Leaving Your Vehicle Unattended in the Red Zone While Picking Up Your Kids

June 9, 2014 · 108 comments

redzone

A Claycordian sent this picture, along with her opinion….

Just curious if it annoys anyone else besides me when people park in red zones and leave their cars unattended while picking their kids up from school? There’s a safety issue and you’re basically letting your kid know the rules don’t apply to you. Not to mention you’re lazy! This happens every day and it drives me nuts.

Is anybody else annoyed when people do this?

1 Incognito June 9, 2014 at 4:04 PM

I shake my head every day with regard to stuff like this.
Yes, too lazy to find a parking spot and walk a few paces.
And, people who did often block traffic flow and they are oblivious, or they just don’t care.

2 Tod Gomes June 9, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Drives me nutz on Boyd Road in P Hill !!!! I have often thought about sending Claycord some photos of this and asking why they are “allowed” to do this every day.

3 entitled June 9, 2014 at 4:09 PM

This has been going on for so long now it is ignored I think by most authorities.
I have been under the impression that the red curb means it is a place for the entitlement crowd to legally park.

4 Basel June 9, 2014 at 4:11 PM

This SUV is effectively blocking the safe line-of-sight view for drivers and pedestrians. If that’s a wheelchair curb at the right of the frame, both the pedestrian and driver are crossing a blind/obstructed intersection. Lazy is too polite of a description.

5 LostBoysMom June 9, 2014 at 4:14 PM
6 Justin June 9, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Yet another example of someone thinking they’re more important than everyone else.

But based on the comments around here, when the kid doesn’t follow the rules, they’ll just smack the kid back into submissions.

Wash, rinse, repeat.

7 Dorothy June 9, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Red zone or not, don’t think anyone should park on the curve of a corner. If nothing else, it blocks the view of cross traffic.

8 Elwood June 9, 2014 at 4:24 PM

So, what else is new?

People are scum.

9 Domestic CEO June 9, 2014 at 4:29 PM

It’s “all about me” attitude drives me nuts too. I especially hate it when a parent stops dead in the middle of the street… no crosswalk, nothing and let’s their kid out right in the middle of traffic. Some day someone is going to run over their little darlin’ or run into the back of their van or car. Of course it would be your fault for hitting them, even though they are in the wrong to stop for no reason in the middle of the street.

I also hate it that cars block the thoroughfare on Claycord Ave. in front of Silverwood. If someone had a heart attack who lives across the street from that school, they would die because of all the idiots waiting in line to turn into the school. Some days one cannot get through the street for over 5 minutes! No emergency vehicle could get through if I had an emergency, my house would burn down by the time a fire engine could get through. It is insane and I wish traffic tickets would be written. Parents should be parking legally and WALKING to the school to pick them up. Lazy butts.

10 Cynthia June 9, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Wheres PD? Easy tickets!

11 RunnerDope June 9, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Hey, part of my car isn’t in the red.

12 Neverceasestoamazeme June 9, 2014 at 4:41 PM

What I have come to realize is that there are people who have brains and use their intelligence and there are those who if they had brains mirrors their ass.
Some believe rules are meant for everyone else but them. The one thing our society has failed miserably at is “Holding oneself accountable”.. teaching to respect others and boundaries…..

13 Blazer June 9, 2014 at 4:45 PM

These are the same people who leave their kids and dogs in the car during heat waves.
Stupido

14 Raider4Life June 9, 2014 at 4:50 PM

I live in Martinez and it’s amazing what I see people do. I purposely get there 5 minutes early so I can park a little further away and just walk my kid in or out. Everyone has to follow the rules!

15 Concord1963 June 9, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Yes and throw in those people who park across driveways while waiting so people who live there can’t pull into their own drives nor can they park on the street in front of their house because all curbs are painted red and parents are stopped/parked there to pick up kids from school. I could go on and on and on. Any traffic cop needs to make quota just goo a school in the morning or when school lets out.

