sptsnt00

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  1. Yeah.....you've got me all figured out. I'm sure all your peeps in da' hood are gratefull for you teaching us heathens 'bout 'spect and all.
  2. My point has been that the world ticks on with or without the snow. People have jobs to do, have things that need attended to, have people to take care of. No matter what the weather or the conditions, these "things" happen, and they happen in the wide open spaces of the country where there is ample space to move snow AND they happen in cramped city streets that never saw a snow plow. I think it's extremely short sighted, selfish, impolite, and simply stupid to pretend this doesn't or can't happen simply because one had to put forth a bit of effort and discomfort. That's all.....it snowed.............life goes on.......it's that simple. Maybe next time, we should petition to shut the outside world down until the parking spaces reappear.
  3. I must've missed that. The courteous thing to do would be to post a sign. Thanks.
  4. And my question has been left COMPLETELY unanswered by those that think parking in a previously shoveled spot under any circumstances is rudeness at the highest level........when is it ok to return to the normal turnover of parking spaces, and the fear of property damage to one's vehicle goes away? When? Now? When the snow is gone? Never? You guys made the call that it's not ok to park there, have the guts to declare the end. Orrrrrrr was I right from the beginning and this isn't about snow, but about claim to a personal parking space that can't be made under other conditions.
  5. I also think if someone can't see the difference between someone "borrowing" a shoveled out spot for a few hours (for whatever reason, and someone planting their car in it for 4 days, they're in more trouble than anybody here can provide. My argument for parking in a "public" spot has ALWAYS been for temporary use and not long term. The argument has also been SOLELY one for public rights of way, not "private" hoity toilty digs . For those of you that either can't or don't want to see this......I can't help you except to say, trust me......I want no part of your form of courtesy, but thanks anyway.
  6. What? So........some people dug out then stayed home. Their spots then werent in any "danger" then were they. Are you NOW changing the argument to who should be on the roads and when? For the record. I didn't get out on the roads until Friday. My driveway was shoveled and clear Wednesday.
  7. Hahahahahahahahaha. How about answering MY question, or are YOU going to skirt and dance on that one? You know........for what amount of time do I need to worry about my work van being vandalized while on legit business?
  8. Another question for the, "no way I park in a shoveled spot crowd". There are literally tens of thousands of cars that were shoveled out of their "home" spaces this past week. Out of those, a certain percentage claimed their home spot with lawn junk. Out of those that claimed their spot with lawn junk, they went somewhere. How many of THEM do you think landed in a previously shoveled spot elsewhere?
  9. I have crew that was working on an apartment house in DC. They haven't worked since the Friday before the first storm. Know why? Because the neighborhood where the apartment building is has on street parking, and is almost always crowded. Under "normal" circumstances, they would arrive at 7:30 or so and park in a spot someone had vacated, presumably for the day. If the person whose spot they took returned before my crew was done, that person would simply park in another spot. Not in this strange new world of lawn chairs and orange cones with brooms. They can't work there, because they can't "assume" the person whose "property" they are taking won't be back in an hour to "claim" it with a hand full of sugar and a tire knife. They can't work elsewhere because that's the work I have for them.
  10. And you did the right thing for a space that happened to be available. However, that is not always (read seldom) the case.
  11. We've already been around that. There likely isn't an available spot that someone didn't spend time digging out. Your arguments against parking on someone else's labor COMPLETELY hinge on a condition that almost never exists, therefor isn't based in reality. You're also assuming that the visitor hasn't labored in his own way, which he obviously has. Every single car on the road after a 3' snow storm had to be dug out.
  12. Not one of those who has said it is ABSOLUTELY WRONG in any case to park in someone else's spot has yet to answer how long this "LAW" remains in effect after a snowstorm. It seems very arbitrary to me, and considering the threats of harm and property damage, rather a big concern.
  13. This phrase, IMO, says everything I need to know. It wouldn't be totally outrageous for yiu to park in a visitors spot when you got home and move after the repair guy left would it (no answer because I'm on ignore)? I have no problem "asking the queens permission", but I would also EXPECT some consideration for doing so and that would be being POLITE and just waiting until I leave, instead of being a selfish prick and demanding my space back IMMEDIATELY upon gliding into the HOA's regime. Courtesy works two ways Frogger, it ain't all about YOU.
  14. Yup.......I do know about customer service. I have been operating a service business for about 20 years, both for somebody else and on my own nut. I am aware, fully, of public opinion and the advertising power of a service vehicle, both good, and bad. However, I have also learned that some folks look at a service/delivery/construction vehicle and ALWAYS see bad, inconvenience, and in some cases money (ever heard the story about the guy who has a crack in his windshield and rides around looking for a dump truck hauling stone, so he can make a false damage claim......it happens). You can't please everybody all the time. BTW....there are areas of the city that most service guys know about and won't go, if they can avoid it. If you want your neighborhood to be one of those.............hey who am I to say.
  15. Yup.......I do know about customer service. I have been operating a service business for about 20 years, both for somebody else and on my own nut. I am aware, fully, of public opinion and the advertising power of a service vehicle, both good, and bad. However, I have also learned that some folks look at a service/delivery/construction vehicle and ALWAYS see bad, inconvenience, and in some cases money (ever heard the story about the guy who has a crack in his windshield and rides around looking for a dump truck hauling stone, so he can make a false damage claim......it happens). You can't please everybody all the time. BTW....there are areas of the city that most service guys know about and won't go, if they can avoid it. If you want your neighborhood to be one of those.............hey who am I to say. Ohhhh.....is anybody ready to answer how long PARKING MARTIAL LAW lasts yet?