street sweeping and occasional repairs. So I guess we do pay a fee of sorts, except it comes with right of ownership to the parking spot.

      Sep 12, 2010 at 4:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #38.5   watwat

      Wow, where do you live? I like this system.

      Sep 12, 2010 at 8:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #39   Canthz_B bang

    When I lived on a short residential street in NJ, we pretty much had an unspoken agreement as to who parked where.
    On occasion one may come home and find a car parked in ones space. It’s annoying, but not earth-shattering, and the other driver had every right to park in a vacant space when they came to visit my neighbor.
    How were they to know they were in “my” space?

    New residents weren’t a problem, because when the old resident moved, for some reason they took their car with them.

    Where I am now we have assigned covered parking, and I have no problem having a car in my assigned space towed at the owner’s expense.

    Sep 11, 2010 at 2:22 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

  • #40   She Ra bang

    When I bought my house, I invited some friends over for a house warming party. I have a garage and a driveway that fits two cars. A lot of parking, but not enough for a party, so other friends parked in the street in front of my house. One parked in the area between myself and the people next door. They came banging on the door and demanded we move that car because it was “2’4″ on their property”. It wasn’t on their property at all, just in front of their side yard. The guy across the street saw the neighbors measuring the extent of our crime and came over and offered all of the public street in front of his house we wanted. We moved the car in front of his house because I didn’t want to start a war so early in my residence here. Two months later they were foreclosed on and forced to move. It was only time I’ve ever been happy to see someone experience that misfortune. Every day for those first two months, they came over to complain about something. Either I watered my backyard too long and some of their dirt yard got wet so their dogs got muddy or 10am was an “ungodly time” to mow the lawn, etc. I wish they’d left me notes…

    Sep 12, 2010 at 2:13 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

  • #41   anglophile bang

    Gigglebrax fail.

    Sep 12, 2010 at 7:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #42   Buck

    I understand not wanting to have to walk extra distances. I also know that we are all venting our thoughts. Life can be hard for all of us. We don’t have to agree, but it is great that we can vent to total strangers. In doing this, we open ourselves up to kindness and harshness. Good parking to all. Thanks

    Sep 13, 2010 at 12:44 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #43   Columbus Native

    When I went to OSU, we just stole some orange cones and stuck them in our spots when we left….and we carried mace at all times. Then the guy down the street who kept shooting off shot guns and our neighbor getting murdered got tiresome…so I moved off campus.

    Sep 14, 2010 at 8:00 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #44   Be reasonable

    The note was bitchy. But so is parking in front of someone else’s house consistently, whether it’s just your motorcycle or your car. I live in Columbus and there are some neighborhoods that are solely street parking and since you can’t park the wrong way on a street, maybe someone was parking on the other side because that was the way they came home, and they didn’t want to turn around. But then that took another resident’s spot, and it just made it a pain in the ass for everyone.

    I hate it more the people who will park in front of my house and be about 6 inches from my mailbox. It’s too close for the mailtruck to be able to turn and get in and put mail in, so they will just skip our house, which sucks. After several of those days, I was ready to leave a PAN

    Oct 3, 2010 at 5:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up


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