Here's a story.
A few weeks ago, on my way to the airport I remembered I needed to
buy medication for a trip abroad. I drove down Coogee Bay road to my favourite
pharmacy. Seeing there was no parking available, I parked my car opposite Bloom’s
pharmacy where parking is not allowed and left my emergency lights on, to
indicate that I was in the vicinity. A few seconds after I walked into the
pharmacy the sales person called me to inform me that a municipality parking
warden was outside issuing fines. I ran out to my car and explained to the parking warden that
I was driving off. She did not respond and said nothing, even though I smiled
to her as I drove off. The entire incident lasted less than a minute. I parked
a few metres further down, where a space had become available, and returned to the
pharmacy. I was under the impression that this was the end of the tale.