This is embarrassing. Gossips has published numerous posts over the years about the overnight parking rules in Hudson. People often contact Gossips when they have questions about overnight parking. So imagine my surprise and embarrassment when Joey and I piled into the Gossipsmobile early Sunday morning for a trip to the Germantown dog park, and, while we waited for the defroster to melt the ice on the windshield, I spotted a parking ticket tucked under the windshield wiper.
It wasn't that I thought Martin Luther King Day was on Sunday instead of Monday. I simply lost my grip on odd and even dates over the weekend. Examining the ticket, I briefly--ever so briefly--entertained the notion of protesting it because there is no street in Hudson called "Allen Ave." and hence I could not have been parked on the wrong side of a nonexistent street. But this morning, lest I put it off and forget about it, I paid the fine online. It was simple and convenient. I could even make the payment with PayPal. Yes, there was a $3.50 charge for "handling," but I considered it $3.50 well spent since it eliminated the possibility of forgetting about the ticket and ending up owing $55.00. I recommend online payment to any other unfortunate recipients of parking tickets.
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