PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - What's the matter with orange anyway?
Not much, unless you're the person who is leaving notes under the windshield of an orange Volkswagen Golf GTI parked on Ainslie Street in East Falls. Passersby can't seem to understand the angst. "Whoever puts a note on that has a lot of time on their hands," said resident Steve Difinis.
The original note, long gone, implores the car's owner to essentially move the car from its legal parking spot on Ainslie, the writer saying he or she doesn't want to look at the "orange car." Though Ainslie Street is permit parking, the car has all its stickers and is legal. The note's writer was nowhere to be found, but one resident who didn't want to be identified was empathetic. She said the car belongs to a student who doesn't live in East Falls and hogs the spot for days at a time. Other cars bearing plates from out-of-state were parked on the street as well, the key reason, the resident says, why she can't find parking.
Don Renner, an Ainslie Street lifer, says parking's an issue, but nowhere near as bad as it could be. "South Philly's been dealing with it forever," he said, adding that "We're not that bad yet... on the pavement, in the middle of the street. You just kind of have to do the best you can."
The note on the car today welcomed it to park anytime. Hank dropped his own note on the windshield, telling residents to pipe down. What would you write? Tweet us @hankfox29 or @fox29philly.