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After Ready got his ticket for parking illegally, he gathered his 1,000 pennines and brought them to the parking office in a bright-pink envelope. There, the staff told him he couldn't pay in coins due to department policy.
(As an aside, I'd bet the cost of Ready's ticket that they would've taken coins if he'd tried to pay in quarters -- or if Ready's gesture wasn't so obvious.)
Ready's reaction to this is to go look up federal laws and complain and whine until the policy is changed. This took seven messages back and forth between him and Donna Hultine, director of KU Parking and Transit.
"I figured since they wasted my time giving me this ticket, I am going to waste theirs," Ready told the Kansan. "Besides, no one really likes the parking department."
On this point, I must differ. This isn't a guy on a hunger strike to end the war or a monk lighting himself on fire. Ready is the one wasting everyone's time. First of all, you wasted the time of everyone out there trying to find a parking space and can't because inconsiderate little douches can't be bothered to move their car. Then, you wasted your own time researching all of this, even if you were right, because seriously who fucking cares? Then on top of that, you waste the time of the poor students who have to deal with your shit. Who do you think has to count out all the pennies? The Man? The System? No, dude, more than likely it's some poor kid on work-study who's got a menial gig in the parking department trying to get by in school, who'll now have to go through a stupid amount of work (comparatively) to get your ticket stamped.
Ready probably never considered any of this because he's an entitled, self-important little snot.