September 28, 2004

STU-PID

So on August 4, I wrote and sent a letter to my "friends" at the Los Angeles Parking Violations Bureau contesting the totally bullshit ticket that was supposedly issued to my vehicle way back in June.

If you don't remember the story, basically, I received a parking ticket in the mail for being illegally parked somewhere I wasn't... on a day & time where I was at work and parked in my parking space in a private lot. (My workplace is nowhere in the vicinity of where the ticket was issued.)

So I refused to pay the ticket (so no new obscene check was written) and I wrote a letter contesting the ticket, even getting a letter from BossMan to vouch that I was indeed at work on that day & time (and that I always drove myself to work and parked in my own parking space).

So today, I got a reply in the mail from them and I got scared because the envelope was bulging.

They returned my letter, the letter from my boss, and the envelope that these items were mailed in with a note attached at the top which read:

We have received your correspondence regarding the parking ticket issued to your vehicle. Unfortunately, the information you supplied does not indicate the ticket number or vehicle license plate number.

For the record, if you flip to the front page of my letter, the FIRST LINE of text underneath the Parking Violations Bureau address is a line that says "Re: Ticket # 101xxxxxxx"

I'm going to highlight the ticket #, draw stars around it, maybe paste some stickers and post-its around it to show them that I did indeed supply the damn ticket # on my correspondence. If I could send it back to them electronically, I would have made it a flashing, animated marquee, that would scroll slowly across the monitor.

What a freaking waste of time, energy, resources, and postage.

Maybe I can find someone to donate a booger or two I can send back with their stupid letter.

Posted by jozjozjoz at September 28, 2004 04:37 PM

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Comments

Joz! Send me a book from your unread pile. I promise to return it. I am good about that stuff. (I woulda sent you email but I can't seem to find a link on your page... I must be tired.)

Posted by: Terry at September 28, 2004 04:43 PM

There's a full moon, you know. Make sure you keep a copy of everything. Good luck. You will win!

Posted by: Nez at September 28, 2004 04:47 PM

p.s. I do like your idea of sending back the correspondence with stars and stickers. Do it! Highlight stuff with coloured markers, too. Also, put a big fat lipstick kiss on the letter. hee.

Posted by: Terry at September 28, 2004 05:46 PM

I think the stickers will be pretty ;)

Posted by: Liv at September 28, 2004 06:28 PM

Yes, the stickers will be pretty.

Especially if I use boogers to make them stick. :)

Posted by: :: jozjozjoz :: at September 28, 2004 06:46 PM

*picks nose, deeply*

Posted by: Deltus at September 28, 2004 08:27 PM

Careful, Deltus -- I picked a biggun' last week, and my head almost collapsed....

Posted by: keith at September 29, 2004 07:12 AM

That's government employees for you. Which is why I so desperately want a government job. You don't have to do much work, but you get paid pretty well and get every other day off as a holiday.

The only problem would be dealing with all the morons who've had the same idea about government jobs.

Posted by: pie at September 29, 2004 01:50 PM

hey joz baby,

just lemme know how much booger you need, i got connections.

(them old chinese men are finally good for sumptin)

Posted by: Howard at September 30, 2004 10:45 AM

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