Baby, you can drive my car.

Yesterday I was honked at in a parking lot. It was a crowded lot and the situation I was in is a common one for that lot. Usually it just means that people need to wait. I was not doing anything particularly wrong, but the honking flustered me to the point that I did do something wrong. I ended up being the jerk in the situation to a different car (no, Mom, I didn’t flip them off). Which was kind of awful. I felt really bad, and I was irritated with the person who honked at me. I intentionally did not look at where they parked and who got out of the car because I was afraid we were going the same place and I didn’t want to see that happen. I think you can tell where my story is going, no?

While I was inside the place I was going, a tall, incredibly thin (read: intimidating) person came up to me and said that she was sorry for honking at me in the parking lot, that she had to because of the person behind her, and that she knew I was just doing what I had to do but that she was doing what she had to do. She wasn’t really sorry. It was weird.

Y’all. This ENRAGED me. If you honk, then you should be justified to do that. If I honk at you, it is because you deserve it. And I am not going to apologize for it. If she felt the need to apologize, she shouldn’t have honked. If she really felt the need to apologize, then she should have actually apologized, rather than being like, “I was just doing what I had to do.” Phooey on that, I say. (Also, I do feel that she probably shouldn’t have apologized anyway because all eight feet of her towering over me put me in a bad spot. Especially since we don’t know each other. I mean, really. What am I supposed to do? At a social event? It was bad news all around. She should have ignored me and not said anything.)

So, what say you? What is good etiquette for honking? Is there a situation in which you should apologize? And how can I find this tall thin beautiful woman and make her feel inferior?

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