If you'll indulge me for a bit, I would like to point out some good guys and some not so good guys.
You may have noticed scarce posting here in the past weeks but it's been a bit of an ordeal in the New York area. While much luckier than many I still had to deal with 6 inches of water flooding my Long Island house and having my family evacuated from our Manhattan home for a week. It's been complicated and, honestly, a very expensive two weeks.
|$477 for a week stuck in a Sandy evacuation zone garage|
Contrast that with the unpleasant surprise I got after the evacuation order was lifted and I was finally able to get to my car (also inside the evacuation zone), Central Parking Corporation, an enormous company providing some 1 million parking spaces across the country and to whom I have been paying the frankly embarrassing amount of money that are monthly parking fees in NYC for over ten years, saw it fit to charge me and every other customer in the same situation, for the days our cars locked in their garage, inaccessible because of a city evacuation order. You may have read about it on Jalopnik thanks to Raphael and Matt.
Now granted. in the end I was happy a rare ///M Coupe was saved from flood waters (if would have been swamped where it usually lives) but how much of a doosh do you have to be to treat your clients like that?
Now back to our regularly scheduled postings!