Even Parking in Philadelphia is Dangerous

Posted: May 15, 2014 in Articles
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Parking in the city can be pretty hard sometimes, and when you finally find a parking space, there may be a person in back of you that has to wait for the short time it takes you to back into the space. Well usually, people are normal, and, having been in the same situation themselves many times, they patiently wait. Sometimes, however,ย  you will have the misfortune of having a lunatic in back of you who can get very angry. Even if you aren’t parking, these types of people can still become angry for nothing.

For instance, a man was driving behind a car with two women and a child inside. They were in Center City, Philadelphia, where a lot of violent crime takes place. He was really angry for some reason. When she began to turn onto Broad Street, he fired two shots at her car, one of which hit her rear window. Thankfully, no one was hurt. You can read about it here.

This reminded us of a time when we were parking our car. We happened to be on the same street (Lombard). A mentally unstable driver was behind us, and he was enraged because we had the audacity to hold him up in order to back into a vacant spot. We could hear him beeping and cussing, as well as making obscene finger gestures to us as he passed. We’re glad we didn’t get shot at!

by John

  1. julespaige says:

    It has been a long and busy winter. So much going on – As I read this I was reminded of a time when I stopped at a traffic light. Now mind you in some places you can make a right at a red light if there is no traffic or a sign that tells you that ‘No Right On Red’ – but just because you can – doesn’t mean that you have to. I chose not to turn and this ‘gentleman’ was not happy and started following me… I should have gone straight to the police station, but instead I went to a cul-de-sac and because I have a small car I was able to be facing him when he pulled in and just sped by him when he approached. It turns out he was a little old man! Thankfully he didn’t have a gun! I wonder just what he had in mind to scold me for. It un-nerved me so much that I made sure I took a few extra turns going home as to make sure he wasn’t following me.

    We have some family members who like to cut it close when traveling. And then are mad at others when they are late (traffic and all). I like the story of the business man with his fancy exact time watch going to catch a train. He gets to the train station when he should just to see the tail end of the train leaving. The conductor has a watch too – maybe a simple brand… but he is the one driving the train. Lesson here is to respect time and well perhaps leave enough of it so you have a buffer.

    Cheers – And have a wonderful summer. I bet you are going to have another spectacular garden!

    • Hi Jules! That was a creepy story you told. There are some very weird people in the world we are learning. And we agree that others shouldn’t have to be blamed because another did not leave enough time for themselves to get where they are going.

      You have a great summer too. We are working on our garden and getting chickens (finally) too ๐Ÿ™‚

      • julespaige says:

        Speaking of chickens… I read that there is absolutely no difference between brown or white eggs. Some people don’t like brown eggs, and some stores charge more for brown eggs. Go figure?! But I also read that a person should crack all eggs for cooking separately, before combining – if there is any blood in the egg, that egg shouldn’t be consumed. Possibly because with that blood there might be some disease. Shells also make great compost. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Good Luck with your chickens.

      • I would guess that there isnโ€™t any difference. What difference would color make?

        Hm. Iโ€™ve never cracked or seen an egg with blood in it โ€“ although I think if I did find one, I probably wouldnโ€™t eat it anyway!

        Thanks Jules ๐Ÿ™‚

      • julespaige says:

        Some folks thing brown eggs are better. I guess eggs are like people there shouldn’t be any difference just because of color ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Investigate candling eggs. ๐Ÿ™‚ (When you have time.)

        I’ve gotten some eggs ‘that way’ from both the grocery store and from ‘natural’ farmed eggs. So I am always cautious. A few times I’ve also gotten double yolks.

      • I guess so ๐Ÿ™‚

        Perhaps we’ll look into it!

        We have gotten several eggs with two yolks, but most eggs are normal. When we get our chickens, I sure hope their eggs don’t have anything odd in them!

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