Good Parking Karma
I drove into work today, so I could bring my flowers home without the hastle of the T. I found a metered space pretty easily and it was out of order. I didn't feed it and figured I'd check back later. When I came back to my car, the meter was suddenly fixed and I had a ticket stating that the meter fee was unpaid.
When I got back to my office, I looked at the ticket a little more closely. Boston's Parking Violations are different now. I'm not sure when the change happened, because luckily I very rarely get parking tickets. They used to be written out by hand. Now I think they type the relevant information into a little computer and then print out the violation. It appears that the meter person made a mistake when they put in my car information. The information on the ticket does not refer to my car.
I should not have received the ticket in the first place and was going to appeal it to the city. But now, I don't think they can trace the ticket back to me. I've always told people that I have good parking karma. I can always find a good parking space. And now this. I think the situation may have resolved itself. Has this ever happened to anyone?