I was sitting in a lobby Thursday morning waiting for an oil change. The television was blaring the breaking news of the Northwest.
I sat down just in time to hear about the Seattle attorney who had apparently reached his limit with people ignoring parking space lines. He was arrested for keying car doors of vehicles taking up more than one spot. Now if you’ve ever tried to park in Seattle, you understand his frustration. But . . .
I laughed out loud.
The visual: A man in an expensive three-piece suit with a leather briefcase or laptop bag glances around to see if anyone’s watching. Then he rakes his car keys across someone’s door.
I wonder: Did he growl as he did it? Did he grin? Was he satisfied? Only for a moment. He kept doing it. Did people stop being inconsiderate? NO! Did keying those cars make the world a better place.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to say, “If you can’t park that thing, you shouldn’t drive it.” People used to respect lines. Not anymore. Every time I go somewhere, I have to move to the edge of the road at least once to avoid some huge vehicle that crosses over the center line.
That “You’ll move. I’m bigger than you,” attitude has to change.
If keying cars would stop that, I might be . . . Nah. Not my style.