Friday, February 13, 2015

Car Lot Conceding

I was driving through a crowded parking lot looking for a space. I went up one row, then down a second. Every spot was filled, except for the ones on the far perimeter of the lot. Suddenly I noticed movement off to the right. Someone was getting in their vehicle to leave!

I zipped around the corner and towards the soon to be empty spot. However, I wasn't the only one who'd noticed. Another car was coming down the row from the opposite direction. I figured if I sped up I could get to the spot first and turn my blinker on to claim it.

Just before I got there, though, I decided to give the other driver a break.  In the scheme of things, it didn't matter that I would park far away from the store.  As a matter of fact, the extra walk would be good for me.  As I went past the empty spot I gave a little wave to the other driver, who looked surprised and waved back.



Today I'm linking up with Betsy at My Five Men for her 2015 version of the Random Acts Of Kindness Adventure.

23 comments:

  1. Hi Kathy, I'm visiting from Betsy's RAK. I loved your gesture of good will and kindness. I'm sure it changed the attitude of the person you gave up the spot to. Have a great weekend. ~Laurie

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    1. Thanks! Even if the other driver quickly forgot about my gesture it made me feel good. Maybe it was a RAK for me?

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  2. Just reading that made me smile.
    :0)

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  3. Fabulous!! A super kind gesture and another jewel in your crown .
    Blessings

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    1. An interesting idea to think of acts of kindness as jewels. I'll have to think about just how encrusted that crown is.

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  4. LOVE it!! That would definitely make the other person's day. blessings ~ tanna

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  5. Hip Hip Hoorah! What a small RAK that bless that person all day long. Bet she shared that at dinner. Good job. Came over from Betsy's RAK.

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    1. If I was on the receiving end of an act like this I certainly would talk about it.

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  6. I like how you got all excited about the parking spot and then rationalized that it wasn't that import to you, but it might have been for someone else.
    Good job!

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    1. Usually rationalizations AREN'T a good thing; I guess in this case it was a positive.

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  7. That was indeed very nice of you!

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  8. How very kind! I laughed at their look of surprise and the wave back. haha....Thanks for joining in, Kathy....in this case you gave up a little something which makes it even more special.

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  9. Nice one Kathy ~ the little wave repaid you a hundredfold for your kindness . . .
    best wishes ~ Eddie

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  10. That was really kind of you! The parking there sounds much like it is on campus in the afternoons - next to impossible to find a spot! I bet that other person really appreciated you letting them park there so they didn't have to fight to find another spot.

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    1. The college I went to had a very small parking lot, with overflow parking on the street. I quickly figured out that if I didn't have an 8:00 class I'd just head straight to the street.

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  11. How nice of you. I don't like competing for a spot. My biggest pet peeve though is getting ready to pull in one and someone pulling forward from and empty space just to be parked so they can pull out. What nerve!

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    1. I DO like to pull through if at all possible, but if I see someone trying to get into the spot I don't do it.

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