Permit me to present a typical scenario to you … It is a Monday afternoon, it’s drizzling, cold, plus you have been contending with rush hour for the past hour. You’re prepared to head into the workplace when you remember that you promised to treat your co-workers to Starbucks today. There’s absolutely NO parking around and you are running late ! The only semi-viable parking spot would force you to obstruct the access to a church parking lot. It really feels unjust, but you’ll just be gone for a minute after all. Just what do you choose to do?
It’s an interesting situation, and definitely not an odd one. Dale Tippett Jr., a Chicago resident, was fed up and tired of witnessing this situation unfold time and again in his own community.
Tippett Jr. made a video recording showing what it’s like to live in a swamped location with a well-liked Starbucks and very little parallel parking accessible. In the video clip, he explains that he sees car owners obstruct the entrance of the church parking area frequently, a real aggravation for anyone who needs access to the lot. So, one morning he decided to give one motorist a lesson that would be hard to ignore.
Tippett Jr.’s video clip starts off with him identifying the car, and going back into his house to grab a chair, his cigarettes, and a book. From there, he sits his chair in front of the silver SUV and makes himself comfortable.
In the upper-left hand of the screen, we can see the driver returning, coffee in hand. I don’t know about you, but my stomach is already in knots at this point, just anticipating how this super awkward situation will unfold.
The video becomes time elapsed after the driver gets in. Time passes, but the driver, obviously ashamed, can’t muster the nerve to ask Tippett Jr. to move. Talk about someone who hates confrontation, right?
Eventually, the driver, or “Turkey-dog” as he is affectionately called in this video, asks the parking spot vigilante if he was staying. Tippett Jr. replies, “I’ll be just a minute.”
At the end of the video, Tippett Jr. makes a terrific point that’s pretty tough to question. Blocking the church parking area entrance meant that physically disabled drivers are unable to pull into the lot, and if there were to be an emergency, emergency vehicles would be unable to access the building. It’s kind of hard not to be on this guy’s side, right?
Tippett Jr. goes on to write: I know I’m being obnoxious here, but at least I’M getting a chuckle out of it.
Watch the rest of the video below to see how the driver reacted to this unusual protest.