Everyone knows that parking at Costco is hell. My parents used to take us to the Fairfax one on Saturdays and it was a zoo. What a nasty chore it was to go and pick up the necessities for the month. My sisters and I were always happy at the end when my mom bought us a slice of pizza.
I’ve been hitting Costco more often the past few years and usually in the early hours during the week to avoid the parking madness. Well, today of all days, yes, in the 100 degree weather, I have an altercation with a man who STOLE my spot. I was furious!
The current spot owning family unloaded their purchases and I waited patiently for the father to return the cart. WELL, then comes this Mercedes pulling up and waiting on the left hand side for the spot. I wave to the driver to let them know I was there first. I’m like, “Is he blind?” Why is he still waiting?? So the occupant of the spot, pulls out and blocks me from pulling in. GREAT! So then the Mercedes pulls in and parks. Drove in like he OWNED it. My jaw hits the floor and my blood pressure rises.
I know Pipey is in the car but I was really fuming at this point. I debated for a second if I should start something since I had my child with me. But something in me was pushed so I slowly pulled up to the rear of his car and rolled down my window. I shouted, “SERIOUSLY??? Did you not see me waiting for the spot? ” The man did not respond. So I yelled a little louder…SERIOUSLY?? He finally opened his door, shrugged and said, “I was waiting for this spot.” He couldn’t even look me in the face when he said this. LIAR! I then said, “Watch your car,” and drove off. I would have stayed longer had the little Honda behind me had not HONKED!
Pipey and I found a spot pretty quickly. As we walked to the entrance we see that Mercedes Man was still in his car. I wondered, “Did I scare him?”. My shopping stint would not take long since I only had three items to pick up. As Pipey steered the cart, I became more concerned…perhaps I should be WATCHING my own car!
As we exited the store, I see that Mercedes Man is not in his car but then I catch a glimpse of a little girl around the age of 8 or 9 jumping from the trunk of the car to the middle seats. WHO KEEPS THEIR CHILD IN THE CAR IN THIS HEAT?? I wanted to report him instantly but wasn’t sure if the car had the AC running or not. But I figured she was old enough to walk out of the car if she wanted to.
When we got home, I thoroughly checked my car to see if there were any new scratches or dents. All clear. Then I proceeded to log on to my email and chat. I immediately shared my Costco experience with Heather, Annie Meemo, and el Rosso. Heather told me she would have been pissed had that happened to her. Honestly, Heather could send out her small army of children to fight Mercedes Man! Annie laughed about the story but told me to be careful fighting injustices with Pipey nearby. Now, El Rosso. El Rosso’s main question was…ARE YOU SURE YOU WERE THERE FIRST??? So, I could only reply by saying, “F off.”
I told Annie and Heather, El Rosso’s response. Annie said that El Rosso is too precious. Heather LOLs and said El Rosso cracks her up. So again, I told all three of them to F OFF. Heather then advised me to blog. So here I be.