I serve as a secretary/cashier/other things for our city's Rec. Dept., and our office is at our Indoor Pool.
**ninja** Today's story is about the pool parking lot. Mods, please feel free to delteet this if it isn't quite on-topic....
Best parking lot drama ever.
Our lot is pretty big. Half of it is marked for our patron use, the rest is open. We have little warning slips for people and HS students who use our marked spots during pool hours. They WILL be towed after an hour.
It's really fun, because we're right across the way from the new HS building, and the parking lot for the new building is super-duper small and hard to navigate.
It's also really fun at 2 pm, because that's when afternoon adult lap gets out, and high school, too.
3 people parked in all of our handicapped spots. Called CSO Rogers out to the lot early, because none of these people would move for me.
School lets out. He's directing the traffic away from the entrance closest to out building. People are just going to the other side of the lot to pull in and wait for their kids. A guy in a dualie with a giant tow trailer pulls in, and blocks the second entrance, because people are trying to get out and in and he didn't make the turn right.
So CSO Rogers went to deal with that.
While he was on the other side of the lot, a guy in a maroon car pulls up, and parks in our emergency vehicle area. A BIG NO-NO.
And before I can go out to tell him, the phone rings, and I spen ten minutes on the line with a lady who is asking questions about our brochure (which is incredibly self-explanatory and easy to read, I made it that way...). So suddenly the guy is gone.
And CSO Rogers come in asking if I saw where the guy went.
So he goes to deal with another person backed into the handicapped spot around the corner of the building. He's arguing with them, and writes them a ticket. (the others before got citations.)
I'm trying to figure out if I should call Sandra (my boss) and let her know that the police may come and tow this guy's car and other things (statements and whatnot), when a little Amigo pulls up, the guy gets out and the Amigo drives off.
The guy walks over to his car, lugging a gallon of gas.
CSO Rogers walks over to make sure this is the guy who belongs to the car, and they joke.
Seriously. This is the best parking lot drama I've had in a while. Second only to the time Headstart sectioned off the other half of the lot for their Family Day celebration.