Thursday, 16 February 2012

Let Battle Commence!

Look at this! I got a parking ticket. Do you see that disc thing? What you have to do is set that to your time of arrival. Because I am getting really old and my ability to function correctly is, on the odd occasion, somewhat diminished, I inadvertently set it to the wrong time.

I agree that I am a silly old fool. But I do not agree that a genuine mistake should be punished with a hefty fine of £50.00. They call it an excess charge. I call it an excessive charge.

The powers that be have rejected my challenge to this charge. I have rejected their rejection. I phoned the Council Dept responsible and told them this. I told them I will see them in court!

I'm not angry. I'm not even particularly upset. But I do think this is unfair. That is why I have decided to fight this. That, and the fact that I can be a stubborn old so and so when the mood takes me.

I will not hear anything for 28 days. Then their legal proceedings will begin. I'm looking forward to the fight. Besides, I've been thinking of taking up a new hobby!

PS. Sorry about the untidy state of my cars interior.


  1. Welcome to Bleak House (I hope not)

  2. Can't to buy paint for my "FREE JOHN"
    Jane x

  3. You stick to your guns, John! Excessive I agree! I hope the court costs aren't higher than the fine!

  4. Good luck John!! Been there before!!

  5. we go John. It'll be interesting how much more this will cost you. Good luck. Maa

  6. I'd LOVE to rip out every parking meter in the city. I HATE them with a passion. Right on!