Sunday, July 25, 2010

Book 'em, Danno!

You know, I wondered about that.

I got a ticket a couple of weeks ago. In the fine print, there is an option for a business owner to 'validate' the ticket.

I paid the ticket, in full. But I wondered...

Sure enough, it appears there is "rampant" fraud in the validation program. My first response, is that they should penalize the abuses to the maximum extent. But that would probably cost more money than it's worth. So, dropping the program seems to be in the wings.

Too bad, a bunch of business owners acting like irresponsible kids. Maybe that's why there is such a turnover downtown. Seriously. If you are that much of a pathetic ninnie that you can't park where you should -- for YOUR OWN GOOD! It creates space for CUSTOMERS! -- then you are probably a ninnie in other parts of your business as well.

I still say, throw the book at them. Or at the least post their names, so I'll know who NOT to shop with.....

3 comments:

Duncan McGeary said...

And yes, I'm fed up with scoff laws.

Do they even enforce the cell phone while driving? It's bad enough that everyone tailgates, now I have to worry about inattentive cell phone talkers.

It's not only that's the law. It common courtesy.

blackdog said...

Instead of scrapping the whole validation program, why can't they just make downtown business owners and employees ineligible?

Duncan McGeary said...

They did, but the owners were just getting around it....