Wednesday, January 07, 2009

A big glass of WTF???

Okay City of Ottawa, you were feeling all warm and fuzzy before Christmas during the strike and granted us all reprieve from paying metered parking. And I thank you for that. But what happened over the holidays? Did you not get the present you wanted? Did Mayor Larry not pay you enough attention over the holidays? Did Toronto say something to hurt your feelings? Are you pms-ing? What else could explain the sudden decision to take away metered parking (without warning, I might add) and start issuing tickets? Seriously. Imagine the bile in my throat when I walked to my car the other day and found a ticket, for $95, for stopping in a no stopping zone. There is no way this way a no stopping zone – there was no signage ANYWHERE to indicate that it was a no-stopping zone. I have been parking there for the past 4 weeks without any indication that I was doing anything wrong. Well, City, I took pictures, from every freaking angle. I’m not scared to fight for what is right. See you in parking violation court bitch.

(errr, if I’m wrong about the parking thing bloggers, please let me know. I’m feeling feisty right now, but I don’t want to don my white wig in court and embarrass myself)

6 comments:

sparklypear said...

Hey man, I understand...but, um... you may want to check this out... :

http://ottawa.ca/cgi-bin/pressco.pl?&Elist=15052&lang=en

XUP said...

I did see something about how they acknowledged they shouldn't have done that and will be reimbursing everyone for their towing charges and tickets and stuff. Go get your money back

The Maven said...

Get your money back! They honestly can't expect the city to NOT have buses and yet still limit parking the way they usually do AND expect businesses (especially in the core) to stay open.

Transit strikes suck. Go fight for what's right!

Scattered Mom said...

Wow, I'd be steamed too! I've never been to Ottawa, but I imagine that it's as hard to find parking in as Vancouver. (if not worse)

Thanks for stopping by Notes from the Cookie Jar and leaving comments. :) Hope your day has gotten better!

Nat said...

This parking thing is a nightmare...

The problem is that the City keeps changing the rules. On Monday, they decided that on certain streets you couldn't park during peak hours in the morning and evening. But that these "new" no parking zones would be clearly marked. It's not clear if you still have to pay the meter or not though?

I think Ottawans have had enough, and the pre-Christmas nice is gone. People are nasty nasty nasty...

~*Jobthingy*~ said...

fight it! kick them in the balls! want help? *giggles*