Monday, May 16, 2011

I May Have Heels and You May Be Closer But I Will Win

Not everything in my life is a competition, however, I will admit that sometimes I see a competition where none exists. At other times, I create a competition that might not otherwise have been there.  For example, the other day I had to go to an ATM by our house on my way to court because I have to park where they only take cash. Again with the cash only! I never have cash.  So, anyway, I pull up to the corner bank in a dubious area and ponder parking in the fire lane since it is a walk up ATM and the parking spots are about six feet away. Since this bank was near where I got a ticket last year, I decided not to take my chances and park legally.

Into the first parking spot I went. Just as I was turning my car off, this minivan pulls up and parks in the fire lane. The van is a mere two feet from the ATM and I am pissed! Because of my good citizen ways, I am going to have to wait for another person to use the ATM.

Unless I beat them there first, that is.

Just as the guy was getting out of his car, I was out of mine and running in high heels and a suit.  I jumped a curb, ran through some grass and some bushes and got to the ATM in time. I resisted the urge to yell out "FACE" or some other sort of "nah nah" sentiment and hurried my transaction along.  I turned to find the guy leaning against his car.

Guy: You beat me.
Me: Yes, but you got that awesome parking spot.
Guy: But you are wearing a nice suit.
Me: Touche

Okay, I didn't actually say that last thing, but he did compliment me on my suit. I only slightly felt like an ass.  I also felt like an Olympic athlete.

Then I went to the car to catch my breath.

8 important things being said:

Rebekah J said...

FACE!!! I love it. We use that all the time.

sprinkles said...

I'm not usually competitive either but the other day I went somewhere and could see that it was going to be a little bit before I'd be helped (the employees were all helping other people) so I sat down. A little bit later, a lady comes strolling in. She didn't have to wait at all and got her issue resolved almost immediately. I cursed and walked out because I'd waited all that time and that b*&%$ got helped right away AND I felt like she cut in line ahead of me.

Afterwards, I felt childish about the whole thing.

So I guess in that way, I'm competitive.

hoodyhoo said...

you're a better person than I am -- I totally would have yelled "FACE!" and shook my butt at him or something.

Cindy said...

Good stuff! Glad you "won"...I remember those days of running late, driving downtown and dealing with parking...and not having cash, etc... Stressful!

*~Dani~* said...

Rebekah - we use that so much around here, I think it has lost all meaning.

sprinkles - I think I would have thrown a fit too. What the ? At least you didnt punch her. I would have been tempted.

hoodyhoo - ass shaking! I never thought of that. Wonder how it would work in a suit.

*~Dani~* said...

Cindy - it IS stressful. Stupid cash only system. What has this country gone back to?

Jennifer said...

I would be in big trouble if I went places that didn't take cash. Big trouble.

*~Dani~* said...

Jennifer - Then stay away from downtown courthouse parking lots and dive fish and chips place. That is the list so far. I will keep you updated.

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