Friday, November 05, 2010

The Idiocy and Kindness of Strangers

What a strange day it has been. I had promised to get Willow this book she wanted to read, but she had to finish her school project first. The project was finished and handed in this week, so armed with my 33% off coupon for Borders, we headed out and bought the book.

Then we came back out to the car. No, no - don't worry - the car itself was fine. The problem was in the fact that some blind miscreant had parked his black Sienna minivan so close to mine that there was no way I could even get Willow in on the driver's side of the car. And what is even more assinine was that this is a good parking lot - there is a 8" wide double-lined no mans' land between the spots, so plenty of room to go around - but this idiot was parked about 3/4 in his spot, and 1/4 onto mine! Normally I would have just crawled over from the passenger side, but our console comes up between the two front seats - and there was no way I was going to be able to do this with the belly.

So... Willow and I went back into Borders, and they asked over the PA for the customer driving the black Sienna minivan with DE plates to come to the front desk. No one came forward. So, we went to the pizza place next door - same thing - no one came forward. The only other store it could have feasibly been was a toy store - but once again, no one came forward. I didn't know what I was going to do - until this twit moved, there didn't seem to be a way for me to get into the car.

Then this very nice woman in the toy store said if I was okay with it, she would manuever into my car and pull it out of the parking spot so I could drive. She came out with me and Willow to the car and did just that. Thank you, thank you, thank you! And to think - just yesterday I was trying to explain to Willow what 'pay it forward' meant. Now I have a prime example. Thank you!


Discoknits said...

You have been having quite the vehicular week! People can be so helpful though :0)

Kaye said...

Hee hee, I think my verification word sums up how I feel about dingalings that do this (park like that, not the nice pretzle lady that got into your car): Hater.

Odie Langley said...

I am so thankful that you found a good person that could help you out. Sorry you had to go through all that agrivation though. Hope you weekend goes much better

Batty said...

Good thing you found somebody to move the car for you! I've had to crawl in on the passenger side more than once, no fun at all.

kemtee said...

There are angels among us….

(And dipsh*ts who'd be better off leaving their dang minivans in the driveway.)

Trillian42 said...

Please tell me you left a note on the windshield of the other car... I would have been tempted to leave "I hope you don't f*ck like you park, because you'd never get it in", but something nicer and guilt-inducing would probably would have been the wiser choice. :D