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Is this a dick move?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Killick, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Guide me, oh SportsJournalists.com moral compass...
    I live on the border between two states (Kentucky and Ohio), in a condo with only street parking. Now, I've lived here more than 10 years and parking has been, at times, a little scarce during big events.

    However, lately, it's been brutal — all spots taken by 7 p.m., and nothing open for a couple of blocks around. I've wondered why.

    Over the past few days, I've starting paying attention to license plates of the cars filling these spots. Tonight, for example, on my block, out of a possible 34 parking spaces only 11 were filled with in-state plates. Nineteen Ohio plates, two Indiana plates, Michigan and Wisconsin plates filled the rest.

    Now, these people are either a) non-residents crashing at friends' places and screwing up life for actual residents here (which, I think pretty unlikely considering the numbers), or b) folks who are living here, but haven't transferred their car registrations, meaning they're not paying local property taxes and likely aren't paying Kentucky state taxes, either.

    I'm considering keeping a log of these folks for a week or two and forwarding that information to the cops because I'm getting sick of having to cruise a pretty wide area just to park and go home.

    So, is this a dick move? Any other suggestions?
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    They'll probably just get a note to transfer their registrations, right? It's not like they can kick them out of the state.

    YGBFKM Guest

    The cops have better things to do.
  4. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Actually, they can get a $45 ticket for first couple of notices for improper registration, and towed on a third notice. Other than just being plain vindictive, I'm hoping that those determined to be scofflaws will park elsewhere (since our street is sort of a main drag) to avoid further tickets. Thus, opening up spaces for my lazy ass.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I'm guessing that wouldn't work.

    Just slash their tires. Oh wait...then they'll never move.

    I got nothing.
  6. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Ha! Well, as I was walking three blocks back to my car tonight because I forgot about my wallet on the dash, I did contemplate some really nasty Ohio State-themed graffiti for my Michigan-plated friend come the weekend of the big game...

    ... nah. I don't wanna be that guy.
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    It's a public street. You can't stop anyone from parking there. You have no case.
  8. Yes, you certainly don't want to be an Ohio State fan.

  9. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    spnited: Actually, every couple of years the local police agencies go on a registration scofflaw jihad since there aren't city taxes in Northern Kentucky. The cities get their money from property taxes, including a piece of car registration dough the state collects. It's been a while since they went on the warpath, though.

    Joshua: Too late. It's in my DNA. First allegiance is to my alma mater (Cincinnati), but all that time with Automatic Earl during my formative years in Mansfield ingrained a natural hatred of anything Michigan into my genetic code.

    Anyway... Ah, hell. I know it's a dick move, really, and just pointless. I guess I just wanted to vent because I'm frustrated and in a friggin' bad mood. I really need to find a new gig and get the hell outta Greater Cincy. I've grown awfully tired of this burg.
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I wouldn't want to walk three blocks in Cincinnati at night, so I feel you. :D
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    If they are being quiet, I wouldn't be that concerned about losing your parking spaces. Remember, it could be worse. You could be dealing with drug dealers less than 50 feet from your home who are loud at 3 a.m. like I am.
  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    My suggestion is get over it.
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