We had our presentaion night at the Perth concert hall Monday night. One parent mistoook that for the convention centre. As soon as they realised their mistake they left the carpark only to be slugged $5 for the 5min error.
I paid a couple of dollars to park near the family law courts for half an hour last week, ended up only being there5 mins. Pity that lodging some documents cost me $825 :'(
It's really important to park as close as you can to your venue and then complain about the obvious parking costs - it's called paying for convenience or how-to-make-money-with-parking-spaces. Or, in the country, where it's free parking, simply complain about not being able to park outside your destination. ;-)
Or, in the leafier parts of Melbourne, start a punch-up
at a council meeting and compare your hardship to a popular uprising overthrowing 30 years of dictatorship. Fight the good fight, people.
And can you believe the price of petrol - it's such a hardship having the means to own a house and car and sportsy toys and travel interstate, goodness, have I ranted about airfares yet? My middle class happy sheltered Australia life is soooo stressful. I'm entitled to.......
I wonder how long it would take to cycle to Canberra.
I've been interested to read some conference posters this week about how costs of hospital carparking for patients having chemotherapy etc can be $1100/year - or hear from a 'consumer' how radiotherapy cost her $5400/session.
But in Adelaide, where it's hardly ever necessary to pay for parking, I am philosophically opposed to the concept. Except at the airport where I'm inevitably running late and end up spending $150 on 3 days' parking!
There is a sign on the way into the Convention Centre car park that says it's not a thoroughfare and that you will be charged. Guess there's no shortcut from Mill St to the freeway then, unless you just don't go through the car park.
At least these days the airport allows you some leeway in short term parking, 15 minutes I think. Not quite enough time to buy a bike box.
Still trying to sort out showers for cycling into the city because there's no way I'm driving here.
Dropped into St Vincents Hospital in Sydney last week to visit a friend and it was $17 for just over 1.5 hours. No street parking in sight.
tRicky, just wait for the weather forecast to say 'showers' and hopefully up around 70% probability in the morning and you should be ok. Failing that, check out the timing of the City of Perth sprinkler systems...
I found the building's concierge on the way out (these city buildings are fancy) and he showed me around the bike lockers and change rooms. Hurrah! He also told me they're building substantial new bike lockers and changing areas for cyclists and that they'd be ready in 4-6 months' time. I told him we weren't going to be around that long, to which he replied 'oh I'm sure you will be'. Maybe not on a four month contract...
I suspect that describing Yarraville as "leafier" may well constitute misleading advertising under Australian consumer law. Hopefully the offenders get the book thrown at them but the courts tend not to send "respectable" people to jail unless they've done something really ghastly.
Are you still considered respectable if you pile drive someone into the ground?