THE TACTICAL MANOUVER OF PARKING. "I went to town three times last week. On my first encounter with the Parking Meter I had no florin change, so I rushed into Knipoog Hair Salon to get some. On my second Parking Meter exchange, I again had no change, but this time I stormed into the Downtown Drugstore behind Royal Plaza. Don’t worry, the ladies advised, the Parking Meters are out of order. For my third adventure at the Renaissance Marketplace, I parked accidentally in the yellow zone, and got a stern reprimand from a sour-faced police woman on a bicycle. Then I lined up behind some tourists and waited for them to figure the apparatus out. Luckily, a young Dutch woman came to the rescue, with change and helpful instructions otherwise we would still be there. Overall I am all for it, charge for parking, and use to proceeds to clean up the streets! On a personal note I also love the fact that we now have plenty of available parking spots everywhere. But I hear from shop-owners and restaurateurs around the downtown area that their business took a nosedive with the recent developments, and that clients stayed away."