It was only recently that I discovered GOD, or a Higher Power (for the sensitive ones). It was Chewbacca. A creature that is commonly known as a Wookie, with the uncommonly known origin, the planet Kashyyyk. However, this creature has found residency on the planet Endor. This planet is composed of two-foot tall creatures, commonly called Ewoks. These creatures are tribal and fans of great worship. Chewbacca himself isn't considered a GOD on their planet, a common mistake for creatures with small brains, but they fail to understand his power.
In World War II Chewbacca rode Squirlback and was the first to stand up to the Nazi's. he was the leading force and voice in DIRECT contact against Satan's Army, powered by his son, Adolph Hitler. With a mere Crossbow he conquered many soldier brigades who chose to use 'highly developed' weapons, frag bombs and heavy machine guns. He disappeared as soon as the humans themselves began using direct force and contact with the Nazi's. He was the conscious voice for many who chose to stand up against the Nazis preventing Satan's soldiers from overrunning the planet Earth.
Many years later, in a Galaxy Far away, he again came forth with his crossbow, fighting the men of Satan's Army, with their Lazer guns and other highly developed weapons. This was a direct attack on Satan's son, reincarnated in the guise commonly known as Lord Vader. It wasn't until Jesus himself, Obi-Wan Kenobi, appeared to influence Luke and many others, before dying for their sins, that once again men took direct contact and force in fighting Satan's army.
Many believe Chewbacca lies dormant, but what they fail to understand is he has re-incarnated once again, this time in the guise of the Universal Re-Monster.
I had my fun with sarcasm, but if I'm going to speak professionally and take this thread seriously I will start by agreeing with your main point and that is, that a resistance to change is the real issue present.
Long lines and traffic jams exist at ALL lots and are the result of many things, faulty equipment, human errors, not having correct payment ready at the exit (whether it be the right amount of change or cash at all (city lots), credit card/atm card (pn lot) and losing tickets, but these issues and more are present at ALL parking lots in Santa Barbara not just the lot in Paseo Nuevo.
It is IMPOSSIBLE to satisfy everyone, this system has been in place since may 2010, it works for the majority of people, but that small percentage of people that it doesn't work for...do cause traffic jams, as they will in any system.'
Those who positively would like to try and IMPROVE the system and really do concern themselves with the profit of the stores in the Paseo Nuevo mall, why not try to leave positive realistic feedback, other than, bring back the old system with people.
I can assure all of you that during the Holidays and busy times, there are people there at the exits helping patrons get in and out. But these people receive a LOT of abuse. I guess it is OK seeing as how they make good money and learning patience, dealing with 'special' people and their 'special' needs is a life lesson. Plus dealing with liars and people trying to weasel out of paying their fees in luxurious cars is priceless, entertaining and humorous. It would make a great movie. So sign me up for volunteer work while I write the screenplay'
I miss human interaction, I miss the good Ol Days when I could YELL and negotiate my way out of paying $1.50. That poor parking attendent, a college student or elderly high school drop out working for minimum wage, god they made me feel soOo much better about myself, now I am forced to face the cold machinery and rely on myself to read signs, use a credit card/atm card, GOD WHAT HAS THE WORLD COME TO!"
I am so sick of Hollywood or whoever it is, taking PERFECTLY good films and 're-adapting' them or remaking them..For instance, 'Let the Right One In,' was a Swedish film that came out in 2008. It contained an amazingly fresh take on Vampires through the story of a bullied 12-year old boy and a vampire female whom he befriends and falls in love with. Straying from many 'Vampire' norms, making the film feel feel incredibly real....