I AM TICKED!!!

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My car seems to be on the radar for Greenwich Police. Twice in two days, I have returned to my car to find a issued fine. The biggest surprise was a ticket on Sunday in the parking lot across from L’Escale. The ticket at $55.00 not only threw me for a loop but killed my theory that no one gets tickets on Sunday.

Websites such as appealnow.com argue that local authorities have moved away from: using parking tickets as a traffic flow measure and towards a revenue generation model, their staff have been under increasing pressure to ‘perform’.

While I don’t attest that is the case in my infraction, I was upset to learn that indeed I was ticketed in an almost vacant lot on Sunday.

As luck would have it, or lack there of… On Monday I parked quickly on Greenwich Avenue to enter the Post Office to mail my infraction. Currently construction in the area prevents parking close to the post office and monitoring traffic flow. I was forced to park further away then anticipated and didn’t have any quarters to spare.

Once again, a ticket greeted me on the way out the door! The adage, “time is money” never rang so true. Ten minutes and a $25.00 fine. That’s more then minimum wage!

Be that as it may, I am now digging deep into my pocket to pay my tickets and issuing my own warning in town. What use to appear to be a laid back policy on parking now seems to be anything but!

FULL SPEED AHEAD…

FULL SPEED AHEAD

Samantha Knapp

Back to blogging… Inspired in the cheesiest of ways by the movie Jules & Jullia. The concept of the movie was right on in my opinion. Start a task, finish to completion and along the way interest and influence those around you to dare to dream or experiment.

Having said that, I returned to this journal of sorts and avenue to share my own goals and ambitions! As a former news reporter, it has taken a while to find my best path forward. I always imagined myself entertaining viewers and letting them in on the best kept secrets to a wonderful life filled with creativity, friends, books, songs, etc.

Loosing my job made me reflect on just how I would meet that end. I have done some projects to continue on the path and with my family’s help am proud to debut a trailer based on my family business.

I am currently working with my family in an all inclusive design studio. Turns out there is nothing we can’t do, including entertaining our clients while we are creating wonderful spaces.

ENJOY…

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