Park It

I’ve got some friends that I like to visit on a fairly regular basis. They live some miles away so I have to drive to go there. They live in a neighborhood where parking is available but far from abundant, which makes it all the more appalling that it seems to be becoming a regular habit of people to park in the center of the curb where there’s just enough room for two cars to fit between the driveways at either end.

Let me try and make that a little more clear. Between the driveway of one house and the driveway of its neighbor, there is a section of curb which is where you park when you park on the street. These curb sections, presumably by design, are large enough for two cars, but only if they each park at one end or the other. Not if they park in the middle. Where they park.

God tells me there’s a special punishment waiting for these people when they die.

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Comment by BobGod
On August 10, 2007 at 9:53 am

Congratulations, Toby! You have taken the first step to using God’s words to condemning others who piss you off!

Like nearly everyone else who has claimed to have a conversation with god, the temptation to exert control of other humans’ behaviors was too much and you’ve failed.

Today it starts with where we park, tomorrow it’s which book we read for the one true gospel, and in 10 years time, it’s emeters, crucifixes and what/how we boink.

Don’t you think it’s odd that the only time we open say we talked with god is when we’re wanting to change human behavior.

Comment by Toby T
On August 12, 2007 at 7:19 am

Well, just to be clear the infraction here is not bad parking or even hording a scarce resource, it’s showing a lack of basic courtesy.

But I’d also like to point out a few other things. This is not even close to the first time that I’ve mentioned God expressing dislike for some of our all-too-human behaviors. This is also not the first time that I’ve mentioned that God is trying to avoid interfering with our day-to-day lives, instead waiting until after we die for whatever reckoning he cares to give. And, finally, it’s also entirely possible that when he told me that these people had a special punishment coming he was just humoring me.

Probably to get me to stop ranting about it and talk about something more interesting.

Comment by BobGod
On August 13, 2007 at 7:38 am

Maybe you’ve announced civility pogroms before, but this is the first I’ve read of them.

However, it’s a very interesting phenomena none-the-less, no?


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