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Should I Have Really Received a Ticket For This? You Tell Me
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Should I Have Really Received a Ticket For This?  You Tell Me

So I parked my car in Foggy Bottom today for 20 minutes.  When I returned, I had received a parking ticket for disobeying the sign. 

The sign, which is located at the top of that pole in the photo, says that to the right of it(where everything but the last foot or so of my car is located) is a legal parking spot.  To the left of the poll, though, is a "no parking, entrance" location.

I knew when I took the spot that this might be an issue, but thought that 1) I'd be back in no time and more importantly 2) It was just the butt of my car, and so it wouldn't matter either way.

Well, I was wrong.  The ticket is just for twenty bucks, so not bad, but I still question whether or not this was really necessary.

What do you think?  It's clear that by the literal word of the law this was not "legal", but you'd think that there might be some room for some leniency.

 

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