Parking punishments too strict

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Editor:

Monday night I headed to the Warnock Engineering Building to finish an unnecessary lab report, and I parked between two handicapped spots in the yellow lined area. What a monster I must be for doing that! Well apparently there is an even worse abomination: Another car just so happened to park next to me in one of the handicapped stalls. As I prepared for another sleepless night, I realized my night wasn’t so bad after I looked at this adjacent car. He had a $100 ticket for parking there at (drum roll)…. 8:24 p.m.

What the hell is wrong with these people? Are they really human? Or do they have to pass a non-sentient-organism, non-questioning-command-following test? Why must we live in fear of getting tickets, even after enforcement hours? Is it that the U administration just doesn’t care about its students and seems to make its decisions based on pure monetary reasons ignoring what their main source of income needs? Can parking enforcers dominate everything they want, whenever they want? Someone has to address this issue sometime soon. We all should, because it seems these guys are getting more power every day.

On the other side of the fence, I’d like to congratulate the Commuter Services building for adding a dedicated Appeals Office, because the previous set up of the serum-injected clerk did not work very well.

Erick Vega,
Senior, Mechanical Engineering