Husband asked me to stop by Wal-mart today because we're getting low on toilet paper and Wal-mart is the only one who carries our preferred recycled-content brand. The lot was full and I kept circling looking for a space. My brain process went something like this:
They need to make something like "20-item checkout", only for parking spaces.
Like, a 20-minute visit space for people just wanting to pick up one thing and go.
'Course, you'd have to do something to ensure people didn't abuse it.
But having spikes come out of the ground and pierce your tires at the 21 minute mark seems harsh.
Maybe they could just boot your car after 20 minutes and you could pay to get the boot removed.
And that was the point at which I realized I'd invented metered parking spaces. Which, in my defense, are a rarity in Texas, but still. I have used them once or twice in my life.
Do you ever invent stuff in your head that you later realize already exists? Writing plots can and do count here. OPEN THREAD BELOW!