16 anon June 9, 2014 at 4:56 PM

sure…and when adults let dogs off leash..making them at large in posted
areas! I see adults with and without kids modeling lawbreaking and whats more
potentially injurious behaviors at parks all around Concord. For those without children…just arrogant self centered adults…u are the poorest example to others and especially our local youth. Let s recall what integrity and responsibility really mean…doing the morally right thing whether anyone is looking or not. there arent resources to cite offenders right now…so what effect does all this modeling of poor behavior and lack of integrity have on community say 3 years from now?
Is it really so difficult to not park in red zones? to leash and control your animal? to stop at yellow and red lights? why do we have laws? to protect and preserve civility- persons andproperty. the Breakers doing these things look like Asses but the r so into themselves they cant even see it.

17 Concord1963 June 9, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Yes and throw in those people who park across driveways while waiting so people who live there can’t pull into their own drives nor can they park on the street in front of their house because all curbs are painted red and parents are stopped/parked there to pick up kids from school. I could go on and on and on. Any traffic cop needs to make quota just go to a school in the morning or when school lets out.

18 Cowellian June 9, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Mr. Mayor, I did not give you permission to post my car online. If you do not remove it, I shall inform the internets.

;)

19 Lazy parents June 9, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Everyday there are people that do this in front of the schools. And every time I walk by from where I park down the street I say quite loud you are lazy do you think nobody else parks there everyday just so you can have this spot??? Yet they still do it. I had an emergency and had to pick my kid up and parked in the bus area for 2 minutes not even when there were buses there and I got reprimanded but these lazy people don’t even get talked to by the school. AMAZING!!!!

20 Lazy parents June 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM

There is no license plate shown therefore it’s just a picture of a car. If you don’t wanna show up as irresponsible online then don’t park where you shouldn’t !!!! Rules apply to you too !!

21 hello June 9, 2014 at 5:05 PM

POST THEIR LICENSE PLATE!!! NAME AND SHAME!!!!

22 anon June 9, 2014 at 5:07 PM

oh how about in front of pine hollow ms! parent block all lanes trying to turn into the schootwice a day. I had an appt a half a mile beyond phms and sat for five minutes because parents had even the middle turn lane blocked. no regard for the fact that it is a public thoroughfare…I finally drive around the oncoming lanes of stopped traffic !! I have NEVER seen such idiocy …assinine driving (or parking) as is in play every school day in a three block radius around any elementary or middle school campus. completely blocking
up a three and four lane public roadway! these are the ones raising the next generation of Concordians. So, parents, are u in or out of the crowd creating the problems?

23 Jerk June 9, 2014 at 5:11 PM

You’re All Wrong. Bring buses Back = Problem Solved. :) ;)

24 Jess June 9, 2014 at 5:14 PM

And it’s not just red zones. I’ve seen parents parking in the yellow and white zones. The white zones are for passenger drop off or pickup, but that requires you to stay in your car. It especially bugs me when there is a line of cars and someone blocks the flow by leaving their car to head into the school. If you need to park, don’t use the drop off / pickup area!

25 Mark June 9, 2014 at 5:26 PM

@ Tod Gomes #2

Send your photos to the PH Police and copy the principle of Sequoia Elementary, Dr. Franklin. I have seen parents block the driveway of the house next to the school and leave their car parked there unattended. Ridiculous how rude some parents are.

26 Spanky Fortuna June 9, 2014 at 5:38 PM

When I taught and had parking lot duty, these jerks would say, “I’ll only be a minute.”

If you park illegally, it’s still wrong no matter how long you park. Self-entitled idiots!

27 SMS parent June 9, 2014 at 5:45 PM

I am a parent at SMS and have notified phpd who was sitting I his car on campus and his response was they have been doing it for years and nothings going to change it. Way to do your job and enforce the law phpd

28 Angel June 9, 2014 at 5:46 PM

It amazes me how rude and lazy people can be when in school zones. I live only a couple of houses away from an elementary school. I’ve seen people parked in front of my driveway, blocking my car from leaving or parking in my own driveway. I even came home from the grocery store when school was letting out to someone parked in my driveway. I proceeded to block them in and carry my groceries in two bags at a time, slowly. She came back with her kids and asked me to move because she had somewhere to be. I told her she shouldn’t have parked in my driveway and that I would move when I was done. I made my point and she never did it again.

29 Just me June 9, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Doesn’t bother me at all and it’s hard to understand how that instance it inconvenienced you.

There’s more important things in the world to worry about.

