I concur with the letter written by Yannick Neveux (Airport Discourtesy Parking, the News, Aug. 28). I too received a ticket in the Whitehorse airport courtesy parking area, and this at a time when there were no other cars there.
I was gone three minutes to pick up some heavy music gear I didn’t want to carry up the hill. To make matters worse, the disagreeable young woman who issued the ticket (in record time) said that she “looked forward to seeing me in court.” (I don’t believe this was a romantic advance, but rather a vindictive little dig.)
There is no sign to clarify how long one can park there. Moreover, the status quo up until now has been more or less accommodating for people with heavy gear, or those who are helping the elderly. It’s a small town, after all. There is no parking crisis.
Perhaps the people who make the rules at airport parking should plan a meeting, order in some donuts, and discuss how to make their policies more nuanced to the community we live in.
Like Mr. Neveux, I too feel obligated to go to court. Unlike the overzealous parking attendant working Monday, Aug. 26, I don’t look forward to it.