Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Yes. No, wait no. Sure. Nope.

The city recently rebuilt this street, and extended it to the new street that you see in the distance.

The RED arrow points to the No Parking sign.

The YELLOW arrow points to the fire hydrant.

The GREEN arrows point to the two new parking spaces painted right in front of the no-parking sign and the fire hydrant.

Your guess is a good as mine!!!!!!

11 comments:

stan said...

I smell a revenue generator.

David Amulet said...

Probably one of those cases of different bureaucrats following their set procedures and ending up creating great humor for the rest of us!

-- david

The Phoenix said...

Well, isn't that just typical. Some poor sap is going to get a ticket for parking there. Maybe it's for emergency or police vehicles only...that seems like a good spot to read the USA today and partake in some twinkies.

SD27 said...

That's a "feature" used to increase the town revenue.

Meagan said...

Ha. I'm going to to share that photo with my fire chief pop. He'll get a kick out of it!

love meagan

Jim said...

Stan -- what you smell is our "energy tax" which pours money into city hall, which they can spend as they want unlike regular "tax" revenue

Jim said...

David -- I had to wait a day to take the picture because there was a truck parked in the space right next to the sign -- at most, they would have gotten a warning ticket, one of the benefits of living in a small town

Jim said...

phoenix -- I never thought of those special places, pregnant women, police, handicap -- when they rebuilt that street, they moved all of the parking to one side, seems like there should have been some special spaces reserved -- it had been a deadend street but since we are trying to become New York City, it was expanded across where the railroad tracks had been to that entirely new highway (you can just see the end of one of the bike tunnels in the photo)

Jim said...

sd27 -- they could give tickets for running red lights and turning without signaling and have enough left over to pay off the national debt :)

Jim said...

meagan -- please ask him about the color of the fireplug, I thought they were supposed to be yellow???

Meagan said...

I think it doesn't matter what color they are, really. In Grants Pass (s.OR town near my home) all of the fire hydrants are painted as works of art!