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:
- 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.
- 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.
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.