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(BBC)   Don't want anyone parking next to my Mercedes, so I'll just move this barrier and park safely inside the worksite. Surely the crew will tow my car to another safe area before beginning the resurface work   (bbc.co.uk ) divider line 31
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2013-02-02 02:54:59 PM  
3 votes:

poot_rootbeer: I still don't understand why the re-pavers didn't just call a truck to have the vehicle towed.


Because fark the pretentious douchebag that owns it.
2013-02-02 11:58:50 AM  
3 votes:
What they should have done with it:

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2013-02-02 11:53:10 AM  
3 votes:
I wouldn't have left the ramp.
2013-02-02 03:00:54 PM  
2 votes:

Fear_and_Loathing: edmo: Somebody will troll here eventually about how lazy those union workers are for not pushing it off to the side and finishing the whole lot.

They could have had it towed.  I hope they at least had it booted.

dahmers love zombie: [i.imgur.com image 568x428]
Don't be a dickhead.  Park legally.

Came in to post this, alas, too late.


Not in Scotland, it's illegal to clamp cars - and it wouldn't have solved the problem anyway.  Best they would be able to do was get it towed, but why bother holding up work for the length of time it took to get a tow truck, better to just embarrass and inconvenience the entitled coont that left it there.

/I live in Edinburgh, and yes, I have had my car towed.  They made a mistake though and brought it back.  Which was nice.
2013-02-02 02:49:18 PM  
2 votes:
Why leave a ramp? Dig deep around, so that it is an undercarriage-scraping drop down. Then ticket the car every day that it is not moved.
2013-02-02 12:16:49 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
Don't be a dickhead.  Park legally.
2013-02-02 11:47:21 AM  
2 votes:
Mercedes owners: even BMW owners call them douchebags.
2013-02-02 11:33:34 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-02-02 10:54:34 PM  
1 vote:

Aulus: Hey, it was 1973.


It would have to be.  Today, parking on sidewalks is absolutely normal in all Italian cities. It is usually legal as long as it doesn't impede the flow of pedestrians.  In Milan's office district you can also see cars parked four wide: two on the sidewalk, one next to the curb and the last one next to it.  The owners all work int he same area and keep similar work hours, but they all leave their cell phone numbers on their windshield in case someone has an emergency and needs to get their car out.
2013-02-02 06:10:35 PM  
1 vote:
I realize it would feel good to cause damage to the idiot's vehicleto tick him off but remember that in doing so, he has insurance to cover any damage or theft so burying it and paving it over would not only leave a weak spot in the parking lot but he would get money from his insurance for the missing vehicle.  Booting it and leaving it in a impound would be costly to him as insurance does not cover impound fees.
2013-02-02 04:14:53 PM  
1 vote:

OscarTamerz: Does anybody actually think some Benz owner is going to leave his car where it's going to get tar on it except for the douchebag bird cage lining writer? It's a parking lot and he parked there long before the cordon went up and he'll have the parking stub to prove it as well as surveillance footage. The asshats at the paving company and the train company will be splitting the costs of a new paint job, new rims and "tyres" and if he plays his cards right an empty suit bureaucrat or 2 will get shiatcanned like a tuna.


There was CCTV on the local news, showing the car being driven onto the area after the cordons had been put in place.
2013-02-02 04:02:36 PM  
1 vote:
Thread needs more Mercedes pics

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2013-02-02 03:59:21 PM  
1 vote:

Fear_and_Loathing: Spiralmonkey: Not in Scotland, it's illegal to clamp cars - and it wouldn't have solved the problem anyway.  Best they would be able to do was get it towed, but why bother holding up work for the length of time it took to get a tow truck, better to just embarrass and inconvenience the entitled coont that left it there.

/I live in Edinburgh, and yes, I have had my car towed.  They made a mistake though and brought it back.  Which was nice.

I stand corrected, not being from those parts.  I found the whole situation very amusing.  I assumed when they left a ramp and said something to the effect of "They can come see use to get it back that is was immobile for some reason.


The owner is lucky that's all they did.  The next street down from my house was being resurfaced.  The council put signs up on all lamp posts, fences etc. 2 weeks beforehand saying that parking would be suspended between these dates/times.  Explained why and everything (which they don't always do).  Some arse parked his BMW on the road after they had started work, came back to find it 'accidentally' heavily spattered with tar.  Somehow the tar laying machine managed to throw hot tar up on top of the roof and all over the windscreen.  The guy complained, council told him to GTFO, guy's insurance company told him to GTFO, guy sued the council, judge told him to GTFO.
2013-02-02 03:39:51 PM  
1 vote:
poot_rootbeer:
I still don't understand why the re-pavers didn't just call a truck to have the vehicle towed.

Because they were bored and one of the workers was a smartass and the foreman liked the cut of his jib.
2013-02-02 03:32:41 PM  
1 vote:

Satanic_Hamster: Was doing a job in New Jersey years back and a car was blocking one of the entrances to the tunnel we were working on.   While this wasn't the only entrance / access point to the tunnel, it was the only one were we could pour concrete down and we had to schedule shutdowns / no parkings on that road two weeks in advance.  Locals were notified, signs put up, etc.

