Feb 29 2012
As you may NOT know, one of their female listeners, Kerri Dawn, went in on Monday as a listener fill-in. Just like us, she had to be at the downtown studios, on Smithfield, before 6am.
When Kerri got there, she saw the above series of parking notes, cliff notes, subtitles and footnotes. In a hurry, she THOUGHT it was ok to park in the Green Zone but not in the Red Zone until 9am. Here’s what she wrote on our Facebook page when she sent us the above pic.
I thought the red and white part of the sign pertained to the red and white arrow & the green and white part of the sign pertained to the space where I was… that they enforced two-hour parking between 9-4. That’s why I went down to feed the meter at 8:30, when I found out my car was just gone.
So her car was towed right in the middle of her radio debut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So we present THIS case: at a normal time of day, who would understand that set of signs, arrows, colors? So who the hell knows WHAT to do at 5:30am with one eye open??????????????
Ok to park in Green, bad to park in Red, except for these times, but Sunday, it’s all good, blah.. blahh…blahh-blaah! Sounds like that scene from the old movie “Airplane:”
Male announcer: The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone.
Female announcer: The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone.
Male announcer: [later] The red zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the white zone.
Female announcer: No, the white zone is for loading of passengers and there is no stopping in a RED zone.
Male announcer: The red zone has always been for loading and unloading of passengers. There’s never stopping in a white zone.
Female announcer: Don’t you tell me which zone is for loading, and which zone is for stopping!
Now we can’t blame the police, if they had her car towed, because they would have been just doing their job…. making sure that Smithfield Street is open and PASSABLE during rush hour (except for the buses that stop every two blocks even on green lights, garbage trucks that stop every at every public receptacle to empty it, office supply delivery vans dropping off yesterday’s overnight photo copy order and those other jagoffs who have to drop their spouse of right in front of the office vs. at the previous red light.)
Hey, whomever you are (cuz we have no idea who creates these most-liveable-city-easy-to-comprehend signs) someone sure knew how to keep wording simple when they raised the meter rates to 25-cents for 7.23452 minutes on downtown streets. It was pretty much, “It’s now 25 cents, SCREW YOU.” So how about for THESE signs, something ORIGINAL like, how about just PARKING HERE and NO PARKING THERE, Ya Jagoffs!!!
See our OTHER confusing sign post from earlier this year by clicking the sign pic below.