Call to Action

During a break from the break for learning during the 8:15 minyan on Shabbos, several of us were laughing at various methods that Shomrei should employ for breaking any of the parking violations that were just posted. Presence suggested I blog about it, so I figured, why not?

(In no particular order)

  1. Tow them (not so likely during short tefilos, like mincha)
  2. Break a window (would be fun, but we wouldn’t want a lawsuit)
  3. Slash their tires (but then they’re stuck in their bad parking place, also, see #2)
  4. Jack their cars (same problem as #2 and 3)
  5. Issue a “Call to Action” on the Awareness Center website
  6. Put funny bumper stickers on their car (doesn’t damage their cars, annoying to take off, so they’ll learn their lesson)
    1. “I parked like a moron, and all I got was this lousy bumper-sticker”
    2. “My parent is an inconsiderate parker at Shomrei Emunah”
    3. “I love Hillary Clinton”
  7. Issue them a ticket, billable to Shomrei

The list could go on and on, feel free to add any more of your own.

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10 Responses to “Call to Action”

  1. Greg Says:

    I also think an “I Love Shabbos” or “I Love Tov Pizza” bumper sticker would be a fitting punishment.

  2. aishel Says:

    Oh, I forgot about those! Although enough people have the Tov Pizza stickers that I don’t know that it will help.

  3. peninah Says:

    I just think S homrei should just make everyone walk to shul instead of driving, G-d knows the members of our shul can afford to lose weight (oh no she didnt- right after Yom Kippur too!)

  4. peninah Says:

    Also don’t forget about “I say Tehillim B’Simcha!”

  5. BubbyT Says:

    How about a bumper sticker which says: “I passed my driving test even though I never learned how to park.”

  6. trw Says:

    In NYC, when people don’t move their cars on street cleaning days, they put a sticker on the window of the cars that’s really hard to take off (You can see where people’ve tried) that says something to the affect of “This car violated NYC sanitation rules and therefore the street on which it was parked could not be cleaned.” (It’s basically a sign saying: LOOK HERE! THIS CAR OWNER DOESN’T CARE ABOUT CLEANLINESS!!!)

    But the government does that, so they can’t complain…can’t you just imagine the reaction on the next Beamer that’s parked badly at Shomrei? πŸ˜‰

  7. trw Says:

    In NYC, when people don’t move their cars on street cleaning days, they put a sticker on the window of the cars that’s really hard to take off (You can see where people’ve tried) that says something to the affect of “This car violated NYC sanitation rules and therefore the street on which it was parked could not be cleaned.” (It’s basically a sign saying: LOOK HERE! THIS CAR OWNER DOESN’T CARE ABOUT CLEANLINESS!!!)

    But the government does that, so they can’t complain…can’t you just imagine the reaction if they put that on the next Beamer that’s parked badly at Shomrei? πŸ˜‰

  8. Mazel123 Says:

    What a coincedence. Your ways to punish the ill-parked is the same methods that they use in crown heights to make the neighborhood more jewish.

  9. Dr. E Says:

    I’m no Rabbi, but I would venture to say that blocking someone in or driving dangerously is far worse than davening b’yichidus.

    “…a break from the learning at the 8:15 minyan”? Isn’t it just 45 minutes?! Maybe the problem was the parking of the tuchus in the chair:-)

  10. adderabbi Says:

    this is baltimore, right?
    put on a bumper sticker that says ‘david duke for president’.


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