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Luciferian
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:21 pm    Post subject: Parking Inspector gone wrong... Reply with quote
A Melbourne council has explained how one of its parking officers issued a fine to a man who had been dead in his parked car for several days.

Maroondah City Council parking officers stuck the fine on the windscreen of the man's car on Wednesday at the Croydon Market shopping centre in Melbourne's outer eastern suburbs.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that police discovered the deceased man, 71, yesterday and found a parking ticket on the windscreen of his car. He had been reported missing to police nine days ago and was known to be seriously ill.

Maroondah mayor Paul Denham said in a statement today that the parking officer had not noticed the man when he attached the parking fine to the windscreen.

Councillor Denham said the man's death was tragic, and extended his sympathy to the dead man's family on behalf of Maroondah Council.

"Our local laws officer undertook a routine check of the car park at around 10.30am (and) returned in the afternoon to check the vehicles that had overstayed their allotted time,'' Cr Denham said.


http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/parking-inspectors-fine-dead-driver/2005/10/21/1129775929958.html
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
If you are sitting in your car you are technically standing your vehicle!!!

Why did they fine a dead person???


What about the smell from the vehicle - or maybe the parking officer had a cold - hmmm just love melbourne weather.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm not surprised that the parking inspector didn't notice. When each inspector gets over 200+ cars to check in the area, it pretty much becomes a routine job. And I belive inspectors have a daily quota to fulfill, not to mention they have to check certain number of parking locations within a certain time frame. A lot of it invloves recording number plates and checking chalk marks on the tryes, which hardly leaves time peering in Windows (unless they have to check for parking dockets). It's not like they casually go strolling down the street and issue a ticket whenever they feel like it.

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What about the smell from the vehicle - or maybe the parking officer had a cold - hmmm just love melbourne weather.

It's only been a couple of days. Considering the car was sealed and the weather wasn't that hot, it would take a week to notice anything significant outside the car.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
This reminds me, has madman licenced Ninja Parking Inspector yet. I've been watching it over here, it just keeps getting better.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I know where that carpark is. I'm not surprised someone died in his car there.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yaoihost wrote:
Why did they fine a dead person???


Hmm, maybe you did not read the statement; The parking inspector did not notice the deceased individual inside the car. Rolling Eyes

As for this whole matter; Does anyone really care? The inspector made a mistake ... WOW! Quick! Ring Today Tonight so they can stalk him for 2 weeks, videotaping him everywhere he goes, and then pounce on him in the car-park - shoving a camera in his face & demanding him to resign.*

(*if Today Tonight hasn't already done it, of course)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Aeuth wrote:

As for this whole matter; Does anyone really care?


Nope, I don't care. It's understandable that the guy didn't notice him in the car. I doubt I would have noticed as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Aeuth wrote:
As for this whole matter; Does anyone really care? The inspector made a mistake ... WOW! Quick! Ring Today Tonight so they can stalk him for 2 weeks, videotaping him everywhere he goes, and then pounce on him in the car-park - shoving a camera in his face & demanding him to resign.*

(*if Today Tonight hasn't already done it, of course)


Thats a good point actually. Anything that could be made into a story, is turned into a story. He's doing his job, and I'm sure the amount of tickets he throws onto peoples cars everyday he is not in the habit of peering into seats to see if a man is there. I don't think anyone would either, but given the opportunity, the media would make this guy doing his job out to be a villian.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
StorminNorman wrote:
I know where that carpark is. I'm not surprised someone died in his car there.
Yeah, I used to park there every day.

It's of particular significance because I had my car stereo stolen while it was at that car park. Evil or Very Mad

I mean, yeah it's just a 'mistake' but it fits in nicely with the premise of zombie movies: that we all just do our job/thing/whatever in a brainless state, oblivious to what's going on around us. That and we don't care.

If he'd been there several days then he would have been passed over several times by both the parking inspectors and by the people who parked there every day like I used to.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
It's Croydon.
'nuff said.

I hardly think it's the fault of the Ticket Inspector, for the same reasons people have pointed out above.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
this dead guy wasn't in the boot of the car or anything. he was sitting in the driver's seat. how the hell do you not notice someone sitting in the car? maybe the windows had illegal, pimped-out tint, which would make it semi-excusable, but otherwise, it's not like it's hard to see a person sitting in the car, when you are putting a damn ticket under the windscreen wiper. sounds like the man in the car had more intelligence than the man outside it.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
i dont think an old man would have a pimped out car...

goes to show though, all it is is revenew rasing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
El_Haroldo wrote:
this dead guy wasn't in the boot of the car or anything. he was sitting in the driver's seat. how the hell do you not notice someone sitting in the car? maybe the windows had illegal, pimped-out tint, which would make it semi-excusable, but otherwise, it's not like it's hard to see a person sitting in the car, when you are putting a damn ticket under the windscreen wiper. sounds like the man in the car had more intelligence than the man outside it.

Well the grey ghost probably never looks into the driver's seat, they're just looking for the chalk on the tyres. Usually if there's someone in the car they'd jump out and start abusing him if he wrote out a ticket. Besides, how many people would expect there to be a dead man in a public car park, having been there for a couple of days, and not ALREADY have several tickets under the wiper? Surely all the people who wlked past and thought nothing of it deserve to be stalked by Today Tonight just as much as some poor slob just doing his job. Really the only difference is that the grey ghost can be tracked down and found.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
maybe he thought the guy was sleeping....
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
It's really not implausible that he simply failed to notice anyone in the car.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Either way it just proves that either people are incredibly stupid or just ignore fellow human beings just for a job. Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Luciferian wrote:
Either way it just proves that either people are incredibly stupid or just ignore fellow human beings just for a job. Shocked


How could he "ignore a fellow human being for a job"? Other board-members have pointed out how repetitive and inane a parking-inspector line of employment is - and once you are in a repetitive & inane line of employment, and the only thing you do is check tires, place stickers on the windscreen - you really wouldn't take much notice of anything else.

Think of it as a processing line; A process worker only concentrates on the check-points of the job, and mentally blocks everything out. Thus, he/she's creating a vortex of a thought-pattern that blocks everything out that does not concern him/her, and only does the required checks to make the time go faster, and without making too much of a fuss.

I've worked as a process worker for a 3 month contract, and all I did was check wine-bottles for any chips/marks from the machines, and pull the damaged ones out & put them into a bin below me. That's all I did, 8 hours a day, 4 days a week. I never concentrated on anything else, even when a fellow employee dropped a bottle on his knee, sliced it open, and screamed to the high-heavens. For I was in a mode of thought, and it took me literally took me over a minute to actually notice that there was a large gathering around the guy, who was passing out from the pain (a shard was so deep in his leg, that it lodged between the joints of the bones).

Parking inspectors are no different, for they only do mundane, but somewhat more check-points. And to come to think about it, this applies to most jobs; If you're bored, and you really don't like it - you create your own check-points. I know I still do, and I'm in the Customer Service sector; I say "Hello, how are you?", chat a bit, take the money, give change, say goodbye - all under 5 - 40 seconds maximum, as I deal with a large amount of customers per a shift. Very repetitive.

It's the mode of thought that you create when you enter your workplace, really - so this incident, as tragic as it is - all this attention should be placed towards the inspector alone. What about the thousands of people who walk through the car-park each day? No-one is blaming them?
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