So yesterday I was in L.A. to meet a business partner and had a heck of a time finding parking. (Go figure.) Then I find a line of meters open so I park. (Hint: when there are a lot of open spaces in L.A....worry!) The meter wouldn't accept my credit card. After several minutes I say "whatever" and begin crossing the street to my meeting, which was only a quick "hello" since I was going to see him today at a conference and I had to hop on a conference call soon.