May 19th, 2006


Parking Note

I found the following note on my motorcycle this morning because I was parked in a spot big enough for a medium-sized car.

Excuse you,

Having your bike
parked in a full size
spot, for a car, at a 90°
angle is ridiculous.
The space could have
been filled more
Two cars up there is a
smaller spot for bikes

Next time I am calling
the police; I've written
your liscence #.

You are so welcome!

Coincidentally, ljkrissy and I had a conversation about parking etiquette shortly before I parked my bike yesterday. I do believe it is rude to take a large spot when a smaller more appropriate one is available, but that wasn't the case when I got home yesterday. Of the four small spots I normally park in, 3 were blocked by cars and the 4th was filled with two motorcycles. So, I had the choice of parking in the available spot right in front of my house, or looking for parking on another block. Not a tough choice.

Parking in SF is ridiculous, people get way to upset and stressed out about it. Nobody is entitled to street parking more than anybody else. This person believes that owning a larger vehicle entitles them to more space, a stupid mentality that seems a little too prevalent.