The Invisible Parking Pass

You know where this is going, right?

I was a judge today at the New Haven Board of Education’s annual Science Fair. It was held at Yale Commons adjacent to Woolsey Hall on campus. That means parking was a mess! No problem, I was sent a parking pass to put in my window.

Please park anywhere in the vicinity of Yale Commons (next to Woolsey Hall) where legal parking is available. This parking pass allows you to park without paying the meter on May 11th in an open, legal parking spot. Your parking permit should be clearly visible through the front windshield on the side closest to the curb.

You know where this is going, right?

The $20 ticket was literally on the windshield directly over the parking pass! You can’t make this stuff up.

It will be fixed handled I am told.

11 thoughts on “The Invisible Parking Pass”

  1. You’re not expecting the walking writing meter maids to actually go out of their way to look for a pass right? They get paid regardless, they won’t have to handle the nullification of the ticket, they will do the same thing again tomorrow.

    You could call it stupidity, but that would be a slam against stupid people.

  2. Geoff, we will take care of it! (You weren’t the only one) and thanks! -Richard Therrien, NHPS Science Supervisor

  3. Several years ago, I had just pulled into a parking space & was collecting my belongings & getting out my quarters when the meter person slapped a ticket on my windshield.

    I got out of my car & was told: “Car was parked & meter was expired”

    I was inconvenienced by having to go to the office & complete a form, but I did not have to pay.

  4. @ Richard T–so very nice you chose Geoff as a judge! I’m sure the kids enjoyed showing him their displays and meeting the weather/science guy! (betting Geoff had just as much fun!) Science fairs were so much fun when my kids were little. Miss those days! 😀

  5. Sorry about the ticket. Seen the segment about the science fair. Sounded like fun. I did them when I was younger. They were fun. I also miss those days!

  6. I can’t believe I’m saying this, as a New Haven native, but maybe you should stay out of the Elm City!

  7. That’s why I avoid New Haven. It’s not people friendly anymore. You’d think they would make it convenient for people driving in but, they don’t. Now wonder the city is in trouble. no one goes there. they prefer the malls where parking is free. I try to find doctors that have offices in surrounding towns so, I don’t have these problems.

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