Thursday, May 04, 2006

Just In From The Street


I just got off the telephone with a friend, and he said, "Only in D.C. do you have to go to a second closing for a parking space."

16 Comments:

Blogger Lizzie said...

A reminder that I'm glad I don't have a car.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous drew said...

"For a while I didn't have a car... I had a helicopter... No place to park it, so I just tied it to a lamp post and left it running..." (Slow glance upward.)
-- Steven Wright

8:46 PM  
Blogger Velvet said...

It's getting worse here in Dupont. Can't these bridge and tunnelers take the metro? OH, and if they could not get drunk and smash beer bottles in front of me when I'm walking my dogs, that would be great.

12:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our new neighborhood (capitol hill east) will, by the time next year, have 200 or more new residents, who will move into the "luxury condominiums" currently under construction. While there is underground parking, I'm sure it will have an effect on street parking. Be prepared for the screams of longer term residents, as folks scramble for the parking holy of holies. But, as in our old Adams Morgan neighborhood, we have parking space, but not car. Hee hee -- good parking karma.

We used to know someone who would pray to Mother Cabrini to get a good parking spot.

grince

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry: "no car"

grince

10:10 AM  
Blogger Momentary Academic said...

This city is too much.

10:13 AM  
Blogger cuff said...

Closing on a parking spot? People are nuts.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

That's one problem we don't have out here in the 'burbs. But I much prefer the heartbeat of the city.

9:09 PM  
Blogger ThaiMex1 said...

I can believe that sellers and buyers would have to go to a second closing for a parking space. What Grince neglected to say is that when we sold our place in Adams Morgan the only thing people were concerned about was: which parking space comes with the condo?

As Grince points out we did not own a car but rented the space to a neighbor who, when she found out we were selling, asked us if we were interested in selling the parking spot to her for $75K.

Parking spaces are certainly a new commodity in good ol' D.C.

10:32 PM  
Blogger Jinxy said...

I live in the suburbs and even I can't wait to move away from this place.

6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parking be damned. Get rid of the cars that clog our streets and emit noxious crap that poisons us. Take the Metro. And when you do, Puh--leeze, don't stand by the door, stand on the right hand side of the escalator, turn down your I-pod, and don't sit on the outside seat and put your backpack/purse/briefcase on the inside while I stand. Harumph.

grince

10:13 AM  
Blogger Stef said...

The best decision I've made in the last 4 years was to move from the 'burbs into the city. The 2nd best decision - resultant from the first - was to sell my car 2 years ago. I paid $125/mo for parking and $80/mo for insurance, plus gas and maintenance. And I never drove the darn thing, cuz once I pulled it out of my parking lot to go anywhere, I could never find a place to park! I actually missed a movie date with a friend once cuz I tried to drive and circled for nearly an hour and couldn't find a spot. That's the moment I knew I had to sell that car, which I had loved. I pocketed $3600 off it!

Now I defend the Metro and the bus system whenever anyone slams it... those are my wheels!

PS - I like that photo! Hooray for b&w!

11:00 AM  
Blogger playfulinnc said...

I don't miss that at all. My first year in DC (wait...that would be the only year, I think), I racked up over $1000 in parking fines.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

Here in Atlanta, our cars are our life.

An Atlantan would remove your liver if you told them they could not drive anymore.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Wrethcat said...

Hey,

Was Hannibal Lechter from Atlanta?

I work in DC, but I DO NOT under any circumstance drive in DC. Thank God for Metro. These DC streets can be crazy.

>^, ,^<

9:25 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

No, but I'm sure he connected flights at Hartsfield Int'l at least once in his life.

12:28 PM  

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