Friday, May 6, 2011

How Rude!

So, Wednesday afternoon I dropped my son off at the YMCA for his homeschool P.E. class, and then headed to the nearby McDonald’s for what has become a bit of a weekly ritual…free Wi-Fi and a small caramel frappé.  I highly recommend the frappé; however, if you don’t want to feel guilty about drinking it, do not read the nutritional info.

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And all of that has nothing to do with the rest of the post, except that I had a photo, and it happened right before what I’m going to tell you next.

On our way home, we stopped at the grocery store to pick up a couple of things I needed for supper.  We were in the store for about 15 minutes.  On the way back out, as I was approaching the van from the rear passenger side, I could see through the windshield that a young man was putting a piece of paper under the driver side wiper.  I figured it was some kind of marketing flier, but a quick glance around told me that no other vehicles had one.

As I came around to the driver’s side, he walked passed me, with a bit of an “oops!  I’m caught!” look.

The paper I found under the wiper caused me to walk around to the other side of the van and take a look.  blogmay11

 

Hmm…okay, not my best parking job ever, but I didn’t notice it when I parked because there was plenty of room between me and the vehicles on each side (in fact, I would guess that the other car was on the line on the other side).  If I had realized I was (just) over the line, I would have made adjustments.

And what, you ask, did the paper under the wiper say?

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Seriously?  Wow.

 

(In light of some of the comments this post has received, I’d like to clarify that I am not trying to excuse my parking job.  I don’t park like that normally, and in fact will go to great lengths and maneuverings to correct my parking if I pull in crooked or too close to another car.  In this case, I didn’t notice I was over the line because I pulled in directly in between two already parked vehicles with plenty of room on each side of my van.  I just don’t feel that (anonymously!) calling someone a nasty name is warranted, and I thought my readers might get a kick out of it.)

 

 

25 comments:

Birdie said...

Wow is right! The dumb*ss didn't even check the right box off lmao!! You were just barely over the line, what a jerk

Tracy Suzanne said...

Good Morning Holly. What an unbelievable jerk. Some people are just jerks and don't even know it or maybe he does. He's had to be told by now. I love what Birdie said, he didn't even check off the right box.

Thanks for coming by. I really do love your blog.

Hugs...Tracy :)

stephaniegiese said...

Well, obviously people who have time to go to websites like that, print off flyers, and go around leaving them on other people's cars do not have small children going with them to the grocery store. That's a case of having waaaay to much time on your hands. I think that would just make me want to park even worse next time.Sorry you had to go through that!What an a**hat that guy is.

Leah said...

wow...really? amazing what this world is coming to..and i mean that in the most horrified way possible.

aggieam01 said...

Wow, that is ridiculous! He is so smart, he didn't even check the correct box....Awful!

Nadir@StitchSense said...

Absolutely ridiculous! I can't believe that & yet I can. People have way to much time on their hands to resort to such pettyness. I hope someone sets him straight one day. Sorry you had to be the victim of such a rude encounter.

Sheri said...

I'm sorry...I guess I'm the only one who finds this terribly funny. (In a strange sort of way) Can you imagine being so bored in life that you would do that? Oh to have so much free time!

Holly said...

Sheri, it's not that I was oh-so-offended. I was just dumbfounded that people take the time and effort to do that, especially in my suburban area where the parking lots are 3/4 empty (if you look closely, the bottom of the note says something about overcrowded parking). So, I can see the humor in it!

The Cannary's, est. 1985 said...

Did he run off, ashamed at being so juvenile? My guess is yes...I would have laughed and tossed it into the nearest trash. Give harried, busy moms a break!

Simply Kelly said...

have to admit, the flier gave me a chuckle. But if it was on my car I would def be insulted.
~Kelly

Sommer said...

