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Date: 04/05/10 07:06 AM

91 Responses to Man Gets Ticket 30 Seconds After Parking [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 6:40 am
    Link: Man Gets Ticket 30 Seconds After Parking - He then proceeds to write the greatest F-You letter ever to the parking enforcement department. Bravo, guy!
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    rgandi1 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:23 am
    reminds me of the time i came in some girl 30 seconds after getting her undressed :\
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    quack_stud Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:24 am
    Lol to the reference of the giant wheel. For those of you who don`t know, us Melburnians were lucky enough to get our own giant ferris wheel a bit like the eye of London, except ours was built with metal made of cheese so it`s been torn down for the last year
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:24 am
    I Love Passive aggression... especially when its done this well.
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    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:29 am
    Hahahaaha! This is amazing.
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    domisgood Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:30 am
    "reminds me of the time i came in some girl 30 seconds after getting her undressed"

    difference is you can`t take that back
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    b0sanac1 Male 18-29
    234 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 8:30 am
    wow, i knew the parking sheriffs here are stupid, but.... never thought they were THAT stupid
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    KyleD2303 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:33 am
    "reminds me of the time i came in some girl 30 seconds after getting her undressed :\"

    Obvious virgin is obvious.
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:36 am
    Ha! I love these.
  10. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:38 am
    Very civilized.
  11. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:42 am
    Well, at least they withdrew it.
    Here in Canada they make you go to the Courthouse (which usually means missing a half-day of work) to voice any complaint.
    Then if you`re lucky enough to get past the ticket person (who has, it`s true, heard it ALL before) you have to go on one particular day (miss more work) to see the judge.
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    Hiromi Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:43 am
    that was SO great.
  13. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:48 am
    I guess it serves him right for taking so long. ;D
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    pui Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:51 am
    wow what an jerk metermaid.
  15. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:53 am
    hahahaha love it
  16. Profile photo of K3vin
    K3vin Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 9:07 am
    tell me about it 5Cats, it`s rather annoying. But little known fact about toronto parking tickets. If you file for a court date, you never get one and the ticket is dropped (at least it used to be). They discovered that it was cheaper to dismiss the tickets then take them to court, but they obviously never told anyone about this little loophole.
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    MikePiano Male 18-29
    1425 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 9:10 am
    Wowww! Epic win here.
  18. Profile photo of lainarae
    lainarae Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 9:25 am
    Similar situation happened to me. I parked my car in a meter spot 1 minute before 7pm when they stop checking the meters and i got a parking ticket.
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    tweetie8745 Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2010 at 9:27 am
    If this was my mom she would have ate the ticket, pooped it out and mailed it back
  20. Profile photo of shappy
    shappy Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 9:30 am
    i salute you
  21. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2010 at 9:46 am
    I picture Australia as one big police state. Step out of line for even a moment, express an opinion, look at a dirty picture on the internet - bang! They slap the cuffs on you and haul you off to prison.
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    NotAllowed Female 18-29
    526 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 9:55 am
    i guess the dude is right, but i wouldn`t have voided the ticket due to the smartassery.

    and monika1478, OFF WITH HER HEAD!!
  23. Profile photo of garbug
    garbug Male 50-59
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    April 5, 2010 at 10:00 am
    check the offence date and the pay by date
  24. Profile photo of sirrix
    sirrix Male 18-29
    210 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 10:11 am
    Garbug - you`re an idiot. Just about every country other than the U.S. puts the day before the month in written dates. Did you not think of that? You`re 50?
  25. Profile photo of JJXanadu
    JJXanadu Male 30-39
    516 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 10:16 am
    "check the offence date and the pay by date"

    While I don`t know for sure, I`m assuming Australia uses the same format as much of the rest of the world, that being day/month/year, as opposed to the US using month/day/year.

