Top Ten Reasons I Failed to Feed the Parking Meter

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Okay, fine.  I don’t have ten reasons. 

And, it appears, I don’t have ANY reasons at all for failing to pay the parking meter.

The truth is, I plain forgot.  I was going to get my hair cut.  I parked my car.  I got out of my car, and walked away.  No, I don’t know what I was thinking. I may have lost my head.  Perhaps I left it in the back seat of the car? If it weren’t for the fact that nobody looked or acted in anyway alarmed when I entered the hair salon, I might have bought that excuse myself.  As it was, not one single person screamed “Oh. My. God!  That woman is missing her head! You can’t cut hair on a headless woman!”

It was only AFTER I got my hair cut (and highlighted!), as I was walking back toward my car that I thought about the meter at all. “Hmmm… I wonder how much time I’ve got left on the parking meter?”

And that’s when it hit me.  I didn’t have ANY time left on the meter, because I hadn’t bought any time.

I started to walk faster, hoping to get a glimpse of my windshield, hoping against hope that it would be clear, that I wouldn’t have received a parking ticket.  But luck was not on my side.

The cost of a good hair cut and highlights?  Priceless.

The cost of forgetting to feed the parking meter? $23.00 dollars my friends. $23.00.

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7 responses to “Top Ten Reasons I Failed to Feed the Parking Meter

  1. For about 5 seconds, I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t see the reasons as to you didn’t fill the parking meter.

    Actually, I still don’t. At least you might remember now. 🙂

  2. oh me oh my….that sucks.

    but….I’d love to see your hair. come see mine…..tee hee

  3. You see, $23 isn’t bad. Last time we forgot to get a ticket at a car park where the first half hour was free as long as you got a ticket, it cost us £80, yes about $160 dollars. Evil scummy car park attendants. 😦

    Still, I feel your pain. I bet your hair is fab though.

  4. OUCH! Haha. I’m so sorry. But hey… I’m thrilled for you about your new hair! Surely that outweighs a measly $23… 😀

  5. Jo, OMG! $160??? I would have cried.

  6. Matt Q

    Were you at the salon in my neighborhood? Next time I can feed your meter for you! 🙂

    $23 isn’t too bad – I got a $77 ticket one time.

  7. Matt, yes that was in your neighborhood. I swear the meter maid hides behind the trees just waiting to jump out and write tickets. I got one there once before when my watch said I still had 5 mins. left on the meter. The meter however, said otherwise. The meter maid was 3 cars down from mine, so I missed her by mere seconds I think. This time I deserved it, but that last time, I don’t think so.

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