Speaking of parking SS:
Yesterday afternoon we had a thunderstorm, complete with sideways rain. You could see it coming for am while but it got bad fast. I saw several customers being dropped off near our doors, others running trying to hold umbrellas against the wind
However, our SS had a different plan. She pulled her Fiat up over our walkway and parked in the outside entry in front of our doors! There was just enough room for people to get a shopping cart around, but not much
So, if that's not bad enough, when our manager paged for the owner to come to customer service this woman comes up in total bewilderment as to why we're asking her to move her car. Conversation went like this:
SM: ma'am you'll have to move your car out of the entryway, it's a fire and safety hazard
SS: it's raining.
SM: yes ma'am, but you car cannot be parked on our sidewalk in front of the doors, it's a fire and safety hazard.
SS: but it's raining.(louder)
SM: yes ma'am i realize that, in fact I have large umbrella you can borrow but you'll need to move you car immediately since it's a fire and safety hazard or else I'll be forced to call the police to have it towed
SS: they can't tow my car! It's raining!!
SM: ma'am they can and they will, your car cannot be parked core our sidewalk and in front of our doors. It s a fire and safety hazard
SS finally walked out in a huff and drove off. I was there for part of the conversation between our store manager and another manager as to how to handled this and was happy they went the "fire and safety hazard" route. Simply telling her that it wasn't a parking space obviously wasn't going to work!