(I’ve realized that I haven’t posted some of our real-life stories that I don’t want to forget. This is one of them. Decorating, DIY and all our regularly-scheduled funness will return shortly.)
When I got home today at 4:30 p.m., Ryan was already drinking a beer. If you know Ryan, you will think this is humorous because he hardly drinks when we go out, let alone at home.
So, I asked: “Rough day?”
At which point he revealed the source of his stress… the stress that drove him to drink. Some broad parked in front of our driveway when he got home and wouldn’t move.
Now, my husband is one of the easiest-going guys I know. He’s normally pretty cool, calm and collected. But, when someone parks in front of our driveway, you better WATCH OUT!
This is a source of neverending frusteration for him. Since we live next to a high school, there are quite a lot of cars at 3 p.m., which also happens to be the time Ryan gets home from work.
Exhibit A: Our driveway
The side of the street that our yard is on is supposed to be a no-parking zone. As in, don’t park here. But, when school lets out, all rules go out the window. And, to be honest – we don’t care. But for some reason, people’s common courtesy goes out the window when it comes to our driveway. And, instead of leaving the 10 foot-or-so driveway clear for the people who OWN THE PROPERTY, they park in front of it.
When Ryan gets home, he usually taps the horn, which makes most people move.
However, the woman today didn’t take the hint. She didn’t move. Instead… she dared to give Ryan the evil eye.
“Oh no she didn’t”
Then, she moved 4-5 feet, barely enough for Ryan to get into the driveaway and not enough to let Ryan get into our garage.
While I wasn’t home at the time, I would imagine Ryan looked something like this
So, Ryan did the unthinkable. He got out of the car and approached the woman. (This is so unlike him, I almost spit out my drink.) He told her that this was his house and it was a no parking zone.
She said, “Well, everyone else is parking here.”
Ryan said he just about asked her if everyone jumped off a bridge, would she? But, apparently he restrained himself (which his wife definitely would not have done). Then, he just explained (without any cursing or raising his voice) that this was his property and she needed to move.
Poor Ryan. An after-school stampede led him to drink. And, I wasn’t even home to join him. =)
Hopefully that woman took the hint. I have a feeling that Ryan’s sanity couldn’t handle her again.