Thursday, October 8, 2009

Feed the meters!

Our Oak Street renovations are complete with wide sidewalks, comfortable benches, beautiful trees, plenty of bike racks and a pothole free street. These are the good things. The bad things are green and money hungry: the meters. And I ain't talking 'bout the The Meters.

I watched 4 meter maids, park their city car (in a metered spot without paying, of course), divide up, and spread the tickets all around. And yes, I was 4 minutes past my allotted time and got a little present myself. They are doing this about three times a day and enjoying it.

So, please, feed the meters. Or park on the side streets. Or walk. Or take the streetcar. And if you came to see little 'ol me and paid to park, let me know, and I'll give you a little discount 'cause you shouldn't let those meters tell you what to do.