Wednesday, September 17, 2008
So, back to today. The school year began about 2 weeks ago and we haven't had a problem until today when I saw a woman actually pull IN to the front part of our driveway, then get out and stand, waiting for her kid, for almost 10 minutes. I couldn't believe it! Now, Martin thinks I'm making a big deal out of nothing. He's like "Well, if we aren't going anywhere, then who cares?" Yes, that is my Phlegmatic husband :) But me, on the other hand, thinks "Someone is parking in MY driveway! This will give everyone a license to think they can do that too! This is against the law and not right!" I know, I'm probably making a big deal out of nothing. See for yourself - what do you think?
For about 10 minutes I walked back and forth through my kitchen like I was planning a military mission. Should I go say something, or not? What should I say? What if she starts yelling at me? What if.... I don't like confrontation. I prefer silent confrontation, but as I stared at her with evil eyes through the window, she didn't see me. So, plan B. I grabbed Jaden (who is so cute nobody could get mad at me while holding him), and I walked towards her truck. "Um, Ma'am?" I said in my nicest "you might find out I'm a Christian someday" voice, "Would you mind moving your truck? We deal with this all the time and I don't want other people to think they can park here." Before I even finished my sentence, she got a look of embarrassment on her face like "shoot! I didn't think anyone was home" and she said "Oh, sure" and got in her truck and drove away.
Wow, I went through a lot of stress for that little interaction right there. It all turned out okay. At least I won this time :) Still, next time I hope the evil eyes work so I don't have to go back out there!
Posted by Jaimie at 2:52 PM