January 27, 2016 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm #1134017ubiquitinParticipant
“They will take up TWO spaces instead of moving one foot forward or back, so that another car can fit. Sorry that I feel that is wrong.”
Agreed though that isnt the discussion
“I would NEVER call a tow on someone,…”
Check with your LOR it is probably muttar
“So please forgive me for my strongly felt opinion that it would not be a bad thing …”
No need to ask for forgiveness. It is a very frustrating time and it is causing you not to think this through rationaly. I really do get it. I too spent a while digging out my car knowing ful well as soon as I left somebody else (who dug out his car too) will take “my” spot.
“I dug out my car AND the spot next to it, so two cars could fit there”
As I said I agree if you dug out a spot nobody should take it before you do. IS that what happened?
“Why should someone who paid NOTHING for the work we had done, benefit that day or the next?”
Becasue otherwise the city couldnt function. There isnt enough metered parking that self digs itself to allow stores to function.
“I did NOT take anyone’s parking spot from them. I parked at meters when I went shopping.”
I have news for you somebody shoveled many of thsoe too! as for that where empty before the storm that were plowed by the city there siply arent enough for all of us.
“Someone took our spot in front of my house, last year, and LEFT their car there for a week!…
No that isnt nice. But doesnt change anything youve said.
Also dont you have a driveway?January 27, 2016 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm #1134018
This whole discussion misses the point.January 27, 2016 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm #1134019golferParticipant
Parking on snowy days in NY seems to be bringing out the true inner self of a lot of people around here.
Which category does this fall into?
I know it’s not b’koissoi, as I would never accuse my fine fellow CR members of driving (or parking) while inebriated.
Is it b’keessoi or b’ka’assoi?January 28, 2016 12:44 am at 12:44 am #1134020Little FroggieParticipant
Can’t accuse me of b’ka’assoi. I (still) don’t have a (working) horn!!!January 28, 2016 2:02 am at 2:02 am #1134021
Do you have a driveway?
Do you? Can I block it? Did I block it?
Not you; Oomis. I don’t understand why she is all upset about street parking if she has a driveway (as she seemed to indicate).
Yes, I have a driveway. You can block it if you give me fair warning that you’re showing up. Did you block it? I dunno, was that your car? If it ended up getting vandalized, then you probably blocked my driveway without telling me you were coming.January 28, 2016 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #1134022Shopping613 🌠Participant
“Although I know the spot I dug is not really mine, I spend a lot of time and money digging it out. I just want to let you know that if you park here I will spend the same amount of time and money putting all that snow back around your car. I wish you luck finding a spot and hope you will reconsider this one now.”
– I saw I sign with this on it-now that is smart!January 28, 2016 3:29 pm at 3:29 pm #1134023
The sign said,
So I put up the following response:
That was even smarter.January 28, 2016 4:04 pm at 4:04 pm #1134024
Someone put up that sign and parked in my spot.
So I shoveled all the snow back around their car, and left a sign. It said:
Hi. I spent a lot of time and energy shoveling back in your car, and searching for your video surveillance. Unfortunately, I was unable to locate your video camera, and was therefore unable to remove it. However, I assume I will see you undigging your car, and will use that opportunity to stand and watch and laugh so hard as to be worth your slashing my tires. To ensure I have sufficient time to see you undigging and enjoy, please note I have poured water over the snow pile. This is not a promise.January 28, 2016 4:04 pm at 4:04 pm #1134025golferParticipant
We live in very affluent times.
When I walk into the supermarket I’m sometimes overwhelmed by the dazzling array of produce that is mine for the taking, when I know people who were literally starving just a little over 70 years ago.
Yes, we all give Tzedaka; we are after all rachmanim bnei rachmanim.
But how often are we actually confronted with the challenge of dealing with limited resources?
This thread brings to mind the famous story of the blanket that Rav Nosson Tzvi ZTZ”L told the CEO of Starbucks.
Something to think about when our streets are blanketed in a thick snowfall…January 28, 2016 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #1134026
So I shoveled all the snow back around their car, and left a sign. It said:
Hi. I spent a lot of time and energy shoveling back in your car, and searching for your video surveillance. Unfortunately, I was unable to locate your video camera, and was therefore unable to remove it. However, I assume I will see you undigging your car, and will use that opportunity to stand and watch and laugh so hard as to be worth your slashing my tires. To ensure I have sufficient time to see you undigging and enjoy, please note I have poured water over the snow pile. This is not a promise.
