My neighbour keeps parking on my side of a shared driveway. Every night I let some air out of his tires. The revenge of the little man!
Hell no! That is a personal vendetta against an equal. You’re not the little man in this situation. The revenge of the little people means that you’re impotent working against Nike, the government, parking meters or whatever and you do a small thing – perhaps only known to you – to “get even”. (Yes, I realize it’s a joke. If it isn’t get help!)
TALKING ABOUT PARKING
I have not been complimentary of the rates that park houses and city meters charge. I think it is madness to have parking meters at hospitals or at family parks. There should be a four-hour free zone at all hospitals and/or visitor free parking passes. Parks should also be free. Here again – we talk affordability and the poorest of all have to pay outrageous fees just to go outdoors or visit sick relatives. I could go on and on but today I want to share with you some happiness about the City of Vancouver’s decision to reduce street parking fees close to community centres (like Coal Harbour) and even on Burrard street from $3 per hour to $1 per hour! I like it in particular where you are often forced to pay $20 for four hours because other options are not available. I also like the cities introduction of a four-hour rate after 6pm. That makes eminent sense and I salute the city.
Note: However, the meter does not switch over exactly at 6 pm as the esteemed Michael Geller and myself found out. You must wait until at least 6:10 before the four-hour option becomes available.