Bad Parking Jobs Meet Karma, Hilarity Ensues

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Living in Texas, you’d think I’d be used to bad parking jobs.



My daily grind typically involves an obnoxious parker just about everywhere I go:

  • my morning Starbucks run where at least two of the regulars have a fetish for using the handicapped spaces when they are in a hurry even though they lack a permit to do so and have been repeated called out by other customers for their “but I’m in a hurry” excuse
  • my work parking garage where double parking seems to be an assumed benefit by some of the drivers of “dually” trucks who take up two spaces daily while only paying for one
  • my neighborhood where I get blocked into my driveway at least twice a month so that I cannot leave my house without finding the driver and having him/her move their car
  • local shopping spots where its normal to “create your own parking spot” by parking diagonally if can’t figure out how parallel parking works

So when I saw this bit of Parking Shaming on, a tiny part of me felt vindicated, even if it didn’t quite address the problems I personally face daily.

A friend of mine bought me these helpful parking citations from Knock Knock to use the next time someone blocks me into my driveway.

I just haven’t worked up the nerve to be this passive-aggressive yet (or perhaps I fear getting my car keyed) but one of these days, I’m worried that someone else’s bad parking is going to cause me to miss a flight if I’m blocked in and can’t leave!

How do you deal with bad parking jobs? Is shaming parking jobs the same as shaming passengers? Is there a specific issue where you speak up and if so, what’s your breaking point?

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About Jennifer Moody

Jennifer is a management consultant and avid volunteer. Her career and volunteer duty travels have helped her log top-tier airline and hotel status annually for the last eighteen years. In addition, she embraces the opportunity to maximize her vacation time by planning extracurricular trips that have taken her to over 60 countries and 48.5 US states. Although she averages 200 days a year on the road, she loves to return to “the homestead” in her native Fort Worth, Texas where she enjoys cooking, gardening, sewing, needlepoint, wine, and cocktail mixology.

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