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Who needs a close parking spot? Not me!!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I did something today that I can't remember doing before --- I parked my vehicle at one end of the parking lot and walked to each place I wanted to go to. That has NEVER happened before!

Our little town isnt that big anyways, and not many people actually walk. If anyone sees you on the sidewalk walking, ppl look at you funny and wonder what is wrong with you, where is your car?

So as I was leaving the DMV, I started to get back in the truck and drive the short distance down to the next store to order some flowers. I thought to myself, "Self, why don't you just walk?" And I was like, "Walk?? Hmmm what a great idea!!" So off I went!!

Ordered my flowers, then walked to Verizon, which I had been putting off, and since it was close by, I was able to take care of that business also. It was exhilarating!

Just think what this means, think of the possibilities!! No more wasted time circling the parking lot, trying to find a parking spot close to the door, no more waiting on someone to load up their treasures and leave their spot, no more cursing the person that just took the spot you had your eye on. Who needs a close parking spot anyways??!! Not me!! How liberating that is also! And what a nice gesture of community service. Save it for someone more needy. Win-Win!
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WOUBBIE 6/3/2012 11:45AM

    LOL! Any time I read things like this I'm reminded of the people who sit like a vulture in their cars, waiting for you to pull out so they can get your good spot - at the YMCA!!!!

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JUSTBIRDY 6/1/2012 10:43PM

    hey, who needs a parking spot!!!!!!!?????

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LIVINGFREE19 6/1/2012 6:18PM

    Awesome jobon the walking!
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OSTERA15 6/1/2012 5:29PM

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One of the stores in our town actually has a "for your health" parking spot that is further away from the entrance complete with a sign like the ones for handicapped/expecting mothers.

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APPROACHINGMARS 6/1/2012 12:49PM

    I also park far away. It used to be because I was intimidated by packed-in parking spaces, now it's just because why not.

I work with people with disabilities and we have a handicapped parking hanger. Last time one of my residents and I went out I looked at him and said "Do you really think we need to park right up close?" to which he cheerfully yelled "NOPE!" and so we had a nice little walk there, too.

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JOYCEATH50 6/1/2012 12:23PM

    That sounds great. Just getting in and out of the huge stores we have here makes me hurt. LOL I find myself walking a little bit more every week though. Keep up the good work, it will pay off in the end.

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DIANEDOESSMILES 6/1/2012 2:50AM

    OH YEAH !!!! Even here in the city,,, we have A LOT of walkers !!! its HARD to find a close parking spot. So you walk ! If you do not have a car,,,and in my apt complex,,, there are 82 apts,,,and 31 spots, so you KNOW many of us do NOT own cars,,,,,I am one of those who do not. :) you either walk, ride the bus , or bum rides. I am quite disabled, so I use my power chair and I ZIP AROUND from spot to spot. Its easy enough without a car. Many DO own cars though. You can "TELL a car owner from a NON car ownah" those who are NOT owners SLOW down for those who are crossing the street, and those who DO OWN cars just STEP on GAS !! HAHAHAHA well hey its a JOKE, but often TRUE !! COMPASION PEEPS !! COMPASSION Peeps,, COMPASSION esp when rainin !! oh well,,,I've learned I DO NOT melt,, My Mom was RIGHT though I KNOW I am SWEET as they COME ! I DO NO MELT in it. Tickling myself with giggles !!!

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SOUL2SHINE79 5/31/2012 7:58PM

    Good job! Get some exercise in and errands done at the same time! emoticon emoticon

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SHANSHE 5/31/2012 7:36PM

    emoticon and not just save it for more needy, it is supposed to be better for the environment AND, think of the gas you could save... pennies in your pocket! emoticon

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 5/31/2012 7:22PM

    Good for you!! That's awesome!!

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