Thursday, March 11, 2010

I Wanted to Meet New People...




This is part 2 of an ongoing series of opening an independent store.

I've been spending all my spare time at the store, trying to get ready for the opening. Yesterday, I had a lot of other stuff to get done, so I didn't go down to the store.

I decided to stop by in the afternoon, and what did I see? A fire truck and two firefighters looking in my windows. My heart sank for a minute, before I realized that if it was anything serious, there'd be more than one truck. Turns out, they were just checking buildings and did an impromptu inspection on our place.

Today I was expecting packages, so I went down early. We have 2 hour parking AND a no parking zone in front, neither of which are enforced. I parked my car, and was looking out the windows and guess what? There's a cop placing a ticket on my windshield! GAH! I went out and talked to them; apparently they're trying to do some enforcement. Yay for being a guinea pig, and yeah, it's my fault for parking where I shouldn't have been. The officer was super nice (as are most of the first responders in town) and even gave me tips to fight it!

In the end though, I'll just pay it and chalk it up to a lesson learned.