Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Um, It's Not A "Message"

There was a letter to the editor today from a visitor to our city, who was here from Arizona. He received a $52.50 ticket for exceeding the two-hour limit on street parking and, while admitting that it was his fault and that he deserved the ticket, he wanted to know, "Is this the message you want to send to your visitirs?"

In a word, "No." It wasn't a message, it was a ticket for improper behavior. The two-hour limit is so that everyone can share street parking, and it is why you were able to find a parking space, dimwit. The message we want to send is that you are welcome to come visit us, but we expect you to behave decently while you are here. To what part of that do you object?

1 comment:

  1. bruce8:46 AM

    Yeah, like he's so entitled as a visitor, he get free parking? Everybody knows it's the cops and politicians that get the free parking.