Woman discovers note on her parked car—she’s glad she saw it first before moving

March 9, 2018 4:51 pm Last Updated: March 9, 2018 7:05 pm

Have you ever returned to your car in a parking lot only to find that someone has parked their car so close to yours that you can’t get in?

It’s frustrating, especially when the owner of the other car is nowhere to be found. Then what are you supposed to do? Climb in through the passenger side? Leave a nasty note? Buy a cup of coffee on the other person?

Wait, what?

Have you ever come across a car that made you question the driver’s ability to park a car?

Posted by Asshole Parking on Friday, May 13, 2016

In December 2016, an imgur user who goes by the username, Archimboldi, shared two photos of an envelope she found on her car one day the year before.

On the backside of the envelope was a note, “Sorry I parked so close.”

Apparently someone had no other option, but to park really close to Archimboldi’s car.


The note continued, explaining that the owner of the car couldn’t find a larger spot for their car, and should Archimboldi need more room to get into her car to feel free to give them a call, and they’d gladly move.

That sounds like something that only happens in the movies, not in real life.

Even more surprising, there was $5 inside the envelope and instructions for Archimboldi to use it to buy a cup of coffee.

The person even included $5 with their note.


When Archimboldi shared the special moment on imgur, she commented that at the time she had intended to pay it forward, but for unknown reasons she never did.

However, at the end of 2016 “with the current dire state of affairs lately and with things looking gloomy in a lot of fronts,” she decided it was better late than never and signed up to volunteer with an organization that helped the homeless.

Imagine if whenever you came across someone who parked too close to your car—or you parked too close to someone else’s car—you paid it forward instead of giving them an earful.