This picture is worth a thousand words

August 27, 2007 by
Filed under: Crazy People 

Let’s face facts: being the owner of a S.U.V. nowadays is the moral/ethical equivalent of being a child molester in the eyes of many. After hammering out this post last week I vowed to leave the much-maligned owners of these vehicles alone. I had said my piece and Queens Crap had said theirs. It was time to let things be, right? WRONG!

Today I am reneging on this promise because I beheld something that is a living testament to why people hate S.U.V.s (or more accurately, the people who drive them).

Sign on Eagle Street

I found this sign adhered to a sedan whose rear was grazing the driveway of a business on Eagle Street. While I personally eschew the use of motor vehicles, I do understand people have the right to own them. I also understand that parking in Greenpoint (and New York City in general) is a bear. Sometimes a driveway will be intruded upon as a consequence. While the practice may not be a correct one, it is understandable.

Then you get shit like this.


This behemoth was parked behind the aforementioned sedan. As the more eagle-eyed among you will notice, the curb clearly reads “NO PARKING ACTIVE DRIVEWAY 24 HOURS LOADING ZONE”. The grammar employed here might be questionable, but the point is not: do not park here— EVER.

The next time, dear readers, you find yourself listening to the owner of one of these vehicles grousing about the flack he (or she) gets from other people, e.g.; they think he (or she) is an asshole for driving such a monstrosity, show them this picture. I don’t which bothers me more:

  1. This person’s flagrant disregard for a clearly stated request that this stretch of street be left unobstructed or
  2. the possibility that someone who owns a $60,000+ vehicle cannot read plain English.

Miss Heather


3 Comments on This picture is worth a thousand words

  1. Spanky on Mon, 27th Aug 2007 1:48 pm
  2. I hate SUVs. NYC should ban them. The drivers do not care about anything except themselves. If they did, they wouldn’t be driving an SUV!

  3. missheather on Mon, 27th Aug 2007 1:57 pm
  4. You wanna know what I think, Spanky? Here it is:

    1. The men who drive these vehicles should be sent to Iraq so they can earn their keep in petrol.
    2. The women who drive these vehicles should be sent to Saudi Arabia so they can partake of the gracious attitude afforded women there. They won’t be able to drive their SUVs without a male keeper, but maybe a select few will be able to watch the beheading of some poor woman convicted of adultery— albeit, thru a burka.

    I rarely quote scripture (because I have little command of it), but I think Jesus once said something to the effect of “by their friends ye shall know them”. If these people are our friends, what does that make us?

    Monsters. That’s what.

  5. d on Wed, 29th Aug 2007 8:00 am
  6. I usually see women about 5’2″ and 98 lbs driving those things, which would be hilarious if not so sad.

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