This woman caused a huge public confrontation when she backed her car into a woman who was attempting to save a parking space by standing in it. Was she in the wrong? Here’s what happened:
The Woman Was Looking For a Parking Spot
She explained, “I was driving around with my husband, looking for parallel parking in a busy area of town.”
A Woman Was Standing In A Spot
She added, “I saw a parking spot that a lady was standing in. She’s a human, not a car, so I start backing into the spot. She kind of waves at me like I didn’t see her, but she moves out of the way.”
She Started Yelling
The woman began to get out of the car and the lady came to the door, yelling that she was rude. The woman added, “Because she’s already yelling, I yell back that she’s the rude one because she was standing in a spot meant for cars in a busy area.”
The Other Car Showed Up
The car that she was saving a spot for approached and was blocking traffic because the lady was yelling instead of getting in the car. She stated, “She told me that I almost hit her with my car. I didn’t hit her because she moved out of the way. If she didn’t move I wouldn’t have backed in.”
The Lady Called Her A Gorilla
The woman explained, “I start walking to my destination and she is still standing in the lane beside her car yelling at me. Before she gets in the car, she calls me a gorilla. The only thing I have called her during the yelling is rude.”
They Passed The Lady On The Street
She and her husband went on with their day and later passed the lady with an older man on the sidewalk. She explained, “I want to ignore her but she sees me and says, “Oh, god.”
The Lady Confronted Her Again
She was called rude again and some other profanities. She added, “I was very careful not to swear because I’m not sure if that counts as verbal assault.” The man that she was with was also yelling at the couple.
She Threatened To Call The Police
The woman’s husband also muttered some profanities and they continued to argue. She explained, “The woman threatened to call the police and I said, “Please do!” Because I feel like how can you argue that a person is a car? And parking spots are for cars? Also, I didn’t hit her?”
She Later Clarified The Situation
“Is there an unspoken code for drivers that if someone is standing in a parking spot, just move on? I argued back because she yelled first. I’ve been conflicted about this since it happened. When I saw he was older, I felt kinda bad.”
Was She In The Wrong?
Was she wrong to back up her car? Should she have handled the situation differently?
She Turned To The Internet For Advice
One person commented, “She shouldn’t have been trying to save a spot like that. But, YOU DON’T DRIVE YOUR CAR AT PEOPLE!”
Another User Commented
“You should NEVER use your vehicle as a tool to get someone to move out of your way. That’s totally reckless and dangerous. If someone is blocking you, then just keep driving. Just because someone else is screaming at you doesn’t automatically mean that you have to start yelling back.”
Someone Else Shared Their Perspective
“Generally speaking, people can’t reserve public street parking spots by standing in them.”
Another Person Suggested
“It kind of sounds like she was just waiting to be picked up.”
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