Parking meters confuse middle-aged ladies

Dissatisfaction with new Hoboken parking meters continues

I spotted these three ladies having a heck of a time with the new Parking meter robots along First Street the other day.

Took them quite a bit of time to figure out what to do, and I cannot even repeat what they were saying about them. I can say this though – it wouldn’t have been allowed on network television.

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8 Comments on "Parking meters confuse middle-aged ladies"

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Yes having to trace back and forth from car to meter back to car again increases the chance of being hit by strollers , bikes, etc. What the hay just go to Weehawken or Jersey City to shop.

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Lucky for them that the State of NJ STILL allows attendants to pump gas into their cars. Imagine them trying to figure that one out.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

the down side is hope you can speak FARSI.[quote comment=”212152″]Lucky for them that the State of NJ STILL allows attendants to pump gas into their cars. Imagine them trying to figure that one out.[/quote]

hudson
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hudson

Yes, if you just read the instructions it is not that hard. What I find annoying is that there is only one on a block. So if you are parked on the end you have to walk to get to it, walk back to put it in your car and then walk that direction again if that is where you are headed. It is not that I am lazy but I am often pressed for time and it’s just a hassle. I do like that you can use a credit card instead of having to dig for quarters though. [quote comment=”212153″]the down side is hope you can speak FARSI.[/quote]

BklynHobo
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They are not perfect, but if these ladies are too dumb to figure them out, it’s definitely their issue. It’s really simple, but the money in, hit the green button, put the receipt in your car. C’mon now.

klaatu
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klaatu

I find the new meters much more convenient. No more running around trying to get change since they take credit cards.

prag
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They probably have trouble with the ATM machine too.

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