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.
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.
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?
(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.)