By Anonymous - 16/03/2013 20:04 - United States - Piscataway

Today, I asked a traffic cop if it was okay to park my car briefly in a Monday to Friday only parking spot, since it's Saturday. She politely replied I could. I came back less than ten minutes later, only to find a parking ticket stuck to my windshield. FML
I agree, your life sucks 38 112
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She said you could park there not that she wouldn't give you a ticket.

BeMyLove15 10

That was a dare.


She said you could park there not that she wouldn't give you a ticket.

xcalabrese3x 6

Op should've made themselves more clearer lol

Haha, to the cop the OP was just another easy ticket sucker

nnnope 26

25 - aside from that grammatical nightmare as a whole, I'm pretty sure OP is one person

More clearer? Come on now.

"Themselves" can be applied to one person. Just saying... Before you try to correct anyone else.

64, I think 62 hit the real issue right on the head

nnnope 26

64 - no, it can't.

crazytwinsmom 25

Yes it can be used in place of himself or herself.

In colloquial speech, "they" has become an acceptable alternative to the much-more-cumbersome "he or she". In formal writing, however, it's still considered incorrect.

ElementaryEdGuy 18

Themselves is the reflexive pronoun for they. They is specifically for more than one person. They should NEVER refer to more than one person, so one should always use "himself or herself" regarding one person if the writer does not know the gender of the person he or she is speaking of.

Just like in most Languages, you alway default to the masculine version.

56-It's ok though! She has "swag".

shyeahh_fml 19

64 - May I hear an example sentence? I'm not trying to argue this, I just can't imagine when "themselves" would be used to talk about a single person.

zombieslayer83 19

Wow, for real? Nobody here is even talking about what was said. Go to class if you want to talk about spelling or the proper use of words. I'm not here for a grade! I'm here to get a laugh.

crazytwinsmom 25

84- 'No one who ignores the law can call themselves a good citizen.' From

#88- That is exactly what I have been trying to tell everyone in my last couple of comments. I got down voted, but I know how you feel; I have to think all day long and now when it comes to "derp/down" time I need a thesaurus and a dictionary! Not what I call relaxing, but I chose to comment so....

look at the thumbs. if people didnt care, they would be either down voted or left alone. just because you don't xare doesnt mean that other do not. respect that, and don't ridicule others for caring about different things than you. im not a grammar nazi, but I see no harm in there being any. the damage they are doing is what? educating you on how to speak/write in a more proper way? oh no! god forbid you just fucking ignore it!

crazytwinsmom 25

I'm here just for laughs too and not a grammar nazi but will defend someone against the grammar nazis if need be. Fml rules state 'proper' grammar but not 'forrmal'.

No, the cop should've made herself plain.

#129- I, personally, have a brain tumor. Sometimes I mess up, so I wouldn't hold it against anybody else if they did too. That's hypocrisy. I've actually grown tired of constantly being judged here and am looking at closing my account.

Totally agree with #1! YDI for that you didn't ask the officer the correct question.

BeMyLove15 10

That was a dare.

That's like asking a thief to watch your purse for a couple minutes.

People sometimes. I hate when people do stuff like that.

Even if it was the same cop, it was a stupid question to begin with. Why ask a cop if its okay to break the law? That said, most cops that I have met are hypocritical shitheads who think a badge makes them better than others....

Those tricky cops

jisaac09 25

OP should be equally tricky and argue that the sign didn't mention any specific monday or friday. Everyday is technically monday-friday if you just use the friday from next week.

I laughed so hard at this comment. I don't even know what you're trying to say. Every day is not Monday-Friday, what about Saturday and Sunday?. Saturday is not even close to the same thing as Monday-Friday. Saturday comes after Friday, before Monday (and Sunday). Even if you use the Friday from next week, the Saturday from the previous week still does not fall in that range. Next Monday would though. I think you need to learn the days of the week again.

91.... seriously? it makes me sad knowing that was over your head... no matter what day someone reads this, there was a monday at some point before it, and there will be a friday at some point afterwards.... and fyi, I'm posting this on a saturday...

SeepingSarcasm 7

Wow did you not understand that? Nevermind learning the days of the week, you urgently need to learn how to use logic thinking.

jisaac09 25

@91- M-T-W-T-F-S-S-M-T-W-T-F Notice how I listed everyday of the week. It is proceeded by a monday and followed by a friday.

KingCeltic77 18

Unfortunately, some cops, not all, like to abuse their powers and bully people. Looks like you got one of those cops. FYL.

...OP wasn't SUPPOSED to park there... I think it was another cop that didn't know OP had permission that gave him the ticket, not the same one... If it WAS the same cop, well, she just likes trolling.

KingCeltic77 18

That's what I'm saying. She might've gotten one of those troll cops. Granted, OP shouldn't have tried to park there, but it sucks that OP got a ticket.

Michael_92 20

I expected a comment from Red to go more like "I would've find that cop and shove my foot so far up their ass they couldn't walk for more than a week!"

KingCeltic77 18

The cops in my town are dumbasses. They were about to give Kelso a job at the station. That's the quality of cops from my town.

countryrose92 23

I believe he specifically said "some cops, not all" and I believe he is right that there are a few people in law in forcemeat that abuse their power such as *if* this cop had given op permission then ticketed him, or those cops that turn their lights on just to get through a light or go fast on the highway and not for an actual emergency. Whenever there is a position of power. There is usually someone that takes the opportunity to abuse said power in someway.

Or sometimes cops do their job and we bitch about it.

KingCeltic77 18

Tell me to STFU again my foot is gonna put up with shit from your ass on a regular basis.

OP,just because you asked her and it was okay with her doesn't mean other officers knew about it.

iLike2Teabag 27

But it's still Saturday and legal to park there though.

She said that you COULD park there not that she wouldn't give you a ticket

The_Big_Boss 20

Did you seriously just copy the first comment exactly except for capitalizing the word "could"?

enormouselephant 15

Did you seriously just copy the first comment except for capitalizing the word, 'COULD'?

MrThumbsItUpMan 8

Did you honestly copy the first and beginning comment but you only capitalized could

countryrose92 23

He also left out the comma at the end. :)

This sounds very similar to comment that was already posted.

Ticket for lack of common sense.

At least it wasn't a boot.

maxwells_hammer 5

I read this in a Canadian accent.