I don’t know what it is, I just could not for the life of me fall asleep last night. I tossed and turned, flipped and flopped all night. There is a lot going on in my life right now – stuff I would not like to discuss until it all comes to fruition, but eventually it will – it will all come out, so fear not, my open book policy with my blog will continue, just not today.
I woke up finally at around quarter to seven. I had fifteen minutes to wash my hair, get dressed and leave. I decided there would be no makeup today because tonight I am having a facial – ya my day is going to go great at the end! So here I am make-up free, feeling exhausted and ready for a full day of work.
I leave my house, realizing I left my car on the street – and I see that obnoxious yellow paper flying underneath my window wipers. I have a parking ticket!
Sushi bf and D have been leaving their van in the driveway because they have materials and garbage they carry in and out of the house on a daily basis so I have been parking on the street and when they leave, I pull the car back in. I forgot last night. How could I forget!!! I got a ticket a few weeks ago for the exact same thing! Now a $15.00 ticket isn’t a big deal, but seriously, now this is $30! I need to make smarter choices!!
Have you ever seen the American show Parking Wars?? I have, and I wasn’t impressed. It’s a bunch of screaming, trashy people harassing Parking enforcement officers and as a government worker, it bothers me that people feel they can talk to these people this way with little to no consequences.
HOWEVER, if I had been away at 3:23 am – exactly 3 hours and four minutes after he originally marked me as parked, I think my manners might have gotten the best of me. I would have been all over him like white on rice! There is a 3 hour parking limit on my street. And yes – I parked WAY longer then 3 hours, but really with school being out for summer and no one else parked on the street, why is my little car so much of an inconvenience?? I know, I know – it’s the LAW! Whatev’s. I will pay my ticket and I will do so with a frown on my face!
The day couldn’t have gotten any worse – or more annoying – or so I thought. I pull up to Tim Hortons (because no matter how late I feel I am, I always get my tea) and the truck in front of me has a license plate reading “bushwker* And it has a moose sticker with three bullet hole stickers on the back. How hillbilly. I shook my head and closed my eyes until it was my turn to order. Thank God for Anna. Anna is the lady who gives me my tea every morning. I tip pretty regularly $0.25-$1.00 so she knows me (and my bright blue car) so she gave me her usual “hi” with a big smile which made me feel (somewhat) better.
As I am driving I slow down to let a few people into my lane who I can tell are trying very hard to get in, despite the traffic, not ONE person waved their hand to say thank you! What happened to courtesy? I thought people were supposed to say thank you when one is polite and does something kind. I mean I could have quite easily hit the gas a bit harder and flown past them to stay stranded in their lane, but no, I was nice. So say thank-you. Now usually it is the youth drivers who do not reply with the hand wave, but today it was an older gentleman, a young woman who had ear buds in and was head bopping and a man with an extremely large turban who was smoking with the windows closed – yuck!
Ya you three people are miserable human beings, and beware, I will still let you in next time even when you don’t say thank you, rarely indicate – young girl this means you – and slow down my impending drive to work. Because that is who I am. I bitch, I complain, I whine – a lot – but overall, I am a nice person who likes to help people out so cut in front, go ahead, and just know – you were on time to wherever you had to be because I let you!