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.
Pete Parker says
What are you the freaking parking police now?
Patty Schumacher says
I guess for the same reason a motorcycle gets to take a whole spot by itself
Author Unknown says
As a rule of thumb, I (and several of my friends) purposely damage vehicles when we see them parked like this. We encourage everyone else to do the same, perhaps these @$$holes will learn their lesson then.
Patty Schumacher says
Then you are no better than the person that took two parking spots
Damaging a vehicle for parking badly is juvenile and downright nasty. Some people are just oblivious or terrible parkers. Leaving a note on their driver’s side window (sticky notes work great, keep some in your car), sends a much clearer and much more polite message to the driver. Just seeing damage to a car doesn’t convey a message, except that some jerk wanted to damage the car! Wow! I just noticed that the ‘car damager’ doesn’t even use his/her name, just ‘author unknown.’ I’ve always wondered about those ‘anonymous’ reporters, now I guess I know.
Oh yeah, kind of like those people with great big huge rigs who park in ‘compact’ spots too! Oblivious or just rude.
Edra Zook says
Joe, thanks for the opportunity for me to look a little closer at the way I carry out my daily tasks. I need to slow down a little and pay attention to how I may be impacting the people I live by and work with and the community I like to serve. Today, I will make my mark by being thoughtful to others.