A sign similar to this is posted about every 10 yards on the fence surrounding our apartment complex. The actual signs say something to the effect of front end parking only. In other words, they do not want you to back into the parking place.
I can read. Hubby can read. But it drives Hubby crazy, since he likes to back into parking places. My feeling is "So what." It is posted, it does not matter what you like.
Saturday night he decided to be a rebel and backed in to a parking spot. Sunday, we went to go to lunch with Samantha and her boyfriend, John. We walked into our parking lot and Hubby said, "Where's my car?"
Yeah...that's right....towing IS strictly enforced. The sign had a number, so I wrote it down and Hubby called while we were at lunch. Then we went to get his car. We drive up to the place, hop out and after verifying that they did have Hubby's car, were told that it would the $210.39. I handed over my credit card and the lady said, not nicely, "Cash or check only." Nowhere among the many signs on the wall did I see that sign.
So, we had to go to the ATM to get cash. Then we get back with all $20 bills, since that is what you get from an ATM and the girl then tells us, that she has no change. ARGH!! So, I have to go to the gas station down the street, buy a soda to break a $20. Buy the time we had paid and gotten Hubby's car, we were both cursing stupid barely literate people that worked in any public job.
Hubby was really pissed about being towed, but I pointed out that he know he wasn't supposed to do it, he just felt the need to be a rebel. I think he expected me to be really pissed, but I told him "It is what it is and there is no point being all put out about it." We were fortunate that we had the money and didn't have to dip into savings for it.
Hubby said he will pay the funds back from his mystery shopping and ebay, but I am not worried about it. It is all our money, not mine and his.
Lesson learned....read the signs. LOL!
Frugal Friday......February 16th Edition
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