As COVID-19 cases soar, public health workers and Transportation and Parking Services employees alike are putting their lives on the line to both save lives and dish out $50 parking tickets. Nexustentialism spoke to Transportation and Parking Services (TPS) worker Ashe Krac about risking his good health in order to serve the people of UCSB.
“I never once thought about giving up,” third-year and all-around bland man Krac said. “I decided the least I could do was to give UCSB a smidge of normalcy during this tumultuous time.”
Over the course of the pandemic, Krac has bravely issued over 100 parking citations around campus and given upwards of 20 violations to skateboarders and TikTokers loitering around Lot 22.
Technically, no one asked for Krac to continue his services. However, since TPS is supported by the tuition students are continuing to pay in full for currently utilized services such as the Rec Cen, Krac has continued to be paid for all his hard work.
“If anything, I’m getting paid more than I was before quarantine started, so it’s really working out for me,” Krac said before being punched in his big face by this Nexustentialism reporter.
Though Krac knows his life is on the line with every five minute-over ticket he issues, he feels called to serve his greater community.
“I think, when people see a ticket on their dashboard, they remember they’re not the only ones on campus, and it makes them feel just a little less lonely,” Krac said while printing out a violation for a 1998 Subaru Outback. “It’s really the least I can do.”
Emma Demorest applied for TPS but they told her that her morals were too “intact.”