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#85676
May 15, 2013
 
j_m_w wrote:
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Your dentist is awesome.
And thanks for the compliment! We should have gotten gay married!
You can't gay marry Angela because *I* am going to gay marry her when I go to MN.

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#85677
May 15, 2013
 
Stina wrote:
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Exactly!!! Especially when they have those great deals. They had one at Disney - 4 days for $129.$32.25 a day instead of the normal $89. They son't want us sharing THAT deal with our friends!
Did you ever get any deals through your work, here in Florida? 4 days at all their parks for $129 is really great....

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May 15, 2013
 
WhoIs_JohnGalt wrote:
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(I know, it's been a long time since i've posted here, but now you have my curiosity)
My wife and i have decided to take our 4 kids (ages 4-8) to Disney in October. Do the math - with 4 kids and two adults, we are going to have to mortgage the house to go (j/k).
(Where did you see that deal - or is it one of those things for residents of Florida?)(
Yes. Fla resident only. Valid only til July I believe

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#85679
May 15, 2013
 
The only thing people in IL get a deal on is a volume discount for governors in (ahem) public housing.

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#85680
May 15, 2013
 
This is f* ridiculous!

http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/odd/2101063...

How can one person pushing in quarters cause more stress than the damn owner of the car doing the same thing?

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#85681
May 15, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
This is f* ridiculous!
http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/odd/2101063...
How can one person pushing in quarters cause more stress than the damn owner of the car doing the same thing?
The attendants probably have a quota of tickets they have to write -- that's where the stress comes from!!

Yes, ridiculous. NH is probably upset about lost revenue.

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#85682
May 15, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
This is f* ridiculous!
http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/odd/2101063...
How can one person pushing in quarters cause more stress than the damn owner of the car doing the same thing?
It is intentional interference with a financia expectation. You cit expects to get parking ticket money and teh meter maid ( or whatever) is stressed because she won't make her quota.

Sounds good to me (brakkkk6997)

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May 15, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>It is intentional interference with a financia expectation. You cit expects to get parking ticket money and teh meter maid ( or whatever) is stressed because she won't make her quota.
Sounds good to me (brakkkk6997)
Great minds and all that.

Heh. Or maybe living in Chicago makes you see those things quickly.

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#85684
May 15, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
This is f* ridiculous!
http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/odd/2101063...
How can one person pushing in quarters cause more stress than the damn owner of the car doing the same thing?
Minneapolis hs new parking meters that are digital and have sensors, so when the car pulls away and leaves 20 minutse on the meter, it wipes the meter clean and the next person has to start over.

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May 15, 2013
 

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Here's a parking snafu:

My friends lived on a residential street, parking was allowed on the northbound side, but not on the southbound side. Signs were posted about this. One day, people come home from work/class and see that their cars all have tickets.

Turns out, the city changed the rules as to which side of the street to park on, changed the signs that day, ticketed every car. My friend S took his ticket to city hall to protest it. The clerk said "Well didn't you read the signs?" S: "I read those signs five years ago when I moved into the house. Why would I re-read them? Why would anyone think they had changed?"

Then S: "Why didn't you put notices on our cars so we'd know to park on the other side of the street?"

Clerk: that's a lot of work to do that!

S: How is that any more time consuming than ticketing every car on the street?

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#85686
May 15, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Here's a parking snafu:
My friends lived on a residential street, parking was allowed on the northbound side, but not on the southbound side. Signs were posted about this. One day, people come home from work/class and see that their cars all have tickets.
Turns out, the city changed the rules as to which side of the street to park on, changed the signs that day, ticketed every car. My friend S took his ticket to city hall to protest it. The clerk said "Well didn't you read the signs?" S: "I read those signs five years ago when I moved into the house. Why would I re-read them? Why would anyone think they had changed?"
Then S: "Why didn't you put notices on our cars so we'd know to park on the other side of the street?"
Clerk: that's a lot of work to do that!
S: How is that any more time consuming than ticketing every car on the street?
Where I park for my classes is all metered parking. I think there's like a 25 min max on the meters. Unless you have one of those cool handy dandy blue hanggy things, then you can park all day for free...and get dirty looks from people when you go back to you car at the end of six hours. <shrug>

I took my sister to court a couple weeks ago. There's street parking IF you can find a spot. I said screw it and parked in the lot. I didn't know it was a city lot so I was stressing because by the time we got done it was going to cost me like $10.00. Soooo I was all prepared to pay when the attendant told me it was free with the handy dandy blue hanggy thing. Score.

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May 15, 2013
 
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Where I park for my classes is all metered parking. I think there's like a 25 min max on the meters. Unless you have one of those cool handy dandy blue hanggy things, then you can park all day for free...and get dirty looks from people when you go back to you car at the end of six hours. <shrug>
I took my sister to court a couple weeks ago. There's street parking IF you can find a spot. I said screw it and parked in the lot. I didn't know it was a city lot so I was stressing because by the time we got done it was going to cost me like $10.00. Soooo I was all prepared to pay when the attendant told me it was free with the handy dandy blue hanggy thing. Score.
You mean the handicapped thing?

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#85688
May 15, 2013
 
Thats stupid. What if they had simply notified each person who parked that the meter was ready to expire? There is no difference.

Thats like those stupid red light cameras. The city counsel all touts them as a safety measure, gets people to obey the red lights. 6 months later you read how the counsel is upset because the cameras are not generating the revenue promised, and blames the camera folk for not hiding the cameras better. Of course that goes totally against their argument that the cameras will make peeps more mindful, because thats exactly what it did, So the fact that peeps were obeying the law was not a bad thing because they were not breaking the law and running the light.
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>It is intentional interference with a financia expectation. You cit expects to get parking ticket money and teh meter maid ( or whatever) is stressed because she won't make her quota.
Sounds good to me (brakkkk6997)

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#85689
May 15, 2013
 
now a bad thing
not not a bad thing

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#85690
May 15, 2013
 
re red light cameras as money makers- theres one town by me that has it all about the benjamins and isn;t even playing the "its all about safety" PR game... theres one camera in town, and the most accident-prone intersection doesn;t. it's still hte most accident prone intersection according to the recent annyual analysis. i don't think the intersetion w/ the camera is even top 5 pre OR post camera installation...<sigh>

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#85691
May 15, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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You mean the handicapped thing?
Yeah. Don't have to pump my own gas either. I *do* but I *could* make the gas station do it.

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May 16, 2013
 
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Yeah. Don't have to pump my own gas either. I *do* but I *could* make the gas station do it.
I believe there are still several states, where you aren't allowed to pump your own gas.....

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Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I believe there are still several states, where you aren't allowed to pump your own gas.....
Just NJ and Oregon

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Yeah, apparently theirs something in the water that dumbs them down to the point where their a danger to themselves and everyone else if they try. I hear that they actually have to hire gas station attendants from out of state, because they are unaffected by the "Stupidity germ" lurking in the local water.
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Just NJ and Oregon

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