Except Madam Lash ..... no good smiling at her ...... she booked me once for parking on the wrong side of the road and there was another car parked just the same a short distance away with no ticket.She walked off from me in the opposite direction and took no notice of that car. I stood there and watched her. She refused to answer me as to why I was being booked and not the other one.
I know what you're saying Okie, but it does sound like your situation could be a little more on the border. Three minutes has been set as the threshold for being "an appreciable period of time" ... so if you are right at the three minute time frame, they can issue a ticket, especially if you have turned the motor off and left the vehicle.