So something happened to me this weekend that I was none too thrilled about. This older woman knocked on the door of my apartment and, not too nicely, told me not to park in a certain parking spot outside my apartment. Now, this parking spot is ON A PUBLIC STREET. She said to me “I’m an old lady and sometimes I have bags to carry.” Yeah, well I have my own problems lady. She also said “I thought you were an old lady that’s why I haven’t come to talk to you sooner.” I tried to explain my situation but it didn’t faze her and she began to talk over me. So I wrote her a letter. It was a nice letter, being mean won’t help the situation, being mean and raising your voice won’t help any situation ever. We’ll see how she responds….stay tuned to find out.
I talked this over with my therapist who helped me write the letter and she said “next thing you know there will be a chair there.” Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are known for doing this. I’m from Pittsburgh and have lived in Philly and in both places I have seen chairs placed on the street in order to reserve a parking spot. Talk about weird. It must be a Pennsylvania thing. I have lived in a few other states and have never seen this. Well I want to start a movement and change the meaning of the chair thing. If a chair is on the street it will mean it’s to be picked up then in the summer I’m going to make a piece of artwork composed of all these chairs.