30 Atticus Thraxx June 9, 2014 at 5:50 PM

You guys are right.Technically. But does anyone ever just let sh*t go anymore? Is the offense really that grievous with all the other stuff going on around you? For the record my kids are grown and they walked their asses to school anyways.

31 Cowellian June 9, 2014 at 5:51 PM

You don’t need a sworn officer to ticket non-moving violations. Just train volunteers to ticket offenders at each school.

32 Random Task June 9, 2014 at 5:53 PM

@12 exactly ….the people all voted dem so they do not have to be responsible for their actions …..they don’t have to work ever the gov will take care of them …oh wait with their neighbors hard earned money …..must be nice…..and yes that driver is a democrat

33 Anonymous June 9, 2014 at 5:53 PM

I’ve seen many people get parking tickets on Boyd Rd, but no the police are not out there every hour of every day. It’s tough when a school has 550 students and 0 parking spots for parents. You can’t even park on the street in front of the school. As for the driveway next to the school – the house is abandoned, falling apart and NO ONE LIVES THERE. I’m actually surprised the city hasn’t taken over the property. You can’t blame people for thinking it wouldn’t cause a problem to block the driveway. Until the twice a year the guy that must have inherited the property shows up yelling and terrifying children.

34 anon June 9, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Parking will always be a problem around any school. I don’t think the Police will ever be able to control it or even want to.

35 claycordian June 9, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Domestic CEO (#9) –

Thank you! you hit the nail on the head. These moronic parents that block Claycord Avenue really piss me off. Today, I was able to get around these idiots on the right hand side, and blew my horn along the whole line of fools. I got “the look” of “why are you doing this?” from most of the entitled morons. Thankfully, there’s only three more days of this idiocy until summer break.

36 GetOutaMyWay June 9, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Some people are above the law. And, those same people are more important than everyone else in our society, and don’t need to show any consideration, regard or respect for anyone else. Let’s all remember that even though they regularly act like immature little children, they that are better than everyone else.

And, watch out, there are more and more and more of them every day.

37 Momo June 9, 2014 at 6:20 PM

@15
That’s my problem too. I live across the street from tabernacle. People are constantly blocking my driveway. I was outside one time when two SUVs pulled out and stopped in front of my house. One woman was stopped totally across my driveway. She got out of her vehicle and went to the other SUV and started looking at photos with the other woman. I asked her to please move her vehicle. She got so mad. Called me rude and inconsiderate as well as a few names I won’t repeat. And then she demanded to know whether I was going to be pulling out of my driveway any time soon. I wasn’t but that not the point. You shouldn’t block someone’s driveway.

38 Killjoy June 9, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Wasn’t there a story a few days ago about Clayton needing to hire more PD due to an exodus of officers? Not sure where this image was taken, but Clayton schools might be in the need for more patrols.

39 anon June 9, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Illegals that drive don’t know what a red curb means because they never took a drivers test because they can’t get a license legally.

40 MadMom June 9, 2014 at 6:40 PM

It’s carpool stupidity like this that lead me to choose the name MadMom. I get so tired of these lazy, selfish people. It’s clear everyone here has had their share of dealing with folks like the one in the photo. Grrrr

41 Hey June 9, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Just like most of you said about a person(mother),
slapping a child in the face, MYODB!

42 Tom June 9, 2014 at 6:56 PM

People who park in red zones ANYWHERE are LAZY AND IRRESPONSIBLE.

You’re sending the wrong message to your kids.

43 anonanonagain June 9, 2014 at 7:13 PM

We had parent volunteers to help out with our school and the Principal. He get’s very upset with all the inconsiderate parents out there who block driveways, use a driveway to turn around or park in the red zone which is in the little circle in front of our school. I was one of those volunteers. The parents would call me names, act indignant and rude and generally think that their **** doesn’t stink. Way to show your kids how to be arrogant @$$ wipes.
People are so inconsiderate that in the morning they will line up to get into this little circle to let their kiddies off, that they block the traffic in the street. These are just a few of the infractions these so called parents commit each day. Don’t even get me started on how after they have dropped their child off, they haul @$$ down the road as if it wasn’t a school zone and there were children about walking to school…….They make me sick.

