After work yesterday, Carol and I drove to North Broward to meet my niece Audrey and her husband, Bob, at a restaurant that friends had recommended and that would have some vegan entrees, Thai Spice. (Bob and Audrey were down from Tallahassee and were staying in West Palm Beach for a day or two on business, and Thai Spice was halfway between us.)
We had been told that Thai Spice was a very popular place and it was. Even on a Tuesday night its parking lot was packed; there were no open parking spaces. I dropped Carol off and drove down Commercial Boulevard and found a nearby parking lot in front of small gym ("Intense Fitness") that was also busy (I could see through the big glass windows). It had a single open space. I parked, but went into the gym to ask permission to park there.
It was a pretty hard-core gym, only young guys, very big young guys. One of the young men came over and greeted me, and I asked him if I could park in the open space. He said, "Sure, but you'll have to give me ten push ups" and smiled. (I was dressed in my office attire, without the suit jacket.)
I said, "OK" and dropped down. They all started counting, because by this time several of the guys had come over to us. "One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Eight, Eight!" they shouted. I got up on the third "Eight" because 10 is about how many I can do without straining. They all cheered and gave me high-fives. What a great place!