This business owner is taking the phrase “flushing money down the toilet” to a new level.
After Dick Roper received a $42 ticket for parking his car slightly out of a spot near his home in Suffolk, England, he decided not to argue the fine and immediately wrote a check for the amount.
It was on two sheets of two-ply toilet paper.
Attached to the unorthodox check, Roper said he’d pay twice the amount of the fine to charity — on proper check stock — if his ticket was waived. Her Majesty’s Court Service countered his offer by saying it’d accept his $42 toilet check if he agreed to pay an extra $21 to cover the fee for cashing it.
The businessman refused, and he was pulled into court for non-payment of a fine. When the judge asked him how he’d respond if a customer had given him a check written on toilet paper, Roper said he’d “pay the check in and send them a receipt on toilet paper.”
Well, at least he’s fastidious with his record-keeping.