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Something In The Air??

The following occurences are rare for me to encounter, yet encounter them I did two days in a row!

 

Yesterday I stopped by a local Costco to have their tire department check air pressure - which was showing low - and to fill them back up to "pressure".  I asked where they wanted me to park - which they indicated - however - there was a semi truck trailer parked - not blocking the destination - but parked so I would need to drive around it to get to where they wanted me to park. It was parked - and the driver was out of the vehicle.  Fine - I drove around it to the indicated area.  

 

 

"Oh you shouldn't have done that" said a voice from the depths of the garage bay...

 

"Shouldn't have done what?" I asked to the individual slowly emerging from the gloom...

 

"It was very dangerous to drive around the semi, someone could have been injured or damage done"...

 

"Oh really, then why did your fellow garage employee advise me to do what I did?"

 

"You musn't listen to him"...

 

Seriously?!

 

"Thank you for your input.  It would be helpful if you were all on the same page.  Perhaps orange cones should be placed to block off a "no drive" zone?"

 

The figure muttered slowly to themselves, backing away into the gloomy depths of the garage, not to be seen again, and the first person I had spoken with cheerfully checked and filled the tires.

 

Turn to today.  

 

Hopefully everyone knows the difference between No Parking, No Standing and No Stopping zones.  

 

Parking means the vehicle is parked, and the driver is away from the vehicle.

 

I was stationary in a "No Parking" zone - but the engine was running, the flashers were on, and I was in the driver's seat waiting for Suzanne to come out of the store.

 

A golf cart pulls up next to me.

 

"No parking here" said the security guard.

 

"Agreed" I said - pointing at the sign - "That's what it says"

 

"You must park over there".

 

"No thanks - I have no interest in parking - I'm happy to stay right here - since the sign does NOT say No Stopping or No Standing"

 

"If my wife were in the store, I would park over there - why won't you?" 

 

"Let me give this another whirl - I don't want to park, there is no requirement to park, and there is no prohibition against stopping or standing at this location"

 

"You can't park here"

 

"Yes - we are on the same page there - how else can I help you?"

 

"You must park over there".

 

"So we are back to that refrain again - are we?"

 

This went on for a few minutes in much the same vein...until he finally decided that discretion was the better course of action...and off he tootled...only to park his cart, turn it off, and exit the vehicle further down the same "No Parking zone!!

 

Seriously??!!

 

Something in the Air??!!

 

About the Authors - Updated 2018

If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

Tony and Suzanne have personally Listed, Sold and Closed more than a hundred Short Sales with the highest list to close rate in the Phoenix Metro Area!

Tony Marriott - Chief Executive Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Suzanne Marriott - Chief Learning Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Associate Brokers, REALTORS
Haven Express
Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Comments

You can get a ticket for stopping in a no parking zone.  Don't even ask me how I know this please.  I don't do it anymore.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 3 years ago

Disagree Tammy Lankford, at least in AZ the "rules" are very clear...

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

haha.. you sound like my son looking for all the gray areas that can be found!

Posted by Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370 (KW of the Palm Beaches) about 3 years ago

 I think it was Forrest Gump the said you can't fix stupid   

 

#floridatolbertteam

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) about 3 years ago

Well, that went no where. The security car parked and got out of  his vehicle.

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) about 3 years ago

Hi Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers , It sounds ike that was quite an experience, with not much of ending. 

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) about 3 years ago

Now that is a matter of do what I say, not as I do.  Little people with surges of power

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 3 years ago

Pretty black and white in this case Mark Loewenberg - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

Agreed Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

And by doing so he did the very thing he stated was not permitted Evelyn Johnston - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

I started to feel sorry for him Larry Johnston - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

Bingo Ed Silva - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

Good morning Tony and Suzanne. Get out and take a walk and leave these problems in the past.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 3 years ago

Agreed Sheila Anderson - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) about 3 years ago

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