March 17, 2004
Reattaching the O. So I went to the University's Do-It Center--the ridiculous name for our computer technology place, the "Department of Information Technology"--to get my "o" key reattached. Of course it was within the warranty and two nice young men fixed the thing right away, but it still took more than 25 minutes in all, and with 25 minutes the limit on the center's parking meters, I ended up with a $20 parking ticket. Twenty dollar parking tickets--during Spring Break! Damn! And to think of all the times I've waited for an open parking space, with the zeroes blinking on the meters and no parking enforcement in sight. I suppose with fewer cars on campus it's easier for the parking enforcement people to find the cars that are overstaying their time.