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My car got towed in outside of the Chase bank!

January 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

I was in the bank for just 5 minutes, the people in the bank were so nice and offered me to sit down, I even have mentioned that I have just parked outside so I need to do a deposit and then get going. It was around 12:00 on Friday, when I came out of the bank, I could not see my car, you can imagine my heart beat went up up up and I was thinking maybe my husband is playing a joke with me since I would not believe the tow truck can work that fast!

After talking to him, I know that I have to go down to the lower wacker, there it is, just went inside their door, after waiting for more than 1 hour, paid $160, I got into my car and found an additional ticket of $60. What a price, the good thing is that I do not have to go very far, plus I do not have any of the kids with me.

But one thing I learned and would like to share with all of you is that they could be super fast, so do not leave your car in the tow zone!

In Chinese, the pronunciation of tow means steal, so later on when I told my kids about my car got towed, they thought someone stole my car, but it is an interesting link.

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  • ericwfrost

    My wife thought I happened to be walking down the street and saw the car and moved it just to mess with her, lol. But anyway, in the last couple years after this incident, we’ve see lots of cars get towed from this stretch along Upper E. Randolph St. I suppose it’s easy pickings for the tow truck drivers, since the City Pound Lot is so darn close. At least it’s a nice walk from E. Randolph through the Lakeshore East Park down to the pound.

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