Waterfront Parking Rip-Off

So I went to the movies tonight with friends. Afterwards, we walked to the parking lot to find our cars were coincidentally parked next to each other! So we chatted for a bit.

I was concerned at some point that we would need to leave soon, as the parking ticket might expire. I checked the ticket and saw that I still had a full 11 minutes to get out of the parking garage.

We said our goodbyes and proceeded to the exit, only to have the machine spit the ticket back out, saying that the Exit Time had expired! Despite there being another 6 minutes left!

You see, the parking meter system at the Waterfront runs about 12 minutes fast!

Instead of just opening the boom, the parking attendant insisted that I go back to the parking machine and pay an additional R2! This despite me having paid for 5 hours of parking (and having used about 2 1/2 hours of this).

He acknowledged that their clock was running fast and that many people have this problem but said he could do nothing about it!

Anyways, he gave me the name of his manager, Mr Michael Beelders. (Google him)

Mr Beelders, I am not sure if you have unwittingly stolen money from the public, but make no mistake: Every R2 you collected from people in this method is simply petty theft and you should be ashamed of yourself.

I suggest you quickly figure out how much money you’ve pilfered in this manner and make an equivalent donation to charity.

Really, doing the right thing is not that hard.

Oh, and may I suggest you fix the clock on your machines.  

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