Parking Fees

Photo by: Al Forbes

Warren Brey sat in Holt’s Cafe sipping an espresso. He watched the stock market feed on the laptop before him, and also the parking garage half a block away. His usual waiter, Ian, returned with scones and jam, and sat down.

Normally a waiter joining a customer was right out, but Warren was a personable sort, especially for a billionaire.

“I’m just curious,” said Ian. “Why do you watch the parking garage so carefully?”

“I own the garage.”


“Also, I’m waiting for Harold Joiner to arrive.”

“The MP? The one with the Jaguar hover car?”

“The very same. He likes to hover his car into the upper deck, take the best parking spot, and later hover back out without ever paying.”

“What a punter! Must be infuriating.”

Warren grinned. “When I see him enter, I have my mechanics remove one counter-gravity pod. It unbalances the car and makes it impossible to fly.”

“Oh, that’s brilliant!”

“Not really. He stashes them inside his car. He just loads another one in and flies off.”

“Scott free, then?”

“Well, they cost £200,000 each.”

“But you’re still getting ripped off.”

Warren smiled beatifically. “Not really. I own the company that makes the counter-gravity pods.”
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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20 Responses to Parking Fees

  1. James says:

    Hence being a billionaire.

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  2. tedstrutz says:

    Now, this was clever!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Oh I like. Please say he couldn’t claim them on expenses!

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  4. All the bases covered, eh? A delightful take on waging technological warfare.

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  5. Iain Kelly says:

    Warren is a very smart man. Enjoyed his little ruse.

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  6. I bet he owns Holt’s Cafe too – and a coffee plantation! Nice one.

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  7. Lyn C says:

    Warren should invite the MP for elevenses a couple of days a week. A cup of coffee is a small price to pay to see the idjit forking out 200,000 quid 😀

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! Okay I had to look up, “elevenses.” I like it. Yeah, he’s not only getting rich…er off the MP, he’s getting a good laugh too…all the way to the bank. 😉

      Thanks Lyn!


  8. Ha ha ha, talk about a win-win situation.

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  9. List of X says:

    I would just put up a wire netting over the roof – and that’s probably why I’m not a billionaire yet.

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