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  • Insert your ticket, then insert your coupon or validation.

    Sounds simple enough. But my hand betrays my mind, feeding the machine my parking validation before I can command it to stop.


    Nothing. I insert my ticket.

    $15 due

    I glance at the rear view mirror, 2 cars behind me waiting to exit. I glance at my wallet, and then at the machine.

    The gate arm lifts, my foot hits the pedal.
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