Agraphia Medical Tragicomedy

15Jan/09Off

A quick note

Here's a transcript of the note I'm about to leave on the door of the condo across the way:

If you're the person who got my car towed last night, I apologize for parking in your "reserved" space. I didn't realize it was reserved until I woke up this morning and saw that my car was gone, and then noticed the faded "reserved" lettering I must have missed late last night.

Just so you know, it cost me $127 to catch a cab and pay to get the car out of the impound. A simple note on the windshield would have sufficed, I think. Either that or a polite phone call to the out-of-state number so prominently displayed on the "Overnight Guest Parking" permit in the dashboard. I know it must have been difficult for you to find parking in the sea of empty spaces in this lot, and for that I am truly sorry.

Just so you know, I'm a medical student out here interviewing for residency as an ER physician, and I almost missed my interview with Johns Hopkins because instead of driving to Baltimore, I was catching a cab to CJ's Towing Co. Luckily for me, CJ's is very professional and quick. Wish me luck on my interview!

Sincerely, Zac.

P.S. if you had nothing to do with the towing of my car, please disregard this note.

By the way, loyal readers, I apologize for the dearth of posts lately. I haven't been on rotations for 2 months so I've got no new stories trying to burn their way out of my brain. I can promise things will pick up soon-ish!

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  1. unfortunately, it was probably some generic parking attendant who made the call. condo companies often hire companies to run through the lots and check for violations so that they can scoop some side money.


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