“Be nice to people… maybe it’ll be unappreciated, unreciprocated, or ignored, but spread the love anyway. We rise by lifting others.”- Germany Kent.
Curiosity might kill the cat but in this instance my innate curious nature drove me to to unravel the mystery as to why this car was parked so conspicuously bad in a mall’s parking lot.
I assumed one of two things: (1) the car had been stolen and abandoned here by the thieves ; or (2) the driver was experiencing a medical emergency and had parked this way to attract immediate attention. I eventually discovered both these suspicions were wrong.
I used my cell phone camera to snap a few photos of the car and as I stepped closer to it the driver side door popped open and a female about 30 years of age jumped out of the car and asked me if I needed a parking space.
I thought she was kidding considering there were so many empty spaces around her car. I explained that I noticed the unusual way she had parked her car and wondered if she needed help.
She assured me she was in no need of being rescued or requiring assistance.
She had parked her car there because she had received an urgent text message and needed to respond to it in a safe place.
She was bewildered as to why I had approached the vehicle.
I told her I assumed she had some type of medical emergency and was prepared to assist her if she need required it.
She thanked me and then drove away.
Sometimes being an almost good Samaritan feels just as good as the real thing.