One would presume that upon arrival at a parking lot, when the attendant rips a claim check, gives you half to place on your dashboard and keeps the other half for record-keeping, that the claim check would say something about the location.
This is not necessarily the case.
Earlier this week, I parked at a $6 lot located in the median strip between Maffa Way and Mystic Avenue across from the then-full Sullivan Station orange line station on the Somerville/Charlestown line.
I was handed the pink claim check, but upon closer inspection, the location stated, “Kingston & Bedford St. Garage,” as operated by Owl Parking of Boston.
Whether Owl Parking operated this lot or whether the lot’s operators bought the pink slips from Owl, I don’t know. But more amusing is that in small print at the bottom of the claim check are the words, “Toledo Ticket Co., Toledo, OH,” which begs the question why a parking lot adjacent to a MBTA station is not made in Massachusetts.