I don't recall ever thinking we needed one before, but this clipping shows I was short-sighted.
Carly Mackie ignored hundreds of parking tickets for leaving her car at Dundee's Waterfront without a permit, claiming they were unenforceable.
Ms Mackie said that she had a right to park in the area as she was living there at the time.
Court orders woman to pay £24,500 to private parking company - BBC News
I have tried for several minutes to experience at least some degree of sympathy, but to no effect.