So, to start off, a little back story. I worked at my local university in the stadiums during sporting events, but during football, i got to take a 1 hour break, and make some money parking cars behind a house my family rents to students. This story takes place while i was walking from the football stadium to the house. Needless to say, this isn’t a recent story. Also, obligatory mobile and sausage thumbs warnings.
CL: the Crazy Lady and our antagonist
CN: Crazy Neighbor. He’s not a bad guy, he’s just really weird and actually helps out in this situation.
Me: The poor sap just trying to earn a dollar so i can have some fun while i’m in college
Anyway, on to the main event. I had just finished the last of my setup duties at my stadium job when i went to start parking cars. I needed a little cash to give as change, so i stopped at a convenience store that’s on my way which hosts a major tailgate party as it’a right next to the stadium. Whenni was leaving, i decided to take a small shortcut behind a laundromat to shave a few seconds off of my time, and as i rounded the corner, there she was in her silver Nissan Altima. CL. She started blaring her horn at me and i just abiut jumped out of my skin because i was only about 2 feet in front of her car. She rolled down her window and before she could say anything, i asked if i could help her with something in a more than mildly annoyed voice.
Cl: “I need you to move some of these cars! I have laundry i need to do, and i need a parking space!”
I said the famous words that this subreddit is known for “I don’t actually work here ma’am. I-”
Cl: “Yes you do! Why would you be wearing that if you didn’t!?”
Note, i’m wearing blue jeans, a university branded shirt, and a university baseball hat, there is nothing particularly special about my uniform, and the only way to tell i work in the stadium is by my radio and badge, neither of which i was wearing.
Me: “Ma’am, look around, everyone is wearing university gear, now i have to go, because i have things to do.”
She says something unintelligible and starts blasting her horn again as i walk the half block to the house and grab my parking sign.
About 15 minutes later i see a very familiar looking car pull up rather aggressively and the Crazy Lady gets out and starts yelling at me that i’m a good for nothing employee and should be fired from my job for being completely incompetent. Just as i’m about to lay in to her, CN comes up and puts her on blast.
CN: “Hey you, you’re blocking the road. I got cars i gotta park and they cant get around you to come in! So get your heap out o’the way or i’m calling the cops!”
CL: “And who the hell do you think yo-”
CN: “I’m callin the cops.”
CN procedss to whip out his antique flip phone and starts to dial. At this point, CL hops back in her car and takes off again, almost hitting several of the cars parked along the road. I thanked CN for stepping in like that, because it could’ve been a long drawn out argument otherwise, and we got back to parking cars in our respective lots. I never did see CL again after that, and i don’t particularly care that i haven’t.