June 12, 2007

Road Rage

I was late for our first Mommy and Me class and my girls were both in the backseat screaming. I finally reached the YMCA and waited to make a left turn into the tiny parking lot.

There was a blue Suburban coming in the opposite direction. I waited for it to pass so I could turn. I waited. I waited. The Suburban was barely moving. I could have gone into the parking lot five times by now. Finally it was about to pass but at the last second, it turned into the parking lot. I threw up my hands and gave the woman driver a scowl.

All the spaces in the lot were full but one car was preparing to leave. Even though the Suburban had come in the lot first, I felt this was rightly my spot. Knowing I was committing a cardinal sin, I whipped into the space and left the Suburban to wait for another opening. She wasn't happy.

Ten minutes later I found myself sitting cross-legged next to this very woman in, "Circle Time" and having to point to her while singing, "You Are Special." I was too mortified to say anything about my parking lot rudeness. Hateful Justice has been served.

11 comments:

Jill said...

Hahahahahahahahhaaaaaaaaaa! I LOVE you.

Clyde said...

Bravo! Way to go!... Don't tell anyone we're cousins.

Annie said...

Doh!

I love stories like this. It reminds me I am not alone.

Susan M said...

Whenever someone in a car does something that irks me I think, "What if that were someone I knew from church?" and then I laugh and don't care anymore.

glittersmama said...

You should have ad libbed some words about using a turn signal. I would have taken the parking space too.

1stdaughter said...

Isn't that always the way! Ugh!

Mamie said...

sounds all too familiar.

Melissa said...

My Mom always told me that what goes around comes around... too bad she was right, eh?

compulsive writer said...

Aren't you glad you hadn't flipped her off?

Sarah said...

Or pull a "Twanda!"

(Fried Green Tomatoes anyone?)

Lenny said...

You didn't do anything wrong, the parking fairy just loves you more that her; she's a bad driver.