Fed up with coin-hungry parking meters? Depressed by dreary, scary multi-storey car parks? Yearning for an old-fashioned, friendly, supervised, flat-earth place to leave your vehicle?
Well, no need to dream if you're in central Birmingham. Simply head for the parking lot in Bromsgrove Street, a short step from the Hippodrome Theatre, and all the delights of this splendid, vibrant city.
I arrived just after midday and my £2.50 bought me a space for the rest of the day.
No worries about finding change, the ever-cheerful Norman was delighted to sort out my proffered fiver.
Always dapper, Norman clearly takes a pride in 'his' car park - and cares about the security of his customers and of the vehicles placed in his care.
Anyone in a 'service industry' could learn a thing or two from Norman. Hurrah for him!