I used to work for a now-defunct bookstore chain. Our store shared the block with a free parking structure; 1/2 the block was a 4 story parking structure. The other half of the block was our bookstore and a pizza place, with a kind of U-turn shaped mini-parking lot sandwiched in between. Just across the street was a movie theater.
Now, the parking structure was free, as stated, with no time limit or restricted hours or anything. You could park here and walk to any of the surrounding places and spend all day with no penalty. The U shaped parking lot, however, had a 1 hour time limit, with warning signs posted practically in front of every parking spot. This was because it was a prime spot between the pizza place and the bookstore. This time limit was enforced by the security team, who enforced the property manager's rules.
You can probably see where this is going.
It was common for people to park in the 1 hour time limit, and then go to the movies. Since movies tend to last longer than one hour, there were a lot of ticketed cars, despite the free parking lot literally next door.
So into the bookstore storms Angry Man. Six foot-something with a shaved head and a face like an angry gorilla. He screams his rage filled demands for a manager. The conversation is in a very loud voice and I can hear him ranting from several yards away.
Angry Man: "I got a ticket in your parking lot out there!"
Manager: (placidly) "There is a one hour parking limit in that U-shaped lot sir."
Angry Man: "I don't care about a time limit! How dare you ticket my perfectly legally parked car!"
Manager: "We have no control over issuing tickets, sir. The security guards issue those, and the rules are posted everywhere outside."
Manager: raising his eyebrows "I can give you the phone number to the security office, or directions so you can walk there yourself, but there's nothing I can do."
Angry Man: splutter, cough, splutter "BUT YOUR STORE IS AFFECTED BY THIS!"
Manager: "Actually we aren't."
Angry Man: "Actually you ARE! You are losing customers because you ticket people who park near your doors!"
Manager: "Most people park in the parking structure, where they won't get tickets. Those who park in the limited parking lot tend to visit the pizza place, which ensures that they leave before they get ticketed. People who come to a bookstore or the theater know they'll be in for longer than an hour and park accordingly."
Angry Man: "So you're going to lose business over this, instead of making it right?!"
Manager: "For one, we're not losing any business, because you are not our customer. For another, we do not have control over the Security crew. There is literally nothing I can do about your ticket. You need to talk to the Security team. If you like, I can call them to the store and you can discuss your disturbing the peace as well as your ticket with them."
Angry Man: suddenly much calmer "I would appreciate directions to the security office..."
Me to manager after he leaves: "So yeah I was thinking I'd park in the parking lot for my eight hour long shift and billing you for the ticket and subsequent towing... After all, my stupidity affects your business."
Manager: "Ah shaddap."