Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Do You Not See a Problem Here?






Are you wondering where the white line to the right of my driver's side door is???? (as you face the front of my red SUV) What  line you say?  You know....the one that is supposed to define what parking space is "mine" versus what parking space is "yours".


Guess...go ahead and venture a guess....



The white line is under the tires of that Chevy Malibu.  You will just have to take my word for it, but that is where it is.



I came out of the hair salon to find my vehicle had developed a close up and personal relationship with a white Chevy.  HHMM
What to do, what to do???


There is no way to squeeze in the driver's door as the space between the mirrors is about 4 inches.  I can't crawl in the passenger side because the console of my vehicle is pretty high and if I get stuck that would be embarrassing.  Can't go through the back for a couple of reasons. A.  The headrests are way too high to allow me over the seats and the back seat has 2 baby seats strapped in.

Next course of action.  I am parked in front of a sandwich shop, a nail salon, a hair salon, and a Chinese restaurant, Which shall I go to first? 

Nail Salon...Anyone in here drive a white Malibu?  This is where people become idiots.
One women asks?  "What color is it?" (pay attention, I just said WHITE)
"White", I say. 
"I drive a beige Impala."
(Is she purposefully, trying to piss me off?)  No, I need the owner of a WHITE MALIBU.

Deli....Does anyone in here own a white Malibu?  I can assume not as everyone is looking at me like I have personally offended them by interrupting their fine dining experience at Lenny's Sub Shop

Hair Salon.....Wouldn't you know that this is one of those salons where each stylist has their own little room.
Damn, this is not going to be easy.  As luck would have it, I found the crappy parker person in the 2nd room I went to.  She seemed annoyed that I was interrupting her day of beauty.  (don't I feel bad about that? That would be a NO)

She follows me out to the car and says.  "I guess I got a little to close.  I suppose you can't get in, huh?"

In this particular situation, I tried to be kind because the woman was "older" and clearly she had no business driving.  The stylist followed her out and was extremely nervous about her client trying to back out without hitting my car.  So "older" lady got a pass as far as me saying anything to her about her total lack of parking skills. 

Here are my two thoughts for Tuesday.

A.  If you are going to drive a car, pay attention to your surroundings.  That is both when the car is moving and when it is not.
B.  If you can not get a grasp on where you and your car are, don't drive.


The Good for the Day.....No damage done.

The bad for the Day......I wasted about an hour that I needed to be else where, because someone was inconsiderate.

The Weird for the day....I was looking around at some of the web sites and blogs that just deal with bad drivers....well more specifically...bad parkers and came across sharenator.com. (Sharenator guys, thanks for sharing) They had a bunch of pictures of notes left on peoples cars.  I guess it could have been worse. The lady could have hit my car and left a note like this.














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8 comments:

AngelBaby said...

I have had this happen to me too and I don't like it one bit either. I have always been able to get into my car and drive away except one time. It was back when I had just bought my 2005 Mustang and I too parked in front of a Beauty Salon. I was the one getting the Beauty Day! Some one had scraped up the right bumper and left. There was no note and no one saw anything so I had to pay for the damage myself. I was very upset that someone could do this and not even care.

Here's your click ..........

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

Cheeseboy said...

Oh, I would have been a little TO'd to be sure. Even if it was an older lady.

oldereyes said...

You must be a very patient person, Cheryl. The note is unbelievable. Why is it that our automobiles bring out the worst in us?

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Bud

Wolfbernz said...

Hi Cheryl

Why oh why do people have to park like that... I like the ones that take two spots - right down the middle of the line and there is no where else to park! And the note, OMG - talk about you know what!

Clicks for you
Wolf

Trina said...

Old folks drive the worst! I saw an old lady go the wrong way on a one way street and yell and shake her fist at on-coming cars! It was great (only cause no one got hurt)

I'm sorry you had troubles but I'm happy you did because this was a great post!

Clicks!
--Trina

Liggy said...

OMG! A similar thing happened to my husband just last week! He and his buddy went to the credit union during their lunch break when a female driver parked that close, too! Sheesh!!!

But I sure love that picture you found of that note! That is hilarious!!!

Annie said...

I've been in a couple accidents with older drivers. Once one turned left at an intersection in front of me... like... right... NOW. CRUNCH. The other was in a parking lot where she stopped at the end of her row, then drove right into the side of my car. "You didn't stop. I stopped" she said.

I didn't have a stop sign, I thought, as she took her 3 legged walker out of the car and held onto her car with the free hand in order to hand me her insurance card. Her children have a big life insurance policy on her - it's the only reason they would let her operate a car at this level of unawareness.

AngelBaby said...

I have had this happen to me too and I don't like it one bit either. I have always been able to get into my car and drive away except one time. It was back when I had just bought my 2005 Mustang and I too parked in front of a Beauty Salon. I was the one getting the Beauty Day! Some one had scraped up the right bumper and left. There was no note and no one saw anything so I had to pay for the damage myself. I was very upset that someone could do this and not even care.

Here's your click ..........

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby