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  • abc

    There are signs like this next to the new West End library construction, and I’ve always wondered about the fact that none of the “check all that apply” days are checked—much like this sign. Perhaps the city thinks that if none are checked, that is supposed to represent that parking is prohibited every single day. But, I think that would be the better argument over semantics.

    • mvexplorer

      When I last got these signs printed, I went to check the applicable day’s box and the woman at the police station stopped me, saying if I wrote on the sign at all it would invalidate it. The boxes didn’t come checked off when I printed it, so I left it blank. Not really sure what the official rule is here, but that was just what I encountered.

    • Anon Spock

      Semantics applied to an end date? No, dates have meaning namely which day can I stop being ticketed. If you can get out for a bad address, I don’t see why you couldn’t for a bad date.

  • Logan

    If you were somehow ticketed on 2/30, I think you would have to suck it up and admit that you were fated to be ticketed.

    The bureaucratic version of Final Destination.

  • phl2dc

    It took me way too long to realize what was wrong here.

    • Hill Denizen

      Ha! Took me a while. I thought the post was about none of the weekdays being checked. Oops!

    • AMS

      I think I must be missing something. What’s to get about this sign?

      • dcd

        You know anyone whose birthday is February 30?

  • Idisputeallparkingtickets

    This reminds me of the time I went through the airport with my DC license and the woman checking my ID at security had to ask the guy next to her if they would accept a Drivers License from Columbia as a valid form of ID…

    • phl2dc

      Do you really dispute ALL parking tickets?

      • mcd

        I do. I make em earn it.

        • bruno

          Now THAT’S a leap year. :^0

    • This happens at bars with DC licenses all over the country.

      • AJSE

        +1 It happened to me at the Verizon Center!

      • NH Ave Hiker

        When I went home to NH last year every bar I went to definitely did a double take on my license.

      • anon

        The ignorance of the American people never ceases to astound me.

  • It’s an invalid placard anyway. As of May, 2012, “Handwritten ENP signs are no longer permitted in public space”. All such signs are supposed to be printed at DDOT locations.

    • textdoc

      Perhaps D.C. agencies are exempt from this requirement? (Wouldn’t it be DDOT doing the alley restoration?)

  • anonymous

    No because you would be in an alternate universe where 30 Feb. exists.


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