Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Parking in SJC, 101

The San Jac garage, the place where the majority of us law students who are too environmentally unconscious to ride a shuttle like to park, seems to have gotten a little ridiculous this semester. Indeed, at least once a week now it appears that someone, perhaps confused with basic parking garage ettiquette, turns the lanes into, well, for lack of a better word, a parking lot. So with that in mind, I offer the following advice:

1. If you are getting to the parking garage after about 8:30, there isn't going to be anything available until the 4th floor. Just deal with it. Going slowly on all the levels up to 4 desparately searching for a closer spot just makes the entire line backup.

2. That middle ramp? It goes down. Always down. No matter what level you are on, that ramp only goes down. Someone in front of me starts to try to go up it at least once a week, then realizing that it's down only, has to reverse and get back on the right path.

3. If you are driving a gigantic, extended cab, mud-flap dressed, uber-truck, perhaps consider just going up another flight to get to easier parking, instead of blocking the entire lane to do a 16-point turn to get into the tiniest space in the garage. If you drive a really small car but just have frequent problems parking it without backing out again to "straighten up," this applies to you as well.

So there ya go. Just three simple suggestions that should make all of our lives easier. In the immortal words of Jerry Springer, "take care of yourselves, and each other."



At 9:54 PM, February 27, 2007, Blogger Ex.Coll.Blog said...

You forgot the most important one: YOU CAN’T PAY AT THE EXITS!

At 8:25 AM, March 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with all of the above, but I still love SJC for several reasons.

1. I am lazy and it is that close.
2. Everyday I get to play: how many car alarms can I set off with my car in 1st gear.
3. On Wednesdays when class doesn't let out till after sundown, I get to play: turn traction control off and "drift" down the ramps.

Occasionally someone is still on-site during this last activity. Always, they are less than amused.

At 10:35 AM, March 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"environmentally unconscious"? As in unaware the environment exists?

At 2:47 PM, March 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my favorite is the people that don't have card keys but still try to get a ticket to get in when the light says "CARD ONLY"
then they will hit the talk button and argue with the PTS people which eventually leads them to them trying to back up with 5 cars behind them.
This has happened 4 times this semester and I get angrier each subsequent time it happens


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