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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14070 on: December 23, 2013, 05:21:11 PM »
I live on a street with residents-only parking all around.  Different streets are allocated different zones they can park in.  Unfortunately the council have sold more permits than there are spaces, meaning residents are unable to park in their zone and get parking fines.

Ouch. That's some bad planning.

Or some creative fundraising.

Which is illegal.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14071 on: December 23, 2013, 05:34:37 PM »
I live on a street with residents-only parking all around.  Different streets are allocated different zones they can park in.  Unfortunately the council have sold more permits than there are spaces, meaning residents are unable to park in their zone and get parking fines.

Ouch. That's some bad planning.

Or some creative fundraising.

Which is illegal.

While true, there are a good many people for whom this is an exercise in problem solving, not a disincentive.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14072 on: December 23, 2013, 07:24:31 PM »
People who assume that, if you have cats, you must be a "cat person."

Yes, I have two cats.  I love cats.  I do not want mugs with cat pictures, plaques with cats, calendars with cats, posters with cats and cute sayings, t-shirts with cats on them, mouse pads with cat images, cute statues of cats or almost anything else with a cat on it!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14073 on: December 23, 2013, 08:03:31 PM »
My father is having one of those moments where he seems to think I have absolutely no common sense.

Maybe he's right, but dang it, even I know better than to touch a hunk of dry ice with my bare hands. >:( I don't need to be told like a six year old!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14074 on: December 23, 2013, 08:24:12 PM »
I live on a street with residents-only parking all around.  Different streets are allocated different zones they can park in.  Unfortunately the council have sold more permits than there are spaces, meaning residents are unable to park in their zone and get parking fines.

Ouch. That's some bad planning.

Or some creative fundraising.

Which is illegal.

In what jurisdiction? Plenty of communities set things up so that they have a regular revenue stream from parking tickets and the like. There are cities that are continuing with the photo systems at red lights in order to get the revenue -- despite the fact that it's been shown that these cameras make things more dangerous than otherwise.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14075 on: December 23, 2013, 09:06:36 PM »
People who assume that, if you have cats, you must be a "cat person."

Yes, I have two cats.  I love cats.  I do not want mugs with cat pictures, plaques with cats, calendars with cats, posters with cats and cute sayings, t-shirts with cats on them, mouse pads with cat images, cute statues of cats or almost anything else with a cat on it!

I'll take coffee-table books of cat pictures, but not the rest of the stuff.  And I adore cats.





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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14076 on: December 23, 2013, 09:40:28 PM »
My car's defroster is driving me nuts currently.  We're under a wind chill advisory and a winter weather advisory, so it's cold and snowy and cold and did I mention COLD yet? :)  I want to keep my defroster on for both my front and back windows, so that they stay clear and don't fog up on me (I can fog half of my front windshield by myself just by breathing when it's especially cold).  Instead, the manufacturer of my car has determined that defrost is a temporary thing, and really doesn't need to be on for more than 15 minutes or so, so it turns itself off automatically at that time.  After 15 minutes!  I really really hate fiddling with the controls to turn defrost back on again 2 or 3 times during my 45 minute drive home!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14077 on: December 24, 2013, 01:17:57 AM »
I live on a street with residents-only parking all around.  Different streets are allocated different zones they can park in.  Unfortunately the council have sold more permits than there are spaces, meaning residents are unable to park in their zone and get parking fines.

Ouch. That's some bad planning.

Or some creative fundraising.

Which is illegal.

In what jurisdiction? Plenty of communities set things up so that they have a regular revenue stream from parking tickets and the like. There are cities that are continuing with the photo systems at red lights in order to get the revenue -- despite the fact that it's been shown that these cameras make things more dangerous than otherwise.

In the UK.

Councils are not legally supposed to use money from car parking fines as a revenue stream ("creative fundraising", per Diane's post), the money is supposed to be an "extra" that gets ploughed back into roads etc.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25489765

http://www.axainsurance.com/car/advice-news/mps-urge-councils-to-relax-parking-fines/

http://www.theinformationdaily.com/2013/10/23/councils-exploit-parking-fines-to-raise-revenue-illegally-warn-mps

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/councils-cant-use-parking-to-raise-revenues-after-landmark-ruling-by-judge-in-barnet-8725970.html
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14078 on: December 24, 2013, 05:53:12 AM »
I live on a street with residents-only parking all around.  Different streets are allocated different zones they can park in.  Unfortunately the council have sold more permits than there are spaces, meaning residents are unable to park in their zone and get parking fines.

Ouch. That's some bad planning.

Or some creative fundraising.

Which is illegal.

In what jurisdiction? Plenty of communities set things up so that they have a regular revenue stream from parking tickets and the like. There are cities that are continuing with the photo systems at red lights in order to get the revenue -- despite the fact that it's been shown that these cameras make things more dangerous than otherwise.