You think you were laughing hard? I put up the sign, but some other poor shmoe was the one who parked there!January 28, 2016 4:18 pm at 4:18 pm #1134027oomisParticipant
You don’t know the dynamics on my block ( I don’t live in Brooklyn), and how unmenshlech some very young people have been all too often. This weather does bring out the worst in people. Very often, I am unable to GET into my driveway, because some kid (and worse, some adult on his way to minyan) has thoughtlessly parked in such a way blocking my driveway enough, that it’s impossible to get over the mound of snow next to us. Now, not only had he taken my dug out spot, but also prevents me from parking in my owned spot. I have never, ever done that to anyone. The woman next door to me is even older than I am, and has the same problem. It’s frum people doing this.
Whether or not someone has a legal right to the street parking, is not up for debate. I understand your point. But that which is legal, we all know is not necessarily ethically or morally correct. Think about some of the marriage laws which have been passed recently.
I think that there could be an inyan of hasogas gevul here. I am not asking my LOR if that is so, because I refrain from doing it to others. I just hope people who have been guilty of this, will give it some thought, and try to avoid this, for a couple of days after a storm. That’s all. Thank you, for your insight and input, which was expressed respectfully.January 28, 2016 4:20 pm at 4:20 pm #1134028apushatayidParticipant
In the 40 degree weather, the water didnt do much except make it a little messier.January 28, 2016 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #1134029
You think you were laughing hard? I put up the sign, but some other poor shmoe was the one who parked there!
I knew that! I was the one who parked there, and then hired someone to try to dig it out who was in on the joke, and I stood and laughed, and the joke was on you because while you were standing and laughing, I hired someone else to put a sign by someone else’s spot threatening to slash their tires, and signed it with your name and address, and then slashed their tires.January 28, 2016 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #1134030
I knew you would do that, which is why I gave you a phony name and address.January 28, 2016 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm #1134031
I knew you would do that, which is why I gave you a phony name and address.
haha,joke’s on you, because I didn’t do any of that, and instead wasted all your time on this thread.January 28, 2016 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #1134032
You think I posted myself here? I posted through a shell corporation.January 28, 2016 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #1134033
I knew you would. That’s why I also used a shell corporation to post here, and my shell corporation’s totty can beat up your shell corporation’s totty.January 28, 2016 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm #1134034January 28, 2016 7:42 pm at 7:42 pm #1134035👑RebYidd23Participant
I switched all the cars.January 28, 2016 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm #1134036
I switched all the cars.
I switched all the snow, so it was the same anyway.January 28, 2016 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm #1134037
I switched all the shell corporations.January 28, 2016 8:02 pm at 8:02 pm #1134038HashemisreadingParticipant
Who edits the moderators posts? the editor?January 28, 2016 8:23 pm at 8:23 pm #1134039justsmile613Participant
In Baltimore here, almost everyone puts chairs out..In my opinion, if you spend hours of backbreaking work digging out you have a right to put a chair there..at least for a few days or so.
When I moved to Baltimore from NY I never knew of that concept,however in NY people would prob just move your chair and take the spot, and I dont blame them since parking is hard to find in NYJanuary 28, 2016 9:41 pm at 9:41 pm #1134040apushatayidParticipant
Depending on the size of the chair/car, they might just “move it” out of the way with the car.January 28, 2016 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm #1134041HashemisreadingParticipant
Guys just move to the suburbs. Driveways. Parking lots. Luxuries.January 28, 2016 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm #1134042lesschumrasParticipant
Fe: blocking driveways. 30 years ago, a shtibel opened up on East 7 st in Midwood. My father-in-law and his friend defended their right to do so, especially when they promised not to park illegally. From day o e my in-laws friend found hid driveway blocked and when he asked them to move the car, they said they couldn’t because they were davening. So, he bought a boombox, took it into the shtibel the next morning and played the worst music he could find as loud as he could. They “we can’t daven” so he said then you can move your cars. He promised that every day he was blocked, he’d be there with the b9ombox. They stopped blocking him.
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