Story & Photos – Joseph Boyle
Check out the photo I captured at the Starbucks located at SR 512 and South Tacoma Way. Everyone knows the parking, while recently improved, is very limited. That being the case, does anyone have any idea why this driver would do such a sloppy job of parking? Why should one car take up two parking spaces?
I watched the woman inside and outside Starbucks. She really seemed like a nice person. She walked back out to her car and should have easily noticed that her car was not being thoughtful or polite to other drivers. This would have been a grand time to move her car so it was parked properly. She retrieved an item from her car and returned to Starbucks without doing the right thing.
I can’t figure it out. Is she oblivious, legally blind or does she think the world revolves around her and no one else matters? Maybe when she was a child, she never learned to color between the lines.
Do any of you have an idea or theory?
Some people, and I am not saying it is right, can get “out of control angry” with an inconsiderate parker, especially when all other parking spaces are full. The women can then end up with having her paint keyed, windows smashed, tires slashed or body damage from a car parking next to her or a simple irritating door ding. Any of that is trouble this nice lady probably does not want or need.
With our world getting more crowded, it would be nice if we could all try to be more thoughtful.