Of course I will pay up...
The other day my missus, being the registered owner of our car, received a parking violation fine through the post.
Apparently she overstayed her welcome by twenty minutes when visiting a large shopping mall/retail park. Fair enough, I suppose. Their gaffe, their rules.
However, it's not their gaffe. It's a council owned car park which means it belongs to us, the 'people'.
The demand itself is written in big bold red writing, with the consequences spelled out if you fail to comply. You need to look pretty hard to find out that it is from a private company.
The icing on the cake for me is the little nugget that if we want proof of the violation we need to pay ten quid for the privilege.
After careful consideration of the above, I have decided that they can stick their 'demand' up their hole.