It’s important to follow all parking signs, because if you don’t you may find your car towed or stolen. Still trying to figure out what I’m talking about, maybe this storytime will show why ignoring parking lot signs is a bad idea.
One night I drove over to my boyfriend’s apartment to hang out. He lived in an apartment complex that only had parking for residents. Any visitors had to park on the street. There were signs all around the complex’s parking lots.
The apartment complex did give out parking lot permits to visitors. But since I had gotten to his place after the apartment office closed, I couldn’t get a permit.
Well the night I went over there, I had no intention of staying for long. Maybe an hour or two. When I went out to go home, my car was gone.
I panicked. Where is my car? I was sure where I had parked it in front of my boyfriend’s building. As I took a third look across the parking lot, I had to accept that my car was gone.
I felt mad, sad, and panicked all at once. Who took my car? After another minute, we went back into the apartment and thought about what to do. Then an idea hit me, what if my car had been towed because I had parked in a resident spot and did not have a permit?
I called the towing company and sure enough, they had towed my car. It turns out that while I was with my boyfriend, a tow truck came up and towed my car.
So my boyfriend drove me to the towing company. I paid the crazy amount they wanted and got my car baby.
What I learned
Obey all signage that you see in a parking lot. If you park in a parking lot and there is signage for a store next to the parking lot; but you’re going across the street and there’s no signage for the place across the street, don’t park there.
Places do tow cars. Why take the chance? The signage has already put you on notice. So don’t do it!
Be mindful of what you do in everyday life, especially when you’re parking. Signs are up for a reason and not following them could cause bad things to happen.
I didn’t listen to the tow signs around my boyfriend’s apartment complex. I decided to park in a space where I shouldn’t. So now I know why ignoring parking lot signs is a bad idea.
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