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No more parking cones


Last updated 11/4/2013 at 7:06pm

Enough is enough, I cannot take it anymore.

For the past 13 years I have waged a solo war against the detritus that people leave out to save "their" parking spots. It is selfish behavior, immoral, and against the law. The audacity to believe you are entitled a parking spot astounds me.

If you qualify for medicare, then have your doctor write a note, pay a fee, and the spot is forever yours. But for the rest of us, it is first come first served -- like everywhere else in the world.

Put something out, and I will confiscate it.

Two offenders were particularly bad last week. The first has put out: four wooden kitchen chairs, an upright carpet cleaner, a lamp, endless orange cones, and garbage bags. And I have taken all of it. Stuff left on the street is garbage.

I could call 911, but I ain't no snitch. It is time for this practice to end. At this point, I will listen to no argument in favor of a parking chair. There are none. Obey the rules, or lobby to change the law.

Matte Braidic

South Side


Reader Comments(5)

darkgypsy666 writes:

You just don't understand Pittsburgh then I grew up seeing not cones but fold up chairs and the nice thing was many streets had em and we RESPECTED those spots not only did sahside have em but other neighborhoods as well so don't like it then later alligator.

truesouthsider writes:

Fyi if 8 to 10 college kids wouldn't live in one house they'll would be enough parking spots? We wouldn't need to put cones out. Learn to respect your neighbors for they just might be there for you someday. If you don't like it move back to where you came from cause it's not here southside whatabe!!!

Sahsider writes:

Obey the rules? Would that include that rule about not stealing other people's property??

djackson writes:

You've only lived in the area for 13 years and you think lifelong residents should change things for you? I think you should get off your snobby moral high horse, obey the unwritten rules of the area or go back to where you came from. Try Shadyside, it sounds like you would fit in better there. If I shovel snow from a spot and I come home from work and you're parked in it, you'll be shoveling your car out. That's another Unwritten rule of the area You appear to be the problem, not them.

growup writes:

If you live there and pay taxes and are responsible for shoveling the snow off the walk, etc. you deserve not to have to park a mile away with your small children, groceries or whatever, whether you are handicapped or not. It's a respected tradition for many generations. Do you own property there? If you don't like it, you are free to move.


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