Thursday, March 19, 2009

another rite of passage into adulthood...

...one i could have done without:

parking violation

at the end of a long day at school, the only place i wanted to be was at home. with no homework to do. i got into my car, started the engine...and saw the little scrap of paper tucked under my wiper. at first i thought it was a nasty note, but as i got out of the car i saw it was a ticket. i mentally scanned my car; it was parked legally, everything seemed to be OK.

i looked at the ticket;

expired inspection.

i thought my inspection was good until December of 2009.

but that was my registration.

hello, nobody told me you have to have your car inspected every year!

why doesn't my mechanic send out postcards like my dentist does?

and which stupid cop has nothing better to do with his day than to drive around college parking lots looking for cars with violations???

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

On college property? Interesting.

G6 said...

That'd be the cop with a quota to meet....
:( (bummer)

FBB said...

I think in certain towns it's code enforcement who tickets for tehse types of infractions. Also, be happy this didn't happen in the city....they tow for that!!!

Something Different said...

It was probably the same cop who gave me a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt when I was.
:(

uncle said...

I feel I have let you down. I usually point out the expired inspections to strangers and friends alike, but alas, I missed this one.

However, as a driver, you should be aware of your responsibilities concerning the car, and from now on, you will me.

I once did an informal study ( walked aroung the parking lot for the commuter bus while waiting for it one morning), I found that 25% of the cars had either expired inspection or registration.

Interesting.