Sunday Photo Fiction — Parking Problem

6A8DFE2D-AEC8-4C2B-9178-8F92653694E8“We’ve been on every floor,” Amanda complained, “and our car is not here. Please, George, the the kids and I are exhausted.”

“Amanda, I think our car has been stolen,” George said with alarm in his voice.

“Stolen? Who’d bother stealing a 2005 Corolla with a dented fender and bald tires.”

“There’s nothing wrong with that car,” George said defensively.

“Yeah,” said Amanda. “It’s really in demand in the jacked car market.” After a short, pregnant pause, Amanda asked George, “So what do we do now?”

“I’ll go find the parking attendant,” George said.

“We’ll go with you,” Amanda said. “This place creeps me out.”

George, Amanda, and the kids went to the attendant’s booth to find it unmanned. “I swear there’s always a ticket-taker guy here,” George said. Then he noticed the emergency call button next to the booth and pressed it.

“Yeah,” a voice said.

“Our car has been stolen,” George said into the speaker.

“You sure?” The voice asked.

“Yes, I’m sure,” George answered.

“Be right there,” the voice said.

When the attendant arrived he asked to see George’s parking ticket. “Wrong garage, Mate,” the guy said. “Your garage is two blocks north.

Amanda did a slow burn.

(201 words)


Written for today’s Sunday Photo Fiction prompt. Image credit: A Mixed Bag.

12 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction — Parking Problem

  1. baddadcartoons101 March 11, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    A story with a happy ending! A two block walk is much easier than all that accompanies getting your car stolen!

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  2. Iain Kelly March 11, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    Haha, I’ve confused spaces and levels before, but never garages! I also have a thief proof car – 10 years old and falling to pieces! 🙂

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  3. cagedunn March 11, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    I’ve done that! Except they were next door to each other, I’d already paid the parking ticket, and when I finally, finally found my car, they made me pay extra for the time I was ‘lost’.

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  4. Keith's Ramblings March 11, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    Where I live I have to leave my car on one of the local streets, so recently I bought a blackboard and some chalk so I can write down the name of the road I’ve left it in!

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    • Fandango March 11, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      Good idea, especially for those of us who have reached a certain age.

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  5. leigha66 March 12, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    Oops! I have lost my car in a lot before. I don’t do a lot of driving in the city where there are multiple garages.

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