The “Status Hunter” Facebook page with over 139,000 ‘likes’ has words of praise for chareidi youths seen placing coins in parking meters moments before a parking inspector issues a summons.
Nir Menussi writes that he sees this occur daily, adding that just a day ago he saw another case on Suan Street in Yerushalayim. He explains he sees a vehicle’s parking meter that is just about to go red, and just a few feet away the parking inspector. The chareidi youth who passes assesses the situation and throws a coin into the parking meter.
“I call the young chareidi but he runs to the others cars, placing coins in them as well”.
Adding to his amazement was the parking inspector, described a husky male with a shaven head, who calls the youth over to assist him, telling him “not this meter, he still has time. Put money in the other parking meter”.
The two walk together and the inspector instructs the youth to place coins in the parking meters of expired meters, avoiding a summons.
Menussi adds “I cannot control myself so I go over to the two and tell them ‘you made my day’. You are both simply tzaddikim. There should be more like you in Yisrael!”
The parking meter inspector responds “I am not a tzaddik, he his! [pointing to the youth]. I am just assisting him”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)