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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Post Office Parking

Monday, I got the notice that I had received a package from the post office. (Sometimes the people at my college pick packages up for me and sometimes I get a receipt in my college mailbox saying that I need to pick them up. I haven't noticed any sort of reasoning as to whether or not they pick it up for me or have me get it myself. They just do or they don't.) Because in most cases the package is something that my wife's aunt has sent her and the kids, I usually call her and give her the routing number so she can pick it up. Yesterday she was busy with the kids being off school so I agreed to pick it up.

It's been several months since I had to pick up a package and since then, they've instituted the Maquaf pay parking system. It's two dirhams for an hour. On the one hand, it's only two dirhams (about 60 cents) to avoid a 400 dirham (about US $120) fine. On the other hand, I only need about 5 or 10 minutes and what are the chances that the meter maid will come by while I'm in there, right?

I decided that it was worth two dirham for a stress-free wait because you never know how long something like that will take. As far as I could tell, no one came by issuing fines, but at least I wasn't biting my nails the whole time I was in there.


  1. I didn't want to get into the part about the "lady of negotiable virtue" that was flirting with me while I was waiting in line to pick up my package.

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