I don’t go to the grocery store very often these days, but when I do, I like to be able to get into my car when I leave.
Today, someone parked so close to my car it is a wonder they didn’t rip off the side mirror. Admittedly, my car, the green one, was parked at a bit of an angle, but I was definitely inside the yellow line.
The situation was made worse by the fact that the remote opener for my car no longer works so I use a key to get in, and the key only works on the driver’s side door. I was unable to reach the lock, so I took photos and trundled my groceries back to the store. I asked the woman at the customer service desk to page the owner of the car and showed her a photo of the license plate. She did so twice, but no-one came to the desk.
So, I went back to my car and explained my dilemma to a passing gentleman who very kindly helped me. His arm was long enough to reach the lock and he opened it for me. Hurray!
After I had loaded my groceries into the trunk and returned the cart, all that was left was for me to get into the driver’s seat. Now I want you to imagine a less-than-sprightly seventy-one-year-old woman clambering over the centre console bum first and then trying to fit her legs in under the steering wheel that was as close to the seat as a steering wheel can get.
If anyone was watching, I’m sure I gave them a good chuckle today. At least, I hope someone got a laugh out of this!
I managed to reverse out of the space without scratching any cars, but I did notice that the offending Toyota Sienna had scrapes on both back panels. I suspect this isn’t the first time that car had been awkwardly parked.