Rude people at parking areas

@xtedaxcvg (3191)
Philippines
December 26, 2012 8:42am CST
Hello fellow mylotters! I just had a terrible experience inside a mall's parking lot area. After I paid for the parking fee, I was able to spot an open slot on the other side. I needed to go all the way to the end of the stretch and make a U-turn in order to pass the barrier that's between me and that open slot. All the cars in front of me turned left so that open slot was surely mine. But alas, when I got to that slot, a woman was already standing on that slot as if she was waiting for something or someone. When I signaled to her that I was to park on that slot, the woman pointed at the car behind me and said that that slot was already reserved. I got down on my car and told the woman that that practice is not allowed especially inside malls. Her husband, which is inside the car behind me, sped past me since there's a space for him to scoot in and blocked my way. He shouted at me stating that what his wife did wasn't wrong. He even has the nerve to be mad at me. To avoid further inconvenience and possible delay, I just gave the slot to them and approached the nearest mall guard. To my surprise the guard told me to just let it be. I had to go up 4 floors up for me to get another free parking slot. Have you guys experienced this same scenario before? What have you done about it? If you haven't experienced this yet, what would you have done?
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4 responses
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
your annoyance is understandable. there is no rule that a person can reserve a parking space for their car. but this could not avoided at times especially when parking slots are becoming scarce because of the volume of people coming in. it's another story that you were there first and they were claiming that the slot was theirs. i usually avoid altercations. if it couldn't be helped, i would also get down my car and explain. but most of the time, i would prefer to just leave and let them be.
@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
23 Jan 13
Yep, that is the right thing to do and I was lucky enough to have switched to that way of thinking at the last minute. The last thing I would need is a scuffle that would waste my time that is very precious to me. Good thing I was able to think straight and walked away. It's not a sign of cowardice, it's just being more mature than the other party.
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
Hello Xtedaxcvg, the wife was on that spot because she was clearly reserving it for their vehicle, yes they paid for the parking there too. besides, better to give way rather than having a violent confrontation simply because of a parking slot. sad to know it had end up like that but try to shrug it off knowing your supposed to have fun in the mall
@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
30 Dec 12
That's the point. That kind of practice isn't really allowed in paid parking areas. That was the kind of practice years ago in greenhills shopping center and it always resulted in arguments and fights. If that is allowed then you'd see parking spaces with people standing in them saying that it's already reserved. It would be unfair to those who just came in alone. Do you see this kind of practice in parking area malls?
@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
It was better that you gave way my friend. Those kind of people are indeed rude and ill mannered. It's a good thing the husband didn't hurt you. Here in the Philippines, there are a lot of shooting incident just because of one overtook a car. How much more with that situation? So you just did the right thing, give way my friend.
@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
23 Jan 13
It's a good thing that I got away of this situation without harm. Even though the husband was scrawny and fragile, he was very determined and fierce. It was like he was carrying some kind of weapon inside his vehicle and he wasn't afraid to use it. By giving way, I was able to avoid possible confrontation that may have ended to someone getting hurt.
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
Parking area is quite rare in your area... that sort of thing never happened to me... malls have free parking and the space is very wide... even during holidays... there is still place to park... the husband and wife did what they have to do... to the point that they needed to be unethical just to get what they want... I hope they won't resort to a more harsh way just to get a parking slot... a remember a friend who got threatened to be killed just because of such a thing...