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So how's this for a crazy scenario:

I pulled into an underground parking garage in Studio City, CA last weekend. The parking attendant told me to park in the corner next to an orange Mustang. He asked where I was going. I told him I was going to eat at Charlie's Pantry, a local restaurant. He said the first 30 minutes were free and then $2 after that. I inquired to the two hours of free parking I normally get when I patronize an establishment in the building. The parking attendant told me it was free two hours of parking when I valet the car. He said he obviously couldn't valet the scooter so I'd have to pay the self-park rate. Needless to say, I parked on the street instead.
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I think I'd let the restaurant know about it, just to avoid future problems of the same kind.
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2007 GTS 250
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Len Smith wrote:
I think I'd let the restaurant know about it, just to avoid future problems of the same kind.
Trust me. I did. The manager said the restaurant gets complaints about parking all the time. Unfortunately, the restaurant doesn't have much power because the landlord runs the parking facilities, not the restaurant.
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Next time tell the valet to ride pillion while telling you where to park
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I parked underground at the Paseo mall in Pasadena. I was getting a gift card from the theater and some candles, both as gifts. Since I went to the theater first I had the parking validated there. I then bought some candles. I was there for less than 30 minutes, which should have been free parking. The machine wanted $2. I stopped by the security office and the guy told me that I should not have validated at the theater, I should have used the candle place. Although there was nothing he could do, he told me to go back to the candle store and have the manager sign my parking ticket and he would take care of it. Now I'm pissed off as this is silly. I didn't go back up, instead I got back on my scooter and put the ticket in the machine. It wanted $2 before the arm would go up. I went around the arm, leaving my ticket in the machine.
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I was in Austin for a class and when I pulled into the Hilton parking the valet told me to go around the arm and said he would waive the daily parking fee for hotel guests and visitors as long as I didn't park in a car space. Told me to use the stripped areas at the corners of the parking garage. Saved me $36 by riding my GTS instead of driving (not to mention the difference in gas costs.)

Austin allows you to park PTW in city spaces free, even metered ones. Wish Houston did that.
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