Sunday, April 05, 2009

Our own Blagojette

When the dogs and I came from town yesterday, we could not turn onto our street because two cars were blocking it. One was a big, white, Cadillac SUV, which was parked so it's rear-end was almost in the cross street. The other lane was block by some poor guy trying to make a left turn onto the cross street but, with the white SUV in the way, he could not see to his left. It's a dangerous left turn even when there is no SUV in the way since the is a hill and a curve to the left, and a hill and a slight curve to the right.

The big, white, Cadillac SUV had a politician's sign on its side. Can you see what's coming?

Our street is equal to two normal size blocks and is a dead end.

As soon as I got out of my car, a voice yelled at me: "I'm so and so, and I'm running for prom queen [or the equivalent city office]. Will you vote for me?"

"Is that your white SUV at the end of the street?"

"Yes. Will you vote for me?"

"I don't vote for candidates who do not obey the law. Your SUV is parked illegally."

"Oh, I didn't realize it was parked illegally."

"Well, I'm not sure you should be the [city official] if you don't know the city ordinances. 'Don't block a fire hydrant seems pretty basic to me.'"

Oddly, she didn't answer. She also didn't go move her SUV, she just continued going door to door.

If she wins, I might have to move, but it was worth it!


stan said...

Probably figures that if she's elected, she'll get a parking pass that'll let her park anywhere she wants (hopefully in the middle of the lake!)

sleepyrn said...

Why didn't you take a picture of her illegally parked SUV and send it to her opponent?

Jim said...

I thought about a picture, but only later.

Her father was a big deal locally so she probably is used to parking wherever she wants.