I was just headed to my car when another car slowly pulled up behind me. It was an older woman behind the wheel. She had a prominent frown on her face but you know what they say about the books and the covers and such.
‘Where’s the car wash around here?’
‘The car wash!‘ she reiterated.
‘There’s two that direction,’ I explained to her, pointing north. ‘One on the left and one at the right.’
‘I’m looking for one called the Spa.’
‘That’ll be on the right,’ I said. ‘Alright, see that light right there?’
‘You’re going to go straight through that. When you get to the second light, you’re going to take a right.’
‘So go through the first light, turn right at the second?’
‘Yes ma’am. There’ll be an Aldi up there by the Spa.’
‘I’m not from around here so I won’t be looking for that,’ she assured me with a hiss.
‘Fair enough. Hope that helps. Have a good one.’
‘Yeah,’ she muttered and drove slowly to the end of the lot. She had to turn around and headed out of the lot just as slow.
I got in my car and started towards those two intersections too. I was headed to the left though. I figured she would already be at the car wash since I didn’t leave the parking lot right away. But sure enough, we met at the first intersection.
You realize how incredibly boring this story is, right?
I was in the left lane, she was in the right. The light turned green and we started for the second light straight ahead. Couldn’t miss it if you tried. I looked over a couple times to get her attention but she was like a horse with blinders. She was on a mission. And when we got to the light, I made my way to the left turn lane.
And she made her way to the right?
Nope. I watched that grumpy old woman haul ass through a yellow light, headed straight.