Inhuman Relations: Sticky Ticket Wicket

Roger Fischer, a suburban Chicago manufacturing executive, was surprised a year ago when he received a citation charging him with a parking violation in Chicago; his car was not in Illinois at the time. In response to his polite letter of protest, the clerk of the circuit court sent Fischer a computerized notice declaring that payment of the fine was due. He wrote a second explanation. The computer replied with another message demanding $5. The fruitless ex: change between Fischer and the machine continued for four months, leading to a curt notice...

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