I believe that Just Jon should not only entertain it should also educate. For that reason Loyal Readers I will now impart some knowledge from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
When parking on the streets of San Francisco, if there is more than a 3 % grade you must turn your wheels. This will prevent the vehicle from rolling down the hill accidentally.
After receiving a parking citation last year for not turning my wheels on what I considered a "flat" street, I now make a conscious effort to crank those wheels whenever I park.
Now being that I only drive the car about once a month my ability to operate the motor vehicle is apparently diminishing.
When I arrived at my car today I noticed a parking citation on the windshield. I truly could not think of what I had done wrong to deserve this unwelcome recognition from the DPT (Department of Parking and Traffic.) There was no street cleaning, I was not in the "red," my parking sticker was visible. So what could it be?
"Hill Parking /Over 3% Grade"
What? My wheels are totally turned! I am so going to fight this ticket.
And then I read the fine print. "Wheels Wrong Way!"
It might as well have said "Wheels Wrong Way You Moron!"
Yes Loyal Readers, I had remembered to turn my wheels, I just turned them the wrong way! I felt really dumb in that moment.
So let this be a lesson to you. If your vehicle is facing down hill, turn your wheels into the curb. If your vehicle is facing up hill, turn your wheels away from the curb.
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