I don't know about you, but most parking tickets I've gotten in the past generally strike a pretty authoritarian note: "You are a violator. You are evil," they seem to say. "We will hunt you down and make you pay. You and your little dog too!"
So while I won't say I was happy about receiving a ticket in Asheville, NC, they certainly tried to make it as painless as possible:
BEFORE YOU FILE THIS CITATION IN YOUR GLOVE COMPARTMENT, READ THIS.I may not agree with what they had to say, but they sure were nice about it!
No one likes getting a parking citation. But it's the most effective way we have to manage downtown parking. Time limits promote orderly turnover and make downtown shopping and entertainment convienient for everyone.
Avoid the frustration of receiving a parking citation by using one of the three parking garages noted on the reverse of this citation. The first hour is free Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. Until 7:00 p.m.