Being without my university parking pass today (it was in another of our vehicles), I decided to make an advance plea to any parking enforcement employees who might stumble upon my permit-less vehicle. Pictured on your left is my humble-but-honest attempt at swaying the judgment of the BGSU parking enforcement folks.
While perhaps not as powerful as garlic in warding off vampires, my note did serve its purpose. At the very least, I returned to my vehicle to find no tickets or warnings.
Honesty, as they say, is indeed the best policy, and my lack of subterfuge and pretense may have worked in my favor. I do not intend to tempt the parking fates again, though this method might work for you in the future.