First date disasters: Park life

Last updated 05:00 16/02/2013

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I had arranged to meet a guy I met on the internet for a coffee in a public place, just in case. 

I arrived early, found parking, and went to the coffee shop we were meeting. I ordered my coffee and waited.

He showed up on time, looked presentable, and I thought, great, good start. He ordered coffee and suggested a stroll along the waterfront to talk. 

We headed off down the beach for a walk, picking up rubbish on the way, and generally having a good discussion. It turned out that his car was parked a few cars behind mine, so we headed towards our cars, discussing the idea of another meeting.

We got to his car to discover that the parking warden had been past, and he had accumulated two tickets because he had no warrant and no registration. He became incensed and told me that I had to pay the fines - $200 for each ticket -as it was my fault he was parked in public.

I looked at his registration and saw it hadn't been paid for about two years, and same with the warrant. I replied that it was not my fault he had not paid for either and been fined.

Needless to say, that was the end of that, and I never saw or heard from him again.

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