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Reserved

Monday, 21 November 2011


See that spot? ======>
Is my name on it?
I don’t see it. So it would not occur to me to park in that spot.

I had a meeting at Beernut’s school [his first middle-school parent-teacher conference!] so they were expecting me.
But that doesn’t mean that the “reserved” spot was for me.

For five years, I had my own parking spot. It was a reserved spot. And it was reserved for me.
Nary a week passed without someone having the chutzpah to park in one of the staff spots.
I often wondered what was going through someone’s head as he or she was pulling into one of these spots.
I’ve never been here in my ENTIRE life, but I’m certain that the reserved spot is for me.
Or…
I’m just running in for a quick second. What’s the big deal?
Or…
It’s the rabbis’ day off so they aren’t even using their spots.
Or even…
Reserved sign? I didn’t see any sign.

Whatever the driver might or might not be thinking, the message that he or she is giving is this:

Rules are for other people. For freiers.

Wonder how shocked they’ll be when they realize that their kids don’t follow the rules either. Will they make the connection?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Monday, 21 November 2011 1:42 pm

    Will the parents make the connection? My experience tells me “No!”, but they will blame the teacher!
    (But to be fair, it was only a very small percentage of parents who operated this way.)

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 24 November 2011 12:43 pm

      1) It wasn’t just parents.
      2) They weren’t just “our”parents.
      3) It wasn’t a very small percentage.

  2. Wednesday, 23 November 2011 12:13 am

    Dear Friend,
    Thank you for taking advantage of our congregation’s “Park in the Rabbi’s Parking Space Fundraiser.” We are grateful that you have chosen to make a $500 contribution to our congregation and that you have already taken advantage of the premium due to you for this gift by parking in the Rabbi’s parking space. Please use the attached envelope to leave your check in the synagogue office. We also accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. We have taken the liberty of recording your plate number and VIN, to contact you in case you misplace the envelope. Mazal tov!

    Now that ought to do it.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 24 November 2011 12:44 pm

      What a brill idea!!!! Thanks, Jeff. And glad to see you over here in Frume Sarah’s World!!

    • Monday, 28 November 2011 6:44 pm

      LOVE it!

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