The gateway to my client’s parking lot is controlled by a sensor reading the identification units of motorcycles and cars. For reasons unknown, especially to me, it has always recognized me as a season ticketholder, that is until recently. What was normal changed in a day. All history was forgotten and I was treated as an alien or at least a stranger, barred from entry.
As my frustration and anger boiled, a security guard offered to assist. As we replayed the process a new fact emerged. My bike’s IU unit has died. It seems as though the bike no longer knows who it is! Without being recognized, nothing works in Singapore. Tolls roads become accumulating violations, parking garages are off limits, and anything one does is potentially a violation of a rule or regulation.