Count me as one who used to hate Salt Lake's new parking meter system. I hated that even for a short, in-and-out errand, I had to pay $1. I hated that I had to return from the blue kiosk to my car to place the receipt on the dashboard.
But then, last week, I was with a friend, and she used a quarter for a quick stop. Why didn't I think of that? I still have quarters in my ashtray for the old system.
And she didn't return to the car to place the receipt where it was visible. Turns out you don't have to it says so, right on the receipt! I'd foolishly assumed you had to, like in other cities. Why didn't I ever read the damn receipt?