NSU students are opinionated about all kinds of things, from universal social issues to NSU-specific concerns. Sometimes, however, we Sharks just need to rant about the smaller things in life to let off some steam. In this column, The Current asks: water your thoughts?
Have you ever had a day when you wake up in a great mood, eat an amazing breakfast and happily drive to class? Has your day ever been ruined by finding out that you have a $40 parking ticket for an old decal? I’ve gotten two parking tickets, which in my opinion are useless. Getting a parking ticket from Public Safety means paying $30-$40 dollars or trying to appeal the ticket by having to fill out long form and having to appear to court. Aside from the the amount of money you have to pay for something as simple as an old decal, you have to spend time actually going to court to try save this money.
Public Safety, just give us warnings. The first time I got a parking ticket was because I had a 2017 decal instead of 2018, which mind you, we were still in 2017. How did they expect me to know that I had to change my decal a year before? In situations when not everyone knows about something, warnings should be given first. If Public Safety finds that someone ignored the warning, then they should give the actual parking ticket. It is totally unfair for us to have a million things to do and work hard for our money, only to then get a ticket for something that we didn’t even know about. One more time: give us warnings instead of $40 tickets.