Parking Ticket

By
Real Estate Agent with EXIT Real Estate Partners

I was at a home inspection today, and I got a parking ticket.  This would definitely not be my first ticket, parking or otherwise, but it is my first ticket while 'on duty'.  OK, so I was parked the wrong way under a sign declaring a 15 minute time limit while hazards are flashing.  So after my client coolly stated to me, 'hey man, I think you're getting a parking ticket', I went out to talk to the officer.  She explained that I didn't have my flashers on and that I was parked facing the wrong way.  OK, true.  The inspector was not as easy going and raised a bit of a stink, calling out the fact that the neighbors were parked in clients' spot.  I figured it would be bad if my client was known as the new guy who gets his neighbors tickets, so I took it all on me.  Ultimately, the officer offered to void my ticket if I went into the station and challenged it.  Pretty nice, really.

Now, I know I'm nowhere near the only one here to have been ticketed, parked or otherwise.  And I know that my story pales in comparison to some out there.  So, let's hear em...

Comments (3)

Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

I'm actualy fighting one myself.

I was pulled over for speeding, when in fact I wasn't.

When the officer flashed his lights, I pulled to the side to let him through.   But then it was me he was pulling over.

He asked me if I knew the car that had pulled over in front of me, and I said no.

But I wasn't about to argue with him at that point and tell him it was the car ahead of me.

I figured it was best to save that for court.

Oct 09, 2009 02:17 PM
Ken Tracy
Coldwell Banker Residential - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Brian.  Sounds like you had some good luck on getting out of the ticket.

Welcome to Active Rain and thanks for posting,

Ken

Dec 07, 2009 11:00 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

We invite you back to ActiveRain in the year 2017!

Feb 10, 2017 08:34 PM