44 Volunteer Gal June 9, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Unfortunately, I witnessed this same type of entitlement years ago with my small children. The parents about another child didn’t seem to care about anyone but themselves and theirs. Manners and consideration are not part of their make up. Courtesy is just not understood or cared for.

Their little brute @ 20 years ago changed me and my children’s lives forever. He didn’t care about anyone and his parents didn’t either. I would see him on top of the magazine stands in the grocery store and his mother would just walk by and say……..time to go……she didn’t seem to see any problem.

That young man is no longer among us. It’s sad, however, I remember his parents parking in the red zone and disregarding any type of rules or standards that the majority follows……sad to say, both parents were lawyers………….what a shame.

45 2BITS June 9, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Yes this is annoying and you should never leave your car. But…I drop off my Grandkids at school and let me tell you there is no where to park. That is no excuse for leaving your car in a red zone. I have seen people do this when there are other places to park. I will confess I have dropped the kids off in a red zone. Never left my car and has taken less than a minute. I apologize and will not do it again. And no, my time is not more valuable than yours. Unfortunately in this day and age most kids do not walk anymore. The older kid rides his bike but the little guys have a busy street to cross.

46 waverunner June 9, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Show the plates and post them here.

47 Momo June 9, 2014 at 7:54 PM

I always walked to school with my kids so we avoided this problem.

48 Anon June 9, 2014 at 8:02 PM

This is a problem at all schools. But it’s always the same jerks who think they are above the law & rules don’t apply to them. I’ve also witnessed the lady working the carpool at SMS allow certain people to break the carpo lane rules. The line would move faster & smoother if people didn’t block both lanes chatting. There have to be rules because so many people don’t have common courtesy or common sense. Those same people have no problem breaking the rules for the same reasons.

49 wow June 9, 2014 at 8:05 PM

It’s just part of living by a school, you have deal with disrespectful piece of you know what.

50 mamatosix June 9, 2014 at 8:23 PM

I have to pray before I pull on to the school parking lot. The crap parents do while picking up their kids makes me so angry. My fave is double parking at the entrance of Pine Hollow. Can I just say WTF!!!!!!!

51 GoGo Gomez June 9, 2014 at 8:37 PM

It’s bad near Westwood..hate to say it.

52 Marianne June 9, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Parents are always in a hurry to drop off and pick up their kids at school. This is a common place theme.

53 Strandwood June 9, 2014 at 8:51 PM

I saw that same problem at that same intersection (STRANDWOOD ELEMENTARY) for years. Even when PHPD showed up some folks still thought they were better than everyone else. You try and say something and they get indignant, like rules are for everyone else. Way to teach your young children how to obey the traffic laws. And how about those that let their young children get out on the street side and let them cross while the lazy sob stays in her/his car.

54 foonman June 9, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Why don’t they just move closer to a school and walk? He said (tongue in cheek)? Oh that’s right, who would like to live in a neighborhood with a bunch of screaming kids all day………..gotcha

55 Upset jet June 9, 2014 at 9:04 PM

I drive a fire truck for a living and every time i see someone parked in the red zone i go out of my way to park and block them in and get out of the rig with my crew and take a walk. I love it when they get all pissed off. Dont park in the red zone people. Thats my parking spot.

56 Killjoy June 9, 2014 at 9:10 PM

@foonman
Nah. Then you’d end up with a turd for a neighbor like Jon VanBrusselin.

57 firefighters daughter June 9, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Good for you, Upset jet!!

58 Grandma June 9, 2014 at 9:21 PM

let’s add the trashy looking parents in the old blue car at Westwood that park in the handicap spots with no disability.

59 Starman June 9, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Most kids need exercise have then walk two blocks then pick then up

60 Marianne June 9, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Yes, well done Upset Jet! Parents as well need exercise.

61 OBVI June 9, 2014 at 10:17 PM

The parent that reported this was p’o’ed because they wabted that spot to pick up their rugrats… Caught cha

62 Concord1963 June 9, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Or the idiots that turn left when the BIG signs specifically read NO LEFT TURN!

