Monday, January 19, 2009

Her Story Continues...

Volume II, January 19, 2009. 8:00 PM.

After being disappointed with decent parking yesterday, today I've been rewarded with another example of my neighbor's classic parking style. It's dark outside, but follow the line of the curb and you'll see how bad her parking actually is. Drinking at by 8 PM? Where was happy hour?



Blogger Jon said...

Grab yourself a sheet of notebook paper and a marker and make a little sign that says "FREE!" and tuck it on the windshield. See how she likes them apples.

January 19, 2009 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous Ann said...

I think you should make a sign that says, "Parking....Ur doin' it wrong!"....and stick that on her windshield.

Seriously, sloppy parking is bad enough -- but if this is a result of drinking, that young woman has a problem, and could be a threat to the safety of others.

January 19, 2009 10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did she pass her driving test?

January 19, 2009 10:42 PM  
Blogger Malnurtured Snay said...

It sucks what happened to your car, but sooner or later, she's going to kill someone. Have you considered slashing her tires?

January 20, 2009 10:37 AM  
Blogger Cham said...

I don't think tire slashing is necessary here. The Baltimore City Code is a huge volume. I've never had a parking-challenged neighbor whom I disliked, but it might be worth it to find out whether there are rules and regulations about the parameters of city street parking. Maybe something like cars have to park parallel to the curb and no more than 12 inches from it.

One of those $8/hour parking ticket ladies could probably provide the specifics, as well as some automated ticketing assistance. What you want to do here is make sure the law is enforced with appropriate parking citations. Maybe the citation gets placed on a windy day and the ticket goes missing from the windshield. Then the late fees will start accruing. If more citations are imposed and the weather remains windy,the car will get towed to the impound lot due to unpaid tickets. Then, with a little luck, the car will be stolen by the impound employees and set off on a boat to Africa to be resold in Nigeria.

This is slightly more creative than plain old tire slashing.

January 20, 2009 3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You really need to reconsider what you're doing here. You're posting pictures of someone's car -- including license plate info and street info last time -- and basically accusing that person of being a habitual drunk driver. It's one hell of an irresponsible way to go about solving your problems.

The mature thing would be to speak to her directly. If you really want to get in the spirit you'll also tell her about this blog and offer to take the photos down. Then, if those things don't work, you could consider involving the police. Either way, borderline slander is not the way to go about it.

You may not be doing anything technically illegal, but that doesn't mean she can't find a lawyer willing to sue for it. Even if you win it will make your life hell and cost you a lot of money. And for what? I won't speculate as to why you're doing this, but is that reason enough to justify the problems you might be creating?

Just think is all I'm saying.

January 20, 2009 3:46 PM  
Blogger Cham said...

"Anonymous" speaks.

January 20, 2009 3:52 PM  
Blogger Charissa said...

Anonymous - Good point. It was never my intention to provide street info. I've blurred that information in said photo. This isn't a witch hunt.

What this is, however, a very accurate representation of a poor parker, who at least once (when she hit my car where I and others were a witness), WAS drunk. Can I prove she was drunk each time she parks consistently poor? No. But I can say that she's a horrible parker. I'll go ahead and correct my official statement.

This girl was drunk off her ass and hit my car at 1 AM last week. She was incoherent, driving, and had no idea what she had done - even after the police explained it to her. Post that incident, she continues to be a horrible parker, and I am documenting that behavior.

Good. I feel better. Thanks.

January 20, 2009 3:59 PM  
Anonymous JJT said...

Personally, I have decided to employ the services of
Admittedly, it has been a while since I have printed out some offending sheets and my neighborhood is not nearly as parking-starved as other ones, there are some of my neighbors that deserve to be called out.

That said, the beauty of youparklikeanasshole is that you can anonymously leave the offender a ticket. Sometimes, shaming a person worked remarkably well as a means to an end.

Besides, the destruction of someone else's personal property--given her transgression--is not a terribly good idea. I, for one, though, would help with bail money. :-)

January 20, 2009 8:16 PM  

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