We have a residence in Ocean City, Maryland and drive up to Bethany to visit it's Boardwalk area and restaurants. We have been not feeling the same warmth and friendliness. We just had the WORST experience on our last visit. We decided to drive up on a weeknight and arrived "after hours". Most of the stores were closed by 10pm. The parking lots were basically deserted. We put several quarters in the meter and quickly did our shopping. Whe arrived back at our car to find a meter officer giving us a 30.00 fine. Our meter had just expired. We were the only car in the parking lot!
I could see if it was a weekend and the lot was full with cars driving around. We were walking to the car as he was punching the tag #.
The town government seemed overjoyed to fine our family and not very nioe when I called to complain.
We will stay in Ocean City to do our shopping and dining from now on. That $30.00 ticket was given to the wrong family!