Amazing. A bit of background, my street is very old and very narrow. It can accomodate safely only 1 parking lane. By statute and municipal code there is no parking on the east side of the street as that east lane is for northbound traffic.
Today coming home from an errand I had to hit the brakes as he was blocking the driving lane and there was traffic on the southbound side that I had to yield to.
This parking tard has a habit of parking wherever, whenever he wants. Today I got to meet him and after brief introduction I learned his name is “Richard”.
I had just snapped this trusty picture and routed it to a variety of sources, including youparklikeanasshole.com when he approached. I introduced myself and thing went down like this…
Richard….you have a problem with my truck?
Fraz…Hi…I’m frazgo a writer with blogging.la and noticed you were illegally parked
Richard…so what I was there for only a little while
Fraz…ok, but you do know that there is no parking ever on the east side as that is the north bound driving lane
Richard…so what there’s never any traffic on this street
Fraz…actually there was I had to stop for southbound traffic as you were illegally blocking the north bound lanes
Richard…so what, you would have had to have waited anyway
Fraz…actually I wouldn’t have, but do you see the “no parking” sign here 20 feet in front of you and 50 feet behind?
Richard….so what they were mowing across the street and I needed to move my truck so I wouldn’t get grass on it, um so I wouldn’t be in their way
Fraz…so you see no problems with breaking the law and creating a traffic hazard?
Richard…so what, I’m moving in a few days.
I left as it was obvious he saw nothing wrong with breaking the law and creating a traffic hazard. Of course the obvious question begs to be asked…why didn’t he park that beast in his driveway and assigned parking space at the apartment complex he lives in. Didn’t get that far into the conversation as it was obvious a kumquat had more intelligence