Doing their jobs

I am writing in favor of the towing companies. I’m tired of hearing everyone bad-mouth them when all they are trying to do is their job. They are hired to do a job for someone, and they do it.

I’m not saying I wouldn’t be upset if my car got towed, but the person I would be upset with is myself. I would have been in the wrong. People are always complaining that they weren’t parked in a towing zone, or at least they were in the store, or they never left the lot.

There are signs posted all over the place. So if you can read the sign, you would not be parking there. Once you park the car, whether or not you go into the store, then leave the grounds, you are then allowing yourself to be towed. Why should you be treated any different than the rest of us? We don’t want to have to walk four miles to get somewhere either, but we do.

During Corn Fest there were a lot of complaints on how there were no parking spaces. Yet we parked a few blocks away and walked. But then some of us aren’t as lazy as others. Some even admitted to reading the sign, but just assumed they wouldn’t be towed, because it was Corn Fest. What did that have to do with anything? It was still a business that was open. They needed their parking lot. And since they own it, they have every right to have someone towed. Being from out-of-town doesn’t mean you can’t read. Plus it doesn’t mean you should get special treatment. So quit laying blame on others, when its yourselves you should be pointing at.

The towing companies put the signs up, and tow from private property, because they are hired to do just that. And they aren’t becoming rich. They have bills to pay like eveyone else. It’s funny how you put them down, yell obscenities at them and even put threats on their lives, and for what? For them doing their job. Grow up. Park legally and you won’t have anything to worry about.

I don’t know why the Chamber of Commerce felt the need to apologize for your ignorance. If you can’t use common sense, why should the towing companies have to suffer?

Vicki Carroll