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Booted customers are getting what they deserve

Dear Editor:

In response to all the City Market booting complaints …

People need to grow up. If you haven’t noticed, the Roaring Fork Valley has grown, meaning more people, more cars and more problems. The City Market parking lots fill up rather quickly, and they are now starting to crack down on the extended parking. They finally had enough of the “hi, I’m just going for a six-hour bike ride before buying a few dollars in groceries” type of customers.

The more customers City Market gets the better. If one parking space sees 10 customers in a day and said customer buys $50 each in groceries, that is better than one person taking up one parking space for four hours and only buying $100 in groceries.

All you people complaining about the booting, what’s wrong? Finally getting caught after all these years and seeing that the world is not your personal parking space? Quit trying to justify yourself on not seeing a sign, or giving an excuse like “I only wanted to bike ride first.”

There is a sign up; it is not hidden; it is not some secret. If you would just open your eyes and think, “Am I allowed to park here for the day?” instead of just assuming you can, you might not get in trouble. Unless you are the type of person who feels a big, flashing neon “no parking” sign would work better, quit crying and get on with your life.

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I’m sure Whole Foods has or will have a parking policy of sorts, so don’t assume you can freely park there as well.

Chris Everding

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