The Toronto Parking Authority are going to be all over this one:
I have never used Photobucket for video, so bear with me. ( 6 MB )
That was funny. Reminds me a little bit about the parking on my street. I
live one street north of Bloor and Yonge, one of the busiest intersections
in the city, so the parking authority is always on my street towing away
cars. In the summertime, I like sitting out front of my building and
watching them work.
The fastest I've seen a car towed was three minutes flat from the time the
tow truck arrived to watching it head down the street with the car in tow.
Reasonably often, I've seen it where there's been no cars parked on the
street, but five or six tow trucks stacked like cordwood, waiting for a car
to tow. Makes me think of vultures lined up waiting for some prey to die.
Sounds like the ambulance service here in Baja...
Call 911 and every ambulance in town responds.. First one on scene that gets you
in the rig is the one that gets paid..
Must be a bitch if someone needs them somewhere else 5 minutes later ..
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Reminds me of another ambulance story. Sydney seniors would call for an
ambulance complaining about chest pains. After they were dropped off at the
hospital, they would leave the emergency and walk across the street to do
some shopping, idea being they would save gas or transportation costs.
And then there are, or were the people who deliberately run out of gas so
they can call the auto club and be towed the rest of the way.
Don't know how true all this stuff is, but it sure gives one a unique
perspective into the human psyche.
There was a story I read by an A&E doctor about a particular "client" who
lived very close to the hospital. He would go into town, enjoy a night out
and then be "ill" to get a free ride back home. Anyway, said gentleman was
well known to the ambulance crews so one night they took him to a
different hospital miles away.
He didn't try it again :-)
For Barn dances and folk evenings in the Coventry and Warwickshire area
When I was in Germany in the mid-90s, I saw a Jeep Cherokee get
literally picked up by a flatbed truck using a small crane mounted
near the cab. I thought that was pretty clever.
This one beats that pretty handily, though.
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