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Apr. 21st, 2011 @ 10:43 am Seriously?
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No, seriously. Seriously? This is what I have to deal with. These are GROWN PEOPLE mailing in these tickets. Not like we're citing some four year old on a Big Wheel here, folks. ADULTS. In CARS. VISITING A UNIVERSITY!

I mean, all the angry ones, the 'get a real job' and 'you people suck' and whatever, I can kind of understand, cause getting a parking ticket sucks, yeah. But... 'You're mean :('? Seriously?

...Seriously?
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From:beccastareyes
Date:April 21st, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
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I like the little frowny-face. Really adds to the expression of emotion there.

But, hey, at least it wasn't 'your mean' or 'ur mean'?
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From:corellianrogue
Date:April 21st, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
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Oh yeah. Had a couple come in with just a :( face on the memo lines of the checks. Those always make me giggle. And really, most of the time I just laugh at these (broke down howling over this one, in fact, when I first came across it) but then I realize '...these are adults engaging in (supposedly) an adult business interaction' and then I get a bit :( myself.

You're right, you're right, I need to give them that, at least. Most of the time, the complaints we get, even on check memo lines, are well written. The most memorable exception being the "Parking Nozis" letter.
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From:transitorial
Date:April 21st, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
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I shouldn't laugh at your misfortune. But I am.
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From:corellianrogue
Date:April 21st, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, yeah. ;P I'd be upset if I weren't laughing, too.
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From:krillia
Date:April 21st, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
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I am choosing to believe that it is NOT "...seriously". The :( indicates that to me.
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From:corellianrogue
Date:April 21st, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
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I am curious as to your interpretation of it, then. Cause we get a fair amount of things that come in with variations on :( either on the envelope or the check. And many more that have 'you're mean' or 'stupid jerks' or similar.
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From:krillia
Date:April 21st, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
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It's just the entire thing, handwriting and type of frowny face. It seems more the product of someone who is unhappy with the fine (...who wouldn't be, their fault or otherwise?) but isn't actually serious in their anger.

No matter what their intent, I would me more inclined to giggle than wonder whether they were serious or not.
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From:corellianrogue
Date:April 21st, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
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Serious or not, I do just laugh at them. They fucked up, not my problem. I just get to be amused by how childish people act over a fine that's THEIR fault. (No, I don't think you have a right to be upset when you did something and got caught. At yourself, maybe, but not at us. And yes, blaming us for giving them a ticket when they're parked illegally IS something many MANY idiots do seriously.)
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From:krillia
Date:April 21st, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
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o.O

And you say I'm scary.
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From:corellianrogue
Date:April 21st, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
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I think you are mistaking my exasperation for an internet tone of anger. If I got angry over the average person I deal with here, I'd hate my job. I wouldn't have lasted two weeks doing phones.

If exasperation is scary, then yes, you're terrifying.
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From:krillia
Date:April 21st, 2011 08:27 pm (UTC)
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tWas very vicious sounding,as either exasperation or anger.

And I am not so much exasperated as I am done with the entire goddamn human race. Person on the bus referred to a middle-eastern lady as a "blanket-head". Different ones than complained about the wheelchair. I work with a chink and am supposed to show anyone who isn't white who is boss. I should condemn homosexuals because they are sickening.

So fucking done with my species.
From:tiassa
Date:April 21st, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
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Pffffff that sounds so familiar. "HOMG YOU GAVE ME A SPEEDING TICKET WHY ARE YOU SO MEEEEEAAAAAAAN."
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From:corellianrogue
Date:April 21st, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
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YES! EXACTLY THAT! I'm sure 'I was only there FIVE MINUTES' is very closely related to 'I was only going five miles an hour over!'
From:tiassa
Date:April 21st, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
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I get the I WAS ONLY THERE FIVE MINUTES too, because tow companies report tows to us so when someone calls to report their car stolen and we tell them no, you actually parked in a red zone, here's the phone number of the company that towed it....

Seriously, it takes more than five minutes for a tow company to get there, load the car, and drive it back. Don't give me that, people. >:|
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From:rhosyn_du
Date:April 21st, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
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Ah, people completely lacking in maturity: Who would we mock if you did not send us frowny-faces?

On an unrelated note, OMG TICKETS HAVE BEEN PRINTED!!!!!!
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From:corellianrogue
Date:April 21st, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
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OMG YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY~

...We'd totally mock people like us, wouldn't we. m(_ _)v
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From:rhosyn_du
Date:April 21st, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
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Pfft. Jumping up and down and squealing like an over-excited hamster is totally the mature, adult response to the words "The ticket(s) you ordered on April 16, 2011 for JYJ have been printed!" >.>
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From:corellianrogue
Date:April 22nd, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
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So yours weren't e-tickets? We printed our own. But then, you're actually, you know, CLOSE to your venue.

Unrelated, but I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed to ask if you've seen the HoMin Rising Sun.
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From:rhosyn_du
Date:April 25th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
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I don't have a working printer, so I figured physical tickets would be a better plan than hoping I could borrow someone else's printer.

I have, and I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, I love them and am impressed by their versatility and, dude, why is this the first time I've ever heard Changmin rap? On the other hand, some of those vocal lines really weren't written for their voices, and it shows.
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From:zalia
Date:April 21st, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
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Oh for... *facepalm*

And if they got arressted for hitting someone if they were speeding would they tell the court that they were mean?

Ugh :/
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From:corellianrogue
Date:April 22nd, 2011 01:14 pm (UTC)
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Probably. That seems to be how these people work. And when they never pay us, then we're "mean" for impounding/booting their car to make sure they do.
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From:zalia
Date:April 22nd, 2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, it really does. There's a lot of people here who bitch about speed cameras, and how they're just making money for the council and trying to catch people out.

And not one of them seems to understand that the simple solution is to not break the speed limit.