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Ann Cannon

Last Updated May 24, 2016 07:14PM

So there was a parking ticket waiting for me on my windshield when I walked out of a restaurant in downtown Salt Lake City the other day. OK, it’s not as if I haven’t had this experience before. I used to collect parking tickets the way brown polyester pants (the ones I wore when I worked at Taco Time, for example) collect lint. But then one day I realized I was sick of being an idiot, so I started following proper parking etiquette, which includes a) parking where you’re supposed …

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    Updated May 10 2016 06:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated May 19 2016 04:48 am   |     |   Share
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    Updated May 04 2016 05:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Apr 29 2016 06:17 pm   |     |   Share


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    Updated Apr 14 2016 05:16 pm   |     |   Share
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