Using a Parking Meter


A: Excuse me, could you help me figure out how to use this new parking meter?
B: Sure, it was confusing for me also. Have you ever used a regular meter?
A: Yes, I understood the old one.
B: Well, on this one you can use coins or a debit or credit card; which one would you like to use?
A: Debit or credit card.
B: OK. Now, do you see what the rate is on the sticker?
A: Yes.
B: OK, now that we know what it will cost, put the money or card into the machine.
A: Yes, I can do that.
B: Wonderful; now, this machine asks you the number of your spot, so put that in also.
A: Yes, I'm ready.
B: All you have to do now is take your receipt and put it on your dashboard.


A: Whoa, I never saw a meter like this before; how do you use it?
B: It's simple, once you do it a few times. Do you know how the old one worked?
A: I never used a parking meter before.
B: So we start out by deciding whether you will use cash or a credit or debit card.
A: Cash.
B: Fine, can you read the rate on the display?
A: Yes, I can.
B: Fine. Now that we know what they are ripping us off for, insert the payment.
A: I'd rather not pay, but I have to.
B: Fine, this machine does not ask you the number of your spot, so we can move on, all right?
A: Perfect, let's do it.
B: Now just check the meter to see how many minutes you have.


A: This parking meter is really confusing. Can you help me figure it out?
B: It's just like the old one, but with new stuff added.
A: Yeah, OK.
B: The first step is deciding on debit or credit card payment, so which one is it?
A: I have coins.
B: Perfect. Now, can you see the rate on the sign?
A: I didn't see that, but now I do.
B: Once you know what it will cost, put the payment in.
A: Here it goes!
B: You are doing great! Let's move on to the next step.
A: I am a little confused.
B: Just make sure that everything registered, and then you are good to go!


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