I was holding two parking tickets that I haven't paid off for a couple of weeks when I called the phone number written on the tickets. I asked if they had me in the computers for owing any money. They said no. "Word?", I asked. "Word", said the lady. I think that when you get a ticket, it's generally assumed that the recipient of that ticket is going to just send it in, so sometimes they don't bother with the hassle of calling it in or whatever. A while back I had six or seven tickets, some were way overdue, and I knew that I had misplaced some. So just to be sure, I called and asked how much I owed. They told me that I owed $20 instead of $100 or so. I didn't argue, and now I know a secret about parking tickets (in Binghamton, anyway).