I walked up to a crosswalk yesterday, a girl was sitting there, parked on a crosswalk. I motioned to her to move the car, she shook her head ‘yes’, so I stood off to the side just to make sure.
Over the next minute I watched her put the car in reverse, back up, stop, back up a little more, stop, put her left blinker on, edge out, stop.
Finally I stepped out to block traffic for her & waved her on. She still didn’t move.
I decided to walk back up to her car & said “You’re having a lot of trouble with this, huh?”
She replied “I’m just waiting for my mom.”
I said “Do you have your license?”
She said “no.”
I said “Learner’s permit?
And she said “Yeah.”
I said “Ok, where did your mom go?”
She told me that “she went into the store to buy an envelope.”
I went into the store and started to look around, then thought ‘how am I gonna know what the hell she looks like?’ So I went out and back up to the car.
I said “Who’s idea was it to park here?”
She replied “My mom told me to pull over and wait for her.”
I said “Ok, well your mom is getting a ticket. This is on her, not you.”
I started to write the ticket, when I noticed that her mom had finally come out. I approached her and told her that it sets a really bad example telling a student driver to park on a crosswalk, knowing that they can’t drive away without you & that this ticket was for her, not her daughter.
Then I walked away…