This past week I had to get something down at the Container Store in Clarendon. Normally I don’t like the idea of a store that sells things like boxes to store your boxes in but I had a particular need I was pretty well stymied by. But when I got to the Clarendon shopping area I found myself circling around three times, trying all the side streets within a reasonable walking distance and still not finding a spot to park in.
Sure, I could have used the parking garage there but I don’t feel right about paying to park so I can give more of my money away. The meters don’t bother me so much, being able to take as little as a quarter, but the garages do. I needed a spot for about ten minutes. That doesn’t justify parking in the $2 garage.
So are there any secret parking spots folks know around that area that maybe I just missed?
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