|Nothing pleases Cal more than finding|
an excuse to re-use an old,
This year, however, is a banner year. Since we are in a "growing" metro area, the powers that be have commenced multiple, simultaneous building projects, displacing hundreds (it seems) of parking spots meant for faculty and staff.
There is no remedy except to driving around in vain, only to either park illegally somewhere or stalk anyone going near a parked vehicle and hope to get their spot.
On Monday, after 20 minutes of driving in circles, I gave up and parked at a coin meter. Got a ticket, but it beat driving around in circles. Yesterday, after getting stuck in a line of cars attempting to enter the street leading into the uni parking lots, I pulled into a nearby lot and walked close to a mile to school.
Today, I will simply walk to school. It's a mile or so. Sadly, the weather here at NBU is still very humid and summery, so I will show up looking like I've just finished a footrace. And then it's fun to be all sweaty and teaching in a building where it feels like the College of Mortuary Science is housed.
But here's the kicker: a few years ago, the Gods of Parking decided to give the students living in residence halls most of what had been the faculty/staff parking lot. Seems the resiflakes didn't want to carry their laundry and grocery bags Way Across a Far-Flung Parking Lot. So, without consulting faculty or staff, the lot became theirs.
This was not received well by faculty nor staff, but we were told to suck it up and deal.
With more of our parking now taken away by these new construction projects, you'd think that everyone would have to share the misery. Oh no, the residents' lot has enough open spots during peak hours that you could play football in there.And woe to those who dare park in those spots...you might get a ticket or the boot.
Where is the justice? These kids will be gone in a couple of years. Faculty and staff will always be here. Why the disparity?