Driving home from work last week, I remembered that I had to buy a gift for a party.
Struggling to find a legal space in my neighborhood the obvious next step was to look for a parking meter. Actually the logical thing would be to park my car at home and walk to the store, but I'm lazy.
Back to the meter idea. Problem - no coins in my car, and I try not to carry change in my pockets (I have an irrational aversion to touching metal).
I drove into a restaurant parking lot to turn around and noticed that their parking fee machine took credit cards.
Upon closer inspection, you can buy 15 minutes for just 25¢ ... with a credit card. I decided to splash out and go for a massive 30 minutes at a cost of 50¢.