Maybe you're swinging by the store to pick up some bread. Or picking up dry cleaning. Or meeting a friend for lunch. There's plenty of parking, yet your path is blocked by Slow Parking Lot Walkers.
I'm not talking about someone who's slow because he has a bad knee. I mean the average parking lot walker who strolls (or waddles) in front of your car, without looking.
C'mon, I think, Let's go!
I have two conflicting theories about them:
- They are evil, selfish boors who think they're more important than anyone else.
- Since they're approaching the store, they're preoccupied with what they need there (Okay, I need a can of coffee, burger buns, Sloppy Joe Mix...) and what's going to happen when they get home (...when the food's simmering I can pay the bills and go over the checkbook etc...). They don't notice there's a problem.
Once I park my car (after wishing childishly hateful things on the Slow Parking Lot Walkers,) I think things like Did I forget anything on the shopping list? Should I get fresh butter? Do I have enough soda? Do I want to cook dinner or just pop something in the microwave- shoot- gotta check my online statement to make sure... as I stroll to the store, slowly, not watching where I'm going.