Parking tickets and social proof is a powerful psychological trigger to ignore
I vividly recall a conversation I had with my father about a new baseball glove during my formative years in Maplewood, New Jersey.
“All the other fathers bought their children new baseball gloves,” I groused.
“I am not your friend’s father, I’m your father,” my father replied. “And, the answer is still no.”
So much for social proof.
Be like my Dad, and ignore social proof when it comes to parking tickets in NYC
Here’s a great comment we received on Larry’s Parking Ticket Blog from Tony, and our ensuing conversation:
The response to your questions is yes across the board. I did see the sign, but since there was no construction on that particular day and other cars were parked on the same block I was under the impression it was okay to park. I guess regardless of whether or not there is actual construction I should not park under those parking restriction.
Thank you for your time and input.
Thanks, Dad! Your loving son, Larry.[Tweet “Social proof + parking tickets is a difficult psychological trigger to ignore”]
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