Sunday, August 27, 2006

No Parking and I mean it!

How can there be peace in the world if two people can't even agree on who gets the parking space?

Ever go to park and you see a space, and then someone else gets there before you. It was a good space too. Close to the destination you wanted to go. Parking meter had time on it. It is the last space in the aisle or street and no one will block you in or park too close to you.

Some people have road rage others parking panic attacks after being slighted by a Parking Pirate. First the panic that some body else will get the space. Then there is the anger and rage because it was snatched away. There you are politely waiting for the car to vacate the space and you giving it room to back out and then....zoom....the Parking Pirate sneakes in and takes it. How do you react?

Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and Middle East mayhem and war. Is it over parking spaces?

In a way it is. It is over land. Who lives were and why? Who was there first? Who was there last?

Then there is the argument over oil and gas prices soaring up and up making transportation problems. Do high gas prices make the panic parkers more dangerous?
Do they make the Parking Pirates more aggressive, unethical and yes, immorial?
If this is the case maybe the United Nations should make a resolution to ban automobiles all together to solve this parking problem.

So, if people do not have cars they do not need parking spaces. Hence Peace in the world.

(Sigh) Unfortunately people do need some sort of transportation and will always need some place to park their horses, bikes, scooters, mules or whatever form of transport they need. Then they must get to that prize which is that Almighty Lottery Winning Prestine Parking Spot.

So the question remains. How can there be peace in the world if we can't even agree on who gets the parking space?


Magarite Elaine said...

What a great post! Living in the Bay Area there are tons of Parking Pirates! Errr!

Thanks for commenting on my last entry. I posted my answer to your question here


fineartist said...

I like your style Chum.

I always park as far away from the door as I can. I need the walkin to stave off this blog butt. Just doing my part for world peace. :)

Oh if only it were that simple...Loved the post though!

Peace and love, Lori

CROAK said...

I always give in to the person who is more aggressive for it. That way I can make their day and also save me some angst. Wish the Middle East would try it sometime!

Plop plop splash....

The Download Munkey said...

Hmm, I always thought that parking pirate was a Asian country issue - I am Asian by the way :)