Thursday, 17 June 2010

Pretty Cool

Although I love to slag Calgary, they have got a pretty cool system for enforcing on street parking.

Rather than some poor chump Meter Maid or Meter ... uhhhhh ... Mister, schlepping around looking in windshields, checking times, writing tickets and getting yelled at.....

...now they just drive by each parked car, automatically scan the licence plate and search the database to see if that car has paid to park in this location at this time.

If not, a ticket is automatically sent to the offender.

Now that's using technology.

Of course, that also craters my dream retirement job.

Nothing I like better than catching people not following the proper procedures. Unless, of course, it's... uhhh...me.

Hmmm....maybe my dream job is to be a politician....

2 comments:

Gord Tripe said...

I believe this is the first appearance of the phrase 'retirement job'. How can those two words appear in the same sentence?

Krys & Paul said...

Or a lawyer...