I had a meeting down at the Convention Center, parking in the nearby garage. Normally, I would find a meter on the street, but since my time down there was going to exceed two hours, I didn't want to have to keep running out to fill up the meter. So that's why I sucked it up and used the garage which I knew would be more expensive than it's worth. I neglected to check my wallet before I was leaving, as I didn't have enough cash-on-hand to pay my way out. Fortunately I had some change in the car but I literally used all the coinage I had [including a dime under my seat] to pay it off. I was sure I'd be five-cents short and the lady wouldn't let me out.
Parking garages: a definite negative of city living.