Pay parking or free?

@Chad525 (349)
Canada
March 10, 2010 7:05pm CST
Where I work, there are 3 parking spots right infront of the building (about 5 feet walk to the door), but you have to pay a quarter to park there for 15 minutes. Sometimes people take longer than 15 minutes, so they are running back to put another quarter into the machine. or Beside my work there is a huge free parking lot that rarely ever has any cars in it. It is about a 10-50 feet walk away from the front door, but you can park ALL DAY for FREE if you like. **If you park infront of the building, you must parallel park, while parking in the parking lot you can park whatever which way you want** Would you be the kind of person you would park in the parking lot to save a quarter, or would you park right up front and pay a quarter to save the walk? For those who don't know what a quarter is...replace a quarter, with whatever it costs to use a public pay-telephone in your currency.
5 responses
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
11 Mar 10
I am the kind of person to park where it is free. The quarter business sucks. I have other uses for my money don't you? Besides the walking isn't that far and we all need exercise.
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
If I were someone who works in that building, I will surely take the free parking. Yes, the parking in front of the building is the shorter walk but I don't think it's really shorter when we add all the walks from the office to the parking space, back and forth, for several times a day. Add all that up and that's way lots more than the walk from the farther parking. That's why I'd say I pick the parking where I have to walk longer, not because it's free, but because it's actually more convenient. I don't have to worry about the time and what if I don't make it because something important in the office is up? Then I'm doomed with the meter maids. Also, the walk is technically shorter.
@coffeegurl (1470)
• United States
11 Mar 10
I would park all day for free and walk the extra steps. I have lost weight by parking on the far end of the parking lot when I go shopping, so that I have to walk farther. But then, if I was just gonna be there for 15min, I may pay a quarter to save time.
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
11 Mar 10
I am very cheap, so I would hate to part with my quarter even if it meant walking a few blocks away. The way I see it, I get a free exercise by parking so far away. Plus it saves me the stress of running back and forth if whatever business I am doing takes longer than 15 minutes. Show me free, I'll be there.
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
11 Mar 10
Oh, I'll take walking the 10 to 15 feet. Not really to save a quarter, but because there's no reason to pay $6-$10 hours a day just to park 2-4 car lengths closer. I believe that people who do this regularly are either lazy, stuck on themselves with a God complex, or they need to REALLY slow down and enjoy the few extra seconds of being outdoors in the fresh air.