Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Ghost Citation Surfaces with an Ugly Late Fee

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!


  1. They're just getting you ready for Greece where you'll have to do some ghost bureaucracy and pay some ghost penalties for breaking some ghost laws you didn't know existed.

    Just a warm up :)

  2. I know, what am I thinking? This is a piece of cake considering what I am diving into.