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What’s that, it’s chalk and it’ll just wash off?
I don’t think that’s how things work in this town.
In this town, the City Attorney’s Office just might go after you…
“If people did research into the scandal … the woman is the culprit.”
That bon mon came from so-called “girl-power” girl jennifer Siebel back in the day.
But it applies these days too, ’cause UberX sent a woman to sullie our sidewalks with unpermitted advertising art just yesterday.
As seen on Market betwixt 2nd and 3rd:
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Now is this kind of thing a scandal? Well it sure was when Microsoft did it Down Mission Way back in 2010. Ah, memories.
Anyway, this is how it looked, les mise en scene:
And then, poof, this corporate ad got erased with a quickness after the Uber managed to figure things out, one supposes.
Oh corporate overlords, when will you learn?
Now, the way that the Mission Local was talking, I was thinking that Microsoft was heading for a six-figure headache over the whole Windows Phone / Maroon 5* / AT&T semi-permanent-chalk sidewalk ad illegality imbroglio.
But then when you look at these glowing green ad things on Valencia and when you grab a random abandoned bottle of liquid something (turned out to be soap, the nozzle’s mostly busted) sitting on top of a trash can nearby and then you start scrubbing to see how hard it is and then two minutes later, the ad is gone, más o menos, bingo bango.
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Not so tough now, are you, Windows 7 Phone ad?
(To do the job properly, what you’d need is a floor brush from Chizhou City Changsheng Wooden Handicraft Factory or someplace.)
So, problem solved. Now, I know only one thing:
I gots to get paid.
I knows I gots to get paid. ‘Cause I just saved your bacon, Microsoft / Waggener Edstrom Worldwide.
Have your people get in touch with my people.
And, of course, mum’s the word and Bob’s your uncle…
*BTW, the concert’s already over with – I would have told you about it but I find the Maroon 5 oppressively girly and then you probably would have had to do a lot of hurry-up-and-wait to actually garner admission.
Don’t you hate parking tickets from the DPT? Well join the club started by this fellow, an on-the-job, uniformed San Francisco County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Just what do you think he’s doing to the left rear tire of this unnamed, straight-out-of-Sindelfingen, Executive-Klasse, Autobahn-burning luxury car that he just happens to have the keys to? He spent a few minutes doing something to that tire. After he left, the luxury car had no Parking Control Officer chalk mark. Which is unlike…
…the other cars in this two-hour free parking zone, which had left rear tires all marked up with chalk. Thusly:
That mark could be evidence that you overstayed your welcome, so it will get you a hefty ticket when the PCO comes back. Is it agin the law to remove the mark from the tire your Parking Control Officer just chalked up? Yes, that’s a violation of the San Francisco Traffic Code Section 21.
Do people really park, go to work and then move their cars around the neighborhood all day long? People do. Of course if that’s their habit, then stray marks might be all over their tires, perhaps necessitating a cleaning every now and then.
That could have been what happened here. Sure looked funny though.
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