how evil are parking lot owners - scale of 1 (they ok) - 10 (flog them)

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In Portland on a band trip a few years ago, there was a parking lot across from the club with an attendant... seemingly eastern european and wearing an orange vest

But there was also a huge sign saying to ONLY PAY THE MACHINE - LOT IS UNATTENDED

He threatened to tow us when we paid the machine instead of him, but nothing happened

Andy the Grasshopper, Thursday, 1 December 2022 20:37 (one year ago) link

I'm surprised he didn't demand a tip.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, 1 December 2022 20:52 (one year ago) link

In Mexico City, you might find convenient and free street parking on your own in a residential block. But a young person may appear and helpfully guide you into the spot. You then must pay that young person to "watch your car". If you don't pay them, they fuck with your car.

Cinta Kaz is comin' to town (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 1 December 2022 23:52 (one year ago) link

That is a much fairer system

G. D’Arcy Cheesewright (silby), Friday, 2 December 2022 00:39 (one year ago) link

Anyway I don’t own a car and parking lots shouldn’t exist

G. D’Arcy Cheesewright (silby), Friday, 2 December 2022 00:39 (one year ago) link

I own my car and wish I lived in a city with better public transpo because that's 5 Gs of dead weight I could unload

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Friday, 2 December 2022 00:52 (one year ago) link

my office (currently pretty much empty) is a few blocks from the SF Giants park, and the commercial lot across the street could get downright rapacious in their fees, especially if the team was doing well... they would put a sign out for $75/day and if it started filling up quickly with rich tech bro's, they would jack it up to $100 or even $125
For comparison, a non-game day would be like $20/day

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 2 December 2022 00:56 (one year ago) link

In chicago, the hotel wanted to charge an outrageous parking rate. But the kind employee on the phone suggested an app on which I booked parking across the street at 30% of the hotel rate. Abolish parking lots and turn the golf courses into public parks!

Cinta Kaz is comin' to town (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 2 December 2022 03:56 (one year ago) link

last bit was my "welcome back, silby"

Cinta Kaz is comin' to town (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 2 December 2022 03:57 (one year ago) link

Public sex parks

G. D’Arcy Cheesewright (silby), Friday, 2 December 2022 04:13 (one year ago) link

do they fuck trees

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Friday, 2 December 2022 04:17 (one year ago) link

disappointed that wasn't a Los Campesinos! song imago loves

Cinta Kaz is comin' to town (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 2 December 2022 04:43 (one year ago) link

Great book that vaguely relates to the thread: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_High_Cost_of_Free_Parking (Donald Shoup is sorta the Jane Jacobs of parking)

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 3 December 2022 01:02 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 30 December 2022 00:01 (one year ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 31 December 2022 00:01 (one year ago) link

Hotel parking rates are the worst, just after the “resort fee”.

Lord Pickles (Boring, Maryland), Saturday, 31 December 2022 04:06 (one year ago) link


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