Polite Techies Triumph Over Passive-Aggressive Parking Notes
|You, too can be this fucking nice to your neighbors|
Sadly, it appears our local guilty pleasure is no more. According to Bernalwood, a group of smart and really nice techies have created a new, more polite way to tell your neighbor to suck it, 21st century-style.
It's easy. If your neighbor's car is blocking your driveway, CurbTxt allows you to send a really nice SMS to them asking them to kindly get the hell out of your way. "Kindly" being the key word.
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That means no more f-bomb-laced notes need to be slapped on parked cars. This new technology aims to make everyone everywhere just a little bit happier.
Here's how CurbTxt founders explain it:
"We follow the parking madness on the Bernalwood blog and that served as an inspiration," says founder Alex, who was also partially inspired by the fact he owns a vintage school bus. He says his ride is "non-standard" when it comes to parking, so he wants to be sensitive to his neighbors' parking needs.So if you aspire to be a better person than you are right now, then start by texting your license plate number to 529-5775 from your cell phone (yes, it has to be your phone). Afterward, stick a CurbTxt logo sticker next to your rear license plate so that neighbors know they can text you when you are being an asshole.
This is a close-knit community, and it can be damaging when tickets or tow trucks get involved, he says. We can act more like neighbors by reaching out directly to each other.
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