What do you do when you arrive at your parallel parking spot only to realize that you've been boxed in? You know, when the person in front of your car is too close to your front bumper to get out, and the person behind you is too close to your rear bumper? Most of the time I can inch myself out of it, pulling forward and back and forward and back a kajillion times until I can finally squeak my way out. Thankfully, this doesn't happen to me too often, as I live in a civilized suburban town with proper parking lots.
When this happens to you, do you get angry? Do you curse under your breath, throwing your arms in the air? Do you leave a nasty note on the windshield of the other drivers?
One day I was leaving my own parking spot and I looked over to see my friend confronted with that very situation. But did she get angry? Did she curse under her breath? Did she write a nasty note? Noooo sirreeeeee. This girl just cheerfully got into her SUV and abruptly backed up. BAM!!! I stared in horror, waving my arms, thinking that she didn't realize the cars were so close. But paid me no attention. Then she put her SUV into drive and SLAM! She hit the car in front. I mouthed, "Watch out! Your hitting the cars!" Still, no response. She jammed the SUV into reverse again, and CRASH! Again, BAM!
She was finally free. She drove away, undoubtedly bopping along to Britney, not a care in the world
I sat in my car with a shocked grin stuck on my face and wide eyes. I then carefully pulled out of my spot and drove smoothly to the restaurant we were meeting at for lunch. I figured that certainly she knew what she had done, so I told questioned her about the incident in horror-filled laughter. After listening to me she simply stated with a non-chalant smile,
"Well, they were in my way."