It’s True! BMW Cedes Coveted Parking Space to Other Driver
By Fred Furnace
Published June 14, 2015
SARATOGA – Saratoga residents are in shock this week following reports that a driver of a BMW 328i sedan displayed courtesy to another driver while searching for a parking space on a busy Saturday afternoon.
Eyewitnesses report several cars, including the BMW, were trolling for parking spots along a busy stretch of Broadway when the unexpected act of civility occurred.
“A parking spot freed up, and I would say the BMW and the minivan both noticed it at the exact same time,” stated Judd Nelson, who witnessed the incident. “I, of course, assumed the BMW would just force its way in there. I mean, when’s the last time you saw a BMW not be a complete dick when looking for a parking spot?”
“But then it happened,” Nelson continued,” the guy was actually nice and let the minivan park instead. If I didn’t see it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t have believed it.”
Carrie Frankel – the lucky minivan driver – also couldn’t believe what transpired. “We’d been driving around forever trying to find a parking spot and when I finally saw one open up, I was thrilled.”
Frankel, however, said her elation soon turned to dread when she noticed a BMW eyeing the same space.
“My heart just sank,” she said. “But then the guy stopped and waived me in. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.”
The driver of the BMW left before Frankel could thank him.
“I wish I knew his name,” she said, adding that her three children were able to enjoy the giant cotton candy dessert at the Circus Cafe thanks to the BMW driver’s unexpected kindness.
“If you are reading this article,” said Frankel, “I would just like to thank you for not being the giant douche I expected you to be. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
According to Wendell Kyler, General Manager of Capital District BMW, the conduct displayed by the unidentified driver is not typical of the broader BMW customer base. “That doesn’t sound like any of my customers and I’ve been selling BMWs in this area for over 30 years.
“If I had to guess,” Kyler added, “I’d say that a BMW owner loaned his car to a family member — possibly some idiot brother-in-law visiting from out of town.”