"We should be wearing ski masks when we ask people to pay this much for parking" - me to my boss

Yes you are reading that sign correctly, for 4th of July weekend we were charging $60 USD for parking 1 car all day. That may sound a little absurd but people still pay it! Every holiday weekend the lot I work at manages to pull off this basically robbery due to some simple supply and demand. We open up at 12pm since all the other lots charging $25-$30 have filled up by then. Since there is literally nowhere else to park within 2-3 miles of the lot, people will pretty much pay anything to park. The shocked looks on the faces of people driving by is priceless. I feel really bad for the people who actually pay the money, especially the ones that leave after an hour or two. But hey, capitalism at its finest!

Anyways, I have been working this job for the past 5 years of college during the summer weekends and so I will be there all this summer. There is so much crazy stuff that goes on with the drunk people, angry people, and of course some interesting cars every once in a while. So I will definitely be posting some pictures if I end up seeing something cool. Below I just have some random pictures from work that I took over the holiday weekend.

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We pack em in nice and tight. This is the really fun part of the job honestly. You have to judge the angles right and just know when to turn a car. This of course has really helped my parallel parking skills in my own car. Believe it or not, this picture shows the lot in a very organized and underfilled state.

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Up front in the lot we generally try to keep some of the nicer cars or in the case of that Lexus, anyone that gives us a nice tip to take care of their car. Also that Porsche Panamera sounded wicked as hell when it fired up.

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This picture is from the inside of an Audi. I just thought the extremely long message in the middle was so unnecessary. With 1-2 words per line that message takes up such a crazy amount of space. Not to mention the fact that it is a standard across all cars that you step on the brake to shift out of park.

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This is a picture of skid marks from when an idiot in a riced up VTEC IS KICKING IN YO acura integra decided he didnt like the price of $60 so much that he needed to go pull the ebrake and chuck rocks everywhere in the middle of the lot.

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I just think that two door wrangler in the back is so much cooler than the four doored one in the front.

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Plasti-dipped BMW 3-series. It seemed almost ricer to me, but I thought the color was kinda nice.

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I really like the new face for Mazda frontends and I like that red color even more. I wonder what a Miata would look like if they put that on there though.

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This was a pretty sweet Chevy Caprice that has an interesting licence plate choice. I also really got a kick out of the ABS badge. That just seems like a very pointless badge to put on a car lol.

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Some Fireworks to end the weekend!