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BonnieIndigo t1_jdj8uyb wrote

There’s no point in acting surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for 50 of your Earth years, so you’ve had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaint and it’s far too late to start making a fuss about it now. … What do you mean you’ve never been to Alpha Centauri? Oh, for heaven’s sake, mankind, it’s only four light years away, you know. I’m sorry, but if you can’t be bothered to take an interest in local affairs, that’s your own lookout. Energize the demolition beams.


sctlight t1_jdiuqc3 wrote

I gotta ask. What would be different with more notice?


jwmahaffey9 OP t1_jdiuvhz wrote

Wouldn’t have had to ask someone to move my car for me while I was at work


Aggravating_Foot_528 t1_jdiv4w5 wrote

You had 4 days notice...


jwmahaffey9 OP t1_jdivxoz wrote

They literally put these cones up today with a date from 4 days ago


sctlight t1_jdiwjc2 wrote

I think the confusion is your title states you had 4 day’s notice when you had none.


skfoto t1_jdiwnc3 wrote

The title states “-4” as in negative 4


ShanghaiShrek t1_jdiztdy wrote

It sounds pedantic but that is a way of describing time. "Zero" is the day of the event, days leading up to it are negative, days after positive.

Idk what system Pittsburgh is on but they love to do this post-dated bullshit, don't they?


whoisjanmichaelvinc t1_jdj19bq wrote

Why are so many ppl struggling with the title, then down voting OP? Lol dumb yinzers.


borski88 t1_jdj3ckd wrote

Agreed OP is justified in his complaint. You can't put up cones one day that says you haven't been allowed to park here the past 4 days. It is written perfectly clearly and for some reason people are just not comprehending it.


BmoresFnst t1_jdj66cp wrote

It wouldn’t be Pittsburgh without such occurrences. Waking up to work crews is the norm. Once had PWSA run into my car with a bulldozer after I asked multiple times if it needed to be moved. They also crushed my sewer line and fixed it with a metal cap.

Sent your standards at rock bottom and you’ll always feel lucky. You could rephrase this problem as thank god they notified us at all, even if late.


cityfireguy t1_jdm3dfv wrote

I actually fought this once, they gave me a ticket after putting cones out and saying they had given prior notice when they hadn't. Judge threw the ticket out immediately. Still sucked to go through all that. It's a real problem that they do this.


dfiler t1_jdiuv7j wrote

Entirely appropriate. They are giving you prior notice.


MaybeADumbass t1_jdiz271 wrote

It's tough to parse from the title, but OP is complaining that they gave a negative 4 day notice. The cones went up today with a date from four days ago.

It's not really appropriate, but it's generally how they've been operating.


jwmahaffey9 OP t1_jdiw213 wrote

I posted this today. The cones just went up today with the date from 4 days ago


MaybeADumbass t1_jdiyrey wrote

That's how they do it. My neighborhood had all that work done last year, and almost every time the cones showed up when the work started, back-dated to several days prior.

Sometimes, though, the cones would come out with the no parking signs, nothing would happen, and then work would begin after the no parking expired.

It sucks, and they really should try to do better, but at the end of the day it's probably more important to get all of the lead lines replaced than anything else. It is obnoxious, though.

Also wait until you see the quality of their temporary patches! They'll make you forget all about their [lack of] signage and notice.


uglybushes t1_jdiuxz1 wrote

What asshats! Trying to fix infrastructure!!!! How dare they!


skumps814 t1_jdiyya0 wrote

They’re supposed to put them out 48 hours in advance but they are lazy