PARK your car for a few minutes on the pavement in North Street and as sure as eggs is eggs, you'll get a ticket.

Keep a redundant builders hoist for a year in the middle of the pavement, creating a dreadful and dangerous bottleneck for pedestrians and you'll get away with it.

If you are a hospital nurse or police you will have to pay to park your car while on duty. Work for in an eyesore office block and the council will give you 150 free parking spaces to choose from.

Funny old world.