While fixing some stuff, I noticed a crumpled, aged piece of paper on the workbench. I unfolded it, and saw this Parking Violation notice... from 1988.

I have no idea how the bit of paper got there, it certainly wasn't on the workbench all this time. I'm guessing it might have fallen out of some box of festive lights I used lately. Lights I bought at some garage sale, years ago.

So, where were you on April 23rd, 1988? What's your alibi?

(Incidentally, I didn't know that parking "in the wrong direction" was a violation. I assume they mean backing into the parking spot when they expect one to enter it head in?)

6 comments so far...

Brenda Anderson January 10, 2010, 10:59 PM
Parking "in the wrong direction" means parking like you're a Brit! :) ie, parking on the side of the road facing traffic, rather than in the direction of traffic.

And, we had a 1973 light green Nova but we sold it in '80 ...

GustavoG January 10, 2010, 11:35 PM
But what is the meaning of parking in the wrong direction in a parking lot with stalls at 90 degrees from the flow of traffic?

Not that I know what it looked like in 1988, but I'd be very surprised if a parking lot at a mall looked any different back then.

striatic January 11, 2010, 08:19 AM
the ticket wasn't for your vehicle?
GustavoG January 11, 2010, 08:23 AM
Considering the first time I set foot on the USA was in 1996, I guess it wasn't. ;)
striatic January 11, 2010, 04:56 PM
that you know.
claudecf January 11, 2010, 06:04 PM
I never had a green car, so I plead not guilty!
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