63 Brig June 9, 2014 at 10:18 PM

I see this everyday at Ayers elementary school. It amazes me the way people drive around schools. It really shows how selfish this country has turned into. Everyone has a me, me, me attitude. On top of parking in the red zone, we have people parking in the white zone, which is designated for drop off and pick up only. Drive by at 2:20 PM and you will see a line of unattended cars. Why CPD doesn’t just hang out and issue tickets is beyond me, I’ve called CPD several times to no avail. The speeds that people drive past the school at that time are astonishing. I grew up in a much more respectful world. It seems the more and more people we import, the less and less the respect for each other goes down.

64 I hear ya! June 9, 2014 at 10:23 PM

I see this happening at the backside of Highlands Elementary all the time. There’s a small section of curb that’s red right at the cut through to the backside of the school. I always felt bad for the neighbors of the school because parents can be so inconsiderate and rude when confronted. And just last week, a mom was too lazy to park curbside and stopped smack in the middle of the street to let her child out of the car, blocking traffic behind her. I, too, feel these examples are terrible modeling for the kids, having total disregard for the laws and showing disrespect for others and their property. This is also true for those who park at the end of a cul de sac at a non-red curb but a space obviously too small for their SUV or other large vehicle and halfway blocking a person’s driveway just because it’s the only shady spot around. These are the same people who get hostile when confronted, feeling so entitled! PD, here’s your opportunity to write a whole bunch of tickets!

65 Teacher Wannabe June 9, 2014 at 10:38 PM

@Random Task #32. Why do people bring politics into everything? Its obvious the car’s owner is Republican because of the entitlement issue.

66 Marissa June 9, 2014 at 11:02 PM

It is frustrating and irritating when idiotic people do this crap! I have to drop my kids off and pick them up from school, but I don’t park like that! If I have to get out and walk a little ways, I will…then get back into my car. Hostility in this case by any party is very unreasonable.

67 Louisa June 9, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Stop! Stop this crap!

68 anon June 10, 2014 at 12:23 AM

‘YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG!’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7ixBvVQHC0

69 Hillview Jr High, Pittsburg June 10, 2014 at 4:52 AM

I see this all the time at Hillview Jr High. One time I was talking to another parent and we had to step off the side walk and it happened to be a red zone. Some parent drives up in a fancy car and honks his horn to have us move. I told him that we weren’t moving and besides it’s a red zone and you can’t park here.

The saddest thing is that when you have the teachers out there patrolling the area, they don’t even say anything.

70 anon June 10, 2014 at 6:06 AM

@65
I don’t know what to relate it to…maybe mold. The conversation is neutral then the political views pop in, change the subject and they’re back.
It’s like a person has become hardwired and embroiled in this heated argument to prove the other side wrong and theirs right. As if it’s ever going to happen. It’s like they’re caught up in a dirty joke that someone is playing on them.
It seems to me that the division and argument has become such a hot topic at anytime with almost everyone. Very different than 35 years or so ago. I remember when people would keep it a secret who they voted for. Politics was kept more separate from conversations compared to today. Yes people would still talk about it, come out with a point here and there, or have a friend or two that they discuss it with, but there are so many today that do turn any conversation into an opp to rundown the other side.

71 anon June 10, 2014 at 6:14 AM

One of the happiest days of my life was the last day I ever had to drive my daughter to school.
It was hard for me to let her walk once she got into high school. It’s not like i wanted to shrug it off, but it was time.

72 anon June 10, 2014 at 6:36 AM

@Just Me,
It does cause a problem with visibility. It almost always causes a problem with traffic flow as well!

73 Clayanon June 10, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Give the schools the power to ticket offenders with the money collected from the fines going directly to the school who writes the ticket.

74 anon June 10, 2014 at 6:56 AM

@upset jet. We don’t pay you to park your rig and go for a stroll.

75 NobodyCares June 10, 2014 at 7:00 AM

I see this kind of behavior all the time in front of every school. Nobody cares about anyone else. It’s all about them. I see people pick up their kids at nearby shopping centers and block the parking lot while they stop and wait for their kids to slowly walk up to the car. I see idiots block streets and driveways so they can pick up their kids. It’s everywhere. It’s an epidemic of thoughtlessness, entitlement and rudeness.

