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(As you read this column, you might want to have some Tylenol close at hand. It’s a real headache maker. Editor.)


And then the parking industry! Aday,meaning a calendar day = 00:00 to 23:59, a day based


A What a Difference


a DayMakes…


DAY.WHAT EXACTLY ISA DAY? Depends on whom you ask. Biblical scholars defined a day in Genesis 1: 1-5. TheMerriam-Webster dictionary has seven different meanings for day.


on 24-hour period from time of entry; a business day, let’s say, 4 a.m. to 4 a.m.; a hotel day = check in after 3 p.m., check out by 11 a.m.; A week day = typicallyMonday through Friday; a weekend


day = typically Saturday or Sunday, but many places start the weekend day after 5 or 6 p.m. on Friday and end it at 5 or 6 a.m. Monday;


A holiday (Government and university parking have so


many, I think they count them in dog years). The private sector has the big six, non public average between 15 and 20; and then there are the Snow Days, Hurricane Days, Non-Essential Gov- ernment Days, Patriots Day, Jeff Davis’s Birthday, election day, and don’t forget religious holidays and alternate-day parking rules!


We then have the day rate = enter between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.


and exit by 6 a.m. the following day (that’s a 14-hour-1-minute day if I came in at 3:59 p.m.); a night rate, enter between 4 p.m. andmidnight, exit by 6 a.m.; and an overnight rate, entering from midnight to 6 a.m. and exiting by 6 a.m. – when combined could or could not equal a 24-hour window of time. A day based on the hours of the garage = Garage opened from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., $25 maximum all day; cars left after


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