Recently, I took an early evening trip into downtown Olympia to attend a showing by the film society. I made the assumption that if the bank was closed, the parking lot was a safe and easy place to park.
Much to my surprise, when I returned to the parking lot, I had an envelope on my windshield demanding that I pay a fee for parking.
I dutifully paid the amount on the notice (collection was a threat), along with a letter advising how clever it was of them to hide the parking signs in the trees. The signs are virtually invisible from the street or the bank parking lot.
Now I am reminded why I don’t venture to downtown Olympia for entertainment or for shopping.