Pissy Driver Creates Fake Parking Ticket, Slaps it on Neighbor's Car
It appears a neighbor is quite upset over parking hogs in the hood, and thus decided to take matters into his/her own hands.
We found the curious image on Bernalwood Press, which provides the colorful details of this tragedy:
Neighbor Alex [Maxa], the keeper of the Gillibus, has seen a lot of things during his tenure as the Bernal Heights custodian for a large yellow former school bus, but until now, he has never seen anyone try to pass off a counterfeit Department of Parking and Traffic parking notice.
Maxa guesses that "Santa brought somebody a color printer for Xmas."
Setting all jokes aside, Maxa can sympathize, since he's been the target of parking controversy himself. He owns Gillibus: a1979 Gillig school bus you and your friends can rent for pretty much any outing (beach parties, tailgating, wine country tours, and the list goes on). As Maxa puts it: "1800 watt sound system + retro lounge theme + cozy, comfortable seating + cali king bed + 10 forward gears + friends = Rad Times. We've got the grill, the coolers, the tiki torches, everything you need."
As cool-as-shit as it sounds, the bus hasn't exactly been the life of the party in Bernal Heights. In fact, Maxa stopped parking the retro bus in the hood after he had one too many run-ins with "some psycho NIMBY neighbors" who unleashed meter maids on him.
"I don't think there's a parking problem in my neighborhood, I think there's a people problem," Maxa tells us.
He points to the ongoing parking fracas among neighbors that seem to only be handled through passive aggressive notes and calls to the towing company. "It's hilarious," says Maxa, who created CurbTxt, a convenient way for neighbors to politely ask via text drivers to move their cars.
Maxa says Bernal Heights is one of the best places to park in the city, because there are no meters, no zoning, and no parking permits needed. In short, you can park your car there until someone calls you out on it. And they will.
While Maxa admits that some drivers abuse this rare San Francisco freedom, he also believes these fake parking tickets and note-writing tactics are only creating more issues in Bernal Heights.
"The problem we have is that people are fighting each other rather than trying to figure out a solution," he told SF Weekly.
To be continued...