LETTER: Short wait gets the finger

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Dear Editor,

I am a long-time resident of Pitt Meadows, fast approaching age 65 and looking forward to my retirement years in the city I have always loved.

Recently, my wife and I went to the Save-On-Foods in town to purchase our weekly groceries.

It was raining when we arrived in the parking lot, but after we had made our purchases and left the store, the rain was pounding down as hard as rain can pound in B.C.

My wife stayed under cover near the store entrance while I pulled my jacket over my head and ran to get the car.  I swung out of my parking spot and then pulled up to the store curb as close to her as I could so we could put the groceries in the car as quickly as possible.

My car was not flush with the curb, and the rear portion stuck out slightly into the travelled portion of the road. I literally threw the bags into the back seat and then ran around and jumped back behind the wheel.

This took all of 15 seconds.

Apparently, the crooked way I had parked by the curb had angered a motorist in a small, black vehicle. As we pulled away, this motorist leaned on his horn and gave me the “finger”.

I am just writing to thank this neighbourly Pitt Meadows citizen for bringing my sloppy 15-second parking job to my attention. I promise that I will never again cause you or anyone else to wait for a few seconds while I throw four grocery bags into my car during a rainstorm.

Friend, I do love Pitt Meadows, and it is polite and considerate people like you who help to make it the great city it is.

Robert Collings, Pitt Meadows

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