The Joys of Parking at Grantley Adams International Airport

I was going through my BlackBerry pics when I came across the shots used in this article and realised that I had been meaning to do this story ever since… Ok, so I had to be at the airport to carry my madam – yup, the wife left me!

For two weeks, she’s been back for a while now.

Went to see relatives in NY and go for Black Friday bargains.

So after I sent her off and headed for the car, went and drove off – thinking an attendant is in one of the booths at the exit, WRONG! They changed this policy without informing the public… If you have seen any notices, please feel free to comment.

I have to reverse, look for a machine and see a sign;-

Barbadian Modern technology at its best

Barbadian Modern technology at its best

Then learn ALL the Parking coin-machines are out of order, sweet! Again, where’s the signage? There should be a number of big signs stating all pay-machines are malfunctioning.

At the Airport, where no one cares if you scream

At the Airport, where no one cares if you scream

Go to Main booth for manual payments, there are three stations seemingly open, the first says “NEXT TELLER PLEASE,” the second bay has a grumpy man muttering, “I at Lunch!” and only then starts shoving a sign to the window indicating his hunger while the lady in the last booth has five people with one cashier – so effective, eh?

After 23 minutes (or did it seem so?), I finally paid for my stay and escaped from that den of precision. But not before I pretended to make calls with my BlackBerry and snap the shots you see – I guess next time I go to GAIA, I may get frisked!

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