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Screw the Valet, Double-park to Your Heart’s Content

Courtesy of The Atlantic, next time you’re driving, or more likely, taking a taxi while abroad you might want to carry this list along with you. It would seem that in Kuwait, it’s perfectly fine to park wherever the hell you want, if we take the number of New York City unpaid parking tickets issued to United Nations diplomats as an indicator.

246 unpaid tickets per Kuwaiti diplomat in a 5-year-span? That’s lots of last minute runs to Starbucks!

To be fair, it’s probably also worth noting that the concept of a parking ticket is going to be totally foreign in most of these countries. Somehow, I can’t imagine that feeding the meter is a top priority in Pakistan, or that a threatening letter from the Department of Parking Enforcement is going to have much affect in Sudan.