Before I started this job I would not have listed "parallel parking" as a job strength- but let me tell you I can get into those tight places. And spot a parking spot- I've developed a built in radar for parking spots.
While talking to the sales folks, we were told that we could sign up to get one that somone else ordered, but turned down and that might put us higher on the list. So we did and told them that we would take whatever model or color became available.
That was Friday night and Max had done 7 visits that day, two more than normal. She didn't get home until about 8:15 and came in all upset. She asked if I knew that someone had parked a new Smart car right in front of our apartment. She was so upset because she had been wanting one since we signed up for one, and now someone else had bought one and parked it right in front of our apartment, almost as though they were taunting us.
I was "yak, yak, yaking" to Brandy on the phone as I drove home from work. And there it was- my dream car sitting in front of my apartment. I told Brandy- "You're not going to believe this- but the car I want is sitting in front of my apartment- And it's not mine!!!" If that isn't painful- I said "Couldn't they have parked in front of someone's apartment who didn't want one?" I just walked into the bedroom and got the key and gave it to her. The expression was priceless. And the scream of : "It's my Smart Car?" made it worth every penny.
Today was my first day to drive my BEAUTIFUL NEW CAR to work (this is the first car I've every just fallen head over heels in love with- someplace in my file of pictures I actually have pictures of the SMART car when I first saw it in Vancouver- I made Don stop so we could photograph it!)
So I'm having fun- and we- the little guy and me- are learning how to do the hills. And we're doing just fine!