"...so I got two parking tickets on the same night a few weeks ago - dumb mistakes on my part, no doubt, but definitely deserved as I wasn't paying attention to the street signs that evening.
When I was ready to mail them out, I noticed that the orange envelopes had been changed; usually, the envelopes are tagged with the same number as the violation that is given. The new envelopes have spaces that you fill in - which, in the grand scheme of things, makes sense because they are more generic, I suppose.
Imagine my surprise when I tried to write in the TEN-DIGIT NUMBER on my violation (as directed even on the envelope itself!) and found that there are only NINE SPACES. Now normally someone might say "big deal" but unfortunately we know how the po-po works when it comes to quota $$$ collections and penalties if it doesn't reach the right place at the right time.
So - whose genius brother-in-law do you think got the contract for this one?"
- A Disgusted Taxpayer from Queens