Omigosh Holly, I'm LMAO! I'm sorry and this is totally just my personality but I probably would have said, well better to park like one than look like one! And I would have gone home to print off a few of my own haha. It really does suck when it's you especially if you didn't intend to be a jerk but how was he supposed to know?
I have a school right next to my house with parents who block my driveway and I can't get in and out. It's become public knowledge of the police dept and the school and yet nobody seems to want to enforce the laws. I had one mother curse me out telling my I didn't own the road lol. I would love to put these on their windshields. Even while they are sitting the car waiting for their little preciouses. ha!
Sorry it hurt your feelings but I thank you for the laugh, I haven't had many lately.

chinamommy said...

I thought it was funny too, although I'm sure it really wasn't at the time! More funny that he took the time...what a weirdo! As my mom always says "it made a memory". Hope you're able to laugh it off, esp. since you CAUGHT him!!!!!!
xoxo

Nic said...

Wow! That guy sure had a lot of class... there was PLENTY of room.

Mom in High Heels said...

Wow! I would have chased after him and told him he checked the wrong box and ask if he has time for you to make up a site called you'reanidiot.com and print off a little flyer to give to him. Gah!

Amy said...

what's shocking to me is that everybody who has posted here agrees with you. You basically took space away from the car next to you due to carelessness and asked for dings along your passengerside.

~Crystal~ said...

Wow. That website sure sounds like a positive force on society, huh? Geesh.

The thing about it is, yeah some people are selfish in their parking and are rude taking more space when they don't have to. I had a roommate like that with a fancy car who would park across 2 or 3 spaces 'cause she didn't want her car bumped. But he doesn't know the situation. Sounds like one or both cars on either side of you parked badly and you just had to fit in the space available. And even if that's not the situation, he doesn't know that. It's sure happened to me before.

Richella said...

Too much time on his hands, for sure.

Now, I will admit that I get irritated when I see that someone really HAS taken two spots to park one car, especially in a crowded parking lot. But I don't think I'd ever leave someone a note, let alone an offensive printout from a website! So stupid.

Shug said...

Is this a real site? Oh my....How rude!
Sorry this happened to you.
shug

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Wow! Honestly, I complain to myself or anyone who is in the car with me when I see other cars over the line. Usually I assume it's because they are trying to take up two spaces to avoid getting hit.

However, I cannot imagine leaving a "note" like that for someone, much less having the nerve to leave it while they were at their car. For him to leave a nasty gram IS rude and shows his lack of immaturity for not handling it better once he got caught.

Sorry you had to deal with that.

Country Dreaming said...

Oh my goodness! I agree--How rude!

Happy Mother's day1

Melinda

Renee said...

OMGAWD How rude

The Trotter Family said...

OK, I have gotten one before! I live in a condo complex and the stalls right in front of my house are so narrow its a crime. Seriously, I have a PT (they are tiny) and it barely fits in the lines. Well one day my husband parked it and the tire was sitting on about two inches of the line. We got the "two stalls one car" mark too. What is really funny is that there are four stalls on that side and no one was parked there, plus another ten stalls on the other side of the road open. This person must have really wanted to use that little sheet! Life must be really good if they can complain about something that little!

Barb said...

I think this is a perfect example of not jumping to conclusions because you never know another's story. You parked in what you thought was a reasonable spot, given the space you had between cars. One of those cars moved and left your car looking like a parking hog. The guy who left the note had no idea what you parked into, just what it looked like when he arrived. Perfect example of why we mustn't judge until we walk in someone else's shoes (or park someone else's car)!

FrouFrouBritches said...

OH MY GRACIOUS! I am completely shocked. My mouth is on the floor! I can't believe someone would have the nerve to put that on your car. Rude is right! You were barely over the line. Not even to mention that sometimes you HAVE to park like that because whomever your parking beside COULD've parked over the line and you had no choice. UGH! As my grandmother would say, "That makes me want to shake a knot in his head!" UGH! So RUDE!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I read this earlier and forgot to comment. :s I can understand maybe the person next to you being upset about the parking job, but who made it that kids' life's work to go around leaving nasty messages on other people's cars???