5 Other Things the ECPD Could Put on Your Windshield Instead of Alternate-Side Parking Tickets
things we could use instead of a $30 ticket
It’s November in Eau Claire, which of course means that alternate-side parking rules are now in effect until May 2021. That’s right. Parking ticket season is upon us, folks. It’s never fun getting one of those $30 slaps on the wrist, so we came up with a few other ideas for parking ticket alternatives that maybe the Eau Claire Police Department could consider:
1. GIFT CARDS TO LOCAL RESTAURANTS.
Sure, you parked on the wrong side of the street. Gosh, it happens to all of us. Wouldn’t it be nice if instead of skipping a meal out in order to pay a ticket, you were instead treated to one? “I’ll get it right one of these days,” you say, between bites of a Court’n House fish fry.
2. A MIX CD.
Wake up to something a little less of a bummer and discover some new tunes at the same time. So thoughtful! Didn’t really need four Huey Lewis and the News songs in a row, but I’m not complaining. It’s just fun!
3. A VALENTINE.
It’s not really the time of year yet to be sending little love notes to each other, but why not start early? Imagine waking up to find that somebody has a little crush on you. Spread love, not fines.
4. A STERN NOTE FROM YOUR MOTHER.
A $30 fine on a drab piece of paper ... that’s maybe not sending the message in a way that sticks, ya know? If you find yourself parked on the wrong side, and you really want to get your act together, what better way to do than with a little tough love from Mom.
5. THEY SHOULD SCRAPE OFF YOUR WINDSHIELD FOR YOU.
Just a little common courtesy. I’d happily pay the fine if I find a crisp, clear, ice-free windshield in the morning. That’s a pretty good deal if you ask me.