In April, I got a parking ticket for my hog*, having not known that Westminster Council, unlike the rest of London, had started charging for motorcycle parking.
Anyway, apparently this happens to a lot of people, so I appealed it and they sent me a letter saying since it was a first offence, their policy is to void the charge. At the bottom of the letter is the sentence ‘we now consider the matter closed’.
In the past 3 months I’ve been sent two further notices which essentially demanded payment, and both times I’ve rung up and explained that I was sent a letter saying the matter was over, and both times the person on the other end has assured me that this time it is finally sorted and no further threatening letters will appear in my mailbox.
Yesterday I received ANOTHER one, this time telling me Bailiffs will be called to my house within 14 days if the now massively inflated payment isn’t met. I just got off the phone to them AGAIN, and it turns out that somehow, the douchebag parking guy mistakenly managed to ticket me twice on the same day for the same offence and, not being in possession of a crystal ball, because I hadn’t appealed against TWO TICKETS - despite only receiving one – it’s already reached the stage where they have to just let it run it’s course until I make a statement to the court in September.
‘So you’re saying....that this is a mistake on your part for giving me two tickets on the same day, and that, even though I’ve called here twice before with the same issue, nobody has bothered to pick this up, and that now I can’t do anything about it until it reaches the point that it damages my credit rating, in two months time, when I’ll have to get the courts involved?’
CANCEL THE TICKET IMMEDIATELY IF IT’S YOUR FAULT YOU UNFATHOMABLE FUCKING CLUNGE
(Obviously everyone stopped reading this after ‘In April....’ but indulge my self pity)