The other day, after scraping the snow on my car, I found myself running short of time in catching my train. So I parked at the demarcation line for 2-hour parking and for the depot. I have parked there many times before but this time when I returned I saw a parking ticket left in my windshield.
I was miffed because I just paid another ticket for being a day late in buying my car sticker. I thought I had a month grace period, what do I know, the city don’t give you allowances when it comes to collection. And that day I parked my car in the same spot but they didn’t mention that I parked in a 2-hour parking.
I called the police department to contest my ticket and they said they just started ticketing that area. But they told me if I bring my quarter parking pass, they would waive my penalty.
They close late on Tuesday and Thursday so right after work I drove straight at the police department. No questions asked, I just showed my permit.
Good thing I didn’t just pay. I won’t ever park in that gray area again even though I could argue that that sign is not very clear.
What do you think?