Monday, December 17, 2007

Free Parking!

We were out and about today, having breakfast for lunch at one of our favorite places, Macs Kosher Style Deli, not Kosher, but definitely delicious.

Then we trekked down the street to Cokas-Diko Home and Garden, a furniture and decorating place right up the street to look for a new end table for our family room. Bingo! We found a reddish milk-painted and distressed round table that was just the ticket!

We walked back to the car to go home for the truck to pick up the table and sitting on our windshield was............a parking ticket.......#$@#%!#$.

But wait, it was not a parking ticket, though the front side did look like a parking ticket complete with the "Santa Rosa" in official looking type. The back side read:

While you shopped
The Meter Maid stopped
To give you a Christmas Treat
The price of this gift

Could cause you a fit
As well as a present so neat

The G & C Elves

Thought your rage could be shelved

If the system could just be beat

So we put in a dime

To add to your time

And keep that maid in her Jeep.

Your expired meter was paid for by:

G & C Auto Body
"Meter Beaters"

Happy Holidays!

Is this a great idea or what? If, heaven forbid, I should have an accident and need an auto body repair shop, where do you think I'll go? Later, when picking up the table, we saw the "Meter Beater" Girl and gave her a big Thanks.

Then, we stopped at our locally owned toy store and bought some goodies for the little boys who will be here soon, Benjamin, Alex and Arjuna. I also found my adult kid toys for the year, so it was a bonus all around. =)

La vita รจ bella.


Quilt Pixie said...

What great advertising at a low cost for the company, and a huge savings for you!

Su Bee said...

Whoo-hooo!!! I've been reading about them for years but never known anyone that lucky. How cool! And how funny that it drives the city fathers crazy; that would be incentive enough to want to do it!
Have a wonderful Christmas!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Meter it, and love the concept!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, love your blog.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Have a look at the Meter Maids at the Gold Coast (near where I live) Were yours dressed like this?