Some stupid officer was trolling the parking lot last night, during the last minutes of the SuperBowl and gave me a parking ticket for not having a permit. Um, Hello, I live there! I would punch him in the mouth straight away if I didnt deserve the ticket, but still, I LIVE THERE!!!
OK, OK, let me explain more. I live in the PJs and my complex has ample parking for residents, which is great. The spots aren't assigned either, which is cool. The downside is that the lot isnt gated, or monitored regularly, and poorly lit. The parking permit was $25 up until 2 years ago, which is a good price for a year of not parking on the street. One big problem was that instead of getting the stickers in January like we were supposed to, we would get them in March or April! UM, ok, there is a problem here. We would get tickets, and then fight them so much that the cops STOPPED ticketing us because it wasnt the fault of the tenants. Add to that, the fact that the snow and ice removal was half-assed, and you see potential for not getting a permit, but still $25 is not much.
Well, 2 years ago, they raised the price of the permit to $75. Yeah, $75 for the same half-assed service in snow removal, lighting, sticker problem, everything. I flat out refused to pay for the permit and have been parking in the lot free for the past 2 years! (I told you the cops stopped ticketing people!) So imagine my surprise this morning when my youngest pointed out the ticket sitting in my window as we headed out for the day! I was pissed!
HOW DARE THEY TICKET ME??? I LIVE HERE!!!
WHAT WAS A COP DOING PATROLLING A PARKING LOT AT 9:28PM INSTEAD OF OUT FINDING WHO KILLED SO AND SO'S SON, COUSIN, NEPHEW, ETC???
DON'T Y'ALL HAVE OTHER STUFF TO BE DOING, LIKE EATING DONUTS?
DON'T BE MAD 'CAUSE YOU HAD TO WORK WHILE EVERYONE ELSE GOT TO WATCH THE SUPERBOWL! WHY I OUGHTA...!
Yeah, all of that came to mind, and some out of my mouth, but at the end of the day, here it is....
I have a $60 parking ticket to pay because I now have out of state plates and am unable to get the parking permit that would allow me to park there hassle free.
I will park on the street because I know this dude is gonna be stalking my plates now!