Unlovely Rita Meter Maid » Postmodern Conservative
So I discovered this guy Phil J. Gray while looking for a Bob Dylan song on YouTube. Iâm actually glad that his version of Dylanâs âClothes Line Sagaâ was all that I found because I learned of his particularÂ grievance regarding Parking-Eye in Great Britain. This omniscient enforcement of parking regulation led to him having to pay 90 to 120 pounds in parking fees. Rather than knuckle under, Mr. Gray decided to write a letter of complaint to Right Honorable Messrs. Cameron and Clegg for some sort of redress. He also posted his case on You Tube. I wish him well in his endeavor (or should it be endeavour?). Of course, this is a minor case, as Mr. Gray himself admits. But what is the limit to how much one must pay for an ordinary oversight in parking oneâs car? Mr. Gray was simply trying to further his âCandlelight Peace Tourâ which was overshadowed by the 2012 Olympic torch tour. He just wants to know why he should be required pay so much money for such a minor offense, and implied in his case is why the Coca-Cola sponsored Olympic torch got such preference over his own tour. I like this manâs style and nerveâeven if, as he himself seems to realize (e.g., he keeps referring to Tony Blair instead of Cameron and Clegg) his case is minor. And of course, he jumped a few bounds from local to general in tying his case to the Prime Minister. But don’t all complaints eventually implicate the legitimacy of those who rule from the top? A parking ticket? Get over it! But then again, doesn’t Mr. Gray have a point?