You (don’t) get what you pay for!

Hoboken displays brilliance (not)

With the millions of dollars taken from visitors and residents every year (for parking fees and “violations”), you’d think that every single person the city employs would be Harvard scholars, master mechanics or civic leaders capable of “running the world.” But apparently the opposite is true.

Take a look at this parking meter sign installed uptown near Maxwell Place recently. You know, the ones that coerce you into paying for the privilege of parking your car in a dirty spot after hours of circling the city? It was installed Upside down.

I mean just STARTING the installation of this sign, and ensuring it’s properly oriented is usually the first and only observation / action you need to take. And even if you do “screw up,” you’ll surely notice it after “post-installation inspection,” and can rectify your mistake. But it’s clear that neither was done, and whomever installed this was not emotionally invested in doing a simple job correctly. Not enough pride in their job (or themselves as functioning members of society).

You (don’t) get what you pay for, that is a FACT in Hoboken!

Hoboken parking meter sign installed upside down near maxwell place

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Gotta love it. The city also installs signage that blocks the visibility of the corner streetlight walk/don’t walk signs.