Thursday, February 5, 2009


So, Mike has to work one Sunday a month, and this past Sunday was the one for this month. I went with him, being the nice wife that I am, and helped him out. On Sundays there is only one person on patrol at a time, and so they have to take pictures to prove that the tickets are valid. So, Mike was writing the tickets and I would take the pictures for him. It really is ridiculous how people think they can do whatever they want and not suffer any consequences. They park in motorcycle spaces, handicap spaces, buffer zones, service vehicle spaces (that clearly say that they are ALWAYS for service vehicles), and they make up their own spaces. And then get mad when they get a ticket. I mean, these are things that are obvioulsy wrong all the time, even on Sunday when you're going to church.

Mike has to put up with so many rude and angry people that are just crazy! One guy totally made up a space in one lot, and Mike wrote him a ticket. This car was blocking half a road, and the guy comes out while Mike is walking away and gets an attitude and everything. And he had been parked there for hours, because we had been there and left and come back before he came out. Another car actually took someone else's ticket off and put it on their own car to try not to get a ticket. Luckily it was in a tiny lot, so Mike saw the ticket when we were driving by and didn't remember giving it. Since he was the only one writing tickets, it was obvious that something wasn't quite right. We went in and Mike looked at the ticket and couldn't figure out at first why the descriptiion of the car was so off, then looked over to a car he had ticketed earlier and saw their ticket was gone! We were both shocked at how self-centered and mean that was. The first car could have gotten two tickets and not even known about the first one! It is amazing what some people will come up with to get out of something though.

I'll admit, I think it's fun going to work with him. I am always amazed to see what people will do, and honestly I think they do deserve to get punished. Anyone who parks in a disability stall and is not supposed to should get their car towed, not just get a ticket. What if someone with a disability comes and then doesn't have anywhere to park? It's just not fair. Anyways.... The awkward thing, though, is when someone comes out while we're writing the ticket. Especially for me since I don't even really work there. It also surprises me that even though there are only two people giving tickets out at all on Sunday, and only from 6am-2pm, they get tons and tons of tickets. And really expensive ones, too, since they only ticket the really bad things. Really, isn't it rather hypocritical to park illegally to go to church? Well, that's my rant on Mike's job! :)

P.S. Sorry if anyone does the things I ranted about.... :)


Mark and Shauna Bevans said...

WOW... that is ridiculous! It must be amusing for you to watch all the people try to argue out of their ticket... or annoying:).

Lisa said...

You would think that they wouldn't mind walking a little bit, if they had to park a little further away, because they have to walk during the school week anyway. I wonder if guys or girls get more tickets? Because although girls might argue heels, I can't see any argument for guys. And really, I somehow don't think the Lord would approve of parking illegally to go to church anyway. :)

Matt and Sara said...

Dude - I was seriously cracking up when I was reading this. It's hilarious. Bu seriously, people are ridiculous.

McRoberts Family said...

I love it!! I think it is the sign of the times that good LDS students behave so poorly...but I am probably not one to talk. I know I parked illegally a few times!! ;p

Kim said...

You would like to think that people would obey the law in that region, seeing as they are all L.D.S.! That really is crazy that the one car stole anothers parking ticket...quite clever though :) Well keep up the good work you two, and punish those bad guys :)