Croissants have nothing to do with parking trailers. But, I wanted to share this little ditty from Hubby first…
He walked up to me, bed-headed in his sweats and jammie top, holding a warm croissant and asked, “Do you know how this got its name?”
I know he wants me not to know so that he can impart his knowledge onto me…
No, I don’t, Professor Daddy. (We call him that for obvious reasons…)
Well, (are you ready?) During the Austria/Hungary war with the Ottoman Empire, the Turks (Ottoman Empire) used the symbol of the crescent. So, someone in Vienna thought it would be great to EAT their enemy (to boost morale) so they created the croissant (lingua franca).
So, there you have it. Trivia for a Sunday morning courtesy of Hubby.
MY PET PEEVE
I know it is Sunday and I should not be kavetching. After all, life is good, I’m alive and healthy, my family is healthy and the sun is shining…
WHY do people drive their truck and trailers into a well-known trail head parking lot and deliberately park in a fashion that is very convenient for them, but takes up 4 spaces that could have been used by others who might like to ride on that day as well?
I just don’t get it.
Sure, maybe when they arrive the vista is wide open. Maybe when they arrive they think, “Hey, no one is here, I can park anywhere!”… Or maybe they aren’t so great at reversing and are afraid to park at an angle? Maybe they are new and don’t know how it works… Or maybe, and this is what burns me, they are just rude people and say to themselves “Whatevah, I’m gonna park how I want to park.” (This is where I turn into the Incredible Hulk.)
I have no idea what thought passes (or doesn’t pass) through their minds.
All I do know is that it really bothers the bejeezus out of me when I pull into that same lot and see 15 spots taken up by 4 trailers. Aaargh. I wanna key all the fancy rigs and write my disdain in the dust covering their tinted windows.
I have no issue with those people who just don’t know the ins-and-outs of a new riding place…
I have seen new people come and park in the incorrect parallel way. Generally, these people feel totally sheepish as the rest of the crowd arrives and jockeys themselves around to fit against their infraction. These people feel so badly that they apologize to everyone who has the sweaty brow of rig parking, and promises to never park that way again.
Hey, no worries… we’ve all been there.
I’M SURE THEY KNOW…
But, the rigs I usually see parked piggishly parallel are the same rigs that do this ALL THE TIME. I know they see other people being generous and fitting their rigs into the tiniest spaces possible so that others can join. But not these Hoggards. Nope, they know exactly what they are doing and they don’t care. I know this because I said something once…
Me: Hi there! Have you been here before?
Me: Oh, well, I think weekends are very busy here and it would be a shame if others were turned away because there was no room to park… Have you considered angling your rig the other way?
Person: No. I get here early so I can get my spot. If they are too lazy to get out of bed and get here early, then they lose.
Me: Ahh. Nice. OK. (walking away and throwing imaginary dirt clods against their hubcaps…)
THEY ALSO TEND TO LEAVE THE GATES OPEN
I have noticed that those who park in the gluttonous way also never remember to close the Park gate behind themselves. I’m just sayin’…
HOW TO CREATE AN EQUESTRIAN PARKING LOT:
I found this link which has the proper way to design an equestrian parking lot. It thought it was really interesting so I linked it here. Who knows, maybe one of you is creating an equestrian parking lot!
OKAY, ENOUGH OF THAT, LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!
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