Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Move over, you're in my spot!

On a regular morning at the office car park (it’s a common carpark for all office tenants who share the building), I wouldn’t have mind if I had to park 2 or 3 levels above the usual. Lately, I noticed, no matter how early I arrive, the usual spots/areas would already be taken up. Then, I discovered where a colleague of mine parks and at that spot, usually 2-3 will be empty.

With extra weight (wait a sec, but I didn’t gain any weight), I just feel very lazy whenever after work I have to fight the stairs, nowadays. 4-5 months back, I’d gladly run up those stairs anytime.

So today, as I approached the usual area, it was full, and so I went down 1 floor to the ‘new area’ and noticed the small 1 ton lorry was blocking the parking lot. So I went another level down and found 1 unreserved spot. As I entered, a car from the wrong direction came up and pointed she wanted to park there. I ignored here and parked. Then she came up to my window and asked if I was going to park and I said yes.

And she asked ‘do you know that this is my parking spot? I’ve been parking here for the past 3 months. Are you new here? Have you not seen me park here?’

I looked at her and told her ‘This is a public car park and this is not a reserved lot. So what if you have parked here for 3 months? I will move if this is reserved, but this is not.’ I was thinking, like I care if I noticed you parked here, u think I security ah?

Oh yes, I can be nasty if it comes to parking. And If I am not in the wrong, why should I move? She starred at me and stomped back to her car. Then she parked at another spot and I heard that lorry move away from upstairs. Actually I meant to wait there and move up again (although its one way) when the lorry leaves, but since she was nasty (though she said it’s just a friendly request to ask me to move), I decided not to budge. (mean, huh?)

And as I walked out of the car, she walked past me and said, ‘you’re going to make someone not happy as I parked at another lot’ and I replied ‘it’s a public car park and the lot your parked in is also not reserved’. She didn’t sound or look Malaysian, perhaps Phillipino or someone who just wants to put on an accent. And she stormed away. Like I care. Hah!

5 comments:

isabelle said...

i would do the the same if i were in ur shoe.hehehe
dia ingat tu parking atuk dia?!
i always park my car next to my boss' reserved park lot.but i never asked people to budge if they park there first.

yatie chomeyl said...

ee berlagaknya. kalau i jd u pun, i will do the same thing...

Dancing Ciken said...

dia ingat parking tu dah bercop kat dahi dia kot. rileks babe...

Fong said...

bongok nyer auntie.. andartu tu.. anak dara tua.. =) selmber kutuk..

reitak said...

yalah...ntah ape2 la

eh fong, now that u mentioned, she does look that part la :P