A Brisbane driver’s note for a parking inspector appears to have fallen on deaf ears.
The note, shared on Reddit, was found on the windshield of a car at the Queensland University of Technology’s campus in the inner northern suburb of Kelvin Grove.
“Dear Mr Parking Inspector,” the note reads.
“Please don’t put another $100 parking fine on my car as it is not my financial responsibility if Brisbane council have technical problems.
“I am a resident in this... street.
“You might feel good to not be an a***hole today.
“Kind regards, Kel.”
Unfortunately, it appears Kel’s note failed to garner sympathy as a subsequent photo showed the driver was slapped with a $100 parking ticket.
It appears her note didn’t exactly appeal to some Reddit users either.
“That was the ending I secretly hoped for,” one person wrote.
Another added seeing the ticket made them “chuckle”.
Digital parking permit system frustrating drivers
The driver appears to have been experiencing problems with Brisbane City Council’s digital parking permit system and had quoted a parking permit number in their note.
Some people responding on Reddit expressed their own frustrations with the new system.
The council has moved to a digital system meaning residents no longer have to display permits.
One Redditor wrote it’s “actually a big problem”.
“I’ve had a go at the parking inspector in my area for... ticketing a car that has the old interim permit in the window that has barely moved in six months,” they wrote.
They added it’s often a “rigmarole” to get council to overturn the fines.
A council spokesperson told 7News there were no issues with the system and residents are notified should a permit expire or they’re declined one.
Activations of permits are “instantaneous”, they said.
Brisbane City Council has been contacted by Yahoo News Australia for comment.
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