Almost nothing of note happened around here in the last week of April, but, with the arrival of May, I've had no trouble getting my daily dose of facepalming.....
Following Rules, Optional. Consequences For NOT Following Them? Mandatory
-This is Argabarga with Friendly Neighborhood Towing, I believe someone at this number just called looking for a Blue Nissan SUV?
-Yes, and I really hope you guys have it, otherwise I think someone stole it!
-Don't worry, we do have it, it was called into us for not having a permit for where it parked, it will be $115 to pick up
-*Sigh*, Oh, okay, can I come and get it right now?
-Certainly, there will be someone here 24 hours a day, just call us when you get to the front door if you don't see anyone inside.
-Okay, we'll be in in just a... uh... I ... uh, hold on, my Wife has a quest....
*suddenly a different voice, much less docile, comes on*
-WHAT DID YOU TOW US FOR?!?!?!
-The car was called into us for not having a permit for the lot it was parked in
-WE WERE ONLY HERE FOR 30 MINUTES TO VISIT!!!! AND YOU JUST TOWED US?!
-Yes, cars in that lot must have either a resident permit or a visitors permit displayed, those that do not can be towed
-BUT WE WERE HERE FOR ONLY 30 MINUTES!
-Yes, that's about how long we've had the car
-IT WAS JUST 30 MINUTES!!! AND YOU TOWED US?! THERE'S 40 OPEN SPACES UP HERE NOW THAT NOBODY IS USING!!!
-I'm sorry, but that is the rules of the lot, you must display a permit to park there at all times
-I KNOW! I'VE BEEN HERE DOZENS OF TIMES AND ALWAYS USE A VISITOR PERMIT!!!! I JUST DIDN'T FEEL LIKE IT THIS TIME!
-And that's why you were towed, if you had just used it again, nothing would have happened
-I DON'T THINK I SHOULD HAVE TO WHEN THE LOT IS EMPTY!!!!!
-Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way, the rules of the complex.....
-WELL, I DON'T CARE WHAT THE RULES SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK???
-I can probably guess what you're thinking Ma'm, and it's probably not what I'm thinking.....
-OF COURSE IT ISN'T!!! I THINK THIS IS EXCESSIVE!!! EXCESSIVE!!!!! WHEN NOBODY IS HEREEEE!!!
-Do you need directions?
*first voice comes back on the line*
-We'll probably be there in about 5 minutes
-Okay, I'll have someone watch the door for you
I kinda feel sorry for that guy, in retrospect.
That's A New One on Me
After a while, you get jaded and cynical because you really have heard all the excuses, but this one I'd never heard before, honest!
"Can't you just let me go this time? I promise that if you catch me again you can charge me double the fine!!!!"
[Irish Beat Cop] Wellllll.... allrite, I let ye gooo now ya little scamp, but don't let me be catchin' ya doin' this ah-gain, and stay away from those explosives like I told ye last time! [/Irish Beat Cop]
Heh, no, I didn't say that for real. Since I hadn't hooked the car up or anything I couldn't charge anything... so she did get to go at that point. And sadly that means She probably thinks that excuse WORKS, so it'll just be tried again at somepoint in the future because "the last guy let me do that!"
I can only assume your school has decided to skimp on the English part of the curriculum and put that saved money towards hiring a string quartet and new espresso machine for the teachers lounge, considering you drove past 2 signs that said "PRIVATE PARKING PERMIT ONLY" and parked in someone else's spot with a car that had a bumper sticker proudly proclaiming you were an "Honor Student - West Winnego High School"
Remind me to never send my kids there if I ever have any, if you do in fact represent their best and brightest