What is bullshit is parking on campus. I mean, are you kidding me? I work at Wake Forest University. There are about 4,000 students on this campus, and a good number of faculty and staff. I attended the University of Georgia, which granted had more land, but had about 27,000 more students and a ridiculous amount of faculty and staff. Now, it wasn't always easy to find a parking space on campus at UGA, but at least they admitted they had a problem and have attempted to do something about it over the years. Here at Wake, it is a different story.
Now, I don't have a right to bitch when I'm only walking a short distance. Spots can be found on this campus, but sometimes it entails a little exercise. BUT, what I CAN bitch about is the parking management. They issue a ton of parking passes to students, faculty and staff, yet continue to limit the number of spaces that are available … and have NO immediate plans to solve the problem. So what is their answer? TICKET EVERYONE!!! Yes, there are spots reserved for students … there are spots reserved for faculty and staff … but does ANYONE on this campus EVER pay attention to that? Not F*#&^%G likely! Students park wherever they want, staff parks wherever they want … why? Because the parking spaces are so limited and b/c everyone knows the parking management here doesn't have the … well, u know … to do ANYTHING about it. I've probably amassed $100 it tickets here over two years … maybe more. Do you think I'm gonna pay a dime? Hell no. Students either laugh off the tickets, or find a way to get out of them. Hell, most of the students here get three and four tickets placed on their car before they will even remove them from their windshield wipers. Now, I am totally generally speaking here, but I imagine most of the students don't worry about the tickets because they have the money to pay them. It is all a total scam. If parking management were truly concerned about the parking problem, they would start towing! TOW A CAR DAMNIT! Start putting the fear of God in students and faculty that park illegally. But, WHY OH WHY, won't they do that? BECAUSE THEY WON'T GET A SINGLE DIME FROM TOWING! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is all just this never-ending cycle that will continue until the university decides to do something about the problem. Look here people, build a frickin' parking deck! But sir, we can't do that. It would take away from the aesthetic value of our fine campus. BIG DEAL! There is a problem here. Admit it, figure it out and do something about it. Build the damn thing underground if you have to, I do NOT care. Just help someone out here, instead of padding the dollar bills in the parking management pot of gold. I suppose I really shouldn't care since I'm just about finished with my time here, but I do. Everyone else that is stuck here after I'm out has to put up with this crap. And I pity them for it. I'm aware parking is probably a problem for most campuses, but most campuses do something about it. Not this one. NO SIR! We'll just keep building and building and building and building and building until we have to start busing over from Greensboro. So my rant will go unnoticed and the problem will continue. So be it. At least I can find comfort in the fact that if I park illegally, they aren't gonna do a thing about it … they can prevent me from graduating … two diplomas from one school. One school that deals with its problems.