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Thursday, February 8, 2007

Ripped Off!!

So, the most annoying thing happened the other day. I was going to the LBCC Benton Center to pick up the keys for the room I will be using next week. As usual, there was no parking at all at the Benton Center, so I did the naughty thing of parking at Borders in the very back (where all of the other LBCC people who can't find parking park). I was in the building for not even 15 minutes, and when I come out of the building, my car had been towed!! Someone must have seen me walk with Sofia to the Benton Center and immediately towed my car! Now, I do realize that I was in the wrong for parking in the wrong spot...so I do acknowledge that, but there are a few things that made me mad. The first is that there is never parking at LBCC. The second is that it cost me $220 to get my stinkin car back. I was shocked when I found out how much it would cost me! The third thing that makes me mad is that I had to carry Sofia almost a mile in the winter to walk to the place to get my flipping car (and I am lucky that it happened to be that close). So the moral of my story is that.. how can a company legally charge $220 to have your car towed under a mile? I can understand if I had a $35.00 parking ticket on my car when I came back at most.. but $220 is just depressing. I cried in Borders when the lady on the phone told me how much it would cost, and I cried the whole way walking, and I cried as I paid my $220 to the lady. Maybe that was a little dramatic.. but something happens to me when I start crying where I can't stop.. trust me.. I tried. Has anyone else ever paid that much? As a citizen of the Us of A, I say that something needs to be done about this. Why does business have to be so serious, that a guy sees a mom walking with baby, and anxiously waits to tow her car? This is why I would be a very bad business woman...because I just wouldn't have the heart to do that. It almost makes you feel bad for the people who ruin people's days as a living. Anyways... that is my vent.. I already feel better after getting that out :)!

2 comments:

E said...

That totally sucks! I think we should toilet paper Borders.

Kara's Blog said...

I so agree. I seriously wanted to punch that tow guy.. well maybe that is an exaggeration, but I did give a really mean look when I went to pick up my car. Oh well, I suppose way worse things could happen to a person.