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PATRICK SYMMES, IN “That’s the Ticket” (9/24), seems to feel that Nazi metaphors (“ruthlessness and efficiency [that] would have made Albert Speer proud, “parking Nazis,” “storm trooper”) are proper terms to utilize in describing the Bureau of Parking Services and its employees.

Portraying disliked officialdom as Nazis is a rather cheap and overused metaphor. Besides, if one is looking for fascists, they are more accurately found among those who believe that their own desires and perceived convenience somehow place them above the law.

Kalorama Heights