    So the offense probably occurred on March 11th and the pay by date is April 9th.
  26. Profile photo of AnarchistGod
    AnarchistGod Male 70 & Over
    893 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 10:18 am
    That`s worse than what happened to me.
  27. Profile photo of YLE
    YLE Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 10:21 am
    garbud, there`s nothing wrong with the dates. its how they write it. date, month, year. on another note, i want to give this guy a high five
  28. Profile photo of garbug
    garbug Male 50-59
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    April 5, 2010 at 10:25 am
    sirrix,yes I`m 50 and mature enough not to call people names.
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    TacoChel Female 18-29
    342 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 10:26 am
    He didn`t have to be such a smartass about it...
  30. Profile photo of garbug
    garbug Male 50-59
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    April 5, 2010 at 10:28 am
    YLE-I didn`t say that anything was wrong with the dates.
  31. Profile photo of ZNaught
    ZNaught Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2010 at 10:29 am
    @sirrix: I was thinking the same. How can you be so retarded?
  32. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
    1013 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 10:37 am
    Dude is a douche. He ended a decent letter with "this is bullpoo". I`ve gotten many a parking tickets here in c-ville VA. But whey they are ridiculous I send a letter and they usually oblige. He was obvioulsy fuming at this, but there was no reason to be. just ask nicely, present the facts, and only then be a dick if they don`t come to reason. dick is dick.
  33. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
    1013 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 10:38 am
    ha ha, iab filter turned my bull chat into bull poo, eventhough it was in the original posting.
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    lllinkll Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 10:42 am
    @garbug: Oh,you silly americans.. :3
  35. Profile photo of cheese6969
    cheese6969 Male 18-29
    522 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 10:45 am
    WIN
  36. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 10:55 am
    Man, i wish this guy actually has to pay the ticket. He seems like a prick.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3426 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 10:56 am
    $8.00 to park for 2 hours? Bloody hell that`s expensive...
  38. Profile photo of mischeif954
    mischeif954 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 11:22 am
    Idk, the people saying he didn`t have to be a jerk about it, maybe you haven`t gotten a ticket that wasn`t your fault before after explaining he went to go pay the cop still wrote the ticket the suckish part about people who ticket law enforcement/parking is whether your @ fault or not YOU have to pay, so whenever you have the chance to be a dick to law enforcement I encourage you to take the chance.
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    Bridge Female 13-17
    125 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 11:48 am
    Talk about pissed off.. my god!
  40. Profile photo of MrVandercar
    MrVandercar Male 18-29
    286 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 11:51 am
    as a former delivery drive in a metropolitan area, i know what roostersuckers parking enforcement can be. I have double parked(with the delivery sign on top of my vehicle), met the customer next to my car, and was given a ticket while recieving payment for the food.
  41. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    fight the machine!
  42. Profile photo of phirephoto
    phirephoto Male 30-39
    329 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    MrVandercar: Is there a vehicle code or muni code exemption that allows you to double park while making a delivery? If not, then, not to be an ass, but does it matter if you`re just making a delivery if you`re illegally double parked?
  43. Profile photo of xMyHOBOx
    xMyHOBOx Male 18-29
    46 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    f*ck that, man. I`d be pissed too! Angry letters FTW!
  44. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    once they start writing it they have to give it. the parking guy didnt see him behind his car and started writing it. doesnt sound like hes mad at the parking guy, though, who probably said to contest it.

    hilarious, though, regardless.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    With the energy put into parking enforcement you`d think other areas would be on the same page.
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    IseeingI2I Male 18-29
    271 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    i`d probably say worse
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
    2353 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    Nice he got his ticket withdrawn so good for him. I`m sure parking enforcers have seen much angrier people than this dude at least he wrote out a letter and didn`t just chase the dude down with sticks.
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    StarDagger Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    Law suit.
  49. Profile photo of abby0315
    abby0315 Female 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    Irate Man FTW!!!!
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    well, that`s one way to go about it lol

    @StarDagger, lawsuit is one word
    (P.S., sirrix and ZNaught are trolling)
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    this is so epic.. i love those back handed slaps
  52. Profile photo of zmeace
    zmeace Male 18-29
    807 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    WOW what kind of parking meter costs $8.00?!!
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    "Lawsuit"

    ??? He won. What else could he want? Compensation for his wasted time?
  54. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    WOW what kind of parking meter costs $8.00?!!

