(Lori Piotrowski) – One of the most over-used phrases in business is “win-win.” As in creating “win-win” sales, where the producer offloads product that solves a consumer’s problem. We hear the phrase used many different contexts, and I, for one, am tired of hearing it. However, today, I propose a “win-win” solution for the Clark County School District. This solution is easy to implement (one of the wins) and will net money (the second win).
All the schools in the valley have a No Parking zone around each school, across the street from the school, and down the block from the school. Yet what happens when it’s time to pick up the kids? Traffic is jammed from parents parking in the No Parking zone. Cars are abandoned as parents jay walk to the school and actually jay walk back to the car, kids in tow.
Here’s the win-win part: The school police ticket the parents who park in the No Parking zone and those who jay walk. Each school can keep the fines, thus lining their coffers, and they can use the money for whatever they need most. Parents might learn to follow the law and thus teach their children that they are not above the law. Innocent drivers-by will actually be able to pass through the school zone without unreasonably delays.
Gee, this is a win-win-win situation! Maybe I’m not so tired of the phrase.