Wednesday 9 May 2018

Reserved Parking Must Be Nice

I hate to keep bringing this up, but it keeps happening to me: My favourite parking spot was taken this morning. 

It happens and it has happened in all of the places that I park in. At some point someone else has parked there, this happens, this is normal and expected.

I park on public streets and so, as I have said many times before, those streets belong to everyone and no one, as they belong to the city.

Yet, we all have our favourite places to park: at home, at work, and while out shopping, I am no different.

This morning it wasn’t a large truck that took my spot, it was a pickup truck towing a boat. 

This person didn’t even park considerately, as I do. I park as far up as I can, so as to leave as much room behind me to park. 

This person was parked smack in the middle so that nobody but them (and cars) could park on either side of them. 

I was then forced to park beside work again, something else I don’t want to do, due to the increased risk of being “asked nicely to never park here again” by a representative of the condo association. 

I will continue to do my best to acquit myself with grace and dignity as I make my way through life. 

I keep reminding myself that there are always a million other places to park, and just find and use one of them.

Yet, there is something about having a spot (or place) that is yours, that says something about belonging, that has a nice ring to it.

I am nomadic, and so nomadic is what I shall be. 

Yet one day soon, I will have a place of my own, a place to put down roots, until then I shall be tumbleweed. 

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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