Chalk up a victory for Hoboken residents!

Hoboken Employee disrespects community; resident calls them out

Last week, Hoboken resident Robbie scored one for the team with his exchange with a couple city employees – and he had to share:

“I had a moment on Washington that will make me smile every time I see one of our lovely ticket soldiers giving a ticket.

So, the story goes like this. Today I was walking up Washington, almost up to the Dunkin’ Donuts on 7th Street, when two over sized parking utility employees were walking side by side having a chat. As I went to walk around them since they were moving at a snails pace I approached the ladies on the right and as I did, the parking lady walking to the left of me threw her napkin right into one of those little beds of woodchips that surround all of the trees on Washington as it almost actually hit me!

And without even blinking an eye, I got right next to her and said “Wow! I should write you a ticket for littering!”

I stared right at her, she had this deer in headlights / I am about to lose my job look on her face as she just stood there frozen, and then she walked back the 5 feet and picked up her napkin she had littered.

All of this with a trash can about 15 feet in front of her. It’s not often you win one with those jerks, but today was one for the residents!”

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26 Comments on "Chalk up a victory for Hoboken residents!"

HearditallB4
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HearditallB4

What a harrowing experience that must have been for you! The vehicle you describe is called a Cushman. Though you do not know the name of this employee, you can still report this incident to the HPU just state where the vehicle was stationed and I am sure that they will be able to look at the schedule to see who was assigned to that area on that day, that is if you haven’t done this already the HPU director is Ian Sacs. Good Luck to you.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

heard it all…Think name is Tracy[quote comment=”211026″]What a harrowing experience that must have been for you! The vehicle you describe is called a Cushman. Though you do not know the name of this employee, you can still report this incident to the HPU just state where the vehicle was stationed and I am sure that they will be able to look at the schedule to see who was assigned to that area on that day, that is if you haven’t done this already the HPU director is Ian Sacs. Good Luck to you.[/quote]

esw7178
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esw7178

I was almost hit yesterday by a Parking Authority Employee. I was driving towards the Path Station and she was parked on the left side of the road in the Parking Authority golfcart like vehicule. She was stopped on the side of the road behind another parked car she wasn’t moving, she was sitting in the cart. Then she pulled right into traffic without looking. I had to slam on my breaks and swerve to avoid plowing into her. She was obviously startled when I laid on my horn. And, when I not so poliety asked her what she was doing she said, “she didn’t see me.” Umm… How? Four other cars had passed her and there was a line of cars behind me. How is it possible that she didn’t notice the traffic? Afterwards, I was stopped at the light and heard another car lay on their horn, when I looked back I realized that the same Parking Authority girl had ran the stop sign and almost hit someone.

sticksandstones
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sticksandstones

Nicene is a lovely name… westcoastbound, Iam curious to know about educational system prefer for you kids… are youheading out west to pursue… or do you still in nj?

Journey
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Journey

Where you were raised has less to do with littering than HOW you were raised.

I have made the following observations. My Nicene who was raised not to litter was shocked at how much litter there was in NYC, she was under the age of 10. Yesterday I gave my crying almost 3 year old a tissue (she had been uncooperative so we were not going to the park, hence the water works). She finished with the tissue and held it out for me. She dropped it and made sure I knew she dropped it so that I could pick it up. It had landed in the stroller, she asked to hold it until we got to the trashcan she pointed out on the next corner.

Why does my child not litter, because if she drops something I make her pick it up and toss it out in trashcan. We have done this so much now it is now instinct, a natural response. Adults who litter were never taught to do otherwise as young children.

HearditallB4
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HearditallB4
Journey, IA most parents enforce good manners, healthy habits etc. but sometimes even well bred children fall through the cracks. It is most likely that a child will remember the basics but at which time in their development it actually becomes a pattern depends on the timing of the child’s maturation. Some earlier, some later. Generalizations are that girls mature at a faster rate than boys, not necessarily true. Ironically this depends on the birth order. I have read many books that say the eldest is the more responsible, while the middle child is the most troubled and the youngest the most successful. Again, not necessarily true. In case of a family that has three children with the girl being the eldest followed by more than a 7 yr. age difference the boy is born, and more than 5 yrs. have passed and another child is born, whether it be boy or girl the elder boy takes on the traits of a first-born. Very interesting. I’m the eldest of two girls, my parents expected me to be more responsible than my sister. I was older I should know better, etc. Later on my quiet rebellion became more evident, my sister then became more responsible. We are all a product of where we were when. So adults who litter most likely were taught not to but choose to be inconsiderate and irresponsible for other reasons. The only way an adult who litters can be taught (hopefully) is when they become accountable… Read more »
HearditallB4
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HearditallB4
Journey, BTW Nicene is a uniquely beautiful name. 🙂 [quote comment=”211012″]Journey, IA most parents enforce good manners, etc. but sometimes even well bred children fall through the cracks. It is most likely that a child will remember the basics but at which time in their development it actually becomes a pattern depends on the timing of the child’s maturation. Some earlier, some later. Generalizations are that girls mature at a faster rate than boys, not necessarily true. Ironically this depends on the birth order. I have read many books that say the eldest is the more responsible, while the middle child is the most troubled and the youngest the most successful. Again, not necessarily true. In case of a family that has three children with the girl being the eldest followed by more than a 7 yr. age difference the boy is born, and more than 5 yrs. have passed and another child is born, whether it be boy or girl the elder boy takes on the traits of a first-born. Very interesting. I’m the eldest of two girls, my parents expected me to be more responsible than my sister. I was older I should know better, etc. Later on my quiet rebellion became more evident, my sister then became more responsible. We are all a product of where we were when.So adults who litter most likely were taught not to but choose to be inconsiderate and irresponsible for other reasons. The only way an adult who litters can be… Read more »
HearditallB4
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HearditallB4

IA! Point well taken and hopefully if westcoastbound reads our replies she will learn a lesson about respect and humility two nouns the first can also be used as a verb. LOL
Be well and happy. 😛

westcoastbound
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westcoastbound

LOL. Only in New Jersey. [quote comment=”210978″]IA! Point well taken and hopefully if westcoastbound reads our replies she will learn a lesson about respect and humility two nouns the first can also be used as a verb. LOL Be well and happy. [/quote]

HearditallB4
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HearditallB4

See westcoastbound we can cohabitate, all it takes is a sense of humor, by George I think you got it, just curious where were you born and raised? That is a a legitimate question not a put-down. :)[quote comment=”210985″]LOL. Only in New Jersey.[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

I guess so. So move your family to fuckin’ Mississippi and then you can start pulling the hair out of your head when you hear the grammar down there.[quote comment=”210985″]LOL. Only in New Jersey.[/quote]

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