Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Parking on Campus

I've been thinking about this post for a very long time, but for some reason I always forgot to do so.

Recently, parking at the BYU-Idaho Campus has become an issue. Due to the rapid increase in the number of students, Rexburg seems to be getting populated with more and more cars every day. Since last Fall, the City of Rexburg decided turn all street parking that used to be available into permit parking. In order for you to park on the street, you need to have some kind of permit. I am not familiar with the kinds of permit because I haven't bought one :)

BYU-Idaho turned some of its street parking into B permit parking. B permits are issued to students - so I guess that's a good thing. But since Winter started it has been a nightmare to try to park on campus, and many times I've had to walk to and from home. Not that I don't like walking but walking for 20 minutes in -12 degree weather (that's in Fahrenheit) or -20 Celsius weather is not the most pleasant thing. Because my school schedule has changed and now I go to school a little later, I always had to park far away, and one day - even trying to park far away - it was impossible. I spent a whole hour looking for parking... Boy was I frustrated!

So I had an idea and it works! I have to leave the house within a certain time range - and I'm not gonna publish it here for the sake of MY parking spot - in order to get to the parking lot that I want and get a spot! Since I started doing it, I've been successful. Sometimes within the first 2 minutes, other times within 5 to 10 minutes.

What is even better about this is observing how people go crazy over those "premium" parking spots. It's always fun to watch them getting all mad and speeding in the parking lot in order to get a spot. I believe in the theory slow and steady. :) So sometimes, I end up getting someone else's parking spot because the person didn't realize that THAT spot was going to get vacant in a matter of 30 seconds :D

Oh, the joys of parking at BYU-Idaho!


Trevor, Kika, Olivia said...

ah i hated parking at BYU! I mean, when I did have a car it was still closer to take the bus. But it sucks, especially when its cold!

you need to help me with my blogation!


Cynthia Pratt said...

De besta a senhora nao tem nada! A vida e assim. Quem se antecipa tem sucesso! E viva a sua vaguinha no estacionamento!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bryan and Audrey said...

Oie! Mudei seu blog jah...vc tem o meu? Se quiser manda seu e-mail pro meu: adybaer@hotmail.com
E vc se forma qdo???

O Mundo de Danica said...

Obrigadãooo Helga pelas palavras...
Essa fase difícil vai passar e sinto que os remédios já aliviaram muito o meu nervosismo e me sinto menos ansiosa, o que já ajuda e muitooooo!

Não sei pq tinha que passar por isso..mas noo final sempre descobrimos qual foi a lição.