We have now added a new category to our New York mission budget. The New York Finance Department. Yes, we love New York, but was hoping to not contribute to the Finance Department.
Maybe I should explain.....
1. Being in New York for only a few day, driving at night with all the lights, and traffic like Daytona 500, I'm afraid we ran a red light. Who would know there are traffic lights every quarter of a mile. Cost $50.00
2. Parking in New York is a problem. We are lucky to have a parking garage a block away for the cost of $350.00 a month (we are use to a 3 car garage home for free). One day we needed to stop by the apartment to pick something up. Low and behold we can out to find a parking ticket. What about all the other cars who park there daily or the man who double parks to run into Dunkin Donuts? Cost $60.00
3. We learned our lesson. While in Brooklyn, we found a parking place, purchased a ticket from the meter, and placed in inside the front window and were on our merry way. Yes, we came back to a parking ticket on our windshield. The reason?#! Our meter ticket was turned the wrong way. Cost $35.00
We've decided that it's one of the cost of living in this great state! We love New York.
Unadvertised Tax: New York collects over 8 billion dollars a year from traffic and parking citations!
Christ-like attribute learned and working on "Don't be quick to anger."