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ALTHOUGH PATRICK Symmes makes a number of valid points (“That’s the Ticket,” 9/24), I’d like to share a different perspective. I am overjoyed that the District has hard-core Parking Control Aides. When, after a 36-hour workday, my hitting the sack is delayed an extra 10 minutes because some bozo parked illegally, forcing two lanes into one, I am just a little pissed. It gives me the warm fuzzies to see a ticket on that person’s car!

Also, I have found that it is generally easy to avoid getting parking tickets. All you have to do is 1.) read the sign, and 2.) realize that even though you may be a very special person, the rules apply to you, too.

North Cleveland Park