Thursday, December 22, 2011

It's true! Parking lots ARE the Devil!

Angela Carella's latest column is about the nightmare that is the Ridgeway parking lot, which I ranted about in this post from March: I'm back! And parking lots are the Devil!

Even more good news!  There's still no money to replace the sixth circle of Hell the Stamford train station parking garage!  Here's the article, courtesy of Stamford Patch.

As my holiday gift to you, my dear reader(s), here are a few parking tips/rants from the comments on my original post:

Target: I get around that annoying $1 parking fee whenever possible by parking on the street after 6 PM or on Sunday or in the Summer Street garage before 5:00 on weekends.

Darien Whole Foods: I love pulling into the parking lot and seeing Escalades and other SUVs in the fuel-efficient vehicle spots.  Even worse (and more ballsy) is when you see a giant Range Rover in one of the PLUG-IN CAR SPACES.  If you park a gas-guzzler in a plug-in spot, you clearly want the world to know that you just don't give a damn.  And that you deserve a tire iron through your headlights.

Happy holidays, everybody!!  See you in 2012, if the world doesn't end!


Kevin McKeever said...

As for Ridgeway Shopping Center, avoid entering from or parking in the Summer St. side. Either pull in the Sixth St. entrance and park under the ramp or go in from the Bedford St. entrance and pull directly into the parking garage. Always spaces here and you minimize driving through the madness.

Anonymous said...

A lack of spaces is almost never the problem. It's that people become crazy in their quest to get those few spaces that are 3 steps from the store entrance because nobody likes to use their legs anymore.

My favorite is when people leave shopping carts unmoored, all the better to roll free and smack into your car.