You see, I live in an apartment. That means, car park is always a problem for me. Well, not really a problem but, sort of like a constraint — limitation of 1 car park space per apartment unit. I guess this is an issue faced by majority of apartment dwellers, as most home has more than 1 car nowadays.
So, what happens when there’s only 1 car park space for so many vehicles? One will have to park somewhere else. By the curb. By the roadside. Behind the dumpster. Everywhere. Basically, if there’s a gap big enough to fit a car, it will be used as a place to park a car.
Being the primary ATM machine of the family, I have the privilege to park at the designated parking space, while my mom’s Kancil is usually shoved in any available gaps around the apartment compound. And there’s this unwritten general rule that all the residents here abide – that one should never park at a designated parking space… unless if the apartment unit belongs to a lawyer or a government clerk. Kidding. Unless it was with permission of the owner, of course.
Common sense, if it’s a designated parking space, it means the parking space belongs to someone else. Someone who paid to own the space. The owner has the right to leave it vacant or park his car in it whenever he/she wants.
Being a very rational person, I always respect this rule every time I pay a visit to anyone who lives in an apartment. I always park at the visitor car park or somewhere that does not invade other’s property rights. And I believe for any educated being, this is as rational as it gets. It’s all about being civilized and shit.
But to my surprise, some ignorant people don’t think that way. They think it’s a right thing to do by parking at someone’s designated parking space. Just like those idiots who parked at mine recently. I was fuming mad, not because I had no place to park…. but because I didn’t like the idea of me paying for a space, only to have someone else to park in it. Tiu nia seng !
Those owners always give the same reason – that someone else parked in their space and they have nowhere else to park. Hello!?? Use your brain please… if someone parks at your space, you don’t park at mine. You go search for the owner, and do whatever you want with him/her. Why is that logic so hard to understand?? If I were to think like them, then… should I park at someone else’s place in turn? Then the person who lost his place will in turn do the same thing? And eventually, the chain reaction will trigger a massive blooper of parking at the wrong place. This is fucking ridiculous!
And that kinda proves that a lot human beings actually lacked of common sense. They are bestowed with a functional brain… but never really utilize it. Damn I am so disappointed with the society nowadays. Leave me alone.