bozo! Take your big ugly truck
back to the 'burbs!
blue truck showed up on this corner on Friday, June 21, about two
thirds full of discarded household goods and construction debris.
And there it sits, holding down a piece of discarded carpet that
can't be carried away, a target for everyone with a smelly trashbag,
illegally parked on what passes for a sidewalk here.
I see the bus
drivers giving it dirty looks as they try to ease their buses through
the narrow opening that remains if anyone parks on the other side
of the street.
pile of bags on top of the truck just keeps getting bigger.
There's a big bag of smelly crab parts sitting next to the truck
and I imagine someone will heave it up and over very soon.
Some of the
garbage on top of the truck is getting to smell pretty ripe.
Why is this
guy parking his truck (which we happen to know is registered to
a Bucks County address) in South Philly for weeks?
As long as
there are no "No Truck Parking" signs, this guy can use
our streets as his own personal parking lot for as long as he wants.
It's a pretty unpleasant contrast to the neatly-maintained lots
on three corners of this intersection.
This is a stupid,
ugly waste of a capital resource. Trucks aren't cheap, and this
truck isn't making anybody any money just sitting there. In fact,
this kind of underutilization is part of what drives up construction
costs. And this callous disregard for the community is what drives
So to the bozo
who owns this truck, I say, "Take it home to Bucks County.
Park it in front of your house for awhile and see what your
neighbors have to say."
July 15, 2002
truck after its close encounter with a front-end loader
originally on the truck is now the neighborhood's problem.
than a month after the truck first appeared, Sanitation sent a front-end
loader and a large hauling truck to remove the garbage. When they
were finished, they left the deconstructed truck shown at left.
The mess at the right -- construction rubble, dirt, an old tire,
and a heavy sheet of plywood that formed the truck's side -- was
left behind. Because it's now an unbagged mess, Sanitation won't
take it. Never mind that the mess was of their making. I've since
cleaned up about two thirds of the mess, so the "sidewalk"
looks merely untidy instead of godawful.