Gemmayzeh is a street in Lebanon that has a lot to deal with: Loss of it”s original identity, skyrocketing rent and selling prices, pubs permits, noise etc… a subject that has shed a lot of ink in the papers and been highlighted in many talk shows on TV.
The more days go by, the worse the situation is getting in Gemmayzeh, especially during the weekend. Besides the annoying and useless honking very late during the night and traffic, people have to suffer from valet parking related issues. I personally always preferred to park my car myself and keep the keys. That’s what I do when I go to Gemmayzeh.
But lately, I can’t leave the area without having to call the police on 112. I always have to find my car trapped. Valet are parking the cars they are taking in an illegal manner on the roads careless. Double line, triple line…who cares? I have to spend one hour waiting in the car waiting for help before I go home. Many cars are getting fined while their owners are in the pubs having fun. Their valet just trashes the police ticket before giving the vehicles back in order to avoid trouble.
The more days pass by, the more cars Gemmayzeh’s valet parking needs to figure out where to park. The last time I dialed 112, it was obvious that I wasn’t the only person having this kind of trouble. It was also obvious that the problem was raised to higher authorities, in vain. Cars were parked in double, triple line, on the sidewalks where possible… everywhere. Oh, and even in the middle of the wider roads. (But who cares?)
Are we waiting for even worse to happen?
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