Concerning Joseph N. Bell's Aug. 24 article objecting to the growing practice of restaurants forcing unwanted valet parking on the public, Mr. Bell should have had the fortitude to fight back.
I wholly agree with Joe and The Times in deploring the practice, but both overlooked the obvious method of cure. It's very simple. Mention the offending restaurants by name. That would have ensured a fast cure and would also have been a very nice tit for tat.
Joe would have been scratching that itch and The Times would have performed a public service for the majority of patrons at a possible very small cost in advertising.
Other restaurants would think twice before instituting a similar disservice to their customers.