Occasionally I venture into the wild hinterlands of Beverly Hills. I’m always happy that the city provides one free hour of parking in their structures.
(HELLLOOOOO!!!! Hollywood! Get a clue from BH and SM!)
So I was thrilled when I read that this December, they were giving TWO free hours.
Yippeee! I thought.
Today I went in and parked in my usual Bedford Drive structure, one of the largest in the city. I frittered away the two hours, buying bread, cupcakes, dreaming about shoes at Saks….. just making it out in time. But alas, my bill was $4.50.
What gives? Well, apparently only special ‘designated’ lots have two free hours. Hmmph! Irritating. Smelled of bait and switch if you ask me.
Almost as irritating as the dowagers who pull into the lot and wait wait wait while someone slowly unlocks their car, arranges their stuff and at a snails pace pulls out. When just up the lot are tons of open spaces. Doesn’t anyone know about driving etiquette and moving until the next available space opens up? Not slamming on your brakes when you see someone ambling towards their car. Jeez!
Don’t mind me. I’m just crabby about paying for parking, which I fantasized would be free.