Last Friday I met a friend for coffee at one of our local coffee shops. I know, I know. I didn’t “check-in” on Facebook or post filtered pictures of my Vegan Coconut Orange Walnut on Instagram, but I swear I really did leave my house and my friend really does exist.
Anyway, I arrived early to assure myself a parking space directly in front of the cafe, since it was raining hedgehogs and lemurs (I’m a writer. I had to made that clichéd metaphor my own). There were two spots available when I first got there, but I had to double back to my house. When I returned, there were was a pickup truck and one remaining spot. No big deal, right? So I prepare to parallel park. I subsequently hit the curb. Then I did the “inchworm dance” with my car. Out, then in. Out, then in. Shimmying myself into the spot behind the pickup truck. The entire time I’m doing this, my windshield wipers working a furious overtime so I don’t hit anything else, there’s a man standing in front of the coffee shop, under the awning. He’s not smoking a cigarette. He’s not on the phone. Just standing there. And just as I am about to successfully make it into my parking spot, he jumps into the pickup truck in front of me and drives off.
Are you $%&#ing kidding me?
He couldn’t wave me down? Tell me to hold on a sec? Put some giddy in his yup and hop in his truck a moment or two sooner so I could pull in easily?
What a jerk.
But you know what? Blood in the Past comes out very soon, so I’m trying to focus on that. 😀
I love that because of technological advancements if you don’t take pictures and check in obviously you didn’t really do any of this. I can’t even begin to imagine why he just stood there. :P. Can’t wait for the book though.
I went to Maryland a couplw weeks ago. Someone actually said “I didn’t know you went away for the weekend, I didn’t see it on Facebook?” Smh
He was a jerk.
Thanks for being excited! Did you receive the opening scene in the newsletter?
Yes I did. I wasn’t sure if I could respond to the email so I didn’t actually express how excited I was for the beginning, but I really really enjoyed it.
No, I don’t think you can respond. I never tried. But I’m glad you enjoyed it!
Hahaha to not checking in. If a tree checks in in the forest, does anybody read the status update?? Okay, that sounded dumb, but you have to believe that when it was still in my mind it was hilarious.
I actually chuckled at that one. Don’t be so hard on yourself.
The jerk was deliberately waiting for you to finish. I’ve seen people do that loads of time. They seem to get quite a kick out watching people faff about parking.
And how dare you not check on on Facebook! Lol (okay I check In quite often but it’s not something I do religiously)
I wanted to faff about on his face. Did I use that right? Probably not…
I thought about checking in at Staples earlier today, but I didn’t buy anything so I skipped it.
It’s kind of right. Faffing about is when someone takes a lot of time and makes a bit of a mess out of something simple 🙂 I’m pretty good at faffing about lol
That’s my new favorite saying. I think I’m rather good at it too.
Well done for keeping your cool and parking. As for the guy watching you, there’s a word for people like him…
Thank you. And the word for guys like that is “JERK.”