Like most of Dallas, I was Partners Card shopping last Saturday. I was going north on Preston, headed to Orvis to buy a Christmas present for my brother, and spotted a parallel parking space right in front. I pulled over, put the car in reverse and proceeded to park.
Then, in my rear-view camera, I spy a white Porsche (heading south on Preston) that had crossed over three lanes of traffic pulling into my space. I sat there stunned and watched her try to maneuver her car into my space. As luck would have it, I pulled forward and found a better space. As more luck would have it, she was headed into Orvis too. She had to face me.
She looked at me and said (with a high-pitched, whiny voice), “Sorry, I thought there were two spaces.” Really? There was a fire hydrant. I responded with a big smile and simply said, “OK.”
My question — why do some people think they are so entitled? Is it the Porsche? Is it their age (she was probably mid-30s to mid-40s)? Is it money? Or is it just that they were raised wrong?
Tell me — what has happened to manners?