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post #2026 of 6789
Pedestrian entitlement here is an epidemic.
post #2027 of 6789
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

I think I'm pissing off my garage guy. Do you tip a couple of bucks each time you get your car on a monthly?

lefty

lefty - we used to do a buck when retrieving the car (nothing if the car wasn't ready or the guy acts like he's doing us a favor) but recently upped it to $2 - the guys are pretty decent and are usually hustling their a$$es off. It's nice to know the car will be ready, you'l get a friendly greeting and can hop in & go.

when you've got kids, having a car in nyc is almost a necessity.
post #2028 of 6789
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

Howard Yount perhaps?

How about best "modern" umbrella, i.e. high tech material, low weight, high impact resistance, etc.
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post


How about best "modern" umbrella, i.e. high tech material, low weight, high impact resistance, etc.

 

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That is actually more than my requirement, now where can I buy it foo.gif
post #2031 of 6789
Thanks, lads. This cuts the night guy out who mostly takes my car, but so it goes.

lefty
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Dude, week one I'm in PacHi and do a slight rolling stop at stop sign just as some guy walks out between the parked cars cars. He's 20' away and I brake to let him pass. Not good enough, he turns to face me, whips out his phone and takes a picture of my plate as he screams, "I'm going to report you!"

Week two, the leftette and I are looking at an apt and since there's no place to park I pull halfway into the driveway so my rear end is even with the parked cars and my front end is halfway on the sidewalk. I figure I'm there for 5 minutes. A woman walks downs the sidewalk and stops in front of my car as if it's blocking her. Half the sidewalk is clear and she could have stepped 3' to the side and passed, but no. Instead she pulls out her phone and yells, "I'm calling 911!" 

The leftette looks at me and says, "is it possible we were mislead on how friendly this place is?"

Kinda went downhill from there.

lefty

Don't you think if people did that in Boston, NYC or Chicago they know they would get yelled at and maybe worse so they wouldn't think of doing that?
post #2033 of 6789
Mmmm
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Don't you think if people did that in Boston, NYC or Chicago they know they would get yelled at and maybe worse so they wouldn't think of doing that?

Don't let reality get in the way of Lefty's make believe "sanfo" schtick. His stories may be loosely based on reality the way that Seinfeld is loosely based on things that conceivably happen in NYC but they can't be actual tales of his one year in SF.
post #2035 of 6789
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post


Don't you think if people did that in Boston, NYC or Chicago they know they would get yelled at and maybe worse so they wouldn't think of doing that?

 

Possibly.

 

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Originally Posted by UnFacconable View Post


Don't let reality get in the way of Lefty's make believe "sanfo" schtick. His stories may be loosely based on reality the way that Seinfeld is loosely based on things that conceivably happen in NYC but they can't be actual tales of his one year in SF.

 

It was a year and a half so plenty of time to fall backwards into madness and despair that is SanFo and I'm not clever enough to make this shit up.

 

lefty

post #2036 of 6789
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post


My only real gripe with driving in NYC is the condition of the roads, I've bent my rims on potholes.


yep - i do the zipcar, occasionally i hit one by accident and think, thank f*** this is not my car.
post #2037 of 6789
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

Can't even count the number I've lost. Last time it happened, I left it in a bar after too many G&Ts.

What about your bowler?
post #2038 of 6789
Was doing a load of laundry in our new apartment. Our washer dryer is in the kitchen (love New York apartments...) and I noticed a bunch of moisture in the kitchen and that it was very warm. Went over to the dryer and felt warm, wet air blowing out into the apartment. Turned off dryer, let it cool, then pulled it back from the wall. Turns out that the exhaust vent was not connected at all. Furthermore, even if it had been, it wouldn't have done any good because the dryer was pushed so far into the wall that it had completely crimped off the exhaust hose.

To make it worse, this is a gas dryer, and it had clearly been like this for a while, so it had just been happily pumping natural gas exhaust into the apartment for God knows how long. Worrying me, I went to check the CO detector and noticed that the world's shittiest painter, who had painted before we moved in, put the detector back on the wall but did not plug it in.

FML. Seriously angry at the landlord right now--this could have killed someone.
post #2039 of 6789
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Was doing a load of laundry in our new apartment. Our washer dryer is in the kitchen (love New York apartments...) and I noticed a bunch of moisture in the kitchen and that it was very warm. Went over to the dryer and felt warm, wet air blowing out into the apartment. Turned off dryer, let it cool, then pulled it back from the wall. Turns out that the exhaust vent was not connected at all. Furthermore, even if it had been, it wouldn't have done any good because the dryer was pushed so far into the wall that it had completely crimped off the exhaust hose.

To make it worse, this is a gas dryer, and it had clearly been like this for a while, so it had just been happily pumping natural gas exhaust into the apartment for God knows how long. Worrying me, I went to check the CO detector and noticed that the world's shittiest painter, who had painted before we moved in, put the detector back on the wall but did not plug it in.

FML. Seriously angry at the landlord right now--this could have killed someone.


^^^
wow....
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