Monday, April 16, 2007

How Rude!

So it's Monday morning - probably my least favorite part of the week. I'm a little slow moving and not the most social person until I get my first cup of coffee in me. I pull into the parking garage and find a spot that has open spaces on either side and turn the engine off so I can finish applying my makeup (yes, I'm one of THOSE drivers). Within a few moments a guy pulls in next to me in his nice new black toyota camry and gets out of his car. I literally thought he was banging on my window - no, that would be his door slamming repeatedly into the side of my car as he's getting out!!! HOW RUDE IS THAT? I got so steamed I was only seeing red. Is this guy for real? Instead of getting out of my car and freaking out on him - I pulled out a big torn piece of white cardboard and left him some words of inspiration on his windshield. ;-) What a jerk....or worse. I figured, better to leave a nasty note than key his car, which is very much what I was tempted to do.
Arghh!!! Seriously, if the parking spot your pulling into is too small to the point where you bang the crap out of your neighbors door - find another spot!

10 comments:

John n Rach said...

How rude is right! It sounds like you're feeling better and back to your plucky self! :>)

Ron S. Amarillo said...

Kim Next time just key his and move yours!! Rude is right and he deserved the KEY!!

Anonymous said...

Jay's response - "I'd sue!" Hey that could be a song

Tina's response - "Get out and face me like a man!" Jay says that could be a song too...

Anonymous said...

I'm sure it must have been pretty disturbing this morning (happened to me once)... but I'm quite sure there are some people in Virginia right now who really are having a hard time understanding the rude behavior of a lone gunman. It's all a matter of perspective......

Kim & Jason said...

OK - Of course I feel the need to respond to the last comment. There's absolutely no comparison when it comes to the guy denting the side of my car and the shootings at Virginia Tech.

But please realize that at the time this all happened and I wrote about it, I had no idea of what was going on in Virginia.

And if we're going to make it a matter of perspectives, well then I guess no one could ever consider their own situation significant, because there will always be something greater or worse to compare it to.

Jay and Tina said...

I absolutely love what you had to say about perspectives, Kim!
It's true that there are levels of difficult things that take place on a daily basis, the point is you used your words to convey your frustration, you could have shot him instead... now that's perspective.
Oh, and I am sure the people at Virginia Tech would have appreciated if the shooter would have chosen to use his words instead to convey his frustrations...
And Jay says... "Kim you go girl!" And yes I will leave my name...

Jay & Tina

Anonymous said...

Good point, Tina, but just because you get it out (frustration) doesn't necessarily mean you get rid of it...

Oh, and my name's not necessary, My daughter recognizes my voice - be it in person, on the phone or in an e-mail....

Anonymous said...

... and another thing, Tina:

Happy Birthday...

Tina said...

Thanks Tom, for the Birthday wishes, yours is in a few days so happy birthday in return...

It's great that Kim knows your voice but the rest of us who read this blog don't.

You never get rid of frustrations, they are a part of life. They are not the problem, big or small, but rather how you respond to them that matters. Be honest with them and deal with them or keep them piled up inside and eventually you might just shoot 32 people.
Again, I am sure the people in Virginia would have rather had the shooter use his words to express his frustrations.

Kim, I am sure you never thought you would start a debate with this blog. :-)

Kim & Jason said...

Wow! Probably my shortest blog ever spurns more comments than I've ever received at one time.

Great comments y'all!