Oh, and I forgot to mention yesterday...
We received an interesting piece of mail yesterday. Some Einstein from the Philly Parking Authority gave Mark a parking ticket for exceeding the 2-hour parking limit on our street. Given that Mark HAS the parking permit for our street clearly on display in his rear window, I can't imagine how the parking agent made this mistake.
In addition, they're trying to charge Mark a $20 fee for not responding in the original amount of allotted time. Given that Mark never received a ticket under his windshield, and therefore was unaware that he had been cited (incorrectly or otherwise), it'd have been quite a challenge for him to respond to the ticket that he had no idea existed.
Needless to say, he's contesting the ticket. He had his letter in the mail less than an hour after receiving the notice from the PPA.
Freaking pains in the caboose... did no one alert the parking authority cop that they're supposed to CHECK whether the car has a permit before citing it? Look in the rear window of the car, folks, this isn't rocket surgery!