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August 19, 2011
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Last week I went on a Target run for paper goods. You know, toliet paper, kleenex, paper towels, all which I find to be cheaper at Target. At least that is what I tell myself. It can’t be for any other reason that I want need to go to Target.

Target makes me happy.

What does not make me happy is when I come out of Target to see my car looking like this (note: my car is the black Civic):

Now I get it; parking is sometimes tricky.

But REALLY?!

Since that would be my driver’s side door I had to sit and wait for “Parker-of-the-Year” to come out of the store. In which I politely asked her for her insurance information lest she able to back up without scratching my car. Which, to her credit, she did manage. What I did not understand was why she didn’t re-park in the first place. I could have gone through my passenger side door but if I backed up and scratched my car I certaintly was not paying for it.

Humpf.

I guess it all ended well. But goodness.

Have you ever met your own “Parker-of-the-Year”?

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  1. August 19, 2011 8:05 am

    UGH. Hate stuff like that!!!

  2. August 19, 2011 8:13 am

    Are you freaking kidding me??? Did she at least apologize or note that that was an idiotic move on her part?

    • August 19, 2011 9:08 am

      Actually no. She couldn’t figure out why I was upset. She kept saying I’m not touching your car. Like she was compeltely blown away that I was upset. She may not have been touching my car but I had to sit in the parking lot for 30 minutes waiting on her to come out!!

  3. August 19, 2011 8:57 am

    Holy crap! Who does that? That may be the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen!

    Once, I came out of the bank and found some woman with a giant truck had parked diagonally in her space and mine. The back end of her truck completely blocked the back of my car and I couldn’t get out. When she came outside she was all, “oh sorry, can’t you get out?” Like I was the dumb one. Yah. Ok.

  4. August 19, 2011 9:02 am

    I cannot believe that she was able to back out without scratching your car!!! What the heck.

  5. August 19, 2011 9:07 am

    Omg are you kidding me? What the hell was her reasoning for parking like that?

    • August 19, 2011 9:10 am

      She never said. She couldn’t figure out why I was upset. She kept saying, “I’m NOT touching your car.” Yeah but I had to sit in the parking lot for 30 minutes waiting for her to come out so I could leave. I was so amazed at how incredulous she was that I was upset.

  6. Stephanie permalink
    August 19, 2011 9:21 am

    I wouldve had her paged in the store saying her car was being towed haha! Bit I’m an evil B like that. I’d also have given her a nice piece of my mind. People never cease to amaze me!

  7. August 19, 2011 9:28 am

    Ha! I agree with the comment above- I totally would of had her paged. There is no way I would wait for 30 minutes to let her finish up her shopping. What the heck?! And for her not to even apologize…wow! She has some balls.

  8. August 19, 2011 9:36 am

    I’m with Stephanie. I wouldn’t have waited for her, I would’ve had her paiged and demanded she move her car (after getting her insurance info). I’m glad she didn’t scratch your car! What a b*tch!

  9. August 19, 2011 9:43 am

    Oooooo that would drive me mental. If I was more bold, I would’ve scratched her car with my KEYS!!!! But I just couldn’t do that. lol

  10. August 19, 2011 10:34 am

    I really can’t believe she didn’t understand. I expected you to say she said she didn’t notice and be apologetic! Some people are crazy. My friend, Lauren, is certified through Cross Fit and teaches a boot camp. So it’s sort of Cross Fit, sort of just her beating the crap out of us!

  11. August 19, 2011 12:06 pm

    W.T.F?!?!?!?!? I cannot even believe that I’m looking at this!!! People are unbelievable!

  12. August 19, 2011 12:41 pm

    I’m a bad parker, but even I wouldn’t do that! Wow. Did she not even notice that you couldn’t get in your car?

  13. August 19, 2011 1:16 pm

    That is some nonsense right there! I show the pic to my hubby and I told him if that’d happened to me he would need to come to calm me down because I would’ve been livid! Insane!

  14. August 19, 2011 3:28 pm

    I am so shocked, can’t BELIEVE that driver! I probably would have tweeted the license plate.

  15. August 19, 2011 5:02 pm

    oh my god that’s craziness! What a hassle too! Glad it worked out though

  16. August 20, 2011 12:12 am

    WOW! I would have been PISSED! I can’t believe some people! Who would think the is acceptable?!

  17. August 20, 2011 7:27 am

    I CANNOT believe that someone parked like that! Seriously! aughghg

    Not that it would make sense if this was the case – but did she have absolutely no space on the other side and were there no other parking spaces to take??

    Good for you for getting the insurance info.

    • August 20, 2011 8:59 am

      No! That’s the thing. This was like 9:30 in the morning. I was parked on the end. So next to me was the curb. There was someone in front of me and then that lady was parked next to me and then there was like 10 open spots. It was crazy!

  18. August 20, 2011 10:49 am

    WOW! That is one terrible park job. At least she gave you her insurance information and everything. Jeez.

  19. August 20, 2011 11:25 am

    Ack! I can’t even believe that! How did she not realize she was parked like that? (Or not care?!) – Props to her for getting out of the spot sans scratches.

    • August 20, 2011 12:29 pm

      I know! I was super impressed that she managed to back out with putting one scratch on my car.

  20. August 22, 2011 8:29 am

    Your parker of the year is probably distantly related to my one neighbor, because he would do something that stupid. :) Search my post titled, On Renting.

  21. August 22, 2011 10:01 am

    Oh my goodness I would cry!!! Did she not think that you would not be able to get in your car or that once you figured out how to get in your car you might ding her up by just trying to drive out? that is just absurd!!! That’s crazy that you waited!! Good move… did the driver feel dumb? she totally should since you called her out, she was probably so nervous backing out as you watched!

  22. August 22, 2011 1:51 pm

    holy shit.

    i showed this to some friends and they were just as shocked as i was!

  23. August 22, 2011 2:06 pm

    seriously? that must have been super target right? Crazy back to school shoppers. haha.

  24. August 22, 2011 8:20 pm

    Bahahaha.. I would lose my mind if someone parked like that and then didn’t even understand what was wrong with it. At my university there are the WORST parkers everywhere and parking spaces are limited as it is so my friends and I started carrying sticky notes that say “you’re parked like a douchebag..” and sticking them on vehicles that were parked diagonally or between two spots or blocking a roadway etc. Rude? Maybe. But bad parkers are a huge pet peeve of mine!

  25. August 22, 2011 8:20 pm

    oh. Dear. God.

  26. JaimeFNP permalink
    August 22, 2011 8:34 pm

    O.M.G. that is INSANE. I would have been SO pissed! LOL. what is wrong with people?!!

  27. August 22, 2011 9:55 pm

    That is crazy! I would have been so mad. And if I were driving, I wouldn’t have even attempted a space that tight. I might expect that more from someone with an older beat up car, but it looks like the car on the left is pretty shiny too! I would have asked for insurance info too even if it was just to make her sweat a little.

  28. August 23, 2011 8:38 am

    Oh man – I’ve definitely met my own “parker-of-the-year” – there are some doozies out there. Haha!

    I’m SO excited for Fall in general – football, sweaters, apples!! GAH! I can’t wait :)

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