Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lousy parking

when walking to the subway one morning we saw this car... parked like that!! i think the photo does not entirely show how ridiculous this was, and how, relatively, steep.... i guess he/she didnt fit in the normal way you are supposed to park you car, and came up with this solution instead. im just wondering if it was sheer frustration and anger, or perhaps also just for the fun of it...?
we once got a ticket for parking in the wrong direction. something that does not matter (anymore) in the netherlands, you can park however you like, so we were not aware that here that can get you a ticket for that. luckily for us, the ticket never made it to "the system" tim found out when he called to pay the fine (what was it? 20 or 40 dollars or so?), so we never paid... we thus were sure this car would either be towed, or at least get a ticket. but when we got back home in the evening, the car was still parked like this...
around our subway station are 788 parking spots, and they are always, always all occupied (during the week, that is). for some you still have to walk a good 5 minutes to the station, and parking costs you 5.50 per day. i just calculated that that is more than 20,000 parking dollars per week (!!), just for this station. wish that would go straight to me.... !

6 comments:

Nellies said...

haha, yes this looks kind of weird. Maybe this person did get frustrated and finally parked it like this knowing the risk of getting a ticket. I know I got frustrated back in The Hague when I couldn't find a parking spot after driving around in circles for more than 15 minutes on a regular basis...

Mriekje said...

Looks like perfectly normal North American parking to me.... ;-)

biebkriebels said...

Funny to see that the parkingproblems are not only in our small country. I always thought in the US is enough space, but not in every place apparently. It is a creative solution, but a bit aso..

Manon said...

LOL, last spot and didn't want to miss his/her connecting Amtrak or airplane? Guess closest spot, too big a car and didn't want to walk for 5 minutes...

Kay said...

People start to get crazy after driving in circles, getting more and more late. I once drove 50 miles to San Francisco (on a weekend) to see an art exhibit. I drove around and around and couldn't fine a parking space anywhere. I had a broken ankle so I couldn't park miles away and walk. Then I tried to park and have breakfast and didn't succeed. I ended up turning around and driving home. It was the last weekend of the exhibit. I think I might have parked like this if I'd had an opportunity.

Steffe said...

Ha ha.