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September 20, 2008

Ticket ‘reward’ for jury duty

Talk about civic duty. You may be summoned for jury service.

Receiving a notice to report brought me to the still traffic-challenged downtown courthouse. Driving around looking for a parking place, I was told to go to the lot two blocks south. Hurrying to make the 8 a.m. report, I failed to notice the small spot, in the farthest corner, where you pay. But I didn’t have time to look. I had to hurry!

When I arrived at the courthouse, I was told the jury service had been canceled. Returning to the car took no more than 15 minutes total. A $20 ticket that could go up to $75 was on my windshield.

The lot is across from the Sprint Center — a great reward for an attempt to do a civic duty.

Dorothy McKinley
Kansas City

Comments

MichaelKC

So Ms. McKinley was late getting downtown and failed to notice the pay station, and somehow it's the city's fault that she got a ticket.

If all of us adopted her attitude, none of us would ever have to accept responsibility for anything.

 
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