Monday, November 19, 2007

First the cute little Parking Wizard pays a visit, but after that they send the Memory Tax Collector

First the Parking Wizard Visits, Then They Send the Memory Tax Collector
The Parking Wizard stopped by our neighborhood early this morning and dropped off these flyers about winter parking, including the alternate-side parking rules that are in effect through mid-March. The warning flyer, adorned with a whimsical portrait of Mr. Wizard by Madison cartoonist P. S. Mueller, was part of our kinder and gentler enforcement policy. But after this the gloves come off and the Memory Tax Collector starts taking his bite at about $20 a pop. (The funny thing was, I'm so prone to alternate-side parking guilt, that I assumed the flyer stuck under my wiper was a new, more graphic orange ticket, and that I was parked on the wrong side. Then I realized that everyone had one, and anyhow, I was on the right side.)

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