I think some people just don’t think things through. Correspondent Mark sends in this story from Jamestown, NY
”The parking meters were a major hassle,” she said. ”Not only the expense, which is out of line, but having to take time away from my customers to go feed the meter just wasn’t working. You can’t leave customers alone in your store. It wasn’t theft I was concerned with – you’ve got to be available to answer questions or unlock a case if someone needs it. It’s not right to just up and leave.”
If you read the story, you find that there is a lot across the street where they can get monthly parking – also a structure that, although under repair, provides off street parking. But NO. This merchant sees the failure of downtown through the eyes of someone who parks on street, runs up tickets, takes spaces from her clients, and can’t figure out how to park so she doesn’t have to leave her store empty to “feed the meter.”
My God, if anyone deserved to fail, this one does.