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(, Thu 14 Jan 2010, 12:10)
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Pay and Display
Whenever I return to my car when I've parked at a Pay and Display car park and find I still have a couple of hours left on the ticket I go and stick it to the machine so somebody else can find it and then not have to buy a ticket. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to think this anonymous act may have saved someone a couple of quid and brightened their day a bit.
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 21:53, 11 replies)
I do that too
or offer it in person. Been given quite a few too!
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 21:57, closed)
That is excellent
I sometimes give mine to someone, but I think sticking it on the machine is a good idea.

*clicks to distract you from me nicking your idea
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 22:10, closed)
I have frequently
had folk approach me as I get back to the car and offer to pay me for unused portions of my ticket. I usually wave away the payment and give them the ticket (I feel that if they have asked then they deserve it for the effort of having asked). This doesnt work in places where you have to enter your Reg No before buying a ticket tho. Anything to stop the council from getting paid twice for the same car parking slot.
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 22:14, closed)
My mother once offered her used ticket
to a man standing in front of the ticket machine. Sadly she had neglected to notice he was in fact the traffic warden. He turned around with a stony face and replied "Madam, did you know that's illegal?".
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 22:33, closed)
truly marvelous
restores my faith in humanity - and our common dislike of this heinous practice.

Happens very, very frequently in my town, as the car parks were free until a few years back. And they wonder why the town centre is dying a death.

Well done you....keep up the good work and have a click.
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 23:36, closed)
I do that constantly, but
have had at least three knockbacks from people who look at you like you've just asked them to help you knock over the local bank.
People (as The Doors noted) are strange.
(, Wed 20 Jan 2010, 1:15, closed)
I do it too
especially in all day car parks.
(, Wed 20 Jan 2010, 5:58, closed)
That's funny
Cos every time I pass a pay and display machine with a ticket stuck to it, I burn the ticket and stamp on the ashes, while laughing.
(, Wed 20 Jan 2010, 9:29, closed)
I going to have to start doing this now so as to restore the natural order.
(, Wed 20 Jan 2010, 15:05, closed)

Why is it always raining on parades in your posts?
(, Wed 20 Jan 2010, 16:58, closed)
A few years back, when my father had to spend a while in hospital, we would do that: either offer the ticket to someone approaching the machine, or leave it stuck on there. Quite a few times we were offered one with a couple of hours left on it, or found one on the machine. It's extremely nice to do, especially as NHS carparks are hideously expensive.
(, Wed 20 Jan 2010, 10:23, closed)

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