21 February 2008

This Aggression Will Not Stand

So I'm moving. Again. Because I love it so F-ing much.

My roommate moved in last week, but I'm not officially relocating until Sunday. I'm trying to get the little stuff moved over this week and guess what? I got a parking ticket. Dude, I don't even live there yet.

I had several boxes to move upstairs and there was no parking anywhere. I pulled up in front of someone's garage and put my hazards on. I was away from my car for three minutes at most. As I walked out of the apartment, my neighbor said, "they're ticketing your car, better get down there."


I ran down the stairs and just as I got there the cowards pulled away in their rent-a-cop pathetic Ford Focus. There wasn't even anyone trying to get into the garage. They just ticketed me because . . . I don't know why! Luckily I don't have to pay anything, but the ticket states they'll tow me if I have another "infraction."

This Aggression will not stand, Man.

Why don't they spend their time policing whether or not people put cars in their garage (as opposed to crap). If people didn't use their garages for storage maybe I'd have a place to pull in and unload my car.


Anyone reading this from Orange County, CA: this is the Avila apartments.

For the $1800/month my roommate and I are forking over for this place, the apartment management company better overlook this ticket.

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Unknown said...

[Gulp] $1800 a month?? Ouch. Stupid Southern California.

- The M.A.D. Hapa said...

Yeah, it's pretty bad. A 1BR is about $1200/month. Plus some places don't come with a fridge or a washer/dryer. Instead every apt comes with a microwave (who cares, I'd rather have the fridge) and every apt complex has a pool (I'd rather have cheaper rent).

With the real estate market tanking it's conceivable I could buy a condo, but even then it's a 650 sq foot 1BR/1BA and it's $300,000. PLUS you have to pay association dues about about $300/mo. It's absurd.

Sunshine tax.

smartwick said...

Sounds like a perfect time to move back to P-town! ;)

- The M.A.D. Hapa said...

My dream is to find a job that allows me to split my time between Portland and someplace warm. Seriously, you guys would get tired of hearing me bitch about how cold I am.