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Irony Police

PART 3 of my 2 part series (WATT) What Are They Thinking ?

The other day I was driving near the hospital when I came up on the parking Monitor van.  It was double parked, completely blocking the lane in the direction I was going.  There was a person writing a parking ticket near  the van. I can only assume that the issuance of a parking infraction was the reason for blocking the road and forcing me into the oncoming lane to pass the Parking Monitor van.

Is it just me, or should the people handing out $50.00 parking tickets…  park properly themselves?

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6 Responses to “Irony Police”

  1. March 1st, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Sean says:

    Pretty funny… I like how the cop is oblivious to someone filming him. Did you happen to go and point it out to him, Mike?

  2. March 1st, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    Vaughn says:

    This is pretty funny. Also love the 3/2 part.

  3. March 1st, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Mike says:

    Not really Sean.
    We were unloading there and had just parked at the meter which still had time on it. Only a minute. The parking van pulled in after us. I half expected that I would be putting some money in the meter when I realized that the van parked in the clearly marked ‘no parking’. I already had my camera out and on the tripod to get shots of the hospital for a different story. The guy came out of the van and started writing the ticket five feet from me. He was aware I was there.

    But I want to be clear. I really don’t know if they are permitted to double park or park in no parking zones to do their job. I just find it unnecessary. Where the parking monitor van stopped in the video is designated no parking because it is at the entrance to Emergency. It’s a safety issue for vehicles exiting that area because it restricts visibility of the street. More so, this is where the ambulances come and go.

  4. March 1st, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Jim says:

    Oh the irony. Do as I say, not as I do 😛 Yes they should have to park legally just like everyone else. It’s not like writing a ticket is a life or death situation that can’t wait.

  5. March 1st, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    ray says:

    Yes they can. Calgary has a van that takes pictures of the vehicle side and rear for parking violations. So yes its double park as well. Oh and u get the ticket in the mail for parking.

  6. March 1st, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Dusty Melling says:

    Parking makes me mad enough as it is, and paid parking at the hospital makes everyone else mad enough as it is. :/

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