I literally just talked a parking enforcement officer out of giving me a ticket. She printed out a blank one to make it look like she was following the rules.
This is awesome in part not only because I’ve never had this kind of luck before, but also because I once got slapped with a four hundred fucking dollar parking ticket (don’t ever parallel park in front of a handicap spot and have your bumper sticking in the blue curb - they will ticket you as if you parked in the entire spot). With that in mind, as much as I love Long Beach, I have zero intentions of ever giving this city any more of my money related to parking. Fact.