I moved to San Francisco last month for many reasons. One primary reason, though, was that I could live car free in such a bike-sized city (moved from LA). For the last month I've been moving my car from one side of the street to the other on street sweeping days while I test the car free waters and waiting for the right buyer for it. And so far, having a car has only been a complete nuisance. Not once have I needed the car. Not once have I driven it somewhere. Since I got here, it's been driven almost entirely (except for a trip to Muir Woods) around only looking for a free parking spot to move it to on the no-parking days.
And with all that hassle, I've had the misfortune of getting a ticket (my fault for oversleeping) having my bumper scraped badly by someone else (not my fault) and having to carry around the "oh **** what day is it?" feeling as I monitor the street sweeping schedule of my neighborhood.
BUT TODAY TAKES THE CAKE!!! I headed over for my weekly car moving chore to find what is pictured here.
I called the department of transportation but they said there's nothing they can do. If it's not blocking my driveway and not in front of a fire hydrant or red curb, there's nothing they can do. They told me to call the police and file a report if I thought there'd be damage. So I did that and the police showed up. They were upset that two people could be simultaneously so inconsiderate but they said there's nothing they can do. And believe me, they tried. They were calling HQ trying to figure out if they could tow one of the cars. But there was no violation.
Tomorrow is street sweeping so I'm gonna have to get up extra early to go see if I can move my car. This has eaten up 4 hours of my day so far from the time I discovered it, went home, called DPT, went back, called the cops, waited for the cops (90 minutes), photographed it, and now came home again.
Seriously, I didn't need any more motivation to sell the car but this is definitely gonna make me lower my price to move this thing fast. I want this hassle out of my life!!