London - When Simon Baker drove into a car park with his six-month-old daughter he got the unmistakable message that she needed her nappy changing.
Confronted by the choice of tending to little Marha immediately or paying for a ticket first, he naturally chose the former.
It was to cause a 19-minute delay that would land him with a £100 (about R1 800) fine and take two years to be quashed.
The drainage engineer, from Looe in Cornwall, was taking daughter Marha to the aquarium at Sutton Harbour in Plymouth when he parked at 11.02am but did not purchase a ticket until 11.21am.
Baker – who also has a nine-year-old daughter Olivia with wife Aimee, 32 – was issued with a penalty charge by Britannia Parking for taking too long to purchase a ticket.