What is it about the holidays that brings out the best and the worst in people? I just got back from the grocery store and don't have much time to blog but I had to share this story on here. And someone will probably comment on here and say, "Oh but you say you're a happy person, why do you always get so pissed off??" but I don't care. People manage to piss me off everyday, but I can still laugh about it.
I had just got my car back from the shop and drove straight to the grocery store to make up for yesterday's lost time. That was mistake number one seeing it is the day before Thanksgiving and to quote from my dear friend ChiTown girl the parking lot at the store could only be summed up in 2 words...CLUSTER F*CK. The place was an absolute zoo, cars were double parked waiting for people to back out each one fighting for the next spot to open. I said, screw this and tried to make my way to the other end of the parking lot to search for an open spot. I was stuck in a jam between cars that weren't moving as well as a woman on her motorized scooter literally in between 2 cars who would not budge so I decided to bypass this lane and turn down another one even though it was one way, and I was going the wrong way. I found an open spot and my car has a pretty good turning radius so I thought I'd just sort of half u-turn my way in (I've done this a bunch of times just not on the busiest food shopping day of the year where there are a zillion other people around watching).
So I turn and the lady that would be parked to my right (after I maneuver my car into the spot) comes out of her Jeep and stands at the end of the spot I'm trying to turn into. I politely wave her on to go ahead and she stands there, GLARING at me and shouts, "You're going the wrong way!" I roll down my window and say, "I know but this parking lot is crazy!" I was still somewhat nice and was just trying to get this lady out of my way. She then says, "I don't want you to hit my car!" Now I'm like WHAT THE HELL?? I told her kinda half joking still, "I don't want to hit your car either but I might hit you if you don't get out of the way!" Well that pissed her off. She started ranting and raving saying that I was going the wrong way and if I try to make this turn I will hit her car. I said that hitting her car would also inflict damage to mine and I am not going to do that, especially since I've only had it less than 5 minutes! I mean come on! I just spent over $2000 on my car do you really think I'm not going to try and avoid hitting another car!?! But what makes this situation completely laughable is the fact that this woman looked like a sweet little librarian or even an ex-nun. She had on a white turtleneck with pumpkin patches sewn on the neck and navy colored docker type pants with pleats. And she drove a Green Jeep. It just didn't add up.
I asked her politely to please move out of the way because now there were a bunch of other cars (actually going the right way) that we were holding up. She huffed and puffed and finally moved away from my open spot but stood back watching as I carefully pulled into the spot and took my time making sure I wasn't parked all cock-eyed. Finally she turned around and stormed into the store and I seriously had visions of her and I on an episode of The People's Court, her screaming at me all red in the face wearing that pumpkin turtleneck. I always try to give people like this the benefit of the doubt, maybe she just lost someone she loved or she herself is seriously ill and just got back from a chemo appointment. Regardless I never want to retalitate with anger and have the situation escalate. We all know what can happen nowadays with parking lot road rage. So that being said, I hope this lady is surrounded by family and friends who can tolerate her psychotic behavior this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving pumpkin necked lady.