By David LaBua : 7×7.com – excerpt
Parking Guru David says:
“…A yellow meter, it’s only 4:30, yellow meters are loading zones until 6 pm and I don’t want to deal with getting towed. But, if I keep looking, I’m going to be late.
There are 3 courses of action one might see as options in this situation:
1) Consider if this date/meeting is potentially worth $450, park at the yellow meter if it is, and spin the AutoReturn roulette wheel
2) Park at the yellow meter, take a can of matte gray spray paint, and perform some parking meter alchemy
3) Park at the yellow meter, put in your money, and go about your business worry free, with a smirk, knowing that you are in on a little secret that is hidden in plain sight.
You’ll take option 3? Good choice. The assumption that most people make is that a yellow meter is in effect until 6 pm. And what did your driving instructor always tell you about assuming?
The little secret is that many yellow meters, like the ones on Chestnut Street, are only in effect until 1 pm…and some in other parts of the City only until 11 am.”
For more secrets hidden in plain sight, click here.
THANKS for that tip David!