I met a top-secret source for lunch at Le Cheval last week. … Oh my goodness! The things this source told me … With this source’s access to people of all levels of power in Walnut Creek … If I could publish just some of the things told to me: It would rock Walnut Creek to its core!
I would have more than enough material for Peyton Place 2010: Walnut Creek Edition, not to mention the fact that the information would help me give the National Enquirer a real run for the Pulitzer Prize. Of course, this source might have to hire hit men to make sure this information goes with me to my grave. …
But I digress. I really wanted to write about the new cute yellow parking tokens and the new automated pay stations in the city’s three parking garages.
I had my first experience with those when I met my top-secret source for lunch.
I pulled into the Broadway Parking Garage, and at the entrance gate, obtained one of those little yellow tokens. It’s the size of a quarter–or maybe a little bigger. I parked, and worried about where I would keep it. In my coat pocket? In my purse?
So keyed up by the information my source heaped upon me, I forgot to get my token validated when I left the restaurant. When I returned to the garage, I found the pay station on the ground floor, near the elevator and stairs. It took me a few seconds to figure it out, where in the machine to insert the token, where to insert the coins. Actually, the cost for my lunchtime parking was only $1. I saw that I could also pay with a credit card.
All in all, it went pretty well. But how about for you? Here’s more information about how these tokens work.