Friday, January 30, 2009

What's missing from this picture?

My streak of stupidity continues...

As I was packing up at work, getting ready to go down to catch the shuttle to the train station, I saw something I shouldn't have seen. 

My parking pass. 

That lets me park my car in the Caltrain parking lot without getting a ticket.

So I spent the whole train trip, not worrying about whether I left my lights on (well, yes, I did worry about that a bit), but worrying about how much the parking ticket was going to be. Surely it couldn't be more than $20. The part of the lot that I park in is never half full, so it's not like I was keeping some SUV from parking across three spots or anything like that.

So I got off the train and wandered over to the Race Car, expecting the worst. ($100 fine at least. Maybe they take a wheel as collateral. Maybe they let an SUV park on top of it.)

But there was nothing. No ticket at all. So either they didn't bother to police the lot or the person who does that is so used to that car being in that space that she doesn't even bother to check it.

Sometimes stupidity can be survived!

That's it - move along...


DAK said...

Good Morning, Sir. This is the CalTrain BlogCheck Police. Please forward $200 to Cal Train Parking Demerits Division, c/o The Great Plotnik World Headquarters. Every bit will help to sign Manny.

notthatlucas said...

$200 wouldn't pay for Manny's bottled water bill for a day, let alone make a dent on getting him in orange and black.