Tuesday, 11 September 2012

A Fine Mess.

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.