On Monday, Parks & Rec installed a spiffy awning over the gatehouse at the Compo Beach entrance.
So what was the reaction of the teenagers and 20somethings who work all day checking beach stickers, collecting fees, and answering the same questions over and over and over again?
They hate it.
“It looks ugly,” one attendant said yesterday.
“It blocks the sign telling people what to pay,” another noted — not that non-resident drivers read the sign anyway.
“It stops my tan,” a 3rd employee chimed in, with the youthful assurance of someone who got her summer job for just that reason.
“I don’t mind skin cancer,” she added.