Living in a three-plex, I have two reserved, covered parking spaces. One space for my car; the other for guests.
Have always felt archly amused when normally kind men swear at bad drivers while behind the wheel. Road rage? Not me.
But for the last two days, a Honda sedan has been illegally parked in my second reserved space. Using duct tape, I stuck two notes on the windshield:
"NO PARKING. MOVE THIS CAR NOW."
"Your car is in my parking space. If you don't move your car immediately, it will be towed. Towing is expensive for you."
"I have guests coming for the holidays," I told the building manager. She said the Honda will be towed in 24 hours.
I was suprised by how aggravated and territorial I felt!
"Refugees are starving and you're upset about a spare parking space?" I thought. "Put this in perspective."
The jerk finally moved his car last night. He tore up my notes and threw them on the ground.
After picking up the litter, as is my habit, I breathed a sigh of relief.