Parking lot anger turned to do good
I was trying to park my car at a supermarket parking lot and usually try to find a spot where I can drive right through so not having to back out when I leave. I have very bad arthritis in my neck so backing out is painful.
Ahh, but getting parked where I chose to stop was not so easy. A big red truck was parked in such a way that it was almost taking up four parking spaces. I managed to get my car parked not too badly, but was not able to drive right through. Yes, I could have moved along, but I felt this person with the big red truck needed to be spoken to.
There was a man in the passenger's seat and a woman, who was the driver, was putting a little girl in one of those big plastic carts so graciously offered by the supermarket. I asked if she was going right into the store, and when her answer was yes, I said, "Maybe you could park your truck properly. It's taking up more than two parking spaces." Her reply, while barely even looking at me was, "It's a big truck."
I pointed out that there was plenty of space available to accommodate the truck, and she simply said, "I won't be long." I was just in and out myself to pick up a bag of ice at that point, and the truck was left running, for the air conditioning, I assumed. So two things that didn’t sit well with me. A big truck taking up four parking spaces and left running for the comfort of the passenger, while pushing out all kinds of emissions into the surrounding area. I was not impressed.
What makes me the parking lot, and emissions police, you ask? If we all had the attitude of this woman, I'm thinking there might be some parking lot rage cropping up. While angry, I simply walked away, telling myself, I'll do something about this for sure. And I am! Kathy Birt, Mount Stewart