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Valet Parking



I was at a wedding a few weeks ago (one of many I have attended this summer).  I was looking forward to it, as the reception was being held at a very posh elite club.  Very, very fancy, shmancy……

I was thrilled to see valet parking was offered, which meant I could wear my painful, yet drop dead sexy  black stilettos, and not have to hike through a parking lot!

 Well, I pulled up…………………………sat in my car waiting for someone to come up to me.

There was a group of guests that were outside smoking, watching me.

I still sat in my car waiting for someone.  Now I felt like an idiot. Was I in the wrong place? Was I supposed to get out of my car and look for someone?  Smokers still staring at me………………….

Finally a young man slinks up, hands me a ticket, and drove off with my car. 

I felt much better now.

Attended the reception………..pretty much the standard wedding…..a bride, a groom, young love, a cake, and a dinner.

Time to leave………..

Got out my little ticket and walked to the doors where two young employee boys were sitting.  I handed one of them my ticket.  He looked at me with a blank stare, did a deep sigh (and I know what that means, you little shit), and sauntered out to get my car.

I waited…………..talked to one of the bridesmaids.

I waited…………..talked to the bride.

I waited………….talked to some guy hitting on me.

Finally another car pulled up front, and a group of grandma’s with walkers proceeded to fill their vehicle…………very………..slowly.

I could see my car behind them.

Finally, grandma, grandma, and grandma were all packed up, walkers safely tucked in the trunk, and they slowly rolled out of the parking lot.  I was waiting for my car to pull up under the canopy, but it did not move.  On closer inspection………….my car had been abandoned, door wide open………nobody in there………

I walked over to my car, got in, and drove the way home swearing at the little shit for leaving my car ………… I was swatting (all the way home) at all the bugs that had flown into my car toward the interior light!!!

Was all this really worth a pair of hot, sexy diva shoes?

yes it was………………………..



  1. 24 Responses to “Valet Parking”

  2. By Futureblackmail on Aug 7, 2009 | Reply

    Three cheers for getting hit on – woo hoo!!!!

    I would’ve hit the punk with my stiletto heal. Just sayin.

  3. By Dana's Brain on Aug 7, 2009 | Reply

    Ugh – crappy customer service makes me nuts!! One of the problems with working in Hospitality…

    At least you got to wear your great shoes though!

  4. By blunt delivery on Aug 7, 2009 | Reply

    of course. it. was.

    almost any torture is worth enduring for a sexy pair of shoes.

  5. By Kristina on Aug 7, 2009 | Reply

    I used to wear wonderful heels all the time at work. But since I moved to our main, larger location, and have to run around several buildings, no more sexy high heels. :(

  6. By Hyphen Mama on Aug 7, 2009 | Reply

    And no need to tip, since he’d stolen all the change in the center console anyway! And maybe a few CD’s.

  7. By SurprisedMom on Aug 9, 2009 | Reply

    Yes, I too would have used those stiletto heels as a weapon against that idiot valet parker.

    But, I bet you looked gorgeous in those high heels!

  8. By Aunt Becky on Aug 9, 2009 | Reply

    I’d use that stiletto to show him exactly how I felt.

  9. By jessica on Aug 10, 2009 | Reply

    not having to walk in heels? Priceless

  10. By Shawn on Aug 10, 2009 | Reply

    I bet you looked like a diva in those sexy shoes—-you go!

    It would have pissed me off, though, too….

  11. By Jen on Aug 11, 2009 | Reply

    I was afraid you were going to say that the little shit who you had given your car to actually didn’t work as a valet.

  12. By VE on Aug 11, 2009 | Reply

    At least they didn’t pull a “Ferris Buehler” and go for a high speed cruise and drain your gas tank.

  13. By Mrs4444 on Aug 11, 2009 | Reply

    What’s up with that?! I’d love to get a look at your shoes… :)

  14. By KathyB! on Aug 12, 2009 | Reply

    There’s no price too steep for hot, sexy diva shoes!!


  15. By Mrs Zeee on Aug 13, 2009 | Reply

    Yes, love! It is ALWAYS worth the shoes. But that valet was NOT worth a tip.

  16. By Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life on Aug 15, 2009 | Reply

    We are on the same page. Were they eight minute shoes or one hour shoes?

    Ha ha. So funny.

    Did you have to pay for the valet parking? I hope not!

  17. By Stesha on Aug 16, 2009 | Reply

    Valet parking is such a pain sometimes! There are times I would much rather walk.

    Hugs and Mocha,

  18. By Jasmine on Aug 16, 2009 | Reply

    Diva shoes are ALWAYS worth the trouble ;)

  19. By Impulsive Addict on Aug 17, 2009 | Reply

    Girl, you know that we would sacrifice our own children for a pair of good shoes! (Oh wait..maybe not all of us do that but we’ve all thought about it even if just for a split second!) =)

  20. By passions & soapboxes on Sep 16, 2009 | Reply

    I hope you didn’t tip him. Customer service just doesn’t exist anymore does it.

  21. By passions & soapboxes on Sep 28, 2009 | Reply

    Where the heck are you? Is everything okay? You haven’t posted in a while.

  22. By blunt delivery on Oct 1, 2009 | Reply

    i. miss. you.

  23. By Typ0 on Oct 8, 2009 | Reply

    Many, many indignities are worth the glory of truly great shoes. LOL I guess that’s one valet guy who wasn’t get a tip that night.

  24. By passions and soapboxes on Oct 29, 2009 | Reply

    Hope you come back soon :(

  25. By Stews on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply


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