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A Nice Park Job
Yeah, I'm bad. I abandoned my LiveJournal with no warning. This has apparently caused a lot of people to despair, which baffles me because I'm rather boring.

However, I do have a story that must be shared.

About a month ago (geez, I have been slacking off), I let a coworker borrow my parking garage pass, so I had to park on the street. It's really not a big deal. Sometimes if I see a nice spot on the street I park there anyway. The parking garage is a hassle. I almost always have to drive up the ramp to the fifth level, and the elevator is broken half the time.

This day, however, I was having no luck finding a spot. They keep adding parking meters, so free spots are harder to snag. When I finally found a candidate, it wasn't exactly ideal. It was a parallel spot that was pretty much exactly the same size as my car. Now, I pride myself on my parallel skillz, but this spot was really the Mount Everest of parallel parking. The theme from Rocky started to play in my head. Thanks to my nimble little coupé, I nailed it on the first attempt.

After parking, I actually stood on the sidewalk for a moment admiring my handywork. There was about two or three inches between my bumpers and the other parked cars. You couldn't walk around my car on either side. It was truely a thing of beauty. It was parking poetry.

Now, two hours is your limit at nearly all free parking spots downtown. But some of the side-streets are overlooked by the Interceptors. And being a pretty lazy guy, I left my car in that spot all day. When I left work to head home, it looked as if I'd been busted. But what looked like a parking ticket from a distance turned out to be a note. I was relieved. The note read NICE PARK JOB COCKSUCKER. PARKED ME IN. I laughed out loud. Yes, it was a nice park job. I was all too happy that someone else out there appreciates my skillz.

Then I noticed the twelve-inch groove in my car's paint left by the key of my secret admirer. I still couldn't help but laugh about it.

I'm actually glad that my friend helpmed me recoop my a good chunk of this year's insurance premiums. Last week my car went to the body shop to be repainted. I had it fully detailed inside and out (on my own dime, of course). The car looks brand new again.

I think I might have stuffed the note in a drawer somewhere. I'll have to scan it and show it off.

Current Mood: amused amused

yellzer From: yellzer Date: August 25th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't get enough of that story :)
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pamela67 From: pamela67 Date: August 26th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Some people are arse holes. Leaving the note would have been enough but keying your car? Idiots.

My hubby is very picky about his stuff and takes excellent care of every thing he has. We were at the river trying to fish and some butthole kept running his wave runner back and forth by us being really aggravating. There was a whole river out there that he could have played in rather than right under us. So when pay back time came, the guy was trying to load up his wave runners and hubby decided he'd make it a little harder for him by running up and down the river wide open in front of the boat landing. That night when we got ready to load up, we found that our tail lights on the boat trailer were busted out. This guy is a city counselman and has a beautiful blue truck.... hubby has vowed if he ever sees the mans truck parked somewhere that payback is going to be hell.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: September 8th, 2006 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

RE: A Nice Park Job

Once an asshat, always an asshat.
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jarrett From: jarrett Date: September 8th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: A Nice Park Job

Yeah, the world is full of 'em. But there's no use getting bent out of shape about it. I got my car fixed and had a good laugh.
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