Click to use the Talking Dictionary17. New Parking Signs, Same Villains


17. It was 6 p.m. Wednesday. Mel and Irene were standing near his old Buick. He parked the car on the same street every night. He was shaking his head. "It's not fair. It's not right," he said. "Look. It's a brand new sign. Look how shiny it is." The brand new parking sign said, "No Parking 7:30am‐9am Wednesday." The old parking sign had said, "No Parking 1pm‐2:30pm Wednesday." "My neighbors and I park on this street," said Mel. "We know that we can't park here from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. But early this morning they changed these signs. Did they warn us? Did they say anything to us? No. But, they told parking enforcement! Parking enforcement wrote 25 tickets this morning! Twenty‐five tickets! I counted them! Each ticket is $48. We always move our cars before 1:00. Now we've got to fight these tickets. Why didn't they warn us?" 3.0


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