LETTERS: Unfortunate place for a parking hassle


This a good story about the Peace Arch Hospital, but not its parking lot.

PAH has a little-known service for those who are released, but not quite ready for life on their own. It requires an appointment that is taken seriously.

I was headed to such an appointment the other day, which required use of their parking lot.

I had extra time as I approached the parking meter, so it should have been an easy transaction.

It wasn’t! My credit card was refused. I tried again and again. Time was going on. There was another meter beside me. Same thing. Finally I had to go. I was taking a chance on a ticket.

I made it to my appointment, just barely. After I hobbled out with my canes and found no ticket on my car, I felt lucky.

Now the credit card, which seemed to be the problem as others were getting through. Down to RBC. The card was fine. Phone Impark. Try that and first get a message in French. Wait a long time for an English-speaking representative. Finally, one comes on to say I’ll have to wait longer, but after this repeats again, I give up.

Hence this letter.

Gordon R. Scott, Surrey

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