Unfair Parking Tickets Are Giving Cities a Good Revenue Source

My brother lives on a cul de sac, one of five connected into a street from the main street. At the entrance of this tract is a street sweeping sign:

“No Parking All Streets in this Tract 12 noon to 3 PM Friday Street Sweeping”

The only problem is, there is only one sign that covers the whole tract.

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Only one no parking sign covers five cul de sacs and one street. Is tis fair?

The city should sweep the streets. That would not be possible if there are cars parked there. However, there should be more signs and people should be made more aware of the signs. No one should be expected to stop at a corner of a street to read a sign because it might pertain to a place he will park in, several blocks away.  Not knowing about the sign will result in a $60 fine.

 




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Walking into the Women’s Restroom

The men’s restrooms at Walmart is similar to the ones at Costco. The men’s room at Costco, is on the right, and the women’s on the left. I went to the restroom at Walmart. I had to go. I was in a rush. I didn’t read the signs. I went to the right, as I usually do at Costco. It was the wrong restroom.

I am on blood pressure pills and drink a lot of coffee. That makes me go to the restroom quite a bit. I am a frequent Walmart and Costco customer. Owned by the same company, the restrooms provided there are similar in structure. One day, on my way to Walmart, I had to urinate really bad. I made it, driving faster than usual and by walking fast and awkward.

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It was not intentional, but I walked in and used the women’s restroom.

The Walmart restroom entrance is a doorway with water fountains in the middle. The left of the doorway is usually the women’s restroom and the right, the men’s. I had been to this restroom before. It is different from the others. Unlike the others, this one had the women’s restroom to the right and the men’s to the left. I went into the wrong one.



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