Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sleeping on the job.

This morning on the way to work I drove past (and hastily took a picture) of Meter reader, car 56 taking a snooze on the clock. Not only was she sleeping on the job, she was taking up a parking space in an area of valuable spaces.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lickin' his chops

Not a car parked illegally, not even one in sight. So you'd think that the rush hour traffic could just breeze through. Instead, this towing service is just in the way waiting for some unknowing victim to park. After that he'll have to wait for the meter reader finally come and give the ticket so he can tow the car.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Good deed do-er

These folks were going to park their car at 4 pm. Fortunately for them, one of my co-workers, Javier, was crossing the street to go to the gym where he is working on extra cardio to lose weight in a bet he has going with Dave, but that's another story. He walked past them, then came back and told them that they couldn't park there (he's partially hidden by the light pole), saving them the $50 ticket and the possible $150 towing charge. I was pleased to know I work with such compassionate people.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Prominent attorney reads sign

In a display of unexpected intelligence, a local attorney actually read the sign after he tried to park his shiny silver jag after 3:30 and the meter wouldn't take his coin. He left. Too bad for his pouting girlfriend who was waiting impatiently for him.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Getaway

Yet another example of the city keeping the streets clear. Here the tow truck sits waiting for the meter reader to come and give the car a ticket (you can see in the first picture that there is no ticket on the car) so he can tow it. Oddly, the meter reader, of which there are generally 2 or 3 thousand hovering on the block, was nowhere in sight and the truck patiently waited for 20 minutes (blocking traffic the entire time), so long that the owner of the car, who was in violation of city ordinance for over 20 minutes came out, frantically got in his car, drove off and got away scott free. The middle picture is the evil tow truck driver.