Tuesday, March 17, 2009

That is not a parking spot.

Getting Brooklyn up and ready for school while I am nauseous and exhausted proves to be a challenge sometimes, so I usually am still in my pj's with crazy hair and yesterdays make-up smeared under my eyes when I take her in the mornings. There is a drive through drop off area for us parents who can't (or shouldn't) get out of the car to walk their child to the classroom. A few weeks ago I was running a few minutes late to drop her off and I was a mess that morning. I pulled up behind a minivan which was parked at the very front of the drive through (which is next to the entrance of the preschool) and waited for them to pull forward. It didn't move. I waited some more. It still didn't move. Then I realized that there was a small child in there, but no parent. I looked over at the preschool window where I saw three adults standing at the window chatting, so I honked to remind them that this was not a parking spot. Well, they turned and looked at me like I was driving the wrong way on the highway. Grrrrr! I backed up my car, drove to the exit of the drive through and backed in so that I could drop off my daughter and watch her walk into her classroom before I drove home to rest. The whole day I was so irritated by this person who thought that they were entitled to park in the drop off zone instead of in a parking spot only a few yards away. I mean, it would be like parking in the Starbucks drive through and going inside! Seriously?!?!?I am such a rule follower that it just bothers me when other people blatantly disobey the rules. I'm a first born if you can't tell:)

I talked to Brooklyn's teacher about the preschool mom using that as her personal parking lot and she said she would talk to the preschool teachers because they were not supposed to allow that.

Well today I pull up and see that same minivan sitting there, so I pulled up right behind it and waited a minute for them to see me and then I decided to call the office. Yes, I was going to tattle....She started it though. As the phone was ringing the woman in the minivan poked her head up and looked at me through her side mirror, gave me a dirty look and then pulled out of the drive through and parked in a parking spot. Victory!!!


Amy Dubois said...

You go girl!!

The Gsell Family said...

I know EXACTLY what you're talking about! I have to deal w/ the parents that park in the drop off area while I "drop" Mackenzie off. SO irritating! The only time someone does something about people parked is when the bus is coming; then it's like we need to make way for the President! Well i'm glad you were proactive and successful in your "tattling". LOL!

Jenney said...

Omg this is hilarious. Parking drives me crazy!

Anonymous said...

HAH HAH! Good job!!

The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."
~Jill Churchill