Denied a parking pass, professor ends career

Can this truly be the entire story behind Professor Danford W. Middlemiss‘s decision to end his academic career? CBC News reports:

Dalhousie prof quits over parking

A professor at Dalhousie University says a severe shortage of parking spaces at the Halifax school has forced him to quit.

Dan Middlemiss [pictured here] and hundreds of other Dalhousie staff and students lined up Monday to buy the first available parking passes. After waiting for more than an hour, he decided instead to leave his profession of 31 years. “For a guy like myself that lives in Lower Sackville, I have to get on the road around 6:30 to 7 to get an assured parking spot somewhere so I can get here to teach at 2:30 in the afternoon,” said Middlemiss, an expert on Canadian defence policy.

“It’s ridiculous, in my view, and the university just keeps pretending that it’s not the problem that it is.” Middlemiss said parking has always been a problem at Dalhousie. But this time, he simply had enough….

(via @TweedFeed)