Meter Maids

Some articles on meter maids, meters, meter, maids:

Bylaw Enforcement Officer - Development of The Field
... Meter Maids initially serviced parking meters, which had been a fairly new phenomenon in North American cities of the 1950s ... police officers only rarely enforced parking meter regulation, the cities required Meter Maids to write parking tickets ... By the 1970s, most large municipalities had Meter Maids, who, through the course of the 1980s the 90's, transformed into Parking Enforcement Officers and were asked ...
Parking Enforcement Officer - By Country - Australia
... The Surfers Paradise Meter Maids were introduced to the world in 1965 by local businessman Bernie Elsey to provide a positive spin on parking ... Instead of issuing tickets for expired parking, the Meter Maids dispensed coins into the meter and left a calling card under the windscreen wiper of the vehicle ... introduced as a countermeasure against the unpopularity of parking meters installed the previous year, the Maids are known for their gold bikini outfits ...

Famous quotes containing the words maids and/or meter:

    The Walrus and the Carpenter
    Were walking close at hand:
    They wept like anything to see
    Such quantities of sand:
    “If this were only cleared away,”
    They said, “it would be grand!”
    “If seven maids with seven mops
    Swept it for half a year,
    Do you suppose,” the Walrus said,
    “That they could get it clear?”
    “I doubt it,” said the Carpenter,
    And shed a bitter tear.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

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