76 Concord1963 June 10, 2014 at 7:23 AM

Too many cars …… Too little parking. It’s every where! :)

77 JRConcord June 10, 2014 at 7:25 AM

When my son was a little kid going to school ,I would park 3 blocks away. I used a giant slingshot I had mounted to my truck rack. I would load him up stretch it out and launch him onto his campus. I would use a high parabolic trajectory so his parachute would open and he would land safely. The other kids thought this was great.
We all know this isn’t true, I am just checking if anyone actually reads all these posts.

78 Upset jet June 10, 2014 at 8:06 AM

@#74anon June 10, 2014 at 6:56 AM
upset jet. We don’t pay you to park your rig and go for a stroll.

Haha your funny thats where you are wrong. Yes you do pay me to stroll around in my first due area (that is if you are a homeowner and pay taxes) Its a great way to get to know the public. Maybe if you park in a red zone we could get to know one another.

79 @upsetbjet June 10, 2014 at 8:11 AM

You can take your stroll on MY dime no worries!

80 Meemo June 10, 2014 at 8:44 AM

The parents (and older siblings) of students who come to pick up children at our middle school show a clear lack of concern for anyone but themselves, from speed to awareness of child pedestrians. It ranges from parents with extra-large expensive SUV’s to little rust buckets held together by duct tape. It’s amazing that California only kills off 3,000 or so a year.

81 Connie Dobbs June 10, 2014 at 9:23 AM

#74 I sure as hell do. I only wish he could have people booted.

82 Anonymous June 10, 2014 at 10:13 AM

We had parents at our school last year that helped in the parking lot. They were so obnoxious that the program ended almost as soon as it started. The couple parents that did it started telling people at all hours (even well after school) that they were parked in the wrong spot. They even yelled at people. One woman (she often causes scenes) yelled at a parent that was trying to get kids back into the classroom at the end of a field trip!! Unfortunately they were just so rude about it. Mind you these are parents that no one likes to begin with and I actually started to feel bad for them. It will always be a problem at every school. The best we can do is have some patience and be kind.

83 anon June 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Cry about it lmao

84 anonanonagain June 10, 2014 at 10:42 AM

This is the culture that we have created. Selfish, rude, angry, self entitled, arrogant, I’m above everyone else, impolite, self centered, brash, inconsiderate, ill mannered etc. etc. What a society we live in!!! America is becoming a giant sink hole. I wish class and manners and common decency would come back instead of the You Tube/Kim Kardashian/swearing misogynistic rapper mentality. America has become a parody of itself…..

85 Rollo Tomasi June 10, 2014 at 11:08 AM

@wannabe teacher:

You’re so offended by the politicization of the subject you had to take a dig at those you disagree with?

86 Rollo Tomasi June 10, 2014 at 11:13 AM

@ JRConcord:

Why the parachute? We live about that same distance from the school and I just make sure he lands in the padded part under the monkey bars. Wait – are we still allowed to call them monkey bars, or is that offensive to monkeys? One never knows these days.

87 Former cross guard June 10, 2014 at 11:15 AM

I used to deal with this at the school I cross guarded . Eventually I would take plate numbers and everything and send it to Concord Pd . I once had a parent so in a rush while I was crossing students that they tried to turn Into the school while I was crossing kids . I got in front of the car and kicked their bumper so hard and told them how they could of fan over these kids . Of course they ran to my boss who said I was out of line but my boss didn’t think so

88 Incognito June 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

It’s not just at schools where this is a continuous problem – it’s everywhere because people, in general, are just flat out too lazy to find a parking spot even if it means walking ten paces to where they are going. Can you say LAZY?

89 Krystle June 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

I use to work for another school district there teaching there kids to do that it’s ridiculous park your car somewhere else and walk your lazy ass. Drives me nuts when they do that. I use to be a cross guard to

90 RunDogRun June 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

This irritates me only slightly
less than when they park in front
of my mailbox so the mail carrier
can’t see it and doesn’t deliver my
mail that day. Or, when they take
a shortcut thru my 25 mph neighborhood
at 50 mph because they’re late with
their one spoiled brat in the back of
their big, gas-guzzling SUVs, killing
our pets left and right.

I have come to the conclusion
that people who have children,
in addition to having no concern
for the planet, have no concern
for the other people on it. I can
say, without exception, that they
seem believe the whole freaking world
revolves around them and their ever-
loving brats.

