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.