Thursday, January 17, 2008

Ticket Tirade

They report this stuff to the police? And expect them to do what?

A [Springfield] city parking meter attendant complained to police Wednesday afternoon that a downtown business owner swore at her after she ticketed his car.

The incident happened about 12:15 p.m. in the 300 block of East Monroe Street. The attendant and her supervisor told police that the man called the attendant a derogatory name while questioning her about why he got a parking ticket and the vehicle in front of his did not.

The attendant told him the other vehicle was, in fact, ticketed for an expired meter, the angry man swore at her, then tore up his ticket and threw it on the ground.

No one was arrested.

I would think this stuff happens daily. Maybe it’s time for the ticket writer to get into a new line of work. Also, I thought ticket writers ARE the police. Or a kind of police. Guess I don’t know nuthin’ ‘bout police either.


Anonymous said...

I once heard Springfield's parking meter personnel referred to as secretaries with practical shoes. And, can we just get this out of the way now:

* Meter maid
* Molly

There. Sorry.

Dave said...

And don't forget Lovely Rita...

Anonymous said...

She also should have given the guy another ticket for littering. What a jerk.

Swearing at a ticket-giving meter maid is as stupid as yelling at a dog for barking. It's what they do.

Maybe next time, Jerky McAsswipe will plug the meter.