This morning, even before I made it into the station, I realized I’d have to pull out a tin cup and beg for change. I have a change cup in the console of my vehicle and it’s usually stocked with enough change to pay for my parking for the week. This morning there was nothing there. My daily parking fee comes to $2.50, except for Tuesday, which costs me $4. Tuesday is meeting day, so I put in enough change to get me through to 11 o’clock. That’s a grand total of $14 per week and $56 for the whole month.
Sometime over the course of each weekend I’ll make a stop at No Frills or the hardware store and make a purchase. I’ll ask for an extra $20 on top of whatever my bill is, and I’ll ask for that in toonies and loonies. Then I’m all set for my week of parking. Sometimes I’ll forget to get change and that is where my tin cup comes in handy. I go from radio personality to beggar in one fell swoop.
My go to lady for spare change is Denise Dick. She always seems to have a drawer full of change and is good for a couple of bucks. Thanks to her, I always seem to come up with enough change to avoid a parking ticket, except for a couple of weeks ago when I had money, but was beaten to the meter by the parking lady! Oh well, you can’t win ’em all!
Tomorrow morning, if I remember to get some change after work today, I’ll grab an extra toonie from the change cup in my vehicle and straighten out my debt.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had to ask anyone for parking money. So, thank you Denise, in advance, for the toonie I’m hoping you have in your desk.