Monday, October 11, 2010

The hand kerchief method for parking

Yesterday, Subhash, the son and I headed out at 9.30 or so in the night for an after dinner dessert. We found a sweet spot right opposite the Cream and Fudge store in Indiranagar and so we attempted to park there. We couldn't park forward on, so we decided to parallel park reverse on and we took the car ahead to align along side the car before us. While Subhash was making the cut, there was this Ford Ikon which pulled up behind us and so he cut very awkwardly and was waiting for that guy to go on before he made one more attempt. But the guy didn't budge.

So Subhash rolled down and asked what the matter was. And the guy actually said, I saw this spot before you, and by the time I could come and park, you cut in. And we were speechless. We were hovering around the cars in front of and behind the spot for 5 minutes already. Even if we didn't so what? What does "seeing" a spot amount to? :)) Anyways, I am not sure where this guy saw the spot from. And he kept insisting we should clear out and let him park. And Subhash asked him if he didn't see us attempting to park in various directions and he said no. And so all we could say is, please get on and let us park.

Like they say, you change your language, you can change your ride, but you never change what you are inside. The guy went and got a Ford Ikon for himself but never grew out of his "kerchief" methods! *

*For the uninitiated, a "hand kerchief" is often used as a tool for reserving a seat in town buses (by throwing it in from the window even before you can get into the bus) where 100% of the time demand is 5 times the supply of seats!


SK said...

Hmm it happens in Bay Area too! People never change do they.

Anonymous said...

who won?

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