Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Dad's Parking Sign At The Fence

UNLIKE the neighbouring seaside town of White Rock, Crescent Beach in Surrey is remarkably empty of parking meters. This adds to its appeal for visitors such as myself who drive there almost daily to go for walks along the waterfront.

On warm summer days it sometimes seems as if Crescent Beach is the weekend destination for all the Lower Mainland. Visiting vehicles are often parked in front of local homes, making it awkward for the people who actually live there.

Understandably, signs have sprung up to indicate where folks cannot park. My favourite is a slightly bent sign (above) tacked onto a strong cedar fence that says Dad’s Parking Only … All Other Will Be Crushed. Looks as if someone actually tried to remove the sign that I am happy to say could not be crushed. It sets a friendlier tone than some others.

Now here is a sign that means business.

The post is linked to SIGNS, SIGNS and GOOD FENCES.

Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms

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17 comments:

  1. Seems a prevalent problem in some of the busier touristy spots in BC.

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  2. Dad sounds like an aggressive guy, so I wouldn't park here.

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  3. I have friend who live in White Rock. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  4. rather harsh sign- I'd probably have a sign reading "for resident only", but maybe that wouldn't accomplish what this one does.

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  5. I love the cute sign! Crushed or towed away, what is better.. Great fence find! Have a happy dya!

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  6. That's very personalized! Great catch.

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  7. Looks like someone tried to "crush" dad's sign. That is a funny sign sighting on that fence.

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  8. Hello, I'm popping over from Jen @ The Light Laughed. It's always great to meet another Canadian blogger. That is a cute sign, sometimes I do participate in that link up, must do it more often. Have a good weekend.

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  9. These signs made me laugh. I guess parking can be a serious business.

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  10. Virginia Beach has the same issues, metered parking, parking garages, and those who try to cram into a space in a residential area. There are a few private lots where one can pay a flat fee to park as long as they want. I do like that sign, not so threatening.

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  11. The Dad’s Parking Only sign made me smile. I hope the residents would chase away bad mannered parking by a strong impact with a little of sense of humor. In principal, no sign doesn't mean you are free to park on the side of the road as you wish and parking in front of someone’s’ house is very rude. I like the wooden fences which are so nicely photographed.

    Yoko

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  12. Yep, the Dad's Parking Only does sound a lot friendlier in spite of the word "crushed." ;)

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