A woman in the UK has managed to dodge paying a parking fine with the clever composition of poetry.
According to the BBC, 53-year-old English driver Jayne Parsons was given a fine after her car was parked over yellow lines near her home.
But she says she has a good excuse for the mistake, as in the middle of unloading her car of cakes for a local riding club fundraiser, did nature call.
"Dear Sir, or to whom it may concern,
A parking fine I did earn.
I was parked outside my house on yellow lines,
Intending to move and dodge your fines.
But on Sunday I was loading my car
With food and cakes for a horseshow; not far
Before these events, I get a nervous tum,
For the toilet I had to run.
And with not a moment to lose,
I made it indoors to release my poos!
I couldn't move until all was done,
But when I returned the fine was done.
I thought it better was be discreet
And leave the car parked in the street.
Next time I'll move and not be a pain,
But if I get caught short, I'll s*** in the drain."
What was surprising was the response she got back from the council.
"The penalty charge notice was correctly issued as the vehicle was parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours. In this instance the restriction is clearly indicated by the double yellow lines which are in effect at all times."
"However, in considering people's circumstances,
The council is often led song and dances,
It's difficult to know the truth,
And quite often we would ask for proof,
But the photographs the officer has taken,
Shows that indeed, you had been baking,
These cakes had been loaded in your Land Rover,
On the double yellow lines it was parked over,
So on this occasion we are pleased to say,
The council accept your appeal, you do not have to pay."
Jayne told the local BBC she was shocked to have "got out of the fine, even though I was parked in the wrong place".
But there's clearly no cost trying something with a little bit of creativity!