Thursday, March 12, 2009

Free Parking


This is going to sound irritatingly like a terrible Seinfeld episode, but what is the deal with parking in Brooklyn...

Sweet Jesus... Let's start over.

I am fucking amazing when it comes to parallel parking. I was already good bombing around KC in a Honda finding all the hidden free parallel parking — esp after the Power and Light takeover downtown.

However, I have the added advantage of driving around NYC in a Mini Cooper so I can wedge the SOB into some really tight spots everywhere.

On the night before the street sweepers come through the neighborhood the streets are like a hellish game of musical chairs to make way. Nobody wants to wake up at 6 a.m. to move their car for the sweeper.

Above is my result from last night.

Not impressed?

That is a pen. The back bumper was just as close, but the owner of the car came out and started questioning why I was taking pictures and setting a pen between our bumpers... It got real awkward.

1 comment:

Hyperblogal said...

Speaking of Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer... I've decided that our economy before the crash was based on a Seinfeld episode. What are all the derivatives based on.... NOTHING. What was backing all the claims of Sir Bernie's investment company.... NOTHING. What was propping up AIG in it's quest for ever higher immediate profits....NOTHING. What has been the result of all the money pumped into the vast pit that is our national financial state.... NOTHING. Get the idea???