See, I’m conflicted on the PPA. The overwhelming sentiment I, and I’m sure most of you, feel toward them is that they are a bunch of overzealous automaton douchebags so efficient at their job of federally pounding you in the ass that they should be forced to spend an hour a day with an enraged Jodi Arias.
That’s the prevailing sentiment.
But there’s a part of me that has a newfound respect for them. I was a guest on FOX Good Day a few months back, and thanks to the Turnpike, Blue Route and 95, I was running late and my 7:45 slot had to be pushed back to 7:55. I was instructed by FOX producers to park in front of their studio at 4th and Market, where someone would be waiting to take me into the studio. I had done this before and remembered needing a pass to park there. But I pulled up at 7:53 (remember: on-air at 7:55) and, at that point, made a mad dash for the studio. I got mic’d up during a commercial break, schooled producer Tom Louden in Sixers pessimism, and returned to my car before 8:05. I was parked in the spot for under 10 minutes… and a ticket had been on my car for nine of them. The overzealous automatons had struck again. But, to my amazement, when I tweeted the PPA about my predicament, explaining my situation and sending them a link to the clip, they provided me with an email address to protest the ticket and, huzzah, the fine was dropped. They (at least the people working in the office, not the Terminators on the street) had a heart. So now I’m torn. I want to hate them, but I’ll never forget the time that tweeting a complaint about a parking ticket actually worked. It makes me all Misty May. That said, I still enjoyed the hell out of seeing the look on Cee-lo’s face as he was caught red-handed.
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