Parking Signs of Los Angeles
|"…okay…so...on the 12th hour of the 17th day of every 3rd month, I'm allowed to park here...but only for 30 minutes and…yup…only if all of the planets in the solar system are aligned...otherwise, I'll be towed. Got it."|
It's no longer enough to simply find an available parking space in LA. You must also be able to interpret the parking rules related to that space, which are written across a cluster of signs, each of which contains instructions that override or contradict the sign beside/above/behind it. Additionally, your interpretation must be done at warp speed because you're in a moving vehicle and there are 115 impatient commuters behind you, all of whom need to get to an audition for a new reality TV show/ a shoot for a reality TV show/ an urgent meeting at Starbucks about a new reality TV show.
Such are the challenges that must be overcome if you want to get a parking spot close to the vegan brunch place you want to be seen appearing to eat at.
Thus the people of Los Angeles have evolved into some of the most effective multitaskers in the world. They can operate a vehicle travelling at 35mph, read small-fonted parking novellas and do a space-time mathematical calculation all at the same moment.
Or, at least, I hope they can. Otherwise we're all going to die on these roads.