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 my cup held a grand total of $1.50. My daily parking fee comes to $3.50, except for Tuesday, which costs me an extra buck. Tuesday is meeting day, so I put in enough change to get me through to 11 o’clock. That’s a grand total of $18.50 per week and $74 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 to grab a bag of Cheezies from the machine in the back is Denise Dick. She always seems to have a drawer full of change and is good for a buck and half. However, my parking banker is Christina Cherneskey. That gal has a drawer full of toonies and is never tight when it comes to helping me out from time to time.
Monday morning, if I remember to get some change over the course of the weekend, I’ll grab an extra toonie from the change cup in my vehicle and straighten out my debt with Christina.
So, thank you to my “Cheezie Gal” and my “Parking Banker.”