Monday, June 25, 2012

Mr. Parker at the Parking Lot

I met a Mr. Parker in the ITPL parking lot who was in the process of parking his bike so as to block the exit for many other parked bikes. When I pointed this out to him, he said that for him to park his bike properly, they shouldn't have parked their bikes badly. I just got the time to ask him who he thought 'they' were, to which he just shrugged and walked away.

I smiled to myself. For the first time in this kind of a situation, my blood didn't boil. I didn't feel a wave of frustration hit me for not being able to do what I must. I just felt, I did the right thing, and I am fine.
Probably, I am coming to terms with reality without growing cynical. Tomorrow, if I meet another Mr. Parker at the parking, I will probably say the same thing, and won't feel frustrated and humiliated if he just walks away pretending not to care. I feel it's a great victory!

1 comment:

doodlesandmusings said...

A few days ago, I faced the same situation. I left him a note to show some courtesy at least when people ask him to park properly. Also, deflated his rear wheel to teach him a lesson :-) Hope is that this stops him from repeating it again!