91 brig June 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

I don’t think its people being lazy. I think people do not allow enough time to drop the kids off and get to work on time. Like that’s our fault you can’t get up 15 mins earlier. Rushing around our city, speeding, parking where ever you want…just get up earlier!! Figure it out!

92 dinkydau June 10, 2014 at 4:05 PM

should have taken the photo of the SUV with the car license too.

93 We look for damned near any excuse... June 10, 2014 at 5:37 PM

…to talk down to people. This person blocked part of a red zone, that doesn’t appear to be obstructing anything like a fire hydrant, for a few minutes to drop off their kids. Big deal.

Some of you obviously can not function in society without having every little aspect of your lives controlled by regulations and barrier lines painted with the tones that match your black or white instructions. Unfortunately for you, we live in a gray world, and Concord is full of people with lives to live who don’t give 2 sh*ts about your nitpicking harmless minor parking offenses.

It’s like witnessing a city of sanctimonious robots trying to out tattle tale each other over the most pointless issues.

94 Connie Dobbs June 10, 2014 at 6:42 PM

#92, Are you new here? If so I heartily recommend any thread reporting petty crime in Walnut Creek. Those bring out all the achievers who base others’ worth on how much they overpaid for real estate.

95 Atticus Thraxx June 10, 2014 at 6:46 PM

You must be new here #92. You should see them loose their effing minds when you bring up smoking, texting or teenagers wearing hoodies. The indignation actually slows down my computer.

96 Still anon June 10, 2014 at 7:35 PM

@upset jet, will you please come to Westwood Elementary? Please?

97 Smith June 11, 2014 at 1:52 AM

All you people sound dumb a** f***. There are people dying of hunger and all you f****** care about is someone parking on the F****** RED ZONE!!! Unf******Beliveble.

98 The Mamba June 11, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Smith, you are using the fallacy of whataboutery. There’s always some bigger problem somewhere, but doesn’t mean we should ignore the problem at hand. I live around the corner from a school and parents queue up and down my street. The are always quite gracious and we never have issues with people blocking driveways or parking in red zones, thankfully.

99 Cowellian June 11, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Smith@97,
You seem to have accidentally wound up on the wrong thread! This is the “idiots in the no-parking zones” thread. The “people are starving” thread is located elsewhere. But thanks for playing, and don’t forget your lovely parting gifts.

100 Retired LEO June 11, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Red zone – no stopping, standing or parking. Period. What don’t you understand about the Vehicle Code?

You don’t like it, then get this legislature to change it. Otherwise, suck it up.

101 RanchgirlCA June 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM

When I would pick my kids up at their elementary school, the people would drive me crazy. Parked at a red curb, blocking the street so no one could get by, blocking crosswalks (big pet peeve) and not taking turns letting people in. So glad to be away from all that.

102 stealthymama June 11, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Hey peeps! If you want to park in a legal curb in a residential area, arrive early. Remember…it’s first come, first serve! Just b/c you arrive late & are too lazy to walk a block or so to get your kid, don’t bother parking on the red zone. You should know by now that the red zone curb is for emergency vehicles only. Besides, what part of the red zone do you not understand…huh???

103 Smith June 13, 2014 at 8:38 AM

All you that agree with this have nothing better to do with your lives. Omg someone’s park on the red zone! Well good for you do you want a f****** cookie now?

104 Cowellian June 13, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Middle School must have let out for the summer.

105 Rollo Tomasi June 13, 2014 at 10:19 AM

@ #103:

I agree with it, now where’s my cookie, asshat?

On second thought, send it it a third world country. You’ll single-handedly help solve one on those big problems that occupies your mind so much that you don’t care about being considerate of others.

106 Tom June 13, 2014 at 11:18 AM

This is pretty simple. Logical, responsible people care, and don’t think should park in the red zone. For obvious reasons.

Irresponsible, illogical people don’t care, and nothing you say can convince them. It’s all about them.

Agree to disagree, and move on.

107 Smith June 13, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Give me your address and I’ll send you your cookie.

108 Smith June 13, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Wow! parking on the red zone really hurts peoples feelings! I’m sorry maybe I should be more considerate. I’ll stop.

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