There are good reasons why persons patronizing the New Thriving Restaurant at Providence are required to not park in the pathway leading to the entrance of that facility. It affects the safety and security of both patrons and users of the adjoining gyms.
It makes sense to park in the parking lot and then walk the short distance, which takes no more than ten seconds, to the entrance of the parking lot. What can be so difficult about that!
The compound in which the restaurant is located is private property. The owners of the facility have a right to set their own rules of where people should park and what areas will be designated as “no-parking” zones. Those who do not like those rules should stay away but not try to violate the rules which are laid down.
These rules apply to everyone. Someone, because of their standing in society, should not be feel that those rules do not apply to him or her. Rules are there to be followed. Those who do not like them can stay away.
This column had argued before against the practice of civilians, in the name of preventing trafficking in persons, invading private mining camps in order to effect ‘arrests’ of persons suspected of trafficking in persons. This column had argued that this work should be done by the law enforcement since the owners of the private mining camps would have a right to expel anyone who unlawfully and without authorization enter their private property.
There is going to be a total breakdown of law and order in this society if people feel that they have a right to not follow the rules. They do not have to agree to the rules but they should respect the purpose and function of the rules.
Guyanese have developed a habit of wanting to be dropped off at spot. Passengers in minibuses want to be dropped off at the entrance to where they are going. But if everyone does this, then it will lead to mass confusion.
Suppose at the Providence branch of the New Thriving Restaurant, every customer decided that he or she must park in close proximity to the entrance and should have the right to put off passengers at the entrance. What will result is mass confusion.
If anyone feels that the security guards manning ingress and egress to that location are restricting their movement, then that person can go and speak directly to management but not try to overturn the directions of the guards.
The recent incident in the parking lot muddies the image of the APNU, the government and the President whom many expected would have at least called for some form of apology. But he has not said anything so far.
This entire affair can be diffused and damage-control become successful if a simple but sincere apology is offered. We all make mistakes. What does it take to say sorry?
The longer this apology is deferred, the more mud will accumulate. A simple apology would end this matter. Without an apology, it will only convince people that power and influence reign supreme in Guyana. And that is not good for a country in which people are beginning to fear that some persons are more equal than others.
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