Well, earlier this month I had convinced my husband we should try going for dinner on Marine Drive, even though the price for parking has risen again after winter.
We parked in #1812, went to the machine, tried three different credit cards, and they were all declined. So, I quickly found the $3 to park for only an hour, went for a lovely dinner.
Then we ran out of time, found some more change, rushed back to pay $1.50 – but it would only take $1.25. The other quarter would not be accepted.
We cancelled the request, but of course no money came back.
By this time, my husband was very annoyed, so we rushed and got the bill and returned to the car – no coffee and dessert for us!
I guess it will be another year at least before we try going for dinner again on the ‘front.’
N. Adam, Surrey