I was walking down a street in the Byward Market during a lull in the rain when something photo-worthy across the street caught my eye. My camera came out and I aimed and zoomed in ... then waited for traffic to clear. A car pulled up past me and parked and two men got out. They were checking out the parking signs and meter and chatting away in an unrecognizable (to me) accent. One of them noticed me with my camera and made a joke about taking his picture.
Except he wasn't joking. Suddenly they both stood still and posed and smiled... and waited. Then they resumed chatting and before walking across the street said thank you. Yes, thank you very much.
I noticed they did not put any money in the meter, but then I also noticed their car had red (diplomatic) plates on it.