Normally the cops would be real quick to tow cars for us but that day there were some problems else where in the city so the cop told us; "Listen, I know you have to get this car moved so you can start, but it's going to be two hours.  I'm going to go around the block to get some coffee and it's gone by the time I get back I won't ask questions."

We moved it with a CAT 980 front end loader w/ forks on it.

[www.tradesparq.com image 800x407]


hopefully the forks went through the door instead of under.
2013-02-02 03:27:42 PM  
1 vote:

BumpInTheNight: Mercedes owners: even BMW owners call them douchebags.


Nah, Mercedes are more hippy than douche. BMWs are more douchey but are also hip.
2013-02-02 03:24:11 PM  
1 vote:

ajgeek: dahmers love zombie: [i.imgur.com image 568x428]
Don't be a dickhead.  Park legally.

I would've poked a hole in the hose just before putting it through. I'd mend the hose later.


Or just waited until things were done, and "Accidentally" leaving the end of the hose inside the car when you're walking out the hose to drain it.  Saves the hassle and expense of having a Storz connector replaced.
2013-02-02 03:21:11 PM  
1 vote:
Was doing a job in New Jersey years back and a car was blocking one of the entrances to the tunnel we were working on.   While this wasn't the only entrance / access point to the tunnel, it was the only one were we could pour concrete down and we had to schedule shutdowns / no parkings on that road two weeks in advance.  Locals were notified, signs put up, etc.

Normally the cops would be real quick to tow cars for us but that day there were some problems else where in the city so the cop told us; "Listen, I know you have to get this car moved so you can start, but it's going to be two hours.  I'm going to go around the block to get some coffee and it's gone by the time I get back I won't ask questions."

We moved it with a CAT 980 front end loader w/ forks on it.

www.tradesparq.com
2013-02-02 03:18:51 PM  
1 vote:
I'm impressed they were generous enough to leave a ramp, should have dug a moat.

Hopefully the station will go after the owner for the extra time they had to pay the workers.
2013-02-02 03:15:17 PM  
1 vote:
I used to work across the street from the shipyards, when they blocked off a lot for repaving and someone illegally parked there anyway they would use a giant forklift to pick the car up and move it to a secure lot where ya had to produce proof of ownership to get it back, since most people keep their registration in the glove box, and they wouldn't let you near the car without proof it was yours....
2013-02-02 03:03:38 PM  
1 vote:
When you take the extra time to move barriers and place yourself in a work zone, expect that other people will take the extra time to show you what a cunning stunt of a move it was.  The car's owner went above and beyond with their self-righteous asshattery; could the workers do any less and go home with their pride intact?
2013-02-02 02:54:12 PM  
1 vote:
I used to work on a main artery road in a central business district. There was on-street parking allowed up until 4:00pm, when all lanes on the road were needed for rush hour.

Nothing was more satisfying than to see the tow truck drivers hooking up the Beemers and Benzes while their self-important stuffed-suit asshat owners tried to bargain them into letting them go.

Don;t feel so important now, do you mister CEO/Stockbroker/Board Member, do you?
2013-02-02 02:53:19 PM  
1 vote:

dahmers love zombie: Don't be a dickhead.  Park legally.


Parking spaces are at a premium in my neighborhood.   I would happily pay the few hundred bucks to have my windows replaced -- in the rare scenario where firefighters need access to the hydrant I'm parked in front of -- if it meant a number of new legal parking spaces become available.

I still don't understand why the re-pavers didn't just call a truck to have the vehicle towed.  Oh, right, because taking extra time to excavate around the vehicle, and then go back and finish the job after it's moved, means they can get overtime pay.
2013-02-02 02:51:17 PM  
1 vote:
2.bp.blogspot.com
should it not have looked like this? or is that only in the south?
2013-02-02 02:49:18 PM  
1 vote:
leave it there and charge for two days of work
2013-02-02 02:47:41 PM  
1 vote:
Tow it. Crush it.
2013-02-02 02:02:40 PM  
1 vote:

dahmers love zombie: [i.imgur.com image 568x428]
Don't be a dickhead.  Park legally.


I would've poked a hole in the hose just before putting it through. I'd mend the hose later.
2013-02-02 01:33:20 PM  
1 vote:
They should dig a hole for it and then eventually pave over it.

With the driver inside.
2013-02-02 12:55:14 PM  
1 vote:

Fear_and_Loathing: They could have had it towed. I hope they at least had it booted.


And then put it on a ship to Denmark.
2013-02-02 12:20:08 PM  
1 vote:
Somebody will troll here eventually about how lazy those union workers are for not pushing it off to the side and finishing the whole lot.
2013-02-02 11:32:43 AM  
1 vote:
Pave over the car.
 
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