A driver who left an angry note in their windscreen asking not to be given “another fine” returned to their car to find a parking ticket had also been added to their window display.
The handwritten note was spotted in a vehicle parked outside a university in Brisbane, Australia, stating that the driver believed they were exempt from the parking restrictions.
However, the message that asked the parking officer “not to be an a***hole today” didn’t do the job and the driver was landed with a fine of about £55 to pay.
The note reads: “Dear Mr Parking Inspector… Please don’t put another $100 parking fine on my car as it is not my financial responsibility if Brisbane council have technical problems. I am a resident in this s***hole street.”
It then states a permit number before adding: “You might feel good to not be an a***hole today. Kind regards, Kel.”
Image of the note and the ticket placed under the windscreen wipers were shared on Reddit, where people spotted the ticket appeared to be given for overstaying the maximum time permitted.
One person even claimed they found the exact location on Google maps, where there was parking sign stating that drivers could only leave their cars for 15 minutes and those with permits were not exempt from the rules.
Some said they found little sympathy for the driver for leaving the blunt note, as one wrote: “Wow, if I was a parking inspector that note would definitely make me not find an excuse to fine her. Really pulling at the heartstrings with that one.”
Another said: “That was the ending I secretly hoped for.”
One person tried to defend the driver, saying the council had recently switched to a digital system for resident permits, saying the implementation of the change had been a ‘clusterf***’.
But Brisbane City Council refuted the claims, telling 7News there were no issues with its digital permits system.