July 12, 2007

Okay, that was weird.

And for some reason, I just now decided to notice.

Anyway, I went to my meeting this morning and pulled into a parallel spot on the street, right behind a guy in a Crown Vic with Cobb County, Georgia plates. He was out of his car on the sidewalk, and when I pulled up he raised his hand, almost like he was warning me about something. I didn't think too much about it, since he was bespectacled and wearing a tie and carrying a nice notebook and driving an old man car, so I put the car in park and was about to get out when he came back and said, "I just put money in that meter, and this one's not working--could you back up?"

I didn't think anything about it, and since there was one more space behind me, I just backed up and parked there, and then he backed up from the space he'd been in to the one he wanted me to move out of. We both got out and he thanked me as I put a quarter in the meter, but it just now occurred to me exactly how peculiar the whole thing was.

Why would you pull into a parking space, put money in the meter, then get back in and pull forward one space? And once you got THAT space, why would you worry about a parking meter that's on the fritz? If it's not working, you don't have to plug it.

People are strange.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at July 12, 2007 03:17 PM

Hey-- he was from GA. Nothing more needs to be said.

Posted by: jim at July 12, 2007 03:44 PM

I've actually met people from Georgia before, but never one like this. He sets a new standard.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 12, 2007 03:48 PM

OR you could have given him your quarter and let him move to the open spot.

Posted by: skillzy at July 13, 2007 02:15 PM

WHERE WERE YOU YESTERDAY MORNING!? I reckon this is part of that wisdom you were supposed to be writing down for me, huh?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 13, 2007 03:02 PM