The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

I’m not paying this parking ticket


Dear Emeryville Parking Center,

Yeah, so, just a heads up that I’m not going to pay the parking ticket that I received this afternoon.

No, seriously, I’m not going to pay it. I’m not going to pay it for the following reasons:

1. It’s bullshit.

2. See #1.

I went to afternoon yoga like I always do. I come back to my car and there’s a ticket on it. Well, Namaste to you, too, motherfuckers! I saw the ticket, read the ticket, and I still had no idea why I got the ticket. I started looking around. Then a woman cruised by and said, “You’re not supposed to park there. You can’t park between the two signs.”

“What two signs?” I asked.

“Behind those trees,” she said. “They’re new.”

I had to hunt to find these signs. Tell me, can you see the signs?

You put the no parking signs behind trees?! WTF, Emeryville! I know that times are tough, and cities need money … but you are not getting mine! Maybe you can pull that shit on Pixar employees, but you can’t pull that shit on me. I live in San Francisco. I fight parking tickets a daily basis! You don’t know who you are messin’ with.

Here’s a picture of my parked car.

The license plate has been covered to protect the innocent.

Please take note that the curbs are not marked. Yep, the curb is unmarked, and the signs are hidden. Well played, Emeryville. But I’m still not paying this ticket!


The Sonia Show

P.S.: Why does the Emeryville Parking Center have a P.O. Box in San Ramon?


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/mocker/goober/mother in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, podcast, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

9 thoughts on “I’m not paying this parking ticket

  1. And now I’m tense again. Way to ruin my good yoga intentions, parking assholes!

  2. unless you go to city hall and show why you think it wrong, with your pictures, you will end up paying eventualy when you go to register your car next time and then you will have extra fees. Go and fight that ticket as soon as possible.! otherwise they will win and that is so wrong!!!

  3. love love love the fuzzy dice hanging from your rear-view mirror!

  4. Good for you. Fight the power.

  5. I teach at said yoga studio and the same thing happened to me yesterday! I couldn’t figure out why on earth I got a ticket. I am contesting mine too. Sheesh!

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