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Weekend Herald - - Viewpoints -

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.

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