|Bus Vs. Mercedes
||[Jun. 1st, 2007|10:09 am]
The Question Club
This morning, while taking the bus to work, I witnessed a true people-are-stupid moment. The bus takes a very tight right turn, and there are NO PARKING signs at this very busy intersection which leaves, just barely, enough room for the bus to turn. An EB in a Mercedes, however, had just pulled into the no parking spot, causing the bus driver to curse, slam on his breaks, and lay on the horn. The woman (I had the impression of medium-length curly hair) initially refused to move, but the bus obviously could not go anywhere, and was still blocking the intersection of 5 streets. Cue much grumbling from us lovely passengers and some other irate honking. After a two-minute stalemate, the car whipped out of the spot, around the legally parked car in front of her, and into the open (albeit metered, but they all are) spot ahead of the parked car.
1. a) Have you ever parked in a no parking zone to avoid paying a meter? b) Did you piss off a whole bunch of people when you did so?
2. If the Mercedes had been unattended, what would you do if you were the bus driver?
Edit: 3. What other sort of parking or bus fiascoes have you witnessed or participated in?
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