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KrazyHorse
17-01-2008, 20:09:10
I was issued a parking citation 3 months ago which I decided to contest. My court date was today and I won! Not guilty! Yayyyyy!

What should I do with the 52$ I saved myself?

Scabrous Birdseed
17-01-2008, 20:12:10
Pay builders to pretend to shag you.

ruGGed
17-01-2008, 20:34:42
Pay builders to actually shag you.

JM^3
17-01-2008, 20:57:12
good for you

mine wasn't so good

JM

KrazyHorse
17-01-2008, 21:03:35
That's because you were guilty, whereas I wasn't actually parked in the transit zone (bus stop).

KrazyHorse
17-01-2008, 21:05:53
The judge suspended everybody else's fines and charged them court costs. I was the only one he found not guilty in the hour I was there.

:)

KrazyHorse
17-01-2008, 21:07:43
I think it might have had something to do with having photographic evidence of the location of my car and the relevant signs...

My "trial" lasted less than 90 seconds. It was awesome.

JM^3
17-01-2008, 21:49:57
nice

it is true that I am generally deserving

sometimes the parking signs are confusing though, last time I think I just payed it (might get towed sometime when I return to CP though)

JM

KrazyHorse
18-01-2008, 03:09:37
So far in my life I've gotten 2 parking tickets, 2 speeding tickets, one "failure to attach front and rear tags" and a verbal warning from a cop who I cut off while doing 40 mph in a 25 mph zone :lol: .

The speeding tickets were both in upstate New York and everything else was in Baltimore. I contested both parking tickets. The first one they simply didn't give me a court date on, and I won this one. I was definitely guilty of the rest of the violations.

Vincent
18-01-2008, 06:56:56
Damn, what an exciting adventurous life you people have! I don't even have a car!

Scabrous Birdseed
18-01-2008, 08:45:19
I've got two parking tickets in my life so far, one of which was completely correct (but I didn't want to move the car because it was pouring down) and the other which was technically correct (and thus unchallengeable, really) but completely, utterly ridiculous. (Later found out that the parking attendant in the town concerned was a famous asshole and milimeter-measurer.)

Drekkus
18-01-2008, 08:45:19
Everything changes but you!!

C.G.B. Spender
18-01-2008, 08:47:15
I had a car once

Drekkus
18-01-2008, 08:58:15
I want you back for good

C.G.B. Spender
18-01-2008, 09:07:21
Has good left the forum?

zmama
18-01-2008, 09:47:08
yep

C.G.B. Spender
18-01-2008, 09:51:35
Good is dead!

(Nietzsche, "The Gay Science")

Funko
18-01-2008, 09:52:32
Which one is The Gay Science? Biology?

C.G.B. Spender
18-01-2008, 09:53:12
I'd say theology

Funko
18-01-2008, 09:54:07
But that's not a science.

C.G.B. Spender
18-01-2008, 09:56:52
During the High Middle Ages theology was therefore the ultimate subject at universities, being named "The Queen of the Sciences"

The "Queen"

Funko
18-01-2008, 09:59:39
We've moved on a bit since then. I guess that might not be true where you come from.

C.G.B. Spender
18-01-2008, 10:03:05
So, when is you next archery training?

Funko
18-01-2008, 10:04:03
We have to train at the Butts 3 times a week.

C.G.B. Spender
18-01-2008, 10:04:54
Did you hit it?

Funko
18-01-2008, 10:07:00
I normally get it inside the inner ring.

C.G.B. Spender
18-01-2008, 10:08:50
So I guess you use a rather stiff shaft

Funko
18-01-2008, 10:12:12
I like a bit of flexibility so I normally to use yews for shafting.

MOBIUS
18-01-2008, 10:12:21
Hmmm, 6 speeding fines and two warnings, 2 wheel clampings and 3 parking tickets in 5 different countries so far from 19 years driving – which is significantly less than one driving offence per year.:)

Funko
18-01-2008, 10:13:04
Old bastard.

