A reader sent me an email upset because her boss had given her a “first and final warning” for a parking incident that went a little too far. That may seem ridiculous, but she took the incident a bit too far. Our reader, who we’ll call Jill, works for a small business that doesn’t have sufficient parking, so Jill parks on the street. The business across the street lacks appropriate parking as well, and their employees park on the road. And here’s what happened.
I parked on the opposite side of the public street and left to get lunch. When I returned another car (that was parked down the street for the first half of the day) was in my spot but there was still room for another vehicle so I parked in front of her. Then a lady got out and started yelling at me. I asked her if she needed help getting out she said no. She continued to yell and was upset that I parked there. I then asked her how she knew my spot was open. She then slammed her door and that was that. So I thought.
Come to find out she is the business center supervisor and she now had a vendetta toward me. She called my boss to complain, he immediately thought this was ridiculous and left it at that. I took him outside to show him where I parked and come to find out she was still in her vehicle and I saw her get out to go inside to her office. I laughed at the insanity of the situation and showed my boss where I was parked and then we both went inside. The other driver then called my company again and demanded to speak with the manager. When he did nothing, she demanded to speak to the owner.
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