Parking in Amsterdam  

_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F
6527 posts
9/20/2005 1:27 am

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Parking in Amsterdam

Yes I know its stupid, but I did it anyways (please don't ask me why). Having to find a parking spot for my small car in down town Amsterdam - For those of you who don't live in a big city with absurd parking rules, then this particular piece of writing may not apply to you.

Lets just say.. parking in my City could be compared to letting an annoying little todler repeatedly beat you over the head with an annoying squeaky hammer while he yells in your ear "DOING" over and over and over and over again until you begin to calculate how long it would take to kill yourself by smashing your head into the stearing wheel.

If I had three wishes, I really think one of them would be to abolish alternate side of the street parking. I pulled into a parking spot the other day and I could have swore this is what the sign read:

"No parking Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Wait. I mean, you can park here on Tuesday. But only if you have one leg, wearing a pink dress and your first name begins with the letter Y. Ha ha ha. Just kidding. You can't park here you silly bitch. We only reserve this spot to piss people like you off who have been looking for a spot for over an hour and finally think they found one, when, WHAM BAM! There ain't no spot you silly tart!"

It was a really long long sign...You all know me I would never exaggerate.

Probably the worst feeling ever that we associate with finding a parking spot is after you actually find a spot. On the other end of town. Then you have to walk and are late for that appointment. And it's inevitable that you will see atleast 74 people find parking spots much closer to your destination then you. Sigh....

ARRRRRGGGHHHHHHH Gimme that hammer !!!

ByteChaser2 53M

9/20/2005 9:20 am

I feel your pain dear. Sounds a lot like parking in Georgetown in Washington D.C. Certain places you can park any time, assuming you have a "zone" pass. Other places, only between 6PM and 7AM, still others for 1 hour max, weekdays...

And I think I actually saw that sign there too. Right next to the "no parking except on days begining with W, during leap year, between 3 : 45 AM and 3 : 50 AM, with a note from your teacher."

GleesFlakyShawl 50M
1620 posts
9/20/2005 11:15 am

Ms CNC, u surprise me, i think u were riding ur espresso

leyndokona2 49F

9/20/2005 11:31 am

I live in a tiny city with BIG parking problems. What makes be mad is when I see ferfectly fit people park in the handicapped zone and telling their 5 year old's it's ok because they won't be there for long. Arrrrrggggggghhhhhhh

Erik_Bloodaxe 56M

9/20/2005 1:59 pm

Coffee....invest in a fold-away bike. You can stuff it behind the bar at the shop

IdealSmile 40M

9/20/2005 4:17 pm




rm__AnyGirl_ 51F
246 posts
9/21/2005 1:07 am

where is that orange bike of yours ?
did Erik steal it ?

rm__AnyGirl_ 51F
246 posts
9/21/2005 1:07 am

Doing what Mr Smile ?

yesbelg 55M
118 posts
9/21/2005 1:45 am

Antwerp, a city with a lot of parking space, but no roads to drive
don't think its any better then a lot of roads and no parkingspace
so i take my bike or my own two faitfull legs to get me to the place i must be, parking the car at the city entrance

rm__AnyGirl_ 51F
246 posts
9/21/2005 2:05 am

AAHHHHHHHHHh pheewwwwwwww Coffe I thought your image read *no parking AnyGirl*...sigh ... I love to park.....provocativly

interested13563 53M
2557 posts
9/22/2005 9:02 am

Hmm... Have you tried parking in New York????
Amsterdam will look like heaven afterwards.

GB_Cple 66M/55F  
3044 posts
9/22/2005 11:26 am

Wen i was lat in Ireland , I noticed that they had 3 yellow lines painted on the roads ,
well in England they only have one or two .

So i asked a traffic warden what it meant ,
he said ,
One yellow line No parking
two yellow lines no parking atall
three yellow lines No parking at atall atall ,


ps hope u enjoyd yer b'day Nipa ,
)cos I know you always check out coffees blog , hehe

_TeaNoMilk_ 52F

9/23/2005 5:43 am

Careful with that hammer, sis !!!

_TeaNoMilk_ 52F

9/23/2005 5:44 am

Anygirl.....I really like that bra !!

_TeaNoMilk_ 52F

9/23/2005 5:45 am

*makes note to buy a sexy bra*

_TeaNoMilk_ 52F

9/23/2005 5:46 am

*wonders what smile is doing*

whiskEynowater 55M
204 posts
9/24/2005 2:11 am

never drink and drive

_TeaNoMilk_ 52F

9/30/2005 5:14 am

you mean never drive and drink , whiskey

_TeaNoMilk_ 52F

9/30/2005 5:15 am

btw I did buy that sexy bra....

whiskEynowater 55M
204 posts
10/3/2005 5:14 am

let me see that sexy bra Tea please ..

whiskEynowater 55M
204 posts
10/3/2005 5:15 am

Tea stop wondering about smile and look at me pls

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