If, like me, you've come from Sydney where pay-parking is normally charged at a rate of about $15.00 per hour, this is likely to give you a mild heart attack at first.
And, if you're also like me in that you're
Then you discover that the most you're likely to pay is about $1.00 per hour.
Ah Canberra, so like the 1980s in so many ways.
Anyway, this of course means we Canberra residents have the joy of collecting a wee ticket upon entry to each car park and revelling in the delights of temperamental ticket machines and booths.
A machine once swallowed my money and refused to validate and return my parking ticket. I pressed the 'help' button and the responding technician asked me if I had used "dirty money".
At the same car park I spotted this sign the other day:
So, you want me NOT to insert it correctly?
And you're telling me I should stop dipping my ticket in my cup of coffee, as is my normal routine these days?