upflying Posted February 14, 2013 Share Posted February 14, 2013 Last Tuesday, I had an appointment at a nice downtown Oakland highrise. Since gas is now back at $4/gallon, I decided to ride the BMW. Oakland's reputation being what it is, I decided against street parking and drove into a nice "public parking" garage next to the high rise. I stopped at the gate, pushed the button for the ticket and watched as the gate rose. I secured the stub, drove another 20' before a frantic attendant flagged me down. "Motorcycles are not allowed", said the polite man. Geez, here I am, a paying customer who needs a secure place to park my steed. He told me I would have to park on the street. What pray tell did I do to make him kick me out? Loud pipes, black leather jacket, beard, tattoos, ape hangers, outlaw mc club colors, beanie helmet, scantily clad babes? No, none of that. I turn around and the attendant manually raises the exit gate so I can leave. I park on a street metered space, 7.5 minutes for each of my very few quarters. After the appointment, I come out, meter expired and some dude eyeing my bike. Thankfully no parking ticket. End rant. Link to comment
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