January 25, 2011

The case of the open gate

This event happened a couple of days back and I forgot to blog about this. Only recalled it today.

Anyway, one day as usual I drove to car park 7 and I noticed that the gate was open and drove in - slowly. Looked at my rear mirror it was still open. Didn't think much about it as this happens sometimes. Was quite happy as this meant that I could use my £3 parking fare for a cup of coffee and with left over money for a muffin.

Anyway, I found a spot, parked my car and came down the stairs and when I reached the ground floor I noticed something strange - the gates were closed. 

I pressed the button at the gate and called up security.  I gave my details and explained what had happened. The guy at the other end told me that it was impossible as he had checked and during that time the gate was functioning normally - there was no way that it could have been open.

However, the fact was that it had been open when I went in, there was no car in front of mine (at least I didn't notice one) and it was still open when I looked back. 

I still have no explanation of what happened that day but the story ended well and I got to park for free that a day. 


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  1. That happens to me very regularly in that car park Dilip. Don’t let them try and fool you; those barriers are up a lot, and it’s their own fault for not being diligent in the first place. Take the free parking when you can!

    26 Jan 2011, 15:13

  2. I usually cycle or take the bus now but when I do drive, I try to find free parking wherever I can and I am often lucky at car park 7. ;-)

    26 Jan 2011, 21:26


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