Oh hey, look at that, we talk about what debt collectors can’t do while collecting a debt and a real-life example just pops up in front of us, thanks to Pardon Me for Asking. Unfortunately for the tenants of the California Taqueria, this carvertisement is legal as far as we know, although it probably makes people side more with the Taqueria since who the hell even does this?
PMFA theorizes that the car is owned by the landlord, and that would be a shame really, because it means someone is missing out on an opportunity to finally find a use for their car, instead of just sitting in traffic with it and running out in the middle of the night to move it because of alternate-side parking. Is the car telling the truth? No one seems to know, although the fact that you can see the “$312″ part of the sign is removable makes us think this has been a long-running dispute, or that the landlord is digging in for a fight.
We have a soft-spot for the California Taqueria, because back when some of us were working at Trader Joe’s, it was a great place to go for lunch. At least until you finished their enormous, head-sized burritos and just wanted to take a nap. So hopefully this gets resolved maturely and reasonably, and without anymore sign-based shaming.