For those who are too young to remember or not sophisticated enough to enjoy the Simpsons, the boot is a device placed on a car’s wheel that immobilizes it. Apparently we have a problem with parking tickets in this town. A spokesperson says there are people with more than 200 tickets who are still using city streets to park. And not paying for it.
Call me lowbrow but one of my favorite episodes of the Simpsons is where Homer wracks up a mess of parking tickets and gets a boot put on his car. Well, guess what folks? It could happen here. Spokane City officials are considering getting tough with repeat parking offenders by bringing back the “boot” after 25 years.