The Crack Den has been all about the urban/suburban planning lately, and I could write long screeds bitching about parking in my neighborhood, and it’s not so much that there isn’t enough of it (sometimes you have to walk A WHOLE BLOCK which is inconvenient when hauling something heavy but otherwise mainly serves to annoy the out-of-town friends who can’t understand how anyone can LIVE LIKE THIS) but that the permit systems, snow routes and ticket periods and street-cleaning days are so confusing as a result of having been amended every time somebody writes city hall a letter that I think they make most of their money by betting we’re all just too busy to make the flow chart necessary to figure this shit out.
Therefore I likethis a lot more.
surtax – instead of making me go through the hassle of feeding meters
and dodging permit parking zones and fighting with the bureaucracy over
one stupid thing or another every year.
I would pay more money to be left the fuck alone than I would be willing to via an escalating series of small hassles. The city gets the money, I get away from having to play Parking Valet every morning moving the car around, everybody’s happy.