To the editor:
Have you ever been bumped from an airlines flight because they sold more tickets than they had seats? Oh, they do usually make it up to you by offering you another flight and usually a voucher for a future flight. That seems fair but it still does not make any sense. How can they sell 205 tickets for a plane that holds 200? That is just wrong.
So does it make sense that Stouffer Place at Kansas University charges a single mother a $35 application fee in June 2011 then contacts her a week later to tell her that all of the units were “already assigned back in April 2011; thanks for your interest”? (And thanks for the $35.)
If all of the units were taken two months ago and they knew it, I feel this information should have been shared with the applicant before Stouffer accepted the $35 fee. It does not make any sense to me and I think it is just wrong, but maybe the Stouffer Place administration took lessons from their neighbors at the KU Athletics ticket department.