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02.10.2007Tuesday 2 October – Fines

Sometime ago, I got towed for parking in a clearway. It cost me $180 to get my car back. At the time, I thought this was a $120 penalty, and $60 towing charges. I thought that was fair—parking in a clearway is rather stupid, and very inconvenient to others, so should be penalised fairly heavily, and $60 towing seemed a fair price for the couple of kilometres and 15 minutes it would have taken them to do it. However, today I receive a notice that my unpaid $120 fine, now increased to $127.50, will be sent to the State Penalties Enforcement Registry. It turns out it’s $180 to retrieve a towed car, plus a $120 fine. This is, I believe, unreasonable, and equivalent to being fined twice for the same offence. Fairly obviously, there’s no point me arguing that it’s unreasonable, as I’m sure everyone else feels the same way and presumably haven’t managed to successfully argue that yet, so I suppose I’m left no choice but to pay it. I am, however, going to make a point of rorting Brisbane City at every available opportunity, seeing as they, legally, do it to me.
In other news, while America continues its War on Peace, I have begun my own battle—the War on Ants. It used to be that we had to worry about reds under the bed—now it’s ants. They are even on my desk. It’s totally unacceptable.
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