Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Go ahead, make my day

I have parking in the underground lot where I work and you need a pass to get in.

There are probably a couple hundred spots and they are in demand.

I always park in the same area. There are five spots against a wall, one behind another, for smaller cars and they are clearly defined by lines.

I stay within the lines ... I'll get out of my car to make sure.

There is a woman who NEVER EVER EVER parks within the lines, regardless of whether she is the only car of five or not.

Today she was the third car to park in line and had a quarter of her car overlapping into the spot behind her.

I pulled in just as she was getting out of her car. I parked the fifth spot (yes, I did check to make sure I was within the lines ).

She yelled at me to pull up behind her so another car can fit in behind me.

I responded that she was overlapping into that fourth spot (what should have been my spot) which would have prompted me to overhang into the fifth spot and I was, in fact, happy where I was.

She said that everyone else was overlapping into spots so it was okay. They were ... but by inches not feet like her.

I responded again that I was fine where I was. And I was because:
  1. I don't like to park too close to her because if her parking is any indication, I suspect she is a lousy driver so want to stay away from her.
  2. If all the cars leave before I do, I don't want it to look like I was the one who can't park properly.
She walked away yelling at me over and over that I was selfish.

I sweetly (though sarcastically!) wished that she have a nice day.

She works in my building, probably for the same company I do. How brutal would it be to end up in a meeting with her?!

I didn't want to run into her at the elevator so I took the long way out and back into the building.

7 comments:

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Nikki-ann said...

I'd have done the same as you... I hate it when people do that.

beerab said...

Pft I would have put a sign on her car that says "I park like a jackass"

And if anyone else does it I'd do it to them also!

I did this at my old apartment- would just write "I park like a jackass" on those who would take multiple spots... funny thing is after that people started parking better! lol.

beerab said...

Oh to clarify I'd write it on a piece of paper then stick it to their windshield :D

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I think you are smart to avoid her ...gosh the nerve of some people.

Thanks for dropping by my site.

Teresa said...

Some people really! Hope you don't run into her any time soon.

kelly said...

this is one of the times where I can be smug and talk about no pay parking, no parkades, no parking issues whatsoever where I live. Oh and the 4 minute commute if I catch a red light. Yeah yeah I know at 9 at night you can run naked down the main street and nobody would notice. There does tend to be a lack of excitement here....trade-offs