“Mich Chatir 2ella bil na2”!
That pretty much sums up the below report on Valet Parking in Lebanon. Everyone MTV interviewed was complaining about the valet parking services and sharing their bad experiences but none of them was apparently willing to stop using the valet, as if there are no alternatives or someone is forcing them to do so.
I stopped using the valet two or three years ago and it’s much easier than you think. There are parking lots almost everywhere I go and when there aren’t any, I order an Uber or take a “service”. If I’m with my family and can’t park too far (wedding for example), I drop them first and then go park wherever I want. Sometimes I even park where the valet is supposed to, keep the keys and ignore them. Most of the valet parking guys are assholes and even when they are not, they couldn’t care less about your car.
If you can’t stop using the valet service, then you are probably a show off or a lazy bum or simply couldn’t care less about your car.
I never give my baby car to a valet .at CMC you cannot park if you do not want to give it to a valet (A HOSPITAL !!! ) anyway i told them i would pay anything they didnt accept. so i parked more than 500 meters if not further because almost all the parking there ask you to keep the keys.
Things you better avoid in Lebanon:
Thank you for highlighting this issue. the main problem is with the company called VPS that are responsible for valet in the occupied lands called Solidere. Back then, Hariri and Berri made an agreement where Hariri is responsible for Solidere, and Berri is responsible for the “streets” via his valet company VPS. Most of the employees of VPS are Syrian or Palestinians and they abuse Lebanese citizens on a daily basis in the way they operate and the way they talk and deal with people (legally speaking Syrians and Palestinians can’t work in this industry). They violate laws on a daily basis and there is no one to stop them because they pay monthly corruption fees to the bike police (derraj el akrout). I have first hand experience because I deal with them on a daily basis and to be honest, its a fuckin struggle. I wish that we, the people, put an end to this. But unfortunately, to be honest, I think its very though fighting against the power that Berri has. This will surely be over the day he dies. AND I AM WAITING FOR THAT DAY IMPATIENTLY. Ze3ran Berri are one of the biggest setbacks to this country. We clearly saw that in the civil protests when supporters of Berri attacked civilians who are asking for their rights. bravo Berri, mout ya kalb.
I dont understand how this is still allowed!! can’t the government see that they are making peoples life a mystery. I leave work from Beirut at around 5pm and I have to wait in traffic for hours because VPS park on the second lane restricting the main roads traffic to only two lines instead of 4. They park second lane opposite to Biel and the port. We, the people, do not have to wait for hours in traffic, so that VPS make a couple of bucks. This is so frustrating to the point where I fantasized about going down from my car and butchering every VPS cunt I see. and I invite others to do so as well.