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Parking Perils

September 14th, 2007 (05:26 pm)
aggravated
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current mood: aggravated
current music: Fleetwood Mac

I'm so ticked off. When I parked my car at a local shopping center this morning, I noticed that the car next to me was badly parked -- crooked and over the line into my space. I actually wondered if I should note the license plate number, just in case. But that seemed paranoid. The space was plenty big; there was a lot of room around my car. I told myself it didn't matter if someone else was a lousy parker. When I came back to my car later, the badly parked car was gone -- and there was a deep scrape on the side of my Prius! That idiot who'd parked so badly must have scraped me pulling out. Of course, there was no note on the windshield. And all I remember of the car was that it had Maryland plates.

Why are some people so rotten? It's not as if the driver wouldn't have noticed sideswiping me. The only time I ever scratched another car in a parking lot (not nearly as badly as this one scratched me) I left a note to apologize and provide my insurance info. I didn't have to do it; nobody had seen me. But it was the right thing to do. Don't I deserve the same consideration?

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Posted by: Allison Stein (astein142)
Posted at: September 18th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)

Because we've turned into a nation of selfish responsibility-shirkers? I've seen people lie, lie some more, and make outrageous excuses just to avoid accepting responsibility for the stupid and selfish things they do. Especially if money is involved.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: September 20th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
bummer

Sorry to hear this happened to your nearly new car. I always console myself by telling myself that bad Karma will get them in the end - makes it seem a little more fair that way.
-Ami

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