Valet with a foot up his arse

I work in retail. Anyone who's worked at a retail store knows we have special parking. And by special I mean way out in bfe because the customers have to be able to park right up front. (and then complain because they're still too far and. They're sure that one car next to them is an employee bc it's closer)

I have parked in the same parking spot since I started my job, but the people at work are divided. Some park in one spot to the left of the store, which is where I've been parking because its more lite up and more people walk by - I feel safer there. The others park to the right behind a restaurant. I figured out that the people who park by the restaurant do it because they feel they have easier exiting capabilities. They're right, they do and since I drive home that way I started parking there.

Last night I got in my car and there was a parking ticket on my windshield. Wth?

When I parked there before work it was public parking, but when I came out it was valet. They ticketed me because I parked in they're valet spot BUT IT WASN'T VALET WHEN I PARKED THERE.

Being the nice person I am, I thought I'd pull up n explain that to the valet attendant.

He told me it is always valet and that it was just a warning so I'd know not to park there anymore.

Actually it wasn't valet when I parked, I explained.

And there is where we hit a brick wall.

Just because a restaurant has valet after seven pm DOES NOT MEAN that after seven all cars still parked there are in violation. Bastards! He even had the gall to tell me, my supervisors should tell me where to park. I'm not stupid. And who even gave valet powers to ticket anyway?

Well now I'm going to have to call the damn mall security and managers because that just isn't correct.


flurrious said...

I got ticketed at the mall once for being an employee parked in the customer lot instead of the employee lot. Of course, I didn't work at the mall and never had, so that was annoying. I went to the security office and the guy who wrote the ticket told me he saw me getting out of my car and thought I looked like I worked there (not that I looked like a specific employee he'd seen before, just that I looked like a person who would work at the mall) (I don't know what that means either) so he ticketed me. I have to assume that he didn't have to pass any kind of test to get his job.

Misguided Mommy said...

You handled this sooo much more maturely then me. I would have had a few four letter words and some screaming and probably foot stomping. Someone should find his car and egg it