One of the places where I work has a parking lot that’s way too small. If the whole faculty and staff parks there, there’s not enough room for anyone else, which causes a problem when there’s a big event. And we have a lot of big events, therefore, the parking thing is really annoying.
So today when I was inconvenienced by the parking thing and had to postpone a class for 10 minutes and move my car, I got really annoyed. Oh sure, it’s not like I’m unemployed; at least I actually have a job, albeit with a small parking lot. But man, that small parking lot is so annoying.
Not as annoying as it would be if I lived in Haiti and had to live in a filthy leaking tent in crazy weather and eat garbage. Certainly not that bad – but man, I just really hate having a small parking lot. That is just so irritating. I realize it’s not as irritating as it was a week ago for a good friend when she was diagnosed with cancer – but I just really hate it when parking is a hassle.
I guess it’s not as big of a hassle as it would be if I had to commute a long way through traffic to a job I hated, and possibly have to pay to park someplace. I remember years ago having to do that. But I have an easy 10-15 minute drive, into a really nice area to a job I really like. Plus I pass three Starbucks along the way – oh yeah, people at this job tend to give me a lot of Starbucks cards. If they could just get their parking act together…
You know what? Sometimes parking lots are small, and that sucks a lot. But sometimes I’m small too, and I think that sucks even more.