I was driving down our street tonight looking for a parking spot – something that sucks as a general rule because we’ve chosen to live in a congested area of Sydney’s inner west. Tonight there are workmen blocking off empty parking spaces with witches hats. There were parking spots as far as the eye could see, but they were all blocked off.

Turns out they’re doing line marking. Because the kerb isn’t enough of an indicator on where to park, apparently.

I try to park in a spot anyway and get waved away by one of the overall-clad blokes and decide to suss out WTF is going on

Me: So where do I park if I actually live here?

Him: Yih, moite thir is sum spots up an’ ’round in (names street 3 blocks away)

Me: *blank stare*

Him: Yih, I fink they done a letterbox drop an’ that

Me: Well, they never made it to my letterbox

Him: Awww shoite!

Me: So this is Marrickville Council’s doing, yeah?

Him: Yih!!

Me: Well, at least I’ll know who to send the memo to if I get mugged!

We both chortled* and he continued blocking available parking spots with witches hats while I drove off to the next suburb to find somewhere to park my car.

Mental note: wear walking shoes in the morning.

* I can’t believe I actually said typed the word “chortle”. I am getting old.

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4 thoughts on “Grumbling in the direction of Marrickville Council

  1. Oh, so you’ve got your car back and now you get to park miles away from home, YAY! I hyperventilate when I think about having to find parking in your suburb, I really do. (Even on a normal, no-witches-hat day).

    Posted on 22 June 2009 at 10:31 am
  2. Urgh, any form of roadworks/line marking etc is such a PITA – and they always do it at the wrong time *sigh*. Having to walk home at night from the next suburb would have been scary. Glad it was just line marking though and not something that was going to take weeks to do.

    Posted on 25 June 2009 at 9:35 am
  3. yeah, council seems to do this every couple of years. hopefully this means they’ve got it out of their system until 2011 :)

    Posted on 27 June 2009 at 1:08 am