    Australian currency is not worth that much.
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    643197 Male 18-29
    1078 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    thats awesome.
  56. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    Parking Meters are evil and the idiot that invented them should`ve been hung from the neck till dead, Right along with the guy that invented the endless phone menu.
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    oddstef Female 18-29
    204 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    classic melbourne parking officers.
    and lazyme, our dollar is currently buying 0.92 US cents...or thereabouts. parking here is expensive
  58. Profile photo of Dudley118
    Dudley118 Male 18-29
    55 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    EPIC WIN
  59. Profile photo of MsMalicious
    MsMalicious Female 18-29
    291 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    EPIC win xD
  60. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    "classic melbourne parking officers. "

    Yes, a classic.

    /sarcasm.
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    hurray! the story has a happy ending!!!
  62. Profile photo of feiku
    feiku Female 18-29
    525 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 5:08 pm
    "WOW what kind of parking meter costs $8.00?!!"
    I live in Downtown Phoenix and parking in a garage is about 4 dollars an hour. Or more. Parking near a meter is 25 cents for 15 minutes. Parking on an open lot is 5 bucks for 12 hours.
  63. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 5:08 pm
    oddstef > my bad. Its been a while since I looked at the exchange rates.

    It must have been in some high-traffic parking area, or he was parking for the whole day?
  64. Profile photo of Simcoe
    Simcoe Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 5:42 pm
    Where`s the ticket that he got from the machine that corroborates his story?
  65. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    Actually I used to get a parking ticket EVERY time I parked, even if I was only 20 seconds past the expiry time getting back. Now I have a sign I put on the dashboard next to my permit which reads "I`m a Disabled Pensioner now, so stick it up your a*s"
  66. Profile photo of Alistair36
    Alistair36 Male 18-29
    29 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    where I come from we have parking meters and no parking police O.o

    Most expense meter I have ever seen was 2 dollars in Seattle for 8 hours, the rest of the world must love parking they sure don`t there >>
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    elljay Female 18-29
    41 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    He was parking on LaTrobe street which is right in the middle of the CBD. That`s why it costs so much. Drive out 10 minutes from the city and it`s free to park.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    I get the concept and logic behind ticketing people for parking infringements, but it`s INSANE to charge often hundreds of dollars for a 25 cent parking spot. And just how does an $8 parking spot = $58 in ticketing fees? You`d have to park there for over 7 hours for that even to work out logically.
  69. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    > Alistair36
    > where I come from we have parking meters and no parking police

    Well the obvious question you haven`t answered is "Does anyone bother paying then?"
  70. Profile photo of mischeif954
    mischeif954 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 8:58 pm
    "once they start writing it they have to give it"

    Those kind of concepts are exactly what`s wrong with law enforcement.
  71. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2749 posts
    April 5, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    wow... some people are just brilliant, then give them a badge and they are allowed to ruin everyone elses lives
  72. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2010 at 11:08 pm
    EPIC WIIIIIIIN!


    Flawless Victory!

  73. Profile photo of yitani
    yitani Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2010 at 12:05 am
    pwned!
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    Ninja-Nerd Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2010 at 12:33 am
    Perfection.
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    epiphany101 Female 30-39
    512 posts
    April 6, 2010 at 4:13 am
    This is precisely why hubby takes the train into work...Melbourne parking officers = devil spawn. But at least soon no one will have to worry...they`re intending to change parking in the CBD so no one can bring their cars into the inner city at all. Yay *rolls eyes*
  76. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    April 6, 2010 at 4:26 am
    I`ve watched that show `Parking Wars`, Philadelphia is certainly NOT `the city of brotherly love`. One time I got a letter in the mail saying I owed over $100 for an unpaid parking ticket, Written in Chicago, And I`ve never even driven to Chicago ! After 3 calls and mailing them 2 pieces of proof that I couldn`t have been there on that date, They finally dropped the ticket.

