A Hit and Run? Ugh

I have not felt called to blog in a while. I mean…I have…but, have been too lazy to actual sit and type away at my computer. That is, until this evening when I realized the only way to get my blood back down from a boil to a simmer was to type out my sadness about my poor car.

I work out at a gym near my home that is located in this horrible parking lot. The parking lot itself is not horrible–it’s actually quite lovely for a parking lot. It has blossom trees in the spring and always a beautiful sky to be gazed upon above. However, whoever painted the lines demarcating parking spaces in this parking lot must have been high as a kite or wasted. I need to actually take a tape measure to see just how narrow these spaces are, but they are AT LEAST 12-inches narrower than your typical parking space–at least. And that is prime real estate in a parking space. That makes the difference between a car loaded up with door dings and one without.

I suppose that’s enough about the parking lot and its tight spaces. I was exercising at the gym yesterday evening and upon returning to my car saw that the person who had parked to my left had parked in such a way that his/her car’s rear right fender was nearly touching my car’s rear left fender. Boo. I also noticed that I was not going to be able to get in to my car through my driver side door, as the person’s car was so close to mine there was not any way I’d be able to try and squeeze in. I was in such a zen state, having just come out of the sauna and meditating a bit…I was not truly thinking with all pistons firing.

Fast forward in this story: I ended up crawling in to my car through the front passenger side door and driving home. Well, this morning I see HUGE scrapes and scratches all along my rear left fender!!!! <<<<Insert a ton of expletives here>>>> The worst part about this situation is that ever since I saw the scrapes on my car this morning, I can’t stop asking myself why I didn’t take any photos of the car nearly on top of mine yesterday evening? Not even to send to friends with the caption:  Can you believe this jerk??? Ugh. I would have gotten evidence and a license plate.

The super sad thing about this life incident is that it happens all too frequently. It always has. I wonder what it is about a silently sitting parked car that makes it so easy for people to walk away without leaving a note?

I would like to end this sad tale with sending forgiveness out to the driver, who must have truly been out of it to not realize their car was scraping along the backside of my car as they carelessly pulled in to their/ part of my parking space all catawampus –and LEFT their car parked that way.  ??? Oh, whyyyy did I not take pictures? Lesson learned. Thanks Universe.

“Modern motor vehicles are safer and more reliable than they have ever been – yet more than 1 million people are killed in car accidents around the world each year, and more than 50 million are injured. Why? Largely because one perilous element in the mechanics of driving remains unperfected by progress: the human being.” — Tom Chatfield    (I am grateful I wasn’t in my car at the time. Amen)

“In a universe that’s an intelligent system with a divine creative force supporting it, there simply can be no accidents. As tough as it is to acknowledge, you had to go through what you went through in order to get to where you are today, and the evidence is that you did.” –Wayne Dyer

Okay, Wayne. For whatever reason I needed to go through this.  Peace out, peeps! And stay away from those doggone narrow parking spaces!

July 18, 2019. Tags: , , , , , , , . 2019, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.