My favorite college memory was of leaving my car illegally parked in a Faculty lot at the University of Tennessee – I’d gone up to do some work in Geology lab at night and then went off to the library forgetting I’d driven. Not just a ticketable but a TOWING offense. But President George Bush (the elder) was speaking on campus the following day and for some reason the normally eagle eyed and draconian parking enforcers failed to spot my car. I went from the fear my car had been stolen when it wasn’t in front of my apartment to the agony of realising i’d left my car on the Hill to the ecstasy of no ticket!
Seeing the President speak and the copious $1 drinks afterwards wasn’t too bad either.