I don’t normally rant and rave about government, politicians, etc. While I do try to stay informed of the issues, I usually get bored and generally I feel apathetic about all of it.
However, there is nothing that angers me more than Seattle Parking Enforcement riding around on Segways. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? My tax dollars are paying for SEGWAYS for the fat, lazy parking enforcement team? At $5,000 a piece, I’m livid. The city should be ashamed of this frivolous expense, but instead they brag about. In a recent press release they boast, “Seattle Police Department now operates one of the largest fleet of Segways in the nation for parking enforcement…By being openly mobile, our PEOs on Segways have observed they are easily approached by people and engaged in positive conversations.” Give me a freakin’ break. When is the last time you were happy to see a parking enforcement agent at your car – regardless of how they arrived there. This is a complete outrage!
What happened to bicycles? Or feet? Heaven forbid a parking enforcement officer should have to WALK. I can’t believe that the city is supporting this crap. I swear, next time I see one I’m going to push it over and run.