So I stop off at Starbucks this morning to grab a cupp-a-joe for myself and a co-worker. Innocent enough start to the day, right?
I pull into the parking lot and deliberately choose a parking space with several empty spaces surrounding it. This particular lot has very small parking stalls and I’ve learned to be sensitive about door dings – and how easy it is to both give and receive them. (Aren’t you proud honey!?)
I run inside, have a delightful repartee with the barista and return to my car to find that someone has pulled in on the drivers side of my vehicle…with 4 empty spaces to the left of my car to choose from! A lone female, chatting up someone on her cell phone, has parked close enough that I’m almost forced to door ding her car just to get in my own!
What is up with this – is it just me?
Because I’m open to that possibility.
Really – maybe I’m just overly sensitive about space?
I have the similar issues with someone coming into a large public bathroom and picking the stall right next to me, even though there are dozens of other empty ones to choose from. It’s just so very, very wrong.
Does this make me anti-social? Unfriendly? Stuck-up?
Don’t answer that.
Maybe therapy is the answer.