    Where I used to live they quit using parking meters and started using city parking stickers. Every resident pays $10 a year to park in the city and you can park all day. Tourists and people from out of town have 1 or 2 hour limits, Depending on location. It`s a lot friendlier system.
  77. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 6, 2010 at 4:30 am
    epiphany101: About the only traffic allowed in Manhattan (New York City) these days are taxis, buses, limos, and delivery trucks.

    Times Sq. Webcam take a look and see.
  78. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    April 6, 2010 at 5:07 am
    Wow.
    That was alot of BS for nothing.
  79. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    April 6, 2010 at 5:45 am
    Actually, there is a general principal at work here worth knowing. When you send a letter to the council/parking office, obviously, its not worth the time or effort to find out what really happened on their part, even assuming that the parking attendant remembers YOUR car from thousands of others, which he/she won`t. All the authority does when they get your letter is check the computer to make sure you haven`t protested hundreds of previous ones, and if you`re "clean", 99% of the time they`ll just accept your letter and cancel it.
  80. Profile photo of Link364
    Link364 Male 18-29
    440 posts
    April 6, 2010 at 5:55 am
    Way to go man *applause* way to go
  81. Profile photo of ajmullan
    ajmullan Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2010 at 6:13 am
    @Lionhart2

    Even so, but i bet the 1guy felt a sh*t load better after venting all that anger.
  82. Profile photo of Johanvb
    Johanvb Male 40-49
    510 posts
    April 6, 2010 at 11:51 am
    I wonder how this person could have proven that he was in his right.
    I mean the car could have been parked there for some time and just when the parking officer writes out his ticket this guy quickly pays for a parking ticket to `prove` that he was just buying the ticket after he had parked.
    Unless there was videofootage of the incident, there is never enough proof to know for sure.

    And say what you will about parking officers, i can`t believe anyone would give a ticket that fast with the parking meter only eight steps away and someone standing there buying a ticket.
  83. Profile photo of Mickets
    Mickets Male 30-39
    246 posts
    April 6, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    Can they send some of those cops here to Rio? Here people stop their cars right under the "no stop/no park" sign, turn on the emergency lights, and can be away for hours! And nothing happens! Park on the side walk? No problem! Motorcycle bypassing traffic by driving on the side walk? Get out of his way!

    And they ("they" - I definitely don`t) want to host the Olympics and the World Cup (2016 and 2014)? Ha, ha, ha.... ha, ha, haaaa.... aaaa hhhh. LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
  84. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    April 6, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    Johan, it happens. There are some jerks out there who will write a ticket every chance they get. We really don`t know who was right in this case. But some parking officers are just idiots. So I totally believe it.
  85. Profile photo of Andicicle
    Andicicle Male 18-29
    503 posts
    April 6, 2010 at 9:46 pm
    so what, if he did pull a fast one, he got away with it, bravisse.
  86. Profile photo of Saskuel
    Saskuel Male 13-17
    343 posts
    April 7, 2010 at 5:45 am
    Guy: 1
    Cops: 0
  87. Profile photo of wolfguy423
    wolfguy423 Male 18-29
    172 posts
    April 7, 2010 at 10:03 am
    god im so glad my town doesnt have parking meters.
  88. Profile photo of cookii
    cookii Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    win
  89. Profile photo of Philomath
    Philomath Male 18-29
    174 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 8:22 am
    The meters in my town are a massive $0.25 but the fine is $10. Since a lot of people don`t carry coins with them they have to run into the store to get a quarter, run back out and pay. Of course, our meter maids are faster than that and will have a ticket printing out and quickly inform you that they`ve "already put your tag number in so the ticket is already in the system."
  90. Profile photo of iKit5
    iKit5 Female 13-17
    355 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    I`m glad this man knew what he was doing, and that the law actually understood this time.
  91. Profile photo of IndyEngineer
    IndyEngineer Male 40-49
    24 posts
    April 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm
    There is no way in in hell that a parking ticket in the U.S. would get dismissed, even under these circumstances.

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