A few years ago, my friend at work bought this kick-ass adventure van. Sold his apartment and committed to hashtag vanlife. This single piece of paper took months to execute.
There's a Whole Foods across from the office, and walking back from lunch, I had the idea to create a fake parking ticket. I needed 3 things to pull this off:
So, don't ever wish for a parking ticket. I got the envelope I needed, but I had to pay a $75 expired tag fee.
Now it's time to get to work.
I waited until he was in a meeting, and ran out to the street to get his VIN and license plate number. I wanted this to be a warning about the uniqueness of his vehicle, so I put two kinda real things, and something really absurd. I printed it in color on plain office paper.
delivering the parking violation.
The ticket was ready. I went out at lunch and stuck it under his windshield wiper. Note the closed shades. I'll come back to that.
One thing to note is that my buddy is pretty social in the office. He'd bounce around to all of our cubicles to tell stories about the weekend, office nonsense, etc. So I figured he'd get this parking ticket, and would be bitching about it to everyone, and I'd let him vent for an hour or two then let him off the hook.
I didn't hear anything for 3 days.
So I wondered if he really sent in $75 to the City and County of Denver.
Here's where I need to tell the story.
Thoughts and hopefully inspirations from the Warmfront.