Wednesday, January 24, 2007

You Touched My Car

I was just coming back from lunch today and as I got out of my car, I saw and heard one of the funniest things ever.

Two ESL teachers were walking to their cars. One crossed the street. The other walked straight ahead. He saw that another car had parked very close to his, so close that the bumpers were kissing. I could see that he was very agitated. He walked back and forth, looked at both cars from every angle imaginable. You could see his anger growing by the second. The owner of the second car soon returned to her car, got in, backed up and started to pull away. He yelled at her "You touched my car! YOU TOUCHED MY CAR!" The owner of the other car looked at him like he was nuts, pointed out that there was no damage and left. He screamed after her "YOU TOUCHED MY CAR! I'M GETTING YOUR LICENSE AND CALLING THE POLICE."
This happened on a NYC street corner. Parking is often at a premium and cars are often parked closer to one another than they should be. But, when you own and drive a car in NYC you have to expect such things to happen. I wish I could be the fly on the wall when the police department gets this complaint. I'm sure the officers in the precinct will be laughing as much as I am.


Jonathan said...

I live in a tight parking neighborhood. When I get home I curse people who leave gaps between their car and the next. I've parked with 6" behind me and in contact with the guy in front. You just do what you have to.

Was the guy's car scratched or something? Or just the nervous type? (I'd hate to be a student in his class, I think.

Pissed Off said...

no damage--guy is just nuts