Wednesday, April 25, 2007
"Where's my car? My car's gone!" Those words came out of my mouth last week as I left a meeting and stood in the place where my car once was on SE Belmont. No cars were parked in that block now, and that's when I saw the no parking 4-6pm sign. Flanked by 2-hour parking signs, construction signs and various other signs, I had missed the one that said not between 4 and 6pm. DOH! Once I paid the $119 tow fee to get my car out of the tow company's compound, I still had the $100 tickets to pay. Ouch. I wasn't even at a client meeting: it was a community organization I volunteer with. Love that! Words to the wise: read all of the signs in the entire vicinity before you dare park your car. Those ticketers and tow truck drivers are ruthless.