It seems there's a new holiday every time I turn around! There are some interesting ones in the month of August and I thought you'd like to know about them. My favorite? Probably the "Just Because"
Always Double Check When Paying For Parking
Dated: February 28 2017
I was parked up in Nyack a few days ago to get a haircut and rushed out because I knew I only had about 5 minutes or so left on the meter. But when I returned back to my car, to my disbelief, I had a bright red ticket on my windshield. "How is this possible?!" I asked myself. But when I got into my car I found that the ticket had expired about a half hour before I got back to my car.
I found out that although I had inserted the correct amount of change into the machine, it had only taken 2 out of the 4 quarters I had given it. In my haste I had not realized what had happened and just rushed to my car to leave the ticket on the dash. So now I want to impart my knowledge on all my friends and followers: Always double check your parking ticket to see what time the machine has displayed before printing your ticket! You may find that it didn't take a few quarters and you have to reinsert them. If I knew this before I could have saved myself from a $15 parking violation.
I came to New York from Australia in 1987 and lived in Manhattan for 15 years, before moving to Nyack in 2002. In Manhattan I gained extensive experience in real estate development and investment, wor....