I was embarrassed and distressed today when I tried to go to the memorial service for the friend I mentioned on a previous post and the church was so packed I couldn’t get a parking spot to go in. I drove in one section of the parking lot and drove through several sections of cars and found a place that was an area that looked like I could fit in and other cars had done worse trying to fit in in other areas and then after I turned off the car and got out, some guy rushed over to me and said I could not park there. I said I would be quick and just wanted to drop off the card and he said I could not park there and needed to have clear access for cars to get out and yet I was clearly not in the way of anyone trying to get out. (Not like anyone was going anywhere quickly). I asked him where I was supposed to park and he said that people were parking on the side streets. I would have had to walk on the very busy road with no side-walk in order to get back to the church. I asked him to just bring my card in as I would not be staying. He stood there waiting for me to leave the space and the lot. I drove out and left and didn’t look back. I was humiliated. I almost thought I should not have bothered to try to even go. Yeah I was late but I didn’t really know him all that well. I just thought I would be able to pay respects. Dee Belt RIP and sorry I didn’t make it to the service today. You and your family are in my prayers.
January 8, 2011