This is the story of the blue wira.
Huskies are extremely extremely friendly. Togo is no exception. So far he has greeted each and every visitor with jolly welcome. (Which many is commented that is pretty weird, since dogs are generally kept for security, and the tyrant doesn't even deign to bark at strangers. He's a Husky, so there.)
We live in a neighborhood built way back then when households had one car each. With an average of 3 cars per home now, parking is a problem. With a busy banking and shopping area nearby, parking is a BIG problem. We frequently get I-can't-bother-to-look-and-pay-for-parking people leaving their vehicles on our street while they go run their errands. Gah.
So anyway these couple-hours parkers are mostly just annoying. But lately we've noticed a blue wira parked DAILY on our street. Daily, as in every work day daily. Wah. Can spend money buy car.. but...
The blue wira comes late for work, and leaves late too. Quite an inconvenience, as cars would already start coming back from work and the blue wira is upsetting the neighborhood parking matrix. And he parks between two houses, whereas we're careful to park one car at a side to save space. He parks at different houses on different days, successfully pissing off just about everyone. He even parked right on the road once, creating a congestion. Eeeeee.
One day I caught the guy parking outside my house. I said:
'Hallo, excuse me, please don't park here.'
'Please don't park here.'
Because the orion star is 95 degrees north today, that's why. Sheesh.
'Because you park like that, difficult for us.'
'But your house only got one car what.'
WOW. I would like to say I said some witty comeback, but I was speechless, totally floored by the arrogance. How would you know my house got how many car??? For the record, our house has three cars, thank you. Which we cannot stack on each other, thank you.
I was dumbstruck, but, surprisingly, Togo was not! He let out a low, long mean growl. He was sitting (another surprise, usually he's jumping up at the gate at strangers) beside me and looked pretty evil.
I loooove Togo.
The blue wira fart got into his car and moved it elsewhere.
Anyway the blue wira just moved up further, to park in front of other houses for which parking space is limited. He did that for a couple of days, then one day he parked at the mean house - where the owner is fiercely protective of his space and has been known to key cars, deflate tires and break number plates of cars that have no business parking there. I bumped into mean owner that day and remarked on blue wira, and mean owner said: 'Wait.. I will slowly settle him.'
After which I never saw the blue wira on our street again.
So, please. Drive responsibly, and park responsibly.
And Togo is such a dear.