I have never been a great fan of paid parking; not that I mind paying for parking but it bugs if you pay in a totally safe and secluded area as well. The parking goons crop up from nowhere once they see a good catch and never lose an opportunity for a quick buck. It does not deter them if you confront them or even engage in a scuffle, after all they get their bread and butter and what not else from this open loot.
Every Sunday I visit my Club which is in a posh corporate location in Suncity and it irritates no end when a parking fee is demanded there. It is to be noted that earlier there were no parking fees and it was a free facility, with everyone enjoying their off on weekends. But can slimy bastards ever ignore the smell of money? Soon parking keepers came from nowhere once the frequency of regular Sunday visits was noticed. And the collusion also spread as the building security also got hand in glove with the parking mafia, blocking basement and other parking spots so that parking is possible only in designated spots, so that they also get their cut
Parking is a menace in most cities of India and Gurgaon is no exception. All malls and complexes charge a hefty parking fee, which is justified; but what beats all rationale is the parking you pay even when you use the road! And to add to this, no parking slips are issued here, only threats are made demanding money. Sometimes I really wish I could pay my parking with bombs instead of petty cash, would love to see these buffoons go up in smoke
You guys think I am venting a bit too much? Then note this conversation I had few days back
Me: Bhaiya bees rupaye to le rahe ho, lekin agar meri gaadi chori ho gayee to kya karoge?
Answer: main bees rupaye aapko waapas kar doonga!!!