A 27-year-old man found himself being yelled at in a parking predicament with an elderly lady on the morning of his dentist appointment. Here is what he had to say:
He arrived at the dentist’s location early, intending to park up at a relatively small underground parking garage. He was aware that the car park could get busy, as the spaces were reserved for patients of the adjacent medical offices.
Not Looking Good
With just ten minutes to spare, all the parking spaces were occupied, prompting him and the car in front of him to circle the garage in the hopes of a vacant spot.
A Pregnant Woman Points the Way
As he continued to search for a parking spot, a pregnant woman emerged from the building and began making her way to her car. She gestured vaguely in the direction of her parking space, signaling her intent to vacate it.
An Unexpected Encounter
As the man saw this tip-off and waited for the pregnant woman to leave her parking space, an elderly lady, seemingly in her 60s, made her presence known.
That’s My Parking Spot
She began asserting her claim, loudly insisting, “That’s my parking spot and you’re in the way, so you need to move so I can get to it!”
Confronting the Elderly Lady
The man lowered his window to engage with the elderly lady and asked her to explain her claim to the parking spot. She responded by declaring, “This person (pointing at the driver) said she would give it to me.”
A Puzzling Situation
The young man found himself at a loss for words, pondering the unusual situation. He wondered whether he should adhere to the elderly lady’s demands. Before he could make a decision, she grudgingly conceded, “Fine!! Take the spot!”
She Found a Better Space
The man parked up and left his car hot-headed, heading toward the dentist appointment. On his way, he noticed that the woman had actually found a better space after all, “which is great, but I really don’t care”, added the man.
A Question of Entitlement
Entering the building, the young man couldn’t shake the strange encounter from his thoughts. He questioned whether he had been in the wrong for not immediately offering up the parking space. The lady, in apparent good health, had demanded the spot despite it being one of the farthest from the entrance, eliminating any concerns about accessibility.
Turning to his favorite online community, the man sought advice on whether his decision to hold onto the parking space was justified. He was unsure if he had inadvertently acted selfishly or if he had been right to stand his ground. Many readers responded with simple and logical comments in his favor. One such example included: “If you get there first, it’s your spot!”
One commenter accused the pregnant woman of “cheating” on the man. “Even if the elderly woman did know the pregnant lady and they had a conversation about her getting the spot, she needs to take it up with the pregnant lady who two-timed her by motioning to you for you to go wait for her spot!!”
Adjustments From the Man
Shockingly, the man actually returned to write an edit into his own comment section: “I think the woman was actually pointing towards her car for the elderly woman all along, not for me”.
That Changes Everything
This new update made a big difference to the dilemma. “Well if that’s the case then yeah maybe it was a kinda selfish move”, responded one reader.
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