I do not fear the great giant earthquake that is forecast to cast California into the ocean, or the massive tsunami that will swamp and drown us, or the killer asteroid that is right now hurtling towards Earth and will send us to the same dark fate as the dinosaurs. No, my greatest fear is parking meters in downtown Encinitas.
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Free parking is what makes American small towns great. Unfortunately every small town is filled with goofball busy bodies who just don't know when to quit.
DEMA has been proud lately, real proud of the charming pedestrian friendly downtown Encinitas they have helped reinvent. I have applauded their efforts in the past but deep down I always knew this day would come.
Given enough time some retard will always bring up PARKING METERS.
Behead parking meters, not people.
Yes, just as our lovely downtown Encinitas is picking up some real momentum these guys just have to start filching our loose change.
What a giant can of worms this parking meter scam opens. First you absolutely MUST issue some sort of employee parking pass because you can't have hair stylist running out to feed the meter or move their car during some poor women's appointment. Nor, can you have the poor women running out to feed her meter while she getting her hair done.
A 2 hour limit? Okay you micro managing control freak neo-Nazis! God forbid I go get some breakfast and do some shopping and take 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Then ya gotta hire all the wannabee cops to be meter maids and in order for them to justify their existence and pay for their little golf cart they gotta issue enough tickets to make it worth their while.
There are few things worse than getting a parking ticket, especially when you are spending your money in the area.
If this actually happens I am going to park in Jerome Stocks's parking spot at the city hall whenever I want to get a coffee and a scone in downtown Encinitas.
Not even Playboy bunny meter maids will make parking meters acceptable in my opinion.