He knew that is was going to be an extremely long day. If his job moving construction material up a hill wasn't hard enough, now there was an entitled woman refusing to move her car. He considered calling the cops, but that would take time away from his work. As the woman continued to make his life a lot harder than it needed to be, the man came up with a brilliant idea. The woman was about to have a lot of regret in her life.
It's not as if he asked for the trouble. He had been hired to be the foreman on a new house build, something that he was used to. But this project was a bit different. The house they were working on was on top of a hill, and the only way to get to it was to walk up a 250-ft path. This obviously complicated their work, especially since they had to carry heir materials with them. Luckily, there was something that saved them.
There were two parking spots at the bottom of the hill that had been designated for the construction workers. There were two official "No Parking" signs that had been installed, as well, to make sure nobody parked their car there. But of course, not everyone complied. Half a block from the bottom of the hill was an elementary school, and the foreman realized that the parents typically parked in those parking spots. It wasn't really a big deal, until one day
As long as a truck didn't need to be parked, or a delivery wasn't scheduled, the foreman didn't mind if the parents parked in the spot. And if they needed to move, he politely asked them to move their car, and they immediately obliged. Well, most of the time they did. On this specific day, the foreman got a call from the lumber yard saying that they were on the way with a delivery. So the foreman went to the parking spots to make sure no one was there, and that's when he noticed it.
There was a car waiting in one of the parking spots and there was a woman in the driver's seat. The foreman assumed that she was there waiting for her child. He walked up to the car and politely asked her to move. The woman dismissed him and said, “I’ll just be a few minutes, and your truck isn’t here, take a chill pill dude.” As the foreman was trying to understand her rude remark, the delivery truck arrived.
The foreman assumed that since the truck was there now, the woman would have no problem moving her car so they could park. But she just rolled up her window in an attempt to ignore him. The foreman waved at her to get her attention, but she just rolled down her window half way and shouted, "WHAT?" This time, with a stronger tone in his voice, the foreman told her that he needed the space to park the truck. That's when the woman said something unbelievable.
“Can’t you guys just unload around me? Jesus, it’s not that hard,” said the rude woman. The foreman couldn't believe how rude the woman was, but her comment gave him a great idea. He walked over to the truck driver and told him to park parallel to the woman's car, and as close as possible. The driver immediately smiled, knowing exactly what the foreman was thinking. This woman was about to learn a lesson.
Behind the car was the port-a-potty the construction workers used, and next to the reserved parking spots was another parked car. The delivery truck was now parked right next to her, blocking her in. The woman didn't realize what was going on because she was pretending to ignore the construction workers that she had just made park in the street. There was one more thing that the foreman had to do.
The foreman made a phone call to the police parking enforcement officer to inform them about what was going on. “At this point in time I wasn’t trying to get her in trouble, I just wanted a record of why we were blocking part of the street so we don’t get in trouble with the city,” he wrote. The officer told the foreman that she would be there in thirty minutes to diffuse the situation, but that's when the woman's kid arrived. And things got really chaotic.
The woman attempted to get out of her car to say hello to her son, but her door wouldn't open all of the way. Furious, the woman made her way to the passenger's side and got out of the car. After she put her child into the car, the woman walked over to the driver and the foreman, who were trying to hide their smiles. “I’m in a big hurry, you need to move your truck right now so I can go.” But she was about to receive a huge surprise.
“Ma’am in order to unload the lumber on the truck we had to unstrap it, and per our company policy I’m not allowed to move the truck with any unsecured load on it,” said the truck driver with a smile on his face. The woman was furious and began to scream at him. “I have somewhere to be!” she yelled. That was when the traffic officer who spoke to the foreman showed up and parked behind the truck.
Smiling, the foreman told the woman, “Can’t you just pull out around it? It’s not that hard.” The angry woman began to curse him out and went back to her car, having to go through the passenger's side. As the officer went up to the driver and the foreman, the woman slammed her car into reverse and put her foot on the gas, knocking down the port-a-potty. Then she charged her car forward, trying to drive onto the sidewalk. The foreman, the driver, and the officer couldn't believe what they were witnessing.
The woman failed miserably at trying to escape, because her car was now stuck halfway on the curb. Her luck didn't get any better from there. The officer walked up to the woman, asked her to get out of the car, put handcuffs on her, and told her to it on the curb while the officer waited for backup. But she wasn't done being a crazy lady yet.
The woman knew she was in some big trouble, so she tried to spin the story in her favor. She lied to the officer and said that the foreman never asked her to move, in fact, he told her she could stay right there. But the officer didn't believe her story. She informed the woman that the foreman had called when she refused to move her car, so she knew exactly what was happening. The woman was in serious trouble.
At this point, the workers were done unloading the truck and the truck left the site. The woman's bad day was just beginning. She was arrested and charged with destruction of property, reckless driving, and driving on a suspended license. They towed her car and her son's grandmother was made to come get him while she was taken to jail. “But I think next time she’ll probably think twice about parking in a tow away zone if she ever gets a license again,” said the foreman.