Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Parking Wars

So, we all know that I have issues with people and their shitty parking habits. But, I of all people have the right to bitch about this problem. Getting 2 infant seats and a toddler out of a car when someone is parked incorrectly is damn near impossible.

Today was a little different than most of the complaints I have about parking. We went to the grocery store, and at that time of day, I usually have no trouble getting one of the spots reserved for "Expectant Moms and Moms with Small Children." 3 under the age of three, means I automatically qualify, hands down, no questions asked. I circled around to find they were all taken. I was mildly annoyed, but found a spot right next to the reserved space, what's one spot right? I got out of the car and noticed that the lady parked in that spot was in her car, her car was running, and she was yapping away on her cell phone, not pregnant, and no babies. I gave her a quick "the sight of you irritates me" look, through her window. I unloaded the offspring, struggling not to hit her car (nice of me, considering my history.) Then, as I was headed around to get the Munchkin out, I decided I couldn't let it go. I tapped on her window, and gave her a WTF shrug and pointed to the sign. She rolled her eyes, and kept yapping. I went around and got the Munchkin out of her seat and noticed that "illegal parking chick" was backing out of her spot. Where did she go? To a space 3 down from where she was. Ha! I won. Knocking them out, one moronic parker at a time.

Of course when I was leaving there was a lady loading her 2 bags, while her kids had been sitting in the car. They looked to be about 10 or so. Now, I have been known to "bend" the rules on that spot, like when I was 2 days pregnant and using that spot while shopping without the Munchkin, ( I never took the last spot and I had serious morning sickness) But come on! You're kids are old and you didn't even bring them in!!

Her tag read "APLJUCE"..... I didn't even bother.

8 comments:

Can Doo said...

I feel your pain about parking, too. I drive an Envoy (only a little bit smaller than yours) and when people don't park right or are inconsiderate like that it drives me crazy.
I, also, think that pregnant women should be allowed to use the handicapped spaces.

Hear Their Everywear said...

Rock on!!!

Hear Their Everywear said...

Rock on!!!

Princess Motormouth said...

I couldn't have put it better myself! Parking lots & stupid people in parking lots sends my recently managable (thanks to meds) under control, but let me see an idiot like the cell phone yapper that you encountered, and all hell breaks loose.

Let me just say that I'm proud of you for knocking on her window w/ a shrug! Go go, girl.

K-Mom said...

Honestly, doesn't anyone know how to be a good citizen anymore? It's not really at complex concept. Yeesh.

I have to say, I admire you for not letting it slide. I'm not sure I would have said anything, instead I would have seethed about it all day...

busy momma said...

She paid for a personalized tag and it said THAT?? What an idiot!!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

I am so glad you refuse to let them get away with it.

Poodlehead said...

My niece uses my mom's handicap card to park where ever and if someone questions her about her handicap she tells them she doesn't like to talk about it. ;)