so, i was literally looking around my place yesterday to find an “easily fixable” wall. i was plotting which wall would be the best to punch and repair (today i’m actually pretty happy i didnt in fact do just that). but i will be using that hand to google anger management therapists here in the greater los angeles area…
so, literally the last 2 weeks i have accumulated about 7 parking tickets. i NEVER GET PARKING TICKETS. i am partly extremely responsible, and partly the meter gods were looking down upon me in times of luck. so, i’ve been blessed.
yesterday, i decided to bite the bullet and pay them off. i did so around 11:15 am. i ran around, showered, and around 1:12 stopped at my neighborhood coffee joint to grab the usual (i’m a regular here so everyone who works there sees me walking in and they start making my drink…i get the same thing evvvvvvery day). what im trying to do here is create a picture that this transaction was probably a 45 second ordeal.
i walk outside, and there he is…the jack ass in the shit brown uniform typing away on his little keyboard gadget. i walked up, started laughing, and said, “you’re so awesome, thank you.” he said, “the neighbors complain when people park like this.” (i’m not going to address the quick ,shotty, jacked up parking job on my end-that’s irrelevant). 🙂 i said, “well, i am a neighbor, this is my neighborhood, so there you go.” i took my ticket got in my car. the coffee that initally cost me $2.45 now cost me an additional 53 bux.
my conspiracy theory goes as follows: Arnold has now addressed the crisis of California’s economic health. We’re broke, and have been. So, on the bottom of all parking citations it reads”increased $3 by the state”. my theory is-all the times i got lucky before with my quick, janky parks or letting my meter lapse by a mere 15 minutes can happen no more. They are all over it. They are desperately trying to make some dollars. so, my fellow Californians…stay on top of your parking, meter, front license plate display vehicle integrity. they play games no more. they are here to snipe, hunt and to destroy.
have a blessed one.
(i’m glad i made the wiser choice…otherwise i wouldnt have been able to type my dramas to you today…)