A couple with four cars in their garage had a not-so-happy Fourth of July, after placing stickers on the street parking spaces in front of their home to alert drivers that all four spots were only open for 12 hours from 4pm until 8pm.
Husband and wife Rodney and Sonia Knight weren’t told ahead of time that the spaces could only be filled between the hours of 4pm and 8pm, so they put blue and pink designs on the white windows, the back of their cars and the blue side of their garage.
Ridiculous photoshop job? Apparently not.
Moments later, Mr. Knight received a ticket in the mail.
He and his wife say the city ignored one letter explaining the mistake, before passing around another confused couple’s ticket in the mail and then issuing the final ticket. “It’s our home,” Ms. Knight told local TFS Morning News. “It’s our mess.”
Both the couple and their sons found the situation comical, and found the works on the street plenty distracting in the daytime.
Meanwhile, city spokeswoman Gillian Keen told Inside Edition that temporary legal parking restrictions are “absolutely allowed under Ontario bylaws” and that temporary signage can be applied only when a location cannot host residents, with a permanent sign under a 10 year time limit.