Unable to get someone on the phone regarding some government business, I had to visit their office a couple towns over.
Unfortunately that office offers no parking so I had to use a nearby pharmacy's lot.
I went ahead, took care of business and left the official building elated that my problem was solved.
I first thought my car had been stolen only to find it had been towed.
So focused was I on solving one problem that I run into another one.
A kind stranger gave me a ride closer to home and an umbrella to protect me from the rain.
I then had to get $150 in Cash in order to get my car out of the Towing Lot which at least was only a few minutes away from my house.
I still have to pay another $50 for a parking ticket.
$200 later my only consolation is that as the Towing Guy told me some other towing lots can set you back as much as $400 and tend to wreck cars as a bonus.
Should I consider myself lucky?
Boing Boing run this entertaining story Tow Truck Drivers Push Cars into Tow-Away Zone then hold cars for ransom in March 2005).
Was my fate a punishment for driving on Earth Day? I hope not.
Towed away for first and I hope last time.