When Donald Shoup quipped that most “thinking about parking seems to take place in the reptilian cortex,” it’s doubtful he could have imagined this Craigslist request for 10-25 one inch wide snakes that a frustrated tenant in Durham, NC is seeking to put inside a van taking up a prime parking space.
When a common resource isn’t properly managed, some people are going to take advantage. Unbundling parking from the rent might convince this van owner to park elsewhere, or get rid of an unused vehicle. Allowing people to choose to pay more for a premium reserved space could save the snake handler from the extra walking, maybe some of that revenue could discount rent for people who don’t mind walking? Whatever the case, there’s a lot of ways to do parking better, a den of snakes probably isn’t one of them.
I’m hoping someone in the area can help me. One of my neighbors in my apartment complex has left their van with the window cracked in the best spot possible of the entire complex. About 2 months ago management reached out that cars needed to be moved from one section of the parking lot for maintenance and some asshole took an A class parking spot to leave their dilapidated van to just sit there. Now I have to park over 300 feet from my door so this van can just sit dormant.
Heres the plan:
They left their window cracked about an inch and i’m looking for 10-25 snakes of that size to feed through the crack into the van to give them a “surprise” when they finally get this piece of shit out of my yard.
I promise to also send mice and other critters through the window so the snakes can stay well feed and hopefully grow.
I swear to god this is not a joke, Im so fucking irritated. I will do anything to make these peoples lives HELL