In the UK.

Councils are not legally supposed to use money from car parking fines as a revenue stream ("creative fundraising", per Diane's post), the money is supposed to be an "extra" that gets ploughed back into roads etc.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25489765

http://www.axainsurance.com/car/advice-news/mps-urge-councils-to-relax-parking-fines/

http://www.theinformationdaily.com/2013/10/23/councils-exploit-parking-fines-to-raise-revenue-illegally-warn-mps

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/councils-cant-use-parking-to-raise-revenues-after-landmark-ruling-by-judge-in-barnet-8725970.html

But keep in mind that if that does get placed into funding roads, then funds earmarked for roads already will be freed up.  Same basic result.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14079 on: December 24, 2013, 08:40:01 AM »
Wrapping gripes: unusual package shapes, like the Thomas and Friends.
And my heavens, CATS!  George Takei shared a pie graph yesterday showing that much of the time wrapping presents is relocating the cat. I had one try to trot off with his present while the other sat in my lap. Sweet, yes, but makes wrapping quite awkward!
I was just thinking that wrapping with cats sounds a lot like wrapping with a one year old around.

Mine kept standing under the table with her hands on my knees asking to be picked up. And bonking her head because she's getting too tall to stand under the table.  Then when you pick her up she wants to play with the wrapping paper, and ribbons.   ;)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14080 on: December 24, 2013, 09:29:45 AM »
I live on a street with residents-only parking all around.  Different streets are allocated different zones they can park in.  Unfortunately the council have sold more permits than there are spaces, meaning residents are unable to park in their zone and get parking fines.

Ouch. That's some bad planning.

Or some creative fundraising.

Which is illegal.

In what jurisdiction? Plenty of communities set things up so that they have a regular revenue stream from parking tickets and the like. There are cities that are continuing with the photo systems at red lights in order to get the revenue -- despite the fact that it's been shown that these cameras make things more dangerous than otherwise.

In the UK.

Councils are not legally supposed to use money from car parking fines as a revenue stream ("creative fundraising", per Diane's post), the money is supposed to be an "extra" that gets ploughed back into roads etc.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25489765

http://www.axainsurance.com/car/advice-news/mps-urge-councils-to-relax-parking-fines/

http://www.theinformationdaily.com/2013/10/23/councils-exploit-parking-fines-to-raise-revenue-illegally-warn-mps

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/councils-cant-use-parking-to-raise-revenues-after-landmark-ruling-by-judge-in-barnet-8725970.html

But keep in mind that if that does get placed into funding roads, then funds earmarked for roads already will be freed up.  Same basic result.

But illegal to do it for that purpose.  Hence the multiple legal challenges.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14081 on: December 24, 2013, 03:24:39 PM »
I don't really subscribe to the 'i must be able to park directly in front of my house' school of thought - I think that's just a peril of living somewhere with no allocated parking  - and as long as I can park reasonably close I'm happy, but I do understand it to a certain degree.
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I agree - I know parking in front of my house is a convenience rather than my right; it just irks me when there's loads of room left on the road, but no one can use any of it because people have parked inconsiderately.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14082 on: December 24, 2013, 03:32:51 PM »

"Everyone should have to work retail..." What? No. I do not have to work retail to know how to treat people, thank you very much. I don't run around saying everyone should have to work in mortgage if they want to buy a house. Do you know why? Because it s a ridiculous thing to say. Grrrrr! Grrrr, i say! 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14083 on: December 24, 2013, 03:48:20 PM »

"Everyone should have to work retail..." What? No. I do not have to work retail to know how to treat people, thank you very much. I don't run around saying everyone should have to work in mortgage if they want to buy a house. Do you know why? Because it s a ridiculous thing to say. Grrrrr! Grrrr, i say!

Oh very much this.  I say please and thank you, I never berate or insult, I always try to connect with whoever waits on me in a superficial yet pleasant way.  M worked retail.  I wouldn't last a day.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14084 on: December 24, 2013, 06:05:11 PM »
Wrapping gripes: unusual package shapes, like the Thomas and Friends.
And my heavens, CATS!  George Takei shared a pie graph yesterday showing that much of the time wrapping presents is relocating the cat. I had one try to trot off with his present while the other sat in my lap. Sweet, yes, but makes wrapping quite awkward!

I opened  my reply to quote you on how my cat, too, assists me in wrapping presents by sitting on things and being a pain. I was distracted, however, by said cat careering through the living room, powersliding across the kitchen linoleum, and knocking the broom and the swiffer over into a heap on her water dish.

CATS.

LOL!!! Cats, gatta love 'em! :)

Relevant video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm3dm5J5r0A


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