We are not children anymore
When news first broke of students being towed from the vacant parking lot owned by Cumberland Farms, I thought it didn’t seem very fair because students were not aware that consequences could be severe. Then I told myself that it might be good for students to experience how the real world works. We aren’t children anymore.
I was satisfied with the punishment of a $195 towing fee but got fairly aggravated to learn that their parents complained. My parents would have told me to deal with it, using my own money, because I should have known better than to park somewhere I knew I should not have parked.
That those parents are now receiving $100 gift cards from Cumberland Farms, plus reimbursement of the towing fee, is just plain wrong.
If students themselves had written letters of complaint, that might have been a different story. Instead, parents complained while students sat twiddling their thumbs.
My parents might have suggested the idea of complaining to get my money back, but then they would have left me alone to see if I would do it or not. And then, if I did, I might get a pat on the back and such, but if I didn’t, my dad would just laugh and say, “Too bad. Not my fault.”
So the fact that the students did absolutely nothing and got $100 gift cards really irks me to the ends of the earth.
HANUL LEE, senior