Headed towards one of the self pay car park machines, and then suddenly I heard footsteps behind.. which sounded like a hurry one.
"Errr.. ya?" me getting into 'self defence' mode to the thought of a sales person approaching for a donation.
"Can we, exchange parking tickets?"
"Huh?" thinking I heard wrongly.
"Oh u see, we want coupons which are later (ie enter the carpark later) than ours.. cos we are working here".
Oh, then I got it. You see, some malls have this ruling where the first ___ hours is only RM__ (in 1 Utama's case - it's RM1 for first 6 hours). But every hour after that, the rates are charged by the hour.
So, it does make sense for those employees parking for a full day in the mall, to continue to swap carpark tickets to 'maintain' in the 6 hour bracket.
Out of my daze, I gave her my ticket though it was only a 10 minutes difference from hers.. Well, at least it saves her a bit of time there.. and that she & her friends search for the next 'victim' has most likely to go on for the day..
As for me, that's another first experience living in the Klang Valley!
Do you exchange carpark tickets too?