Twitter user babayaga wrote on Twitter expressing her disdain for the University of Houston's recent response to parking violations: "the barnacle."
$920 to get this removed.— babayaga (@iasimeany) January 15, 2020
All bc the university doesn’t have enough permits available nor parking options that are affordable for students that already pay to attend the University. Everyone send a dollar my way😢 @uhparking @UHouston pic.twitter.com/psTm6OWqVT
The "barnacle" is a windshield device akin to a tire boot. The barnacle costs $920 to remove, which the student found unfair. The university's parking department replied on Twitter stating that valid parking permits are able to be applied for at any time, but the Twitter user responded saying that parking permits cost $800 per semester. The university responded once again stating that a parking permit costs $337.
However, Twitter banded together to try and help the Twitter user could get around the system. People suggested breaking the windshield to scrape the adherent mechanism from the glass service with a credit card or gift card, but others got a little more creative...
Buy a cheap tv to put on the dash and a camera to live stream the front view, save approximately $400— Justin Gilmore (@_Gmo3_) January 16, 2020
Even if you're in a sticky situation, Twitter is always there to help you out.