Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Moral Dilemma

A large, fancy car in a public parking garage was taking up two spaces. There were no other spots reasonably available, so I shoehorned my little commuting car in next to it. When I returned, the fancy car's space was empty, but the driver had apparently expressed his displeasure by folding in my side-view mirror and keying the side of my car.

Two days later, I noticed the same car, parked the same way near the same spot in the same garage. I recognized things in the backseat as well as the make, model and color.

It took me several long moments to decide whether I was a turn-the-other-cheek kind of guy, or a payback-is-a-bitch kind of guy. What would you have done?

I went with payback. It was sweet. I hope it wasn't bad karma.

5 comments:

alpha_centaur said...

As long as you didn't wire a spark plug into his petrol tank I would say that its probably his bad karma coming back to bite him.

If you did you might have overdone the payback thing slightly ;)

Hammer2Fall said...

"I believe in Karma. That means I can do bad things to people all day long and I assume they deserve it." – Dogbert

Darlene said...

I have to say that I am a turn-the-other-cheek kinda girl, but that doesn't mean I don't love a good payback story! I wish I knew the rest..

Oblio13 said...

I'll never tell :)

Okiedirtfarmer said...

I'll have to admit I've done it myself when a BIG BLACK TRUCK parked so close I had to get in my car through the passenger side door I managed to scratch, with my pocket knife, a BIG X on his passenger side door before I left!