Thursday, May 6, 2010

Keeping the streets clear

The truck is just sitting in the middle of the street waiting for the checker to give tickets. Just sittin' there. Keeping the street clear for rush hour traffic.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Illegal turn

You can clearly see the sign forbidding the left hand turn. You can clearly see the city hall clock so you know the sign is not mistaken. The parking checker blocked traffic heading north while he/she waited for the opportunity to make a left hand turn. The city which is so concerned about the flow of traffic (as if there is any - and you can clearly see that there isn't) forbids left hand turns. Unless you are a parking checker headed off to do his duty fighting the crime of parking.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Just some observations

Some other things go on down on the street outside my office. Many of which do not annoy me. Well, some of which do not annoy me. This man, who is obviously a very hard worker seems a little misguided. Unless maybe he likes doing this work, it appears that if he put as much energy into finding a job, or perhaps studying, he might make something more of himself. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

4 before 4.

Remarkably yesterday they towed 4 cars before 3 O'clock. 
This is Truck 1 with his first on board and soon to snatch up the one behind him.

Truck 2 behind him with his first car preparing to block all three lanes for his second.

Towing equipment in place the 4th car is readied to go.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year's Towing

    Nothing is as happy for me as seeing the lovely traditions of the season which the city cherishes and shares with her inhabitants, guests and visitors. From the lovely religion-neutral stars and blue circles hanging about the intersections to the, well, I can't think of much else. Most every other thing is paid for with private money. Those stars and circles may be too, for all I know. But what better way to ring in the new year with a right-at-3:45 towing of the first car off of Water Street. An act Scrooge would find heartwarming, the second tow truck was already lined up blocking traffic and waiting for a victim. Sure enough not 3 seconds into the towing of the first, with a tow truck sitting there no less, another car pulls up. Of course, the guy driving the tow truck did the decent thing and said nothing. A meter reader was along in just two shakes of a rat's ass and bingo. . . you can see the meter reader running anxiously to get to the car before the owner returned in the second picture.