Friday, March 30, 2012

In the Parking Garage (Nella Casa di Parcheggio)

I have to drive down a large parking garage structure when going to lunch or home. A few days ago someone was leaving at the same time driving behind me. With a cement wall to my left and a cement wall straight ahead, I pretty much had only one way to go (turning right).

My hand clicked my right turn indicator. After I saw my hand do this, I was wondering why. I'm in a parking garage, no one does that unless waiting on a space. Besides, I ONLY HAD ONE OPTION FOR MOVING FORWARD. Needless to say, my hand isn't going to hear the end of that for a while.

This all was way worse than the people you see driving down the highway with their indicators on flashing 'I'm an idiot, I'm an idiot...', this was a special (short bus special) case that I went above and beyond the call of duty to perform.

I'm thinking of manufacturing an 'Indicator Guard' to be attached when in parking garages now. Will let you all know how it goes.



  1. I wouldn't punish your hand too might need him for other things.

    Also...anyone behind you probably just thought you were really old. Or Asian. that's how they roll.

  2. Oh I've done similar, indicating when I'm in a completely empty car park with no other cars or people in sight.

  3. Lopez,
    Heh, it was my left hand, so no worries except on 'stranger night'.

    If you indicate in an empty garage, does anyone see you? I pity the soul who in that situation rolls the window down and indicates manually.