Today is trash-pickup/street sweeper day on my side of the street. Which means that there’s no parking allowed from 8am-3pm. I was a little late getting out the door because I was trying to read and then write my reviews for MPH #3 and SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #8 and post them before leaving for work. And for some reason my internet connection was slowing the usual which was making things like posting, saving, and opening pages much slower. So when I got out the house it was like 8:06am, and when I got to my car I saw the ticket on the windshield. I was like, dang, can’t a brother getting a little grace period?!? There wasn’t any traffic cop around by then, so he or she must pounced on my right at 8am, or pretty close.
Probably desperate to make some weekly quota of tickets, so they go for the easy ones.
It just seems wrong. It’s not like either the garbage truck or street sweeper was anywhere near, so I didn’t actually block anyone. And now I have to pay $40 (that’s $27.50 for the fine, plus a “mandated state surcharge of $12.50) for nothing. I feel like I’ve been mugged.
Happy Hump Day.