Here's the story...
I went to Knott's today to see their last ice show and when I pulled into the 3 hour (free) parking lot, I noticed a space was open near the front.
So as I was about to turn and pull in, there's this kid standing right in the middle of it. He's about 8 or 9 years old and doesn't move. So I politely motion my hand for him to move away, which he does, but has this look of puzzlement on his face.
Once I parked my car and left, I made a phone call on my cell and noticed that the kid was still standing around where my car was parked. It made me suspicious, so I decided to stick around nearby while on the phone to my friend.
The next thing I know, the little boys father comes up to me and is upset that I took his parking spot. He kept telling me some story as to why his son was holding the spot for him. He kept telling me how rude I was to tell his boy to move and said I wasn't human. He demanded that I move my car, for which I refused (at first). He then threaten to *deck me* if I didn't move my car. This little scenerio played out for about 3 mins, at which time I told him I'd call the police if he touched me at all. He then came back and said by the time he *decked me*, he'd be gone.
He was with his whole family and didn't want to stir up trouble. And because I didn't want to deal with any confertation with him, I backed down and eventually moved my car for him.
I was so pissed (excuse my language) after I moved my car that I didn't feel like going into the Park to see the ice...cuz I didn't want to run into him at any time again.
So what would YOU have done in a situation like that? I certainly didn't want to get beaten up for a stupid parking space. But afterwards, I was so mad at myself for backing down and giving in. How was I to know the boy was saving the spot. When I got out of my car, he never said a word to me. Perhaps I should've known better, but I honestly didn't.
As much as I enjoy going to Knott's Berry Farm, it certainly does host a totally different type of crowd...and I don't mean that in a good way either. Thanks for your input...