This weekend we made our weekly trip down to fill up the car with milk and the trunk with bags of gasoline. Oh, I didn’t mention that Canadians like to cross the border to fill up plastic garbage bags with gasoline? Just one little YouTube video shot on a cell phone sparked another outcry by Americans and an investigation into the matter. Long story short, the man in the video contacted Canadian news to let them know he was, in fact, filling up jerry cans inside plastic bags to keep his trunk from getting dirty. Duh.
Forgive me, for I digress. We were done buying milk and gasoline so we popped over to the mall. Wanting to keep the 40 gallons of milk cold we were looking for some shade and low-and-behold, I eyed a spot from across the parking lot. We approached with delight only to discover this:
Yes, that’s a BC license plate. Canadians really do have a problem parking, eh? We were not impressed. It isn’t even as if they have a monstrously sized vehicle that’s challenging to park. My mind kicked into action mode and I knew what I was going to do before I’d found another parking space. Two things I never leave home without are my Space Pen and my mini-Moleskine notebook. When the end of the world comes, I’ll be able to leave a note and who knows when I’ll need to make an impromptu list to remind myself to make another list.
I pulled out my well worn Moleskine and found a blank page near the back and tore it out along the nice neat perforation. The destiny of this page had been written long ago and today it would be fulfilled. I’m sorry, America, that there are Canadians that do not know how to put it between the lines. I do not park like that. Bitsy does not park like that. Assholes park like that and apparently one got across the border. That’s on you, but I want to help correct this situation:
We hope that the driver of this car found the note and realized how blatantly idiotic their parking was. Shaming them into doing better next time is the best corrective measure I can come up with. If anyone has other suggestions for the future, please leave them in the comments (only legal suggestions, please – destruction of property is not condoned).