One of my co-workers uses two parking spaces for her car by parking down the middle of the white spacer line. She usually arrives earlier than everyone else so she uses a prime spot that someone else (like me) could have had. She says this prevents her car doors from getting dinged. I think that’s selfish. What would you do?
Take a hammer to her car doors. If that is too aggressive for you, key her. Her car, I mean.
— Evil Skippy
An obvious solution but, as they say in the legal profession, “vandalism”. Don’t commit crimes, at least not in front of witnesses. Or cameras. I recall reading in the Seattle Times a few years ago about a lawyer caught by surveillance cameras keying poorly parked cars in his office building. Side note: A surprising number of people sympathized more with him than with the vandalized. Nonetheless, he received a criminal fine and probation.
Does the parking area at your job belong just to your employer? If so, report the evil doer to human resources if it is THAT important to you. (Be prepared to be asked if you are serious or to be treated with something less than seriousness.) Is the garage independently owned? If so, complain to that owner. (They can actually tow or threaten to tow and might not smirk at you since you are a customer and not a minion).
No matter what else you do, try to let this one go. If you are going to get worked up about people who do not meet your parking criteria, you will eventually lose your mind. Like my dad did. Frequently.
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