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January 19th, 2012 by Maria Helena Carey · 10 Comments · Capitol Hill

18/366: exceptions

Photo by María Helena Carey

Our neighborhood may be quaint, adorable, charming and sometimes even charmed. But every once in a while, we also encounter annoying little reminders that the rules apply to a few but not to all. Got a frustrating event to share? Annoyed by a particular development in your street? Wondering why you got a ticket but the unmarked vehicle blocking yours and parked in a truly illegal spot didn’t? Tell us about it! Misery loves company, after all!

(Just please keep it more on the grousing side of things and try not to jump off the cliff of disrespect.)

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  • Anonymous

    People who don’t shovel snow from their sidewalks (including sidewalks adjacent to their easements) so the disabled and elderly (who have paid or asked someone to shovel their own sidewalks) have to ask neighbors to get their medications and groceries for them.

    People whose shrubs overhang their yards and cover half the sidewalk, making it difficult for those in wheelchairs to get by. Plus there’s the grime buildup underneath.

    People whose tree branches are lower than 5’6″ over the sidewalk, because I hate ducking.

    These are repeat offenders who can afford corner houses and are able-bodied or solvent enough to have these things taken care of.

  • comesthesun

    People who don’t shovel snow from their sidewalks (including sidewalks adjacent to their easements) so the disabled and elderly (who have paid or asked someone to shovel their own sidewalks) have to ask neighbors to get their medications and groceries for them.

    People whose shrubs overhang their yards and cover half the sidewalk, making it difficult for those in wheelchairs to get by. Plus there’s the grime buildup underneath.

    People whose tree branches are lower than 5’6″ over the sidewalk, because I hate ducking.

    These are repeat offenders who can afford corner houses and are able-bodied or solvent enough to have these things taken care of.

  • Anonymous

    At least one neighborhood church is actively encouraging illegal parking (blocking crosswalks, SIDEWALKS, fire hydrants, and complete travel lanes) by handing out restaurant-style pagers to alert members in case of parking enforcement.

    In the name of neighborhood relations we’ve always accepted the occasional and extreme parking overload of out-of-towners coming to our area houses of worship, but I recently saw a young mother with her stroller in the street because she couldn’t get to or use the walkway and I say: ENOUGH!

  • darsal

    At least one neighborhood church is actively encouraging illegal parking (blocking crosswalks, SIDEWALKS, fire hydrants, and complete travel lanes) by handing out restaurant-style pagers to alert members in case of parking enforcement.

    In the name of neighborhood relations we’ve always accepted the occasional and extreme parking overload of out-of-towners coming to our area houses of worship, but I recently saw a young mother with her stroller in the street because she couldn’t get to or use the walkway and I say: ENOUGH!

  • http://twitter.com/TheMadameMeow María Helena Carey

    comesthesun– I hate ducking, too.

    Darsal, I would have to completely agreed with that: behavior that forces others to behave in a dangerous or endangering manner on the street needs to stop.

  • http://twitter.com/TheMadameMeow María Helena Carey

    comesthesun– I hate ducking, too.

    Darsal, I would have to completely agreed with that: behavior that forces others to behave in a dangerous or endangering manner on the street needs to stop.

  • Anonymous

    Dog owners who put bags of dog doo in my trash can. Why not put it in your own trash can instead of leaving it for me to dispose of?

  • karkoe

    Dog owners who put bags of dog doo in my trash can. Why not put it in your own trash can instead of leaving it for me to dispose of?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6TQEM335BAWCTNFVGRX6CMSSZQ meesh

    please for the love of god put a stop sign on mass ave NE and tenth street. we have ALL signed the petitions and have watched stop signs go in all over but not there…..anyone?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6TQEM335BAWCTNFVGRX6CMSSZQ meesh

    please for the love of god put a stop sign on mass ave NE and tenth street. we have ALL signed the petitions and have watched stop signs go in all over but not there…..anyone?