A homeowner's Honda landed her in hot water with the homeowners association after it left a somewhat vulgar image in the parking lot after a light snowfall.
People rarely have anything good to say about their homeowner's association. Which is strange since they often have great things to say about their neighbors, who presumably might be on the board of any given homeowners association. Just goes to show that once a group of human beings form a bureaucracy they immediately lose several dozen IQ points.
Take this situation. Kathryn lives in Tennessee where she and her husband both own vehicles. A few weeks ago they had a light snowfall--not an unusual amount for Tennessee this time of year, but enough to cause some minor traffic chaos and leave a light sprinkling on the ground.
A week after that fateful snowfall, she got an email from the homeowners association. She was being fined $100 for "displaying offensive images or slogans,” according to an interview with TheDrive.
Naturally questioning what exactly she’d done to be offensive, she emailed back asking for clarification. This caused a few emails to go back and forth as the HOA refused to describe the image in detail, until finally, they produced a picture taken by a resident on the day in question.
After receiving the email, Kathryn burst out laughing and immediately shared it on the r/f#$kHOA subreddit.
"Your car, specifically the Honda, left this offensive image on the ground after you left," the email read. "I believe you will see why we have had complaints about it. One of our residents took the photo and reported it to us out of concern for our younger residents."
As you can see, the outline of Kathryn’s Honda Insight somehow managed to leave a somewhat phallic-looking impression in the pavement after leaving for work that day. It was still snowing when she left so there are no tire tracks, and her Insight must have kept the pavement slightly warmer than the surrounding area to melt the snow in that distinct image as soon as it hit the ground.
Judging by the size of the impression, Kathryn must have one of the older-model Insights. We're not judging; as they say, it's not the size that counts, but how you use it.
At least the story has a happy ending. Kathryn refused to pay the fine, citing the fact there are no bylaws against cars leaving genital-shaped outlines in a parking lot. The homeowner's board backed down after she threatened to sue.