Another beautiful spring day in downtown Colorado Springs – and all is right with the world. Finishing a couple of errands, I’m strolling back to the office – and what do my wondering eyes behold? My car, parked at an expired meter, a ticket on the windshield … and a boot on the front tire. It seemed that I had three unpaid parking tickets, and I owed the city $45, including late fees. So, to encourage me to pay up right away, they immobilized my beat-up Xterra, and provided me with a helpful yellow flyer that told me exactly what to do.