It is possibly age-related? But I find the parking meters at the Langley Memorial Hospital and surrounds very confusing.
Fortunately, I have recently been there for attention to a broken finger. Not a big deal.
But if you are in an emergency situation, this is what confronts you:
Have you sufficient and the correct coinage for the greedy machine? It refuses toonies! I, for one, rarely carry a credit card.
Then there is the matter of the amount of time you'll request. How long before you get attention: an hour,
four hours, or longer?
Perhaps you are wealthy and can plunk down the maximum coinage to escape a fine if the meter expires.
Perhaps your finances are limited, however, and you really haven't sufficient time to reason this through if you have a loved one in dire need of attention.
Or perhaps you are elderly and find the route march to and from the meter difficult.
These money-grabbing meters are a step backward. Why not reinstate the attendant who will record your time in and out, and then accept the correct amount for time spent?
Mike Harvey, Langley