First off, I have had a set back in my recovery, because of my lower back. Today, I was so happy to be able to go to physical therapy to seek some pain relief.
I got to drive for the first time since my surgery, so after I dropped Caitlin off at school today, I drove myself to the PT. I surveyed the parking lot, to look for a spot with enough room to fully open the door. When you have hip precautions, you have to get in the car in a special way, that requires a lot of room. So, I parked in a spot that was next to a 10 min. spot, thinking that I had a good chance that there wouldn't be any cars lingering too long in that spot.
I walk out of the PT, to see one of the above beasts parked next to me. I'm already feeling my blood pressure rising at the mere sight. It wasn't until I walked over to the drivers side, that I really lost it! The Suburban, was literally, no joke, four inches from my door!!!!
To say I was furious was an understatement!! Here I am with horrible lower back pain, hip precautions, and then I see that! I had evil thoughts of smashing the windows and keying the darn thing, but then I couldn't make a clean getaway, so instead, I decided to try and find the owner of said beast. No luck, and did I mention it was parked in a 10 min. spot?! 10 min. had come and gone many times over while I was trying to figure out how I was going to get in my car. I walked into one of the businesses and asked a receptionist if they happen to have seen the person who parked there. No, she says, and then she decided to help me find the person. 20 more minutes have now passed. After no luck locating the moron who parked next to me, the receptionist, who by the way was elderly, and very smartly dressed, decides she will climb in the passenger seat, and pull my car out of the parking spot. Bless her heart !! You could see her little high heeled feet sticking up while trying to maneuver her way over the console.
If anyone reading this owns one of these, please, please, check to see how close you parked next to the other car,
or next time, you may come out to smashed windows and keyed up doors.
This is not the first time this has happened to me. I have had way too many run ins with these types of cars, and I wonder sometimes what people are thinking when they are driving these things.
Thanks for listening to my rant of the day!
* Apologies to those who own one of these, and are conscientious drivers and parkers.