Well, I did it again. That’s right; I rode the METRO choo-choo to yet another appointment in the Medical Center. What can I say? I actually like the darn thing! Once again, the train was on time, clean, and saved me a couple of bucks. Can’t beat that with a stick.
And guess what? Even though METRO Vice President & Senior Press Officer Jerome Gray wrote in to correct my assumption that METRO controlled the Park & Ride lots it advertises on its website, the “Parking Ride” sign that I wrote about has been corrected! Check it out:
The old wording is on the left, the new on the right. And they even corrected the misspelling of ‘responsibility’.
Who says bloggers can’t change the world?
But nothing in life is free. Notice the doubling of the price to park during ‘Events’. Hey, someone had to pay for the new lettering!
Except…the parking fee wasn’t $20, it was only $15. Don’t believe me? Here you go:
But this time I was smart. Yeah, yeah, I know. Anyways, when the Ampco employee stopped me to collect the $15 fee, I told him that I wasn’t going to the rodeo, I was going to a doctor’s appointment in the Med Center. He told me to go ahead and park, and then use the automated payment system to pay the normal $3 fee. So I did, stall # 268.
About that Ampco employee. He was the same guy that took my money the last time I was there but he looked…better. Why? Well, this time he was wearing a nice Ampco shirt. And there weren’t a dozen homeless looking dudes standing around, it was just him and what appeared to be a supervisor. I say appeared to be a supervisor because he was sitting in a golf cart when I arrived at 2:10 pm and was still sitting in the golf cart when I came back to the lot at 5:07 pm. Hey, that’s what supervisors do!
And lest anyone think that a simple thing like giving an employee a company shirt doesn’t buy loyalty, think again. Rather than ride the choo-choo back to the lot, my wife drove me back. As we entered the lot, I stuck my camera out the window and took the picture of the corrected sign. The newly shirted Ampco employee went all Wyatt Earp on us, insisting that we tell him why I was taking a picture. My wife just looked at him and said, “are you kidding me? Taking pictures is legal, you know?” The newly shirted Ampco employee then protested to the supervisor, who waved us through.
New shirt company logo = power and authority!
BTW, METRO PD now has a METRO PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM GUIDELINES web page! How about that? So click away, fellow shutterbugs, click away.