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Cake day: April 4th, 2024


  • German take: Parking on the side of the road and on sidewalks should just be banned.
    Its legality is based on a single court case from the 1950’s where a judge decided that it should be a legal use of public space, because it’s necessary and useful for motorizing the country. The justfication is obsolete. It’s not enshrined in any laws. The traffic law specifically forbids it, with exceptions.
    Yet it’s practiced everywhere and even where parked cars block sidewalks, police simply don’t enforce the law.

    “But where should I park?”
    You should have thought of that before buying a car.

    “But what about rural areas where you need a car to live?”
    No problem here, just park it on your turnip field.

  • I like to think I’d tend to my garden, fix bicycles for the neighborhood, volunteer at a youth center and become politically active. But there were times when I had no job and no lack of money, and I just doomscrolled 16 hours a day.
    Now I have a job that doesn’t stress me out, has purpose, pays the bills and then some, and is done at 3pm. And I actually do all these other things in my free time.
    But I do need strong external motivation to start the day and get outside.