Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Keep It Simple, Stupid
 
PerlMonks  

Re: (OT) japhy gets a ticket (grumble)

by IndyZ (Friar)
on Jan 06, 2002 at 12:14 UTC ( #136660=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (OT) japhy gets a ticket (grumble)

Last winter I backed into a public parking space in the lovely city of Highland Park, Illinois. Not on the street, mind you, but in a public parking lot. When I came back in the morning I had a $25 ticket for "backing into a parking space in a marked lot." Once I read the ticket I looked around and found a sign that clearly stated "Do Not Back Into Spaces." Normally I would have just called myself an idiot and payed the fine, but this one really bugged me.

First of all, the sign was on a pole that was only about 5 feet tall and could have been easily obscured by one of the other cars that was in the lot when I arrived. Second, the sign said "Do Not Back In" and the ticket was for backing in, but there was no way to prove that I had actually backed into the spot (the time on the ticket was several hours after I had parked the car). My car was certainly parked backwards, but I could have pulled through from the next isle over. I considered fighting it, but I would have had to miss a day of school, drive 20 miles, buy lunch, etc. In the end it would have cost me more than $25, and parking violations don't count against my license, so I just wrote the check.

--
IndyZ

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://136660]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others chanting in the Monastery: (3)
As of 2022-08-15 07:13 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    No recent polls found

    Notices?