I began yesterday with a water aerobics class and as my day progressed, my fellow humans provided me with several opportunities for reflection.
Why would you go to the YMCA for a workout, but circle the parking lot looking for the closest spot to the door?
An hour later, on my way to my haircut, a pedestrian made me wonder:
Why would you wear saggy pants so droopy that you must clutch your belt buckle to hold them up, rendering yourself one-hand-less?
As I left the salon, I waited while a gentleman arrived and parked, and thinking he was settled, pulled forward out of my own spot. Suddenly I realized he wasn’t done and was coming closer and closer to my car, forcing me to blast my horn.
Why would you back out of a parking spot and not check to see if another car is directly behind you?
It was lunchtime and I was hungry after my morning workout, but first needed to make a quick stop at the drugstore. I would have liked to ask the long-winded lady in front of me:
Why would you plant yourself at the register of Walgreens and engage in a conversation so lengthy that the salesperson is finally resting her chin on her hand as she chats with you?
Okay, at last I could head home. But no, a car was ahead of me in the parking lot and my reflexes were tested yet again.
Why would you drive a standard shift car if you’re unable to pull into traffic without rolling back into the car behind you because of your inept attempts to engage the clutch?
My calm and my car remained intact, but I decided to stay in the rest of the day.
Perfect Calvin and Hobbs.I enjoyed the same phenomena when I took a physical therapy course in part of a public gym. I restrained my self from shouting "You're here to walk the treadmill and read a book for an hour, and you can't start from the back of the parking lot!"ReplyDelete
I've already written in a previous post about the "floaters" during our water aerobics class.Delete
They just bob there, oblivious to the fact that we're there for a class and they're in the way!
Good grief! So true! Be thankful you didn't have to stop at Walmart too on your way home.ReplyDelete
OMG! The mind boggles.Delete
And you could go on and on with this one. Why is it I meet all the strange people?ReplyDelete
I think some of us are just magnets, Red.Delete
Loved Calvin and Hobbs.ReplyDelete
That backing car is why I always find a pull thru spot, regardless how far it is, to spare my paint job from the "don't care to bother looking" group.
Glad you survived. Sadly, I am sure there are days people go home and blog about stupid me.
Calvin and Hobbs is one of my all-time, champeen, favorite comic strips ever.Delete
It continually surprises me that the human race has lasted as long as it has.ReplyDelete
Sounds like it was not your day! I like to park as far from the door as possible- 1- because it kills my neck to look hard over my left shoulder, so I try to prevent having to do that & 2- less folks park as far as possible from the door, leaving me lots and lots of room.ReplyDelete
And 3- exercise for you!Delete
Yes - I didn't realize how annoyed I could have been until I got home. It was more like one nutty incident after another.