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Old 08-24-06, 07:08 PM
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old school talk: parking tickets in the 80's

I'm currently watching the movie "Twins" (danny devito/arnie,) and while i watch, parking tickets were regarded as minor and it was thrown out.


was it really like that in the early 80's? or is it just the movies?

another thing that made me think of this was Al from Married with children.
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Yes. Before they were using computers, etc. I guess if you had alot they would look you up. I think I got one at a comunity college I was going to even though I had a parking sticker and I just threw it away.
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i had a friend in college (not that many years ago....late 90s) who would just stash em in his glove compartment because he got so many. on campus it was DAMN EASY to get parking tickets - parking was a bitch for students. i wonder what ever happened? doubt they found out unless he got into bigger trouble where they looked up his record.
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I got my first and only parking ticket in 1983 on the campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where I was a student at the time. I don't know if they'd have ignored it, but I paid it anyway.
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Used to be, if you got a parking ticket, it was printed on an envelope, and you could just stick fifty cents in the envelope and shove it in a slot on the corner.
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I bet just about everybody has gotten a parking ticket or two in college. They deliberately set up the lots so that there isn't enough room for everybody to park, forcing you into the "No Parking" zone. It's a major source of income for college campuses.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
I bet just about everybody has gotten a parking ticket or two in college. They deliberately set up the lots so that there isn't enough room for everybody to park, forcing you into the "No Parking" zone. It's a major source of income for college campuses.

I think when I graduated I had like three or four outstanding parking tickets. Good luck making me pay those now!
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Originally Posted by Groucho
I bet just about everybody has gotten a parking ticket or two in college. They deliberately set up the lots so that there isn't enough room for everybody to park, forcing you into the "No Parking" zone. It's a major source of income for college campuses.

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