Forgive me for ending the thread title with a preposition, but I’m in a foul mood.
Here’s the dope:
I pay $50 to rent a covered parking space at my apartment building. There is a tiny white “RESERVED” painted at the foot of the parking space, but people often disregard this (or possibly don’t even see it - it’s very small). I’ve asked the apartment managers to put up signage indicating the reserved parking spots,but they’ve refused. When I called them to complain that someone was parked in my reserved spot, they told me to call a towing company to have the car towed.
Now my apartment managers have decided to give a special parking pass (to be hung from the rearview mirror) to those people who have a reserved parking space. If they see a car parking in a reserved space that does not have the parking pass dangling from their rear view mirror, they will have it towed immediately.
I went into the office yesterday to pick up my parking pass. I asked to get an extra one for my husband, since we are a 2-car family and we share the reserved parking spot (usually, whoever gets home first finds regular parking, and whoever gets home later gets the reserved spot). I was told that it would cost me $20 for an additional pass.
I told them that was unacceptable, since I was already paying for the parking space, and I should be able to park any car I want in the space. It would be extremely inconvenient for me and my husband to switch the pass from car to car. They pretty much told me they didn’t care. I asked them what would happen in case of an emergency - for example, what if I was in a car crash, and my husband had to rush to the hospital, but my mother-in-law needed to go to the apartment to watch the baby? They told me just to call them in a situation like that, and they wouldn’t tow my mother-in-law’s car. I told them that the last thing I was going to do in an emergency was call my apartment building to inform them of the situation. Again, they didn’t care.
Mr. Smaje tells me I am getting way too worked up over this. I mean, it’s only $20, right? But I am so pissed off about this!
When we rented this space, the cost and all the info about it was added to our lease. When I tried to cancel the space (due to tight budgetary concerns) I was told I could not - that it was part of the lease now and I was stuck with it until I moved out. So if they were going to add new rules and potential costs to the space, shouldn’t they have to put that in my lease and give me the option to get out of it?
sigh I love the Pit. Let me know if I’m being crazy. I’ve got mad after-pregnancy hormones cruising through me right now, so sometimes I freak out over little things.