I am so tired of reading the complaints about parking meters downtown. Are we the only city using them? No. Have they just been installed after many years of free parking downtown? No.
Do they only accept some type of foreign currency that we would not usually have handy in our purse or pocket? No. Did you remember your keys? Yes. Your phone? Yes. Your purse/wallet? Yes.
Then, remember a few coins, before you leave home, plug the meter and stop complaining about it already.