26 March 2009

This Way Thurs-Way 1: About Double Parking

Thursday, March 26, 2009

This is my first entry to This Way Thurs-Way. It is a new Thursday weekly meme of roads & its signs, signages, paths, passages, street scenes & the likes. You can read some interesting footnotes about the origin of this meme at Today's Blah.

Some of my friends might already have seen these photos here, but I thought that they matched today's host theme. I think this meme is a great idea, because sometimes we can see the weirdest things on the streets.

This incident here happened one day before new year. My family went to the mall and had a splendid afternoon. But returning to our parking spot, we were about to find out something very inconvenient. A driver had been double parking right in front of us, simultaneously blocking in 2 cars. This actually wouldn’t be so bad on rush hours like that, if only the hand brake was left off. That way other drivers could push the car a little forward or backward to leave the parking spot. But no, this driver had to be so ignorant about it and moreover put a lock on the control stick. We were trapped! My father in law reported this situation to the mall’s parking security. Public announcements as well as pushing the car together turned out as useless attempts… and all that we could do was hoping this person appeared as soon as possible.

It took almost one hour for him to show up and no apology at all! Can you imagine waiting for so long with three children, two of them still toddlers. My nephew had just celebrated his first birthday a few days before. After around 20 minutes waiting, he began to become impatient and was whining for his bottle. It was a good thing that his mom was well prepared. We were thinking about taking a cab to get home. Please, don't be so careless when you park! Thank you.

8 appreciated note(s):

Today's Blah... said...

This is quite irritating but somehow funny if you look at it this time. It also happens here a lot. And if you're on a mall's parking lot or any establishment's park area you go to the customer service to have the owner paged and be known to all about his wrong parking, hahahah...

Today's Blah... said...

Oh, BTW thank you for linking me and for your kind comments too on my blog and for joing this meme. My cuzin would be so happy.

Ebie said...

Some people are just so inconsiderate. There are times when they encroach on the other space. I think this is a nice meme. Welcome aboard.

This Way, Thurs-Way said...

This is one great way to show how you support for this new meme. Thank you very much and it is a cool entry.

Bryan said...

Wow, not even an apology? You seem to have taken this very well. Most people I know would have gotten very, very angry.

Vicky said...

I would be fumed too if I were in your situation.

ROSIDAH said...

Ehm...Bryan...I might have left out the part of an angry grandfather. He was with three young grandchildren, you know ;p.

this way said...

You are now linked at TWTW meme, thank you for being the first few participants. Let's keep going and spread the word.