Why Len Brown never got this pensioner’s vote
A pensioner who thought he was doing his civic duty by telling an Auckland parking warden a pay-and-display machine was out of order won’t bother next time.
After going out of his way walking up the street on Saturday to tell the warden his coins went straight through machine 6220, in O'Connell St, our man was astonished to get a response which went like this:
“Well, you can go and look for another park … you can drive around and find another one… ”
When told there was no other park in the street, where our man wanted to do a few minutes of central city shopping, the unflinching warden – slapping a ticket on another car – repeated his “go and look for another park” command…
By now wondering if he should have kept his mouth shut, our man told the warden he was doing his civic duty by letting him know the damned machine was not working and it might be worth reporting.
“You’re just trying to get free parking,” came the response.
“F*** you…” said our man.
Just another reason why folk with money to spend avoid central Auckland.