Letter: Sneaky and deceiving

Beware a night in Sausalito

My friend and I decided to come to visit and spend money in Sausalito last night. A special treat. A movie and dinner … neither of us are wealthy; we are seniors, we work hard to make the money we earn and a night out in Sausalito was something that we were looking forward to.

NOT SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When we emerged from the movies—I RECEIVED A TICKET FOR $66! That is a lot of money for me to lay out after spending money and taxes towards the movies and dinner in Sausalito which was supposed to be a treat. We are both seniors, taking care of how we spend our money. I DO NOT HAVE $66 to throw away … I would have done better to stay home!

Unfamiliar with the parking signs that you have placed to deceive visitors to Sausalito—we parked where it said 7pm to 6am free parking in green. We, as humans, have become accustomed to looking to see if it is “safe” to park where the indications on the sign are GREEN—so therefore we were focusing on looking for a sign with green coloring that states hours that appear to be “safe” to park. Obviously both myself and my friend did not pay attention to the small red notice sneekily added at the top of the sign.

At that time … 7:51pm approximately … your meter maid was gleefully ticketing just about every car on the block—apparent that we were not alone in making that error.

WOULDN’T THAT BE A KIND CONSIDERATION TO VISITORS TO SAUSALITO TO HAVE THE SIGNS SEPARATE??  SO THAT VISITORS TO SAUSALITO CAN OBSERVE THE RED SIGN IN MORE DETAIL … and seek another place where it is safe to park … UNLESS OF COURSE … THIS IS YOUR INTENTION AND YOU YOURSELVES GLEEFULLY ENJOY REAPING IN THE $$$$$$$$$$ MADE ON THOSE TICKETS EVERY EVENING.

YOU WILL NOT FIND ME OR MY FRIEND BRINGING OUR DOLLARS DOWN TO SAUSALITO TO SPEND EVER AGAIN……..

Linda Wosskow

 

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