No Parking Zone
September 25, 2018 12:53 PM   Subscribe

"My son has parked his bike by this lamppost just about every day for the last year. This morning, this sticker had appeared. Absolutely made our day. People can be so brilliant. Thank you, whoever did it" (STL)
posted by growabrain (24 comments total) 56 users marked this as a favorite
 
Nice!

But now they should update the sticker with a new photo that includes the sticker.
posted by Foosnark at 1:22 PM on September 25, 2018 [36 favorites]


... every day.
posted by howfar at 1:24 PM on September 25, 2018 [16 favorites]


I am always a bit sad that we don't refer to foot-on-the-ground velocipedes as dandy horses anymore. Because the phrase "my son has parked his dandy horse" is possibly the only thing that could make this better for me.
posted by howfar at 1:28 PM on September 25, 2018 [20 favorites]


It’s sure dusty in this office.
posted by St. Peepsburg at 1:32 PM on September 25, 2018 [3 favorites]


I saw this doing the rounds and it made me so happy. Yay kid with bike! Yay person who celebrates the kid and his bike. I'm sure this will become part of family lore for years.
posted by chapps at 1:37 PM on September 25, 2018


This is the BOTW.
posted by allkindsoftime at 1:40 PM on September 25, 2018 [5 favorites]


That kid must be so stoked that he now officially has his very own parking spot. :D
posted by fantasticness at 1:44 PM on September 25, 2018 [3 favorites]


yeah I'm sure that kid is like "who's the boss?"
posted by supermedusa at 1:56 PM on September 25, 2018 [1 favorite]


Yeah but, they're called "striders", which ain't a half bad alternative.
posted by humboldt32 at 2:30 PM on September 25, 2018 [1 favorite]


This is the BOTW.

Really? Because I think this might even be the OOT (But not the LTTP, never the LTTP.)
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 3:13 PM on September 25, 2018 [3 favorites]


The kid will tell this story the rest of his life. Nothing but goodness here.
posted by davebush at 3:24 PM on September 25, 2018


*clap clap clap*
posted by carter at 4:12 PM on September 25, 2018



But now they should update the sticker with a new photo that includes the sticker.


That would make it better. But it is still pretty damned good.
posted by Gilgamesh's Chauffeur at 5:16 PM on September 25, 2018


Best thing I saw today...
posted by ivanthenotsoterrible at 5:37 PM on September 25, 2018 [1 favorite]


Maybe I'm jaded, but that seems a lot of lock for a kid on that bike to lug around.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 6:11 PM on September 25, 2018


If they're like every kid I've met or been, the parent(s) end up carrying the lock.
posted by traveler_ at 6:16 PM on September 25, 2018 [2 favorites]


Awwwwwww.
posted by medusa at 7:01 PM on September 25, 2018


More engaging people in public spaces with humor and art, please. The bad guys are winning and this is the only way to defeat them. The kind and gentle shall inherit the earth, I’m convinced.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 7:56 PM on September 25, 2018 [16 favorites]


I'm worried about the commenter that "balled their eyes out." Picturing a melon baller.

Very sweet story anyway.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 8:42 PM on September 25, 2018 [10 favorites]


If this was in the UK, no doubt instead of a sticker there'd be a notice saying "locking bikes to this post is prohibited as it obstructs car parking" and the bike would have been confiscated.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:50 AM on September 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Forget "dandy horse", let's go back and call it a Draisine!
posted by rum-soaked space hobo at 5:35 AM on September 26, 2018


If someone posted a joyful picture on MetaFilter, then someone from the UK would come along and be grumpy about it.

(Of course, the UK suffers far worse than mainland Europe does from pavement encroachment, so that's partly why pavement users get more protective.)
posted by ambrosen at 6:05 AM on September 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Really? Because I think this might even be the OOT (But not the LTTP, never the LTTP.)

Has more of a whimsical WW feel to it for me.
posted by sixfootaxolotl at 6:01 PM on September 26, 2018


great great post and makes me super cheery
posted by doogyrev at 7:01 PM on September 29, 2018


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