Like I wrote yesterday, Cady got very sick the day of the dress rehearsal. Our recital hall is located in downtown and you have to park across the street from the hall. There is one very small loading area and we are discouraged from using it because it is reserved for the teachers and recital hall staff. Normally this is not a big deal.
The day Cady was sick I had her wait inside the back door for me since it was so hot outside. It is a pretty good walk and she wasn’t feeling well so I wanted her to wait. I went across the street, loaded up the car, and then pulled into the loading dock area.
I jumped out of the car and ran up to the back door to get her. I left my driver side door partially open because 1) I was in a hurry 2) it was going to take me a minute or less to get her and get back to the car, 3) no one is supposed to be pulling into this area, and 4) the only people that were even supposed to be at the recital hall were the teachers, parents, and dancers.
As I was walking her back to the car I noticed this HUGE SUV pulling in the small driveway (supposed to be room for two cars to park side by side). The driver was working his way (may have been a chick) around my car. I was about 10 – 15 feet from my car and it was clear they did not have the room to maneuver around my open door. This did not deter them.
Let me lay it out for you (please excuse my atrocious art skills):
Instead of stopping and waiting for me they kept pulling around. The driver hit my door and received a HUGE red scratch down the side of their brand new, black Yukon Denali. HUGE. Nothing happened to my car.
What was their hurry? Why couldn’t they wait 10 seconds for me to close the door? ONE person got out of the vehicle and went inside. She did not have a dancer or costumes or dance bags or camera bags or anything with her. One person. And this is not a handicap entrance. You actually have to walk up a very steep set of stairs to enter this way.
Also when she got out of the car she did not say anything to me. She did not even look at me. By the time she exited her vehicle I had Cady in the backseat buckling up. I was in the front seat buckled and staring in shock at the immense stupidity of the person driving the SUV. I thought, “I should get a photo of this,” and then the driver started backing up. I was scared they would actually do some serious damage to my car this time so I got out of there.
So yeah, there are some people I just don’t understand.