Thursday, 15 October 2009

Je m'en vais tout de suite...

I'm sure Vogon Poet will know immediately what I'm trying to say here. People park even in the least likely places, however hard the city tries to stop them, they will always find a nook to "stop for a minute".

19 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Oh, yes! Here it would be “Vado via subito...”, one of the most common lies in the everyday life of an Italian/French motorist!

Jacob said...

Love it! That's one of the things that fascinated me about Paris! People parked everywhere! Some streets were completely blocked off by cars...no one get in or out!

Clueless in Boston said...

It certainly helps having a small car.

Marie-Noyale said...

And the cars are not getting smaller!!

Lee Spangler said...

Hardly possible here without getting one big fat ticket.

BaysideLife said...

I see that the no parking signs there are merely a suggestion as they are here!:)

James said...

Jacob took the words right out of my mouth/keyboard.

gogouci said...

I'm not very good at parking in small spaces. I have the parking tickets to prove it.

Olivier said...

dépêche toi avant l'arrivée des pervenches ;o))

Halcyon said...

In the US a tow truck would be there toute de suite to take your car away. Plus you'd get a hefty fine from the city. But we also have more of a "car-friendly" attitude.

Cezar and Léia said...

I know what you mean with this post. Today for example, I was nearly hit in the pedestrians path at the street.I was distracted and I was walking normally when the driver with was parking on the sidewalk and the driver still gave me that angry look as if I were to blame for walking of pedestrians way!
You must have patience my friend! Today I almost lost my! LOL
Leía

B SQUARED said...

I hate to say it, but, that car would be seriously scarred if they tried that here.

JM said...

Same here, Ciel!

Catherine said...

Chacun cherche sa place dans la ville. L'automobiliste se transforme en piéton.....et râle pour deux....C'est la vie....

Cergie said...

C'est vraiment bien vu! LORSQUE je suis en voiture avec mon jeune frère tu peux être sûre que même si le stationnement est complétement vide il manoeuvrera pour se coller entre deux véhicules. Je ne sais pas pourquoi, le coté mouton de Panurge ou bien la satisfaction du bien rempli défi?
Si je regarde bien ta photo, le véhicule est vide Avec les réchauffements Qui clignotent.

Natural Moments said...

Tight Niches. Its like having dirt in one's pores. Spaciousness feels good.

cieldequimper said...

@ VP: are you amongst them? ;-) I'm too disciplined (must be my German half) I drive around for ages until I find a REAL parking place. Sometimes I give up... and come back with the bus!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

You should try to park here in the summer. Ridiculous. Even worse is the folks driving hummers on our very narrow streets.

Sharon

paulboo said...

I think all cities are like this but the worst city I have seen is Rio de Janeiro, the parking is really crazy there...!!