The city of Calgary, Alberta’s parking authority is looking for a mascot. You know, one of those fuzzy critters that everyone loves to soften the image of the organization. The local rag had a few suggestions : Perry to Parkupine, or Allie the Enforcement Alligator. The second might be a bit much for a frozen Canadian Planes city.
It seems the authority is nudging its private sector competitor a bit. Check this out from the Calgary Herald:
The Herald asked online readers for mascot ideas Wednesday – and their suggestions weren’t so friendly for the firm behind on-street parking tickets and downtown’s high hourly parkade rates.
A bloodsucking tick, Mr. Moneybags. Petey the Pickpocket.
“We can do better than Impark’s Parker Pete!” the (Parking Authority) newsletter added, in a jab at the cartoon boy mascot of the authority’s private sector rival.