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Angry Stefers Is ANGRY!

This is my face right this second.

Angry Stefers is ANGRY!
Do you want to know why?

Well, I'll tell you.

On June 2nd, I received a notice from the Traffic Warrant Division (TWD) of good ol' Davidson County (Nashville, TN) stating that I had defaulted on a payment for a parking ticket that was issued to me on April 11th of 2011.

First things first...

Um, no, you lying sacks of excrement!

I never received a citation of any kind, and had I received one I would have paid it immediately. I mean, it's a $10 parking ticket. No biggie. Write a check, stick it in the little parking ticket envelope, slap a stamp on it, and voila! Parking ticket paid.

But no... As always, Murphy's Law rears his ugly head (as he is wont to do so frequently in my life), and I am left on the wrong side of the law by no doing of my own.

Secondly, they are trying to charge me $92 for this alleged offense!!!! For a $10 parking ticket!!!!!!

You have got to be kidding me.

But it gets worse... Oh, does it get worse.

The very next day, I received another citation for yet another unpaid parking ticket, also charging me for $92.

Naturally, I was irate. I am a recent college grad. I have 2 part time jobs. I can't afford $184 in parking ticket fees.

I called up the phone number they listed on the citation notice and plead my case.

The conversation with the rather nice albeit entirely unhelpful customer service representative went as follows:

Stefers: I never received any citation. I would have paid it immediately had I received one, and, not only that, I would have most definitely not parked there the very next day.

Mr. Nice Guy: Aw, shucks, ma'am, that's awful, but I'm afraid there's nothing you can do about it. You just have to pay it.

Stefers: I'm sorry? There's nothing I can do?

Mr. Nice Guy: 'Fraid so.

Stefers: This is absolutely ridiculous.

Mr. Nice Guy: Yes, ma'am, it is, and were there something I could do for you, I'd do it, but there isn't.

Stefers: Uh, thanks... I guess.

Mr. Nice Guy: You are more than welcome. You have a nice day now, y'hear?

Stefers: Right... (mutter, mutter, mutter)

And that was that. So here I am stuck with these two beauties (see below) with absolutely no money to pay them.

Mad Photoshop Skillz : I haz them.
See how I expertly removed my license number???


So guess what I'm going to do?

To the courts I go!  

Tomorrow (Tuesday), I will make my way to the TWD to fight for my cause and right the wrongs that have been committed!  

Yes, I am totally the Supergirl of False Parking Ticket Accusations.

Apparently, I have to write a politely worded letter explaining my plight, and we'll take it from there.

I'll update you guys on my progress as soon as something happens.

Wish me luck!

Peace.
Stef.

Comments

Alexia said…
You go girl!!!

Good luck :)
May-Day_Aura said…
Oh no! I'm sorry you're dealing with all this ticket trouble. I feel your pain. I had a similar issue a few years back. Hope everything works out for you.
Lolamouse said…
I wish you the best of luck! Usually if you take the time and effort to fight these things, you win. I once got a parking ticket for parking in a space that had a "no parking" sign put up WHILE I WAS PARKED THERE! I had to prove that I had parked there before the sign had been erected! Ugh.
GunDiva said…
Good luck. I received a tow ticket IN FRONT OF MY OWN HOUSE a couple of years ago. My plates were expired (oh, the horror) and I had run home to drop off my son after school. I was in the house literally 30 minutes. When I came back out of the house - there was the orange tow tag flapping on my antenna.

Now, I realize that I didn't drive the nicest car. And I realize that the tags were expired. However, the car was clearly not abandoned, as it was parked IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE TO WHICH IT WAS REGISTERED!

I refused to pay. That was two years ago. Haven't heard anything else about it.

I know it's going to bite me in the ass some day, but I'm not paying it.

Well...unless they throw me in jail for not paying it. Then I might consider it.
Anonymous said…
Remind me not to make you mad. I'd rather not get a punch to the face. Good luck!!!
Mrs. Pickle said…
So what you are saying is that you feel fucked in the ass by a traffic citation?

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