20:34 Monday, 27 August 2018
“I got a nervous tum, for the toilet I had to run…”
A woman in the UK got out of paying a parking fine by writing a poem to her local council about needing the toilet.
Jayne Parsons claims she was unloading her car in Salisbury when she suddenly felt ill.
As she desperately needed to dash to the loo, she left her car parked on double yellow lines.
When she returned from relieving herself, she discovered a ticket waiting for her.
According to the Mirror, Jayne managed to avoid paying the fine by poetically explaining in a letter to Wilshire Council about what happened:
“Dear Sir, or to whom it may concern,
A parking fine I did earn.
I was parked outside my house on yellow lines,
Intending to move and dodge your fines.
But on Sunday I was loading my car
With food and cakes for a horse show; not far
Before these events, I get a nervous tum,
For the toilet I had to run.
And with not a moment to lose,
I made it indoors to release my poos!
I couldn’t move until all was done,
But when I returned the fine was done.
I thought it better was be discreet
And leave the car parked in the street.
Next time I’ll move and not be a pain,
But if I get caught short, I’ll s*** in the drain.”
Wiltshire Council dismissed the fine, responding with their own poem, writing:
“In considering people’s circumstances,
The council is often led song and dances,
It’s difficult to know the truth,
And quite often we would ask for proof,
But the photographs the officer has taken,
Shows that indeed, you had been baking,
These cakes had been loaded in your Land Rover,
On the double yellow lines it was parked over,
So on this occasion we are pleased to say,
The council accept your appeal, you do not have to pay.”