Editor, The News:
Last month, my wife was rushed to Ridge Meadows Hospital, as she was terminally ill I came and went to the hospital many times per day.
The first three times I paid my parking, which was ridiculously expensive, with my credit card. However, when I tried to pay the fourth time, a message on the meter said I could only use my credit card three times in one day.
I tried to phone the parking authority only to get a recorded message saying the office is closed on weekends. What kind of lunacy is this? What possible difference can it make to the parking company how many time I pay with my credit card?
The next day learned that I could buy a day pass for $35, which I did. However, I could find no instruction as to how to use it and as the parking space I was in when I bought the ticket was now occupied by another car. I felt frustrated.
I later learned that with a day pass, you can park in any space and put the ticket on the dash. Is it too much to ask that the instructions be printed on the ticket?
Another foolishness is the emergency parking is only one hour. Who has ever gone to emergency for only one hour?
What a gong show the whole parking situation is at Ridge Meadow Hospital.