So, today, I’m running a few errands around LA and had to stop at store in Beverly Hills to get a gift certificate. I found “rock star” parking, a spot right in front of the establishment. And I could see a note on the meter in this 15-minute zone (indicated by two signs within close proximity of each other).
While I didn’t think my errand would take more than 15 minutes, I figured the note said, “Failed Meter” (or some such) meaning I wouldn’t even have to pay a dime for parking. But, no, the note didn’t say that the meter had failed, but that someone had put in several quarters, only to have the meter continually read “15 minutes.” I just shook my head in amusement, wondering if the person who penned the note had bothered to look around.
Had the person read the sign, she might have saved herself a few quarters. 🙂