Man steals his parking spot, then sees what's sitting on the windshield
Kathleen Shipman 11/30/2016
Imagine that you just had a long hard day at work, you stopped by to grab dinner from your favorite restaurant, and all you want to do is curl up on the couch under a blanket while watching a movie. You pull into your parking lot, and you discover someone else parked in YOUR assigned spot. You already had a bad day, and now you have to deal with this?
Not wanting to address the situation at the moment, you park your car on the street, close your blinds, and hide from the rest of the world, thankful the day is done. One guy (who experienced this exact scenario), thought his problems were over - until what happened the next day.
There are a lot of people in this world that can be inconsiderate of others, even during the holiday season. Take this one guy, who went to work like he was supposed to, only to come home and find someone else is parked in the very spot that he pays extra money for. How frustrated would you be if that happened to you? Wouldn't it make you just want to pull your hair out - or at least call the towing company?
What makes matters even worse, is that the responsible parking spot owner got a ticket for having to park on the street. Understandably frustrated, the man was very upset, and decided to take the high road, instead of calling the tow truck driver to tow the wrongfully parked car away. What he did instead, may surprise you.
He wrote a note, and left it on the car that said the following:
"Hey stranger. Because you were parked in my spot last night (and still are??), I got a ticket for street parking overnight without a permit. I'm broke. These are privately owned spots, and I could have you ticketed and towed. I won't but please don't park in my spot again."
To his surprise, he later found a white envelope containing a note from the wrongfully parked car's owner - that responded with:
"First I would like to apologize for parking in your spot. It was irresponsible on my part and I would like to give this to you to pay for the ticket and whatever else you need. I can be tough around this time of year. Merry Christmas-"
With the kind note, the irresponsible driver left the man $100 for causing any trouble. Wow! Talk about a bad situation turning into a nice Christmas present. Hopefully the spot-stealing driver won't make the same mistake again in the future, and will remember to do the right thing next time instead.
Watch this video to get a reminder of what doing the right thing looks like.
People can still surprise us in the world, if we only give them an opportunity to do so. The man could have towed the other man's car, but he gave him a chance to try and make things right--and he did.