Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Journalist Lauds Stork Spots, Readers React.

South Florida parents get mall parking perk: A spot by the door

Bringing a toddler to the mall may help you get a better parking space.
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"We hope that out of the goodness of their hearts customers will leave it open for families with children in strollers,'' said Ann Schultz, marketing manager at Pembroke Lakes Mall. "Everyone pretty much understands that moms need a break.''

But on a recent weekday, two childless young women pulled into a clearly marked family space and went into the mall. Meanwhile, Roy Bramwell of Pembroke Pines had to park farther away because no preferred spots were open.

Bramwell, who toted his 8-month-old daughter, said seeing people snub the system is frustrating.

"They should give us a sticker or something," Bramwell said. "I think it's a great idea. But when people are driving around looking for parking, they don't care. They just want to shop."
The real fun of this article is in the comments. Not all readers share the writer's blithe and slightly obtuse perspective.

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