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5 and 15 minute parking – I don’t get it

By 24 February 2009 17

When I park in Anketell St outside the Tuggeranong Hyperdome in the short stay area – just next to dear Annette’s office – the 5 minute parking spots are invariably full.  But there are generally vacant spots in the 15 minute parking section.

Why?  I just don’t get it.  Are those of us who use the 15 minute spots more civic minded and so leave before our time expires, while those in the 5 minute spots overstay?

Any chance of money for a Ph D?  Maybe one has already been done.

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17 Responses to
5 and 15 minute parking – I don’t get it
BenMac 11:52 am
24 Feb 09
#1

I’m guessing the 5 minute spots are closer. Probably just a case of running the risk of a ticket just to be lazy and walk less.

PhD please.

wishuwell 12:24 pm
24 Feb 09
#2

I get it but need additional funding to allow me to release the details.

Passy 12:28 pm
24 Feb 09
#3

No, they are in fact part of the same street, opposite the entrances to the Hyperdome. There are only about 7 spots in each running along the side of the footpath.

I’ve got a bee in my bonnet (bad pun – hat’s off to that?) because I park there every day after aquarobics and it puzzles me.

(A bad pun on a bad pun is …??)

Passy 12:33 pm
24 Feb 09
#4

Additional funding eh? How about I give you the net earnings from my blog for December? $7.82 less expenses – union dues, management fees, depreciation, paper, newspapers. Does that mean you owe me?

wishuwell 12:42 pm
24 Feb 09
#5

No.

astrojax 1:01 pm
24 Feb 09
#6

slander detector on high alert.

astrojax 1:02 pm
24 Feb 09
#7

ooh, it just went away (ignore my comment, then…)

johnboy 1:05 pm
24 Feb 09
#8

Just a feeble attack from one of our loonies. Contained and eradicated in seconds.

Passy 1:16 pm
24 Feb 09
#9

Wow! And I thought I had that role earmarked to myself!

V twin venom 1:17 pm
24 Feb 09
#10

The 15 mins are just a plot by the Capitalist operators of the Hyperdome to get you to stay longer. The fact that these spaces are empty shows that the clever Socialists won’t be fooled by their trickery.

Granny 1:23 pm
24 Feb 09
#11

Dernit, I hate missing stuff! My womanly curiousity goes into overdrive … sometimes even hyperdrive or warp drive.

54-11 1:32 pm
24 Feb 09
#12

That loonie wasn’t the troll known as proofpositive was it?

johnboy 1:35 pm
24 Feb 09
#13

Back on topic please people.

Passy 1:48 pm
24 Feb 09
#14

V twin venom you say:

‘The 15 mins are just a plot by the Capitalist operators of the Hyperdome to get you to stay longer. The fact that these spaces are empty shows that the clever Socialists won’t be fooled by their trickery.’

Ah, thanks. I guess I’m not one of the clever ones then.

At least I knew it couldn’t be a communist plot. That’s in Highgate Cemetery.

deezagood 8:24 am
25 Feb 09
#15

Explanation is simple – no PhD required, two words only … ‘Lazy bogans’.

Very Busy 9:27 am
25 Feb 09
#16

Seriously, if everyone obeyed the law the 5 minute parks would always be empty. What can anyone get done in just 5 minutes. Possibly you could get some money from a very close ATM but even that would be pushing it.

This 5 minute parking is just asking people to break the law.

mooo_cow 9:51 am
25 Feb 09
#17

Look on the Window do they have a disabled card? They will park as close as possible.

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