another story of a rude man at the parking lot
April 5, 2009 8:25pm CST
hi all! i just responded to another similar discussion about a rude woman. last night, i had another instance with a rude man. i met up with my parents in the parking lot of a store while my husband went around looking for a parking space. we talked awhile and they handed me the stuff that i needed. then when they decided to go, my husband was near the parking spot where my dad was parked. but apart from dad's vehicle, there was another car in front of my husband. anyway, my father pulled out and i stood in the parking space reserving it for my husband. the first driver attempted to park, i signalled to him that i am reserving the space because my husband is going to park. without signalling back, the other guy sped up and parked his car beside me, as his car could fit in the space from where i was standing and the next parked car. i was like shocked because he breezed right past me! so when my husband moved forward, i told him i will ride with him to find another spot because the other car also wanted to park. i didn't really say anything to the other, i just hurried to ride on the passenger seat as there were other cars lining up behind us. then i heard the other driver say to us, "you were behind us and you wanted to get the spot!" i wanted to make the retort that duh, i was standing there reserving the space, so that means i got there first. i mean, i am not really saying that i was right, but it is just courtesy. he was really rude by driving past beside me and insisting on claiming the spot. he didn't even open his window when he did that. and he had the nerve to say something to me. i bit my lip to keep from retorting. i just had c-section and was not in the mood for an altercation. and thinking about it, these kinds of people do not deserve a piece of my mind nor my time. being considerate is i think a gift and a skill. some people don't have it. and that guy obviously didn't have it. take care all and God bless you! happy mylotting! :D
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7 Apr 09
Hello spoiled311, I have been driving for the past 10 years and I came across many rude drivers before. One time, I stopped at the red traffic light and the driver behind me, honked me to move. I really wanted to get out from my car and showed to his face that the traffic light has turned red but I tried to control my anger. Furthermore, there are just too many cases of road bully and I don't want to end up in one.
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6 Apr 09
Hi, spoiled311! Well, it would have been nice for him to ask about the park instead of swinging into the parking space. Standing in the parking space would not be such an good idea. It would have been good if you could drive the car into the parking space, that way you could already have it until you decided to move out. Otherwise someone may just think that you are standing there. I am glad that you were not hurt when this all took place.
6 Apr 09
i have mixed feelings about this... i kinda understand the man's feeling.. he had probably been driving around looking, and waiting around for a parking space, and when he finds one available.. it is 'booked' by someone.. who 'technically' is actually behind him.. meaning if it was first come first serve.. that parking space does 'belong' to the man in front of your husband's car... sorry if my opinion does not agree with yours..