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Chicagao Parking Classics
« on: March 27, 2009, 08:38:28 AM »
Damn, so many to choose from.

There's the time I got towed  ..-)  okay, whatever. I had to move my car before 7am and didn't get there in time. Pick it up from the pound, park it, then it snows. Remember, I'm from California and at the time (many years ago), hadn't had a car to deal with all that long while in Chicago. When I go out to my car the next morning, it's gone. Huh? SNOW ROUTE NO PARKING IF SNOW IS OVER 2 INCHES. Oh, F me!

Then there's my favorite: the time I parked on a 2 hr metered street lined with cars, only to return about an hour later to discover my car had been stolen (towed) and empounded by the Chicago City Mafia. Huh? When I get to the spot my car was parked, I start looking around. Alas, down a bit on a light post is a small sign that reads. TOW ZONE NO PARKING BETWEEN 4-6 PM MON THRU FRI. At the time (circo 1991), it the bill was $155 for the tow and $50 for the ticket.

Which brings me to this morning. I'm driving around and around last night after class; it's creeping up on midnight. After about 20 min of that, I give up and decide to park at metered parking. Meter reads 2 hr parking between 8am - 8pm. Cool. This morning, I go out to my car, it's about 7:15, only to find I've got another ticket. Huh? So I start to look for the signage. Up ahead on a light post is a small sign that reads, NO PARKING BETWEEN 7AM - 9AM MONDAY THRU FRIDAY $60 bucks, Mother Bastards! :cursing:
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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 07:12:08 PM »
No such problems out here in the country!   ;-()    That would be one of the many reasons not to live where so many others live. 

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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 07:23:29 PM »
Bummer yo!  They will get ya however they can!
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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2009, 01:29:49 AM »
 :rofl_2: They were just funny to read Babble! They really are waiting for you to slip up then since you'd only left it there 15 minutes past 7am! yet they've got you again  :mad1:
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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2009, 08:49:54 AM »
No such problems out here in the country!   ;-()    That would be one of the many reasons not to live where so many others live. 

Oh, "many," eh?!

Fire some off, hoss. I want to know what I'm missing out on choosing not to live in the middle of nowhere.  :whistle:
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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2009, 08:53:01 AM »
:rofl_2: They were just funny to read Babble! They really are waiting for you to slip up then since you'd only left it there 15 minutes past 7am! yet they've got you again  :mad1:

Yeah, many of them are set ups! especially those 2 hr meterred parking ones. FRAMED! :cursing:
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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2009, 08:53:57 AM »
No such problems out here in the country!   ;-()    That would be one of the many reasons not to live where so many others live. 

Oh, "many," eh?!

Fire some off, hoss. I want to know what I'm missing out on choosing not to live in the middle of nowhere.  :whistle:

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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2009, 09:01:13 AM »
Yeah, those rotten bastiges.
Preying on the ignorant.
They should be ashamed. :rofl_2:

That's what I would call a sucatation sitteeeation.
Fortunately you've got plenty of dough Babs! ;-()
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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2009, 09:15:24 AM »
Yeah, those rotten bastiges.
Preying on the ignorant.
They should be ashamed. :rofl_2:

That's what I would call a sucatation sitteeeation.
Fortunately you've got plenty of dough Babs! ;-()

Gulp!  :blue:
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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2009, 03:42:59 PM »
I just had one of those terror :scared: run through me. "WHERE DID I PARK?!?!?!!!" I'm mean, for about 5 minutes I had no idea where my car was. I was afraid I'd have to go on a walkabout around the neighbor hood to find it. 
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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2009, 04:12:03 PM »
I just had one of those terror :scared: run through me. "WHERE DID I PARK?!?!?!!!" I'm mean, for about 5 minutes I had no idea where my car was. I was afraid I'd have to go on a walkabout around the neighbor hood to find it. 
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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2009, 04:51:30 PM »
I just had one of those terror :scared: run through me. "WHERE DID I PARK?!?!?!!!" I'm mean, for about 5 minutes I had no idea where my car was. I was afraid I'd have to go on a walkabout around the neighbor hood to find it. 
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:rofl_2: JFC, you are my brother! :rofl_2:

It's for real, holmes! If you have to park all over the neighborhood from one night to the next--I'm talking about a good 5-8 minute walk from you're front door--AND you don't need your car but 3 nights a week, it's not difficult to misplace it for a few minutes. I don't park in the same spot or on the same street, let alone on the same block day to day.
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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2009, 04:31:45 AM »
I just had one of those terror :scared: run through me. "WHERE DID I PARK?!?!?!!!" I'm mean, for about 5 minutes I had no idea where my car was. I was afraid I'd have to go on a walkabout around the neighbor hood to find it. 
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:rofl_2: JFC, you are my brother! :rofl_2:

It's for real, holmes! If you have to park all over the neighborhood from one night to the next--I'm talking about a good 5-8 minute walk from you're front door--AND you don't need your car but 3 nights a week, it's not difficult to misplace it for a few minutes. I don't park in the same spot or on the same street, let alone on the same block day to day.
Tough for me to relate to the parking situation.
However, I am quite familiar with the brain cramp. :(
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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2009, 09:11:20 AM »
F!!!!!!! :cursing: I got nailed last night. $90!!!  :ranting:



"running a red light" - it's like they changed the rules when they installed the cameras: it's green light-red light now. I hope I get only one ticket; hell, if that was running a red light, I should be expecting more than one ticket in the mail and a notice that my license has been suspended  :mad1:
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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2009, 11:16:09 AM »
F!!!!!!! :cursing: I got nailed last night. $90!!!  :ranting:



"running a red light" - it's like they changed the rules when they installed the cameras: it's green light-red light now. I hope I get only one ticket; hell, if that was running a red light, I should be expecting more than one ticket in the mail and a notice that my license has been suspended  :mad1:


 :rofl_2: The way your going Babble your keeping the Chicago Council/Government/whatever in business alone. Think of all those new camera's going up that your paying a slice towards  :rofl_2:
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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2009, 11:23:43 AM »
F!!!!!!! :cursing: I got nailed last night. $90!!!  :ranting:



"running a red light" - it's like they changed the rules when they installed the cameras: it's green light-red light now. I hope I get only one ticket; hell, if that was running a red light, I should be expecting more than one ticket in the mail and a notice that my license has been suspended  :mad1:


 :rofl_2: The way your going Babble your keeping the Chicago Council/Government/whatever in business alone. Think of all those new camera's going up that your paying a slice towards  :rofl_2:


:cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :ranting: :ranting: :ranting: :ranting: :ranting: :ranting:

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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2009, 11:25:15 AM »
$90?  Our red-light camera price here is $75.00 (still too much) :\  But I guess it's better than $90.

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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2009, 11:27:08 AM »
$90?  Our red-light camera price here is $75.00 (still too much) :\  But I guess it's better than $90.

Our city is BROKE!  :(
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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2009, 11:30:16 AM »
F!!!!!!! :cursing: I got nailed last night. $90!!!  :ranting:



"running a red light" - it's like they changed the rules when they installed the cameras: it's green light-red light now. I hope I get only one ticket; hell, if that was running a red light, I should be expecting more than one ticket in the mail and a notice that my license has been suspended  :mad1:


 :rofl_2: The way your going Babble your keeping the Chicago Council/Government/whatever in business alone. Think of all those new camera's going up that your paying a slice towards  :rofl_2:


:cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :ranting: :ranting: :ranting: :ranting: :ranting: :ranting:

OOOOOOW!!!!


What?! You want a driving ban and a forum ban?  :)~  :rofl_2:
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Re: Chicagao Parking Classics
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2009, 11:42:50 AM »
F!!!!!!! :cursing: I got nailed last night. $90!!!  :ranting:



"running a red light" - it's like they changed the rules when they installed the cameras: it's green light-red light now. I hope I get only one ticket; hell, if that was running a red light, I should be expecting more than one ticket in the mail and a notice that my license has been suspended  :mad1:


 :rofl_2: The way your going Babble your keeping the Chicago Council/Government/whatever in business alone. Think of all those new camera's going up that your paying a slice towards  :rofl_2:


:cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :cursing: :ranting: :ranting: :ranting: :ranting: :ranting: :ranting:

OOOOOOW!!!!


What?! You want a driving ban and a forum ban?  :)~  :rofl_2:


:lmao!:  Nicely played, mate!   :rofl_2:
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