PT THE AUDITOR

(As you read this column, you might want to have some Tylenol close at hand. It&#38;#x2019;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&#38;#x2026;

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&#38;#x2019;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&#38;#x2019;s Birthday, election day, and don&#38;#x2019;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&#38;#x2019;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. &#38;#x2013; 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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