Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Parking in SF: predator and prey

From C.W. Nevius's column this morning:

"Last week, East Bay resident Bruce Marks took his wife to dinner in North Beach. What he failed to notice was that after a certain hour parking was restricted. When he came back after dinner, the car was gone. In all, it cost Marks $375 to redeem his car and another $75 for the ticket. Think he'll be back to the city to eat any time soon?"

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7 Comments:

At 1:20 PM, Anonymous whir said...

Getting towed really does suck in the city, but if he does come back, hopefully he'll read the clearly visible signs before he parks his car.

 
At 2:05 PM, Anonymous NB Businessman said...

Good. The goofballs from the East Bay order cheap wine and are bad tippers. He didn't notice because he's stupid - probably can't read - that's why he's living in the East Bay instead of Pac Heights. Good riddance.

 
At 2:36 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

The above comments are by a San Francisco bike nut named Michael Baehr.

 
At 2:49 PM, Anonymous whir said...

Uh, not mine, though I live in San Francisco and own a bike.

 
At 4:18 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Of course you do.

 
At 8:31 PM, Blogger Erik said...

"Prey" in this case being people who can't read signs.

 
At 11:02 PM, Anonymous Daviator said...

While I think it's a shame that this poor schmuck's evening was ruined by getting towed, I'd have to agree that he shouldn't blame anyone but himself. I've been to cities all over the world, and there isn't a big city anywhere in which you don't have to carefully read the signs and pavement markings to be sure that you are not going to run afoul of the law.

Maybe this guy was a country bumpkin or whatever, but it's just dumb not to look at the signs. (Not that we haven't all been guilty of doing something similarly dumb before. It's called the school of hard knocks for a reason.)

 

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