I wonder, cock up or what? I appreciate that somehow Thanet's gone crazy in recent times over parking policy, something which anywhere else would be just be one of those awful inconveniences.
Knowing that parking has been a hot topic,seemingly coinciding with an era of politics, in which Thanet council looks to have embraced the eccentric, self centred, and in some case frankly wild-eyed nuts, I'm tempted to steer clear but what the hell.
Seeking to have a couple of hours of strolling about doing nothing, I thought where to go, Ramsgate! the Harbour is always, so different, from my normal environs, which is either the living room bashing more middle aged angst or work.
Having a job cancelled last night I wanted, something better than sitting in front of the telly as was the case on Sunday watching the Queen standing out in the rain all afternoon and then living the dream myself working in torrential rain till Monday morning's shades of grey.
Ramsgate, Mrs Me telling me we couldn't park up closer than King Geoge the whatever, I insisted encouraging her to pass the Granville, beyond the Wellington Crescent, and right into Albion Place and loads of spaces, what could be easier.
Plenty as much as I'm happy to pay for parking, the new policy of mugging people on Bank Holiday's is understandable, but one thing that p*ssed me off was that fact having taken my money, no ticket was forth coming.
So just to cover myself, I logged my displeasure with TDC out of hours phone service, still returning later in the day, helpfully a notice (unrelated to the malfunctioning ticket machine) has clearly been placed at the start of the parking bays, notifying the public of future price changes, perhaps the most important point, is this, clearly either the council has employed either an idiot to place the notice or someone bloody minded enough to place the sign upside down so it's nigh on, impossible to read.
Perhaps one of Labours crazy alliance members was employed, god knows most of them only care about how much their trousering in allowances, I don't think any of them give a toss, unless a camera is present, initially I was going to park elsewhere when the machine stole my money, but then thought WTF, still one motorist was seen to have put money in, and then decided to park elsewhere rather that risk a parking fine, me I say bring it on!