Some guy comes up to me as I am moving my ML into a perfectly legal Tuesday from 8-10AM spot just a few hours ago.

"You're gonna get towed there." he tells me.

I look at him and he appears to be your typical brooklyn hipster, wearing a beanie and smoking a cigarette.

"I park here all the time and it's perfectly legal" I tell him.

He goes "I live here, and there are grates there." [side note: THAT ARE PERMANENTLY CLOSED]

(I also live here, dumbass, you saw me walk out of the apartment door.)

I ask, "Do you park in this area?"

He goes "No I don't own a car".

(so how would he know what spots are legal or not?!)

Me: "well there's a whole complex strategy to the New York Parking system."

Him: "I know how the New York Parking system works"

Me: *lock the doors to my car and walk away* "Have a good night"

It really bothers me when other people get in my business with clearly nothing helpful to share. Mind your own business, your life will be much better.

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Just after writing this post, I checked @NYCASP, the official alternate side twitter account, and alternate side parking is suspended tomorrow. Therefore, moving my car and talking to the putz above was all for naught. *le sigh*.