The City of Milwaukee has done it again. I received a "Notice of Past Due Violation". The funny thing is that I didn't even know that I had a violation. It took me about an hour to figure out why my car would have been where the alleged violation took place. I finally figured out that I was cited while literally running up to some one's mailbox, dropping a letter into it and coming right back down...and all 3 kids were in the car. I had my hazard lights flashing also. Here's the thing, I saw the little parking jeep pull up behind me and I waved to acknowledge its presence. I also signaled that I was leaving. It turns out that whoever was in the jeep issued me a citation. OK, thanks dude. Why couldn't you have given me the citation? They drove off before I did. Is this fair? Now I have pay a late fee for a citation that I didn't know had existed and I can't get anyone on the phone to discuss the matter.
What's more funny is that I can count the many times that I have called to have a car towed from in FRONT of my driveway and had to wait an hour or so each time...and take slack for the phone call. Once I was pregnant and they didn't tow the car away for 3 hours. So now, I am actually with my vehicle as I was dropping something off, it took a total of maybe 3 minutes-if that and I am going to be issued a ghost citation? What my taxes aren't enough? I will have to pay it anyway and it is just WRONG!