A little precursory information is required in order for you to understand the details of using the University of Hawaii Parking Structure (Zone 20).
1. You can’t park in here.
1a. You cannot park in here, srzly 99% of yall.
2. Unless you have a pass someone gouged you for.
3. Or you come before 7:30AM
If you’re not an upperclassmen with a pass (or a froshie who paid $500 for one) then you might as well go home, park in Manoa Market Place or St. Louis Heights, or rub one out because you parking in there just ain’t happening.
One blistery morning I come in before 730. The plan is to sleep til 9:30 when my first class is. I park; let the sounds of rubber tires squeaking and the raindrops lulling me to doze.
That’s when I hear it.
“HUH! I JUST DIED IN YOUR ARMS TONIGHT”
I kind of come to and wiggle in my seat, ignoring it. Because as all of us Hawaii kids know, if you ignore it long enough it goes away. Not the case here.
“HUH! I JUST DIED IN YOUR ARMS TONIGHT!”
It repeats. Again. And again and yet again. The intro to that song. It goes for three minutes, those lyrics. Then once more. Finally, I think – it’s over!
“HUH! I JUST DIED IN YOUR ARMS TONIGHT. IT MUST’VE BEEN SOMETHING YOU SAID”
I’m pulling my hair out, hand on my forehead, silent emo-screaming in a false death at this point. I am completely irritated and a few things run in my mind:
1. What a completely inconsiderate driver to play music so loud at so early in the morning!
2. I should move my car, serious!
I was a feeling 1 pretty intensely and then 2 for like a minute. However I became awash in memories and then 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 hit. Was I going to go over there and ask them to turn it down? I just could not – the song was too good. Curse them for having such good taste in music. My foot started tapping, I was vocalizing. IT WAS OVER
Completely in agony at the sheer audacity of this fool and the simultaneous audio ecstasy of one of the best songs of the 80’s, I resolve to not rest already. To just lie back and let the sweet sweet sounds of the Cutting Crew whisk me away.
“HUH! I JUST DIED IN YOUR ARMS TONIGHT.”
I never parked there again, but everytime I drive by that stall, I hear the intro of that song. Of one of the best songs ever written.