When I went to the LA Fitness in Marina Del Rey on Wednesday night, I took lots of care while parking because the spots are really small in the parking garage. I made sure that I was centered in the spot and even re-adjusted my car accordingly. Unfortunately, the person who parked next to me while I was in the gym didn’t take such care. They parked so close to my driver’s side that I couldn’t get in my car. I stood there baffled for a minute and had to crawl through my passenger seat to get in. After I managed to pull out, barely missing scraping their car, I decided to leave a note to berate them for their stupidity. Believe me, I am NOT a hostile person. I hate confrontation and will generally take a little too much crap before I throw any of it back. However, they put me over the edge and I had to take action. All I ask for is a little consideration. A plea to my fellow So. Cal parkers – just take a second to look before you get out of your car.
Discussing this with my co-workers today, turns out I’m not the only victim of bad parkers. (Not that I assumed I was, mind you.) And I’m also not the only one to leave notes. How many of you have ever had to do this? Is this a widespread trend?