Thursday, May 13, 2010

I could see into your window, although you're far away

Who said I wasn't passive-aggressive?

Here's the note I left on a car windshield today, after the driver sauntered into the library in his turquoise high tops:

You do realise, don't you, that when you deliberately take up multiple parking spots not only do you look like a fucking idiot, but people will actually want to deface your car?

You'd think library users would know better.


Wandering Coyote said...

Go you! Hopefully he'll get the picture, and perhaps you'll even wind up on Passive Aggressive, which would be totally sweet!

BeckEye said...

Did you really do that? If so, you're my new hero. The wind beneath my wings and what not.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I feckin' love you.

Allison said...

this is why you should always carry a pen and paper. ;)

mister anchovy said...

Nothing like a car window note to make your day.

LesleyG said...

My grandpa used to have little cards that said something like "Hey, asshole, thanks for parking so close that the only hope I have for getting my car out of here is a fucking can opener." And it also included a picture of Mickey Mouse, giving the finger.

Well done, I say!

Missy said...

Fantastic! I once saw a car on the freeway with a note written in lipstick: "Quick parking like an asshole!".

Johnny Rojo said...


kelly said...

very impressive...kinda like that Tim Robbins movie..."Noise" You are on your way to becoming a vigilante icon!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That would be a dream come true, WC. I pride myself on my passive-aggressiveness.

I really did, Beckeye, and if that's all it takes to be your hero, remind me to alert you every time I bitch slap somebody.

Feck yeah, Dr M. You're pretty lovable yourself.

Agreed, Al. Although I often find my notebook is jotted with cryptic little notes that I have no idea what they mean, but they were obviously important enough to write down.

He's just lucky I didn't key him, Mr Anchovy.

I admire how well prepared your Grandpa was, Lesley! The Mickey finger is a lovely little touch.
I quite like the calligraphy in the photo I used too.

That's way better than "wash me" written in the dust, Missy! I love how somebody sacrificed their lipstick for the cause.

*taking a bow*, Johnny.

I've always strived to be a vigilante, Kelly. Iconography still alludes me, however.

Conky said...

hahaahh ahahhahaha love it!

Jas B said...


Stephanie said...

you are totally my hero

John Mutford said...

Here's an issue I have with the taking up 2 parking spots.
Sometimes I'll go to pull in and the morons parked in 1 and 4 have already gone over their white lines. The only way I fit is parking over the line between 2 and 3. I go into the Walmart, the brothel, or whenever, and when I come back, cars 1 and 4 have gone, and I'm the one stuck with the note on my windshield.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Glad this pleases you, Jen and Jas.

It's the cape, isn't it, Stephanie?

I sympathize, John, I have had the same issue when going into the brothel on occasion. However, I watched this guy park, and knew there were no other cars around. Plus he parked diagonally across the two spots - dead give away.

Charlie said...

Why did I know WC would like that???

I am totally passive, gentle, kind, and a dove for peace.

Does wanting to snap some jerk's neck off at the root for parking in the last handicapped space negate all those things about me?

Westcoast Walker said...

It must have been a deliriously liberating experience to leave that note. The next step of course would be to go all Larry David on the parking moron and harp on about it incessantly while he is browsing for books.

verification word = "cranc", of course we all know that a cranc is a cantankerous anonymous note left to ventilate impotent rage at a person identified as being the violator of some well established social mores.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Not in the slightest, Charlie. I believe that is the standard etiquette for that particular scenario anyway.

I knew I should have followed that errant parker into the library and harangued him, Matthew. Opportunity missed.