Quip of the Week

Re the argument “I need cheap parking in the city because I have to have my car for my job.”

If my job required me to have a personal elephant, I wouldn’t think it
reasonable to keep it in the city and park it on the street at night.

Commenter Anonymouse.

3 Responses to Quip of the Week

  1. Joe R. August 16, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    If your job requires you to have a car, then I hope it pays enough to cover the cost associated with parking that car.

  2. EngineerScotty August 16, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    Employers often reimburse employees for mileage and tolls when employees use their own automobiles for company business. (And many employers who require employees to drive go further; providing company cars for company use).
    However, it’s long been practice that getting to and from work, and keeping a personal car at night, is not paid for by employers; even if owning the automobile is required for the job. Part of that has to do with tax laws–which permit deductions for on-the-job mileage, but specifically exclude commuting and personal use.

  3. Nathanael August 27, 2010 at 10:47 am #

    Did Warren G. Harding park his personal elephant in the city streets? He might well have.