Road Rage at the Park

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
June 25, 2009 9:31am CST
We took the kids to the park the other week. We were having a nice day until we went to the picnic area. At the picnic area there was a little playground and some other things for the kids to play on. As I was getting our lunch out, I heard a lady in a big truck cursing at another older lady for taking her parking spot in the parking lot. I didn't see what happened but from what I gather the lady in the truck was waiting for the spot and this elderly lady swung right into the spot. Now I can understand the lady in the truck being upset but this woman starting dropping the F bomb right away and nonstop at this other lady. She got out of the truck and was banging her fist on the woman's car window and told her to move her car out of the spot. All the while she kept cursing at her and threating to fight her. Finally, the elderly lady in the car moved her car and the crazy lady in the truck got her spot. I felt really bad for all of the kids that had to hear and see this nonsense going on. Luckily my kids were playing at the playground and didn't notice this incident. Unfortunately an elderly man sitting at the picnic table next to me was with his grandson and had to explain why the lunatic lady was acting luck a nutcase and cursing like a crazy person. Have you every seen this kind of behavior at a park before?
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11 responses
@savypat (20246)
• United States
25 Jun 09
I haven't seen this but I believe it happens often, I don't think it matters where you are. I always try to be the one to wait for a place but do get irritated when no one gives me a turn. How did you know i was at the park that day? I didn't see you. Who was I , you ask? The little old lady in the car who stole the parking place. Ha!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
26 Jun 09
You're too funny!
• United States
26 Jun 09
nope-just at walmart for the same reason.some of the elderly drivers don't seem to realize why people's waiting. which does not excuse the driver for dropping f bombs all over the place.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
26 Jun 09
You're right about that.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
26 Jun 09
Good grief! I've never seen that sort of behavior first hand, but I know it's out there. I can't believe that woman was that upset at losing a stupid parking spot. Hmm .. if you go to a park, no doubt it's to get out in the fresh air and exercise. Why would you go and then get upset because you might have to walk a few extra feet because you missed out on the primo parking spot? How stupid. It sounds like the other woman didn't do it on purpose, and I'm sure we've all done it ourselves a time or two. I've had others take the spot I was waiting for and I just move on. What is there to gain by having a hissy fit about it?
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
26 Jun 09
Exactly. I'm sure we've all had someone take a spot we were waiting for before. So what. You get a little angry and curse under your breath and then you find another spot. Just get over it and move on.
• Indonesia
26 Jun 09
I am suprised that almost everybody here, have only had this kind of experience once in a while. But that depends on the neighborhood and major things. In where i live, had it almost everyday, particularly in the streets. I also noticed the same pattern in almost all of asian countries, also in south and latin america. I think it's majorly an effects from economical status and govermental situation.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
26 Jun 09
I think it's just that some people are grumpy and obnoxious all throughout their lives.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
26 Jun 09
Not at the park..wow..that's bad. I think that people get way to excited over silly things. I don't like to get a wanted parking place taken either but that doesn't mean I am going to jump out in front of a bunch of kids cussing and out of control. Thats terrible.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
26 Jun 09
You're right. Some people have no class. They're just obnoxious bullies.
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
25 Jun 09
Wow, while I have seen people get angry over someone swiping a spot in a parking lot, I have never seen that kind of extreme behavior. That's pretty darn scary. Mostly what I have seen is some yelling and beeping the horn and some arm waving. I personally would be afraid to get out of my car, you never know about the person you are telling off, they might be more crazy than you. Too bad the police didn't happen by, they could have had a little anger management session with that woman.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
26 Jun 09
It would have been nice if there was a park ranger or police nearby.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
25 Jun 09
This is so dsad. what kind of example are these rude peole setting to the children close by them. all over a parking space? and to use foul language on top of it. children can be scared when they see adults shouting and fioghting like that. I certainly experienced it as a child and found it to be very scary. Shame on them
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
26 Jun 09
I know what you mean. I felt so sad for the kids who witnessed it.
• United States
25 Jun 09
Wow! Now theres a person who needs a day at the park. I've never witnessed something like that and I would have probably tried to help the little old lady out, of course I would have probably been shot by the battleaxe who wanted the spot since she doesn't sound like a nice person anyway. Oh well, I would have helped anyway, its people like that who cause the rest of us to sit on our hands when something goes wrong. I hope that parking spot stealing witch had a crappy day.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
26 Jun 09
I hope she did too. It would serve her right.
@roberten (3131)
• United States
25 Jun 09
Unfortunately, you will see more and more incidents such as that because manners are a thing of the past; and it is not just the young who are discourteous. We live in stressful times with many rude people mixed into the equation, that is the recipe for an explosion. No excuses, just fact. We gotta get back to the days we tried so hard to leave behind because there is wisdon in our past. We all have to contibute to turning this mess aground or society is sure to get worse. My heart goes out to all of you, even the lady in the truck.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
26 Jun 09
You are so right. I think people need to just take a step back and breathe before they speak.
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
25 Jun 09
Thats just wrong. I cant believe she didn't just go on to another spot and maybe just confront the lady, but no she was banging on the window. That rude and I would of called the cops. That lady might of not meant to literally take the spot. Some people are just hateful.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
26 Jun 09
I agree. It's very possible that the other lady didn't even know she was waiting for the spot.
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
25 Jun 09
No, not at a park. I did see improper behavior by a few Surinamese back here though. My mum and I were about to be brought home by a special public transit van ( my mum can't travel with a normal bus through medical problem unfortunetely the bus was late causing more people to wait for the bus including two Surinamese women who had only waited for 10 minutes, we did for over two hours, doing everything in their power to be able to ride with us whilst the bus was full, so they told us to bugger off ( dropping the F bomb) and pulled us almost out of the bus, forcing me to defend myself, fortunately the driver helped us out and we were finally able to hit the road, whilst they hit the road too It doesn't surprise me that more and more people become symphatisants with extreme right wing orientated parties.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
26 Jun 09
Thanks for sharing.