I have a personal interest in this warning sign for illegal parking posted in the parking lot of Jean’s Cherry Blossom Women’s Clothing Store in Ruidoso, NM. The sign reads WARNING Please, unless you are inside the cherry blossom store shopping DO NOT PARK IN THIS PARKING LOT YOU WILL BE TOWED AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE. Almost apologetically, the store owner states unfortunately we are going to start enforcing this.
Our personal interest is that we were trying to find a place to park one Saturday and the two cars that beat us to parking spots had occupants that got out and did NOT enter the Cherry Blossom store. In fact, we watched both parties walk in the opposite directions with no intention of buying any women’s clothing from Cherry Blossom. I should have got a picture of their car tags and given them to store owner.
People who park illegally are essentially saying their needs are more important than other citizens who choose to conform to the laws and rules.
This episode reminded of the frequent illegal parking that happens at Harris Teeter Grocery Store. Read the following rant to understand how frustrating and mad one can become if it happens all the time!
Please, please, please, please, stop parking, “standing” or whatever you want to call it in front of Harris Teeter!! The last three times I’ve been there I’ve nearly been hit by a car trying to cross to my car in the PARKING SPACE because someone is idling on the yellow curb. BTW, putting on your flashers does not make it OK, legal or acceptable. Forget the ethics angle, I don’t want to get killed going to the store because you’re too lazy to park legally. STOP IT!!