As often as the next person, I've cursed the meter man for giving me a ticket when I left my car at an unpaid meter.
Today, I would like to commend a meter man. There was a large SUV illegally parked and blocking off most of the sidewalk on Pownal Street when the meter man came along, and quite rightly stuck a ticket under the wiper.
The reason this is a bit of a man-bites-dog story is that the SUV was all decked out in RCMP colours.
Hats off to an equal-opportunity enforcer.