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Pleading parking stupidity might be the ticket
Pleading parking stupidity might be the ticket

I am preparing my argument for leniency in the matter of a $77 parking fine, and it looks like, for the first time in my life, I will have to enter the Rodricks Plea. Over the years, I've suggested that Congress or state legislatures make this plea ("guilty but mostly stupid") an official option for the fools who failed at crime — the would-be bank robber who wrote a stickup note on his personalized stationery; the jewelry store burglar who got stuck in a chimney for a weekend. You know, a little mercy for dopes. So now it's my turn to invoke it. When I go to Parking Court, I will enter the Rodricks Plea. Here's what happened: Seeking a parking spot on...