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Sue Denham writes, "I once slipped out of work two hours early without the boss noticing. In my hurry to make the most of this petty victory, I knocked myself out on the car door and spent the rest of the day semi-conscious, bowking rich brown vomit over my one and only suit."

Have you been visited by the forces of Karma, or watched it happen to other people?

Thanks to Pooflake for the suggestion

(, Thu 21 Feb 2008, 14:24)
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Parking tickets
When i park up, if there is any time left on my ticket (usually is, I'm a man and things can be done in 10 minutes flat meaning the 0-2 hour ticket is a waste) i take the sticky-backed thing off and leave it on the ticket machine nearest me.

I believe this is my way of passing on karma. Saves someone £1.30 for a ticket.

This has only returned to me once, when i discovered a similar thing had happened - i approached the ticket machine, and lo there was a ticket there. With a whole day left.

So i took it, used it, and passed it on.

Parking ticket karma is cyclical, my friends.
(, Tue 26 Feb 2008, 13:55, 11 replies)
I think that's a great idea
More people should do this.
(, Tue 26 Feb 2008, 13:56, closed)
The parking swine in Oxford are now wise to this; the machines require you to type in your number plate, which they then print on the ticket.

Curse them. Curse them all.
(, Tue 26 Feb 2008, 14:15, closed)
that number plate thing
disgusts me

under the old way they still get the same amount of money for the use of a parking space for the same amount of time whoever is using the ticket

the new one reeks of over the top greed.
(, Tue 26 Feb 2008, 14:28, closed)
We used to do this a lot at Addenbrookes in Cambs (my father was in hospital for a few months when I was 12). As you probably know, hospital parking is insanely expensive, and we were going in every other day after school, and almost every day during the holidays. It seemed like almost everyone was in on the "passing unused permits on to someone else" scheme, so sometimes there would be a few stuck to the machine at any one time. They were always recycled after we'd finished with it. Saved us quite a lot of money, and helped quite a few people visiting the hospital to have a slightly better day.
(, Tue 26 Feb 2008, 14:39, closed)
still do this
whenever possible, of course you have to be careful, i remember reading of two people who were taken to court by (i think) nottingham council) for sharing a ticket, tis why you should always leve it stuck to the machine rather than hand it to someone.
(, Tue 26 Feb 2008, 16:43, closed)
Train Tickets

If I'm finished with an all-day subway ticket I'll pass it over to someone going down the opposite escalator. Their confused/grateful expression always makes me smile inside ^^
(, Tue 26 Feb 2008, 16:51, closed)
Our local radio station
once suggested that people crossing the Forth road bridge pay for themselves and the person behind as well. So many people were protesting at having their crossing paid for that queues were building up and they had to get the radio presenters to ask everyone to stop. Who says the Scots are mean? Too daft to accept a freebie, but not mean, oh no!
(, Tue 26 Feb 2008, 17:43, closed)
I love doing that...
...I get a nice thrill from passing a bonus free ticket on to the next person to come along.

My girlfriend thinks it's weird, but endearing.
(, Tue 26 Feb 2008, 18:35, closed)
Addenbrookes Hospital stopped this practice a few years ago (we used to do the same thing when a friend of mine was in hospital there). The parking attendants used to take them off the machines if they saw them there.
(, Tue 26 Feb 2008, 23:54, closed)
Bastard Addenbrookes. The period I was going there a lot was in 1994 (thankfully have only had to go back a couple of times since, for A+E instead of longstay). That really pisses me off, the lengths to which they'll go to get extra money.
(, Wed 27 Feb 2008, 10:14, closed)
Lobster ticket
My wife and I once went to a buffet that had a one-lobster limit. They implemented this by giving each person a "lobster coupon" at the door. I'm a veggie, and my wife didn't want to eat two, so I gave the ticket to a random guy at another table. He was confused, but grateful.
(, Wed 27 Feb 2008, 16:58, closed)

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