Service without a clue
Walked into a downtown Seattle parking garage to retrieve my car after a job interview, validation tickets in hand. Gave the parking ticket (only valet parking available) and the validation stamps to the cashier on duty, who dispatched a fellow minion to retrieve my vehicle.
Cashier: That will be $14.63.
Me: ? (pulls out a twenty and wonders why I still had to pay full price)
Cashier: Oh, did you want to use these? (indicates validation stamps)
- (actual response) Yes
- (imagined response) No, you fool, I simply wanted to demonstrate how personally powerful I am that I had my entire visit validated. Do not use these stamps - I intend to return home and frame them.
Cashier: (recalculates parking fee) That will be $1.63.
Is the use of parking validation stamps that uncommon?