To the lady who knocked on my car window to demand my parking spot,
Congratulations on being the center of the universe! I hadn’t heard about your promotion or else I would have shot out of the parking space without waiting for my children to buckle up. Kids today – they are so spoiled! I feel sick when I think of the precious seconds I shaved off your shopping trip.
And I am sorry I didn’t respond to your knock with the apology you were hoping for. I realize now that when you said, “My husband is behind you and he is waiting for this spot,” I should have groveled for forgiveness instead of saying “You don’t say!” with a smile.
I further acknowledge that you had every right to be confused when I continued to smile at you, making no move to put my car in reverse. It was wrong of me to make you doubt your own righteousness. We lesser folks sometimes have a hard time recognizing when we are in the way. I guess that is just one of the many crosses you have to bear.
However, I would like to point out that I did NOT say (as I dearly wished to): “Better scurry on back now; reverse isn’t my best gear and I’d hate to ruin your pedicure.” You must admit: that showed a soupcon of deference.
Have a great day, and good luck bullying the next guy!
Hugs and kisses,