She Left Her Bed To Drive Him To Get Food, And She Got A Parking Ticket – Was He Ungrateful To Refuse To Pay For It?

A man was studying his freshman year at university and struggled to get around due to his lack of a car. Thankfully, his girlfriend had a car and she was happy to help him get around, but he would soon find that this agreement could come with strings attached. 

Hunger Pangs

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One night at around 11 PM, the man and two friends were engrossed in a game when they felt a sudden pang of hunger. Unable to drive themselves, they turned to the man’s girlfriend, who often offered them rides.

A Surprising Response

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Expecting a probable refusal due to the late hour, the man called his girlfriend to ask for a ride. To their astonishment, she agreed without any negotiation. Without hesitation, she left her bed to pick them up.

A Short Trip

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The woman drove the friends to a food joint, and once they purchased some snacks, she drove them back again just ten minutes later. She dropped the men with their food back home and then proceeded to search for a parking spot so that she could return to bed. 

Restricted Parking

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However, the girlfriend would have to navigate the university parking system. “You get a parking pass for certain lots in the area”, the man explained. “She always parks in a lot outside her dorm, but there are about 10 staff parking spots she is not supposed to park in”.

No Spots Available

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Upon returning to her dorm parking lot, the girlfriend discovered that there were no spaces. This meant that she would have to park at one of the three other parking lots, which were a significant walk away from her dorm.

Illegal Parking

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It was getting very late, and the woman wanted to return to bed without a long walk, so instead of opting for one of the three other valid parking lots, she decided to risk parking illegally in one of the worker-designated spots.

A Costly Mistake

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The following day, her decision gave way to consequences – a $50 parking ticket awaited her. Faced with this unexpected expense, she turned to her partner and their friends for a solution.

Sharing the Burden

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The man described the solution his girlfriend came up with: “She told me that she wants me and my friends to pay for the ticket since she got out of bed to take us, and when she got back, her spot was taken.”

A Difference In Perspectives

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However, the man held a different viewpoint. “I told her that it wasn’t our fault she was lazy and chose to park illegally, and that she chose to take us and she didn’t have to”, the man explained. “I get where she is coming from, but it makes no sense to pin the blame on us.”

Seeking Validation

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The man headed online, posting his conundrum to a community group and requesting, “Please tell me I’m not crazy!” However, the only thing that readers told him was that he was being unfair. “Have some common decency and at the very least offer to pay part of the ticket”, someone responded. “She did you a favor and is suffering for it, so the least you can do is return the favor to your girlfriend and help her out.”

He Was The Lazy One

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Many commenters accused the man of being a hypocrite. “You should take the blame”, someone chimed in. “The lazy statement kinda got me…. I mean you were too lazy to walk yourself to get your own food.”

Split It Between Friends

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Everyone was united in thinking the man was being incredibly selfish. “This woman cares about you enough to get out of bed and drive you and your friends to get food when you could’ve easily called for delivery”, one person commented. “Split it between the 4 of you for $12.50 a piece instead of making her pay 50 bucks on her own, and you will redeem yourself.”

She’s Not A Stranger

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It was clear to everyone that the man was ungrateful. “Late night on a Monday, she helped you out”, another reader pointed out. “Split the bill with her. You’re acting like she is a complete stranger, but you call her your girlfriend.”

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