Hopefully, lost sales will cause the man from Bashford Antiques more than the $350 he extracted from the delivery boy who parked outside his business for five minutes.
A similar blight on the city is Auckland Transport’s parking enforcement team. I was taking my son for a driving lesson on the way to the university on Princes St and told him to pull over into a space with broken yellow lines and hop out. I took the “L” signs out of the windows and moved to the driver’s seat and drove off, impeding no one.
In a subsequent letter from AT, I found the car had been stationary for one minute and 53 seconds, and I owed them $60 for the privilege. Despite two polite letters, they insisted on payment.
Tony Waring, Grey Lynn.