Here’s how a typical parking game goes.
I see a parking spot from a distance. This one is definitely not engaged, I whisper to my car. My car purrs in anticipation, my heart sings, because we’ve found THE ONE.
Then seconds later, wham!
Dumped by a drawing of a miniature cockroach shaped scooter that signals two wheelers only.
What makes parking spaces so choosy? It’s not like we’re looking for a lifetime commitment, we’re totally ok with one day stands.
My car and I have been rejected because we’re not residents of a building.
We’ve been passed over because we weren’t bright enough to become doctors at a hospital or ambitious enough to be CEOs.
We’ve been spurned because we don’t shop at certain stores and because we don’t like raw Japanese food.
But here’s one that took my breath away. Dejected by so many failures, I didn't have the confidence of the white car to make the first move. But the spot was chivalrous enough to pose for me while I took a picture.
One day, I will be ready to get close to this one... once I dig out out all my old moral science text books and become a better human being.