Busted Flat in Bethesda

Abby loves this title even though it apprently makes no sense.

Another parking meter letter, this time on Woodmont Street in Bethesda:

Dear Kind Parking Enforcement Officer:

Came for lunch with my attorney, who assured me this ‘IOU’ was sufficient because I do not carry coins. I just can’t be bothered with them; they rattle too much in my pockets and throw off my game. How’s a guy supposed to get some action when he’s got coins rattling so close to his junk? Anyway, IOU $2 for overpriced parking for my overpriced lunch.

Yours Truly,
Don Whiteside*

Have you seen any love notes, IOU letters or broken meter complaints? Are you opportunistic enough to watch for them and take that spot, then claim you were the note writer?

*Not really Don Whiteside, who is an honest, law-abiding fellow, not a scofflaw like the Johnny Nogood who left the note.

3 Comments so far

  1. Inaudible Nonsense (unregistered) on November 1st, 2007 @ 9:29 pm

    Bethesda is ridiculous — if you are going to have a place where everything has a meter (including the damn parking garages) then you need to come up with a system for paying that doesn’t require coins. Or have change machines around. I’ve I lived in MoCo I’d start a citizens action group against it.


  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on November 1st, 2007 @ 9:47 pm

    C’mon, Inaudible, Parking Meters are a fact of life. As much as I love my iPark, when I didn’t have it, I made damn sure if I was parking around town, I had a roll of quarters in the center console, or a change cup, or *something*. DC doesn’t offer meters with non-coin options, neither do many communities around here, much to many’s chagrin, still, coins aren’t too hard to come by, are they?


  3. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2007 @ 5:59 am

    There’s something similar to the IPark gizmo for MoCo but often, in my experience, you get charged somewhat randomly for the time. If there is a method to it, I haven’t seen it.

    I keep quarters in the car as well. Now that I live someplace with a washer and dryer I no longer need all those quarters once a week, unless I am going back to my Donkey Kong habit.

    But yeah – MoCo is a pain in the ass to park in.



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