Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Parking Space Snatcher

Something is going on with me and the drop off/pick up situation at school. The other moms aren't playing nice.

First I had Rude Hornblower at R's school during drop off a few weeks ago. Now I have Parking Space Snatcher at D's school during pick up.

D's preschool is a small school in a nice neighborhood where all the moms drive one form or another of SUV or minivan. I am perfectly happy with my Lexus 4-door car. I don't need nor do I want an SUV and, quite honestly, I loathe the minivan. But I digress.

The preschool has a limited number of parking spots on a somewhat busy street. Lots of times the moms wait in the street with their blinkers on for spots to become available - which they do every few minutes.

I was one of the blinker moms today. As I was waiting patiently for a spot to open up, a black SUV pulled up in front of me and put her blinker on. Uhm, excuse me? When a spot became available, her and her big ass SUV took my spot. Wow, that was rude!

Fortunately another spot became available immediately after that one, but that's not the point. I was waiting longer, with my blinker on, for a spot. I followed proper protocol and she just came along and snatched my spot.

I debated saying something, but took the higher road (again) and refrained from a confrontation. The only problem with that is now I'm aggrevated and angry for the rest of the day.

This higher road stuff isn't all it's cracked up to be.

3 comments:

  1. Oh we got lots of those here. You name it - hornblowers, parking spot snatchers, middle of the road parkers, cut you off-ers. Sometimes I wish I drove a bulldozer LOL.

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  2. Very true... sometimes the higher road stinks but it will pass until the next drop-off which is just a few hours away! :-)

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