MOBIUS
18-01-2008, 10:13:48
FOK U!:p

MOBIUS
18-01-2008, 10:16:42
Worse was my 20th anniversary of starting full-time work on 4th Jan...

Just as well that I've managed to find ways of actually avoiding work for significant portions of that time...:beer:

Funko
18-01-2008, 10:19:38
My 10th Anniversary was on the 6th Jan.

Tizzy
18-01-2008, 10:21:13
Mine was 14 August last year.

MOBIUS
18-01-2008, 10:34:44
Originally posted by Funko
My 10th Anniversary was on the 6th Jan.

So essentially we started on the same day – first working day of the year, ten years apart.

C.G.B. Spender
18-01-2008, 11:20:10
Working? All you do is posting here!!!

Tizzy
18-01-2008, 11:26:28
Not true! I also email people, and post at other places and read stuff on the interweb.

C.G.B. Spender
18-01-2008, 11:27:31
and MSN and porn. Sur.

Tizzy
18-01-2008, 11:30:20
No MSN. Damn internet police.

C.G.B. Spender
18-01-2008, 11:32:03
There's always alcohol!

Tizzy
18-01-2008, 11:33:01
Where?! :bounce:

C.G.B. Spender
18-01-2008, 11:35:26
Ring binder "Archive 1994 G-K"

Tizzy
18-01-2008, 11:36:15
That one seems to be missing :hmm:

C.G.B. Spender
18-01-2008, 11:40:09
So your archive is incomplete. Great.

TCO
19-01-2008, 02:09:49
Would you contest a violation that you were guilty of?

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-01-2008, 15:20:19
Never had a parking ticket or any form of traffic offence penalty in 20 years of driving.

Oerdin
19-01-2008, 16:57:40
They're hard to avoid in America. The dickheads love to come up with arcane offenses which aren't posted in order to generate revenue. All the politicians are cowardly to raise taxes so they resort to sneaky fines on everything.

Resource Consumer
19-01-2008, 17:22:15
Originally posted by Tizzy
Not true! I also email people, and post at other places and read stuff on the interweb.

traitor (ess) :p

Chris
19-01-2008, 21:21:31
They should have doubled your fine.

KrazyHorse
21-01-2008, 18:59:20
Originally posted by TCO
Would you contest a violation that you were guilty of?

Not by claiming not to be guilty of the offence (i.e. via perjury).

KrazyHorse
22-01-2008, 18:20:32
Latest development on my relationship with the good people in the parking fines division of Baltimore City:

I get out of my house this morning to find a parking ticket on my car's windshield. The offence is parking in a crosswalk. Needless to say, there is no crosswalk anywhere near my car. I am just working myself up into a towering rage when I notice that my vehicle is listed as a yellow 2-door Toyota. My car is actually a red 4-door Toyota (license plate numbers don't match either).

Some asshole who drives a yellow 2-door Toyota got a parking ticket and decided to place it on my car's windshield in the hope that I would pay his fine for him.

I hope that it's somebody who actually lives in my neighbourhood. I swear to God if I see them getting in or out of that car then I'm going to give them a piece of my mind.

:)

Dyl Ulenspiegel
22-01-2008, 18:34:21
Just shut up and pay.

Vincent
22-01-2008, 18:39:06
Yeah, we didn't win the war with complaints!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
22-01-2008, 18:43:51
Yeah, if you complain the terrurrists will win!

The Mad Monk
23-01-2008, 05:18:27
Take it to the parking fines division and explain what happened.

I'm sure they can come up with something...suitable...for the person who did that.

C.G.B. Spender
23-01-2008, 08:18:54
Or set yourself on fire as a sign of protest. That will teach em!

KrazyHorse
23-01-2008, 13:33:57
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
Take it to the parking fines division and explain what happened.

I'm sure they can come up with something...suitable...for the person who did that.

I can't prove it was the person who owns the yellow Toyota who did it. They could claim that it was some random person who grabbed the ticket off their car and put it on mine.

I'm just going to wait until I see that car...