like a really loooooooooooooong stretchy piece of bubblegum
“i fell off my pink cloud with a thud.”
note to this townie and his car
who’ve made so many smile:
Shout out to the person driving the smart car that looks like a little tykes cozy coupe!
Everyone loves it and it brings all of the smiles and laughs every time you are spotted! 🙂
“whimsy doesn’t care if you are the driver or the passenger; all that matters is that you are on your way.”
i am endlessly amused by conversations that happen on my local nextdoor site.
here is one of my recent favs.
someone is reaching out for parking advice about the sign above
and gets a whole lot of answers (100+), yet no one knows for sure.
below is a sampling of responses for your reading pleasure:
The original question: What does this sign mean? Can you park for 15 min without being ticketed?
No Parking alone means no parking (like bottom sign to left of the signpost) No parking with frame below it describes the “no parking conditions” within the red frame the added tow threat makes it more confusing.
I just wouldn’t park there🤣
15 minute parking allowed from the sign back. The parking enforcement, when they come around, will take photos of your cars location and of a tire and it’s valve stem location. They come back 15 minutes later and issue ticket if not moved. If it’s one of the really crabby patrol people they will come back 15 minutes later and issue a second ticket.
BEWARE THE KING CRAB!
every 14 minutes jack up ur car+ spin wheel to put valve in diff spot (see above)
Just like NYC – hand over your keys to a car jockey to move your car to the alternate side of the street on Tuesdays!
There was a sign just like this outside the old Kiwanis building, and for a long time that space was left empty because people didn’t realize they could park…
The wording of the sign pointing to the right is inconsistent. I did not find an interpretation of the sign in the Uniform Vehicle Code. Like, “Are you going to walk to school or…
Why is it inconsistent? As I see it, the sign says, “to the right of this sign you can park for 15 minutes between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm; you will be towed…
It means exactly what it says “no parking”
Could be a fund raising effort for a parking garage.
It means don’t park there regardless
“Can you park for 15 mins without being ticketed?” The answer is yes, if the question means whether it’s possible.
I’d trust the bottom line. See the tow truck picking up the vehicle 😂
My interpretation is that it really does mean no parking 6AM-6PM. The 15 minute limit is for standing (driver remains in vehicle). In practice, it is effectively a 15 minute limit…
I think the key is that the arrows on the signs point in different directions. So no parking at all from the sign and then to the left. The 15 minute no parking sign points to the right so the limited parking is from the sign and to the right.
Well, just visit – https://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/ , a mere 862 pages! I think the first rule is read from top to bottom. Then execute like a computer interpreting code; don’t try…
Seems perfectly logical! Good to know. Thank you!
You can not park there unless you have a loading zone (commercial) plate, and then only for 15 minutes. Most loading zones have unlimited parking for those with loading zone…
I disagree. The sign in this post does not say anything about commercial permits or plates.
My interpretation of the originally posted sign is it’s basically a no parking zone, but they will let you park for 15 minutes during business hours. I’ve gotten away with parking…
But you can park for longer on Sunday?
Don’t think you can park there on Sunday
The sign is basically offering you an opportunity to bet; the city is betting you a parking space against a $25 ticket that you can’t figure out and execute what they meant…
This looks like East U adjacent to the business school. Isn’t it a bit cryptic? Appears to mark two zones, one to the left of the sign (see the arrow) in which there is no parking…
I love how everyone says it means something different and is 100% confident about it.
The last comment, from the original question poser: Being part of “everyone” I am not 100% confident.
‘nine out of ten americans believe that out of ten people, one person will always disagree with the other nine.’
missing the point: man in germany drives to driving test
They said he told police officers who were called to the scene on Monday that he had only driven because he wanted to make sure to get to the driving test on time.
His test was immediately called off. The man now faces an investigation for driving without a license. Police also opened an investigation of the car’s owner.
“perspective is worth 80 iq points”
source credit: ap- berlin
who remembers this?
rolling around on turns
cigarette smoke-filled air
fighting over who could sit there
the door that swung open
back window down
best seat ever.
“like all great travelers, i have seen more than i remember, and remember more than i have seen.”
image credit: doyouremember.com
i got a lovely holiday card from my dear friend
sharing all of her family’s news
including her oldest daughter
taking her driver’s ed training online
all i can picture is mario kart.
actual humans in tokyo, mario-karting on the road
clearly someone had the same vision.
“most of american life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went.”
image credits: nintendo/mario kart, google images japan
the pinto wagon
bare bones edition
shared with sibs
lost school papers
hand crank windows
as many friends as we could jam in
rockin’ our fm-converter
a drag-racing ticket
but it had wheels
took us places
this was our flivver.
had a number of flivvers
over the years
carried the memories
like this one.
do you remember your flivver?
Part of Speech- Noun
Origin – Unknown, early 20th century
Definition – A cheap car or aircraft, especially one in bad condition.
“a car for every purse and purpose.”
-alfred p. sloan
credits: google image, wordgenius.com