Petco – Where the Cars Go

I had occasion to visit my friendly neighborhood Petco yesterday on Washington Blvd. in Arlington. When I pulled into the two-car parking lot I saw this:


(Yes, that’s my car in the picture. No, I didn’t do the damage and then create this post to make people think it was someone else.)

I was a little alarmed because it looked like an old collision that simply had not been repaired. Then I wondered how this had happened and decided that somebody had pulled in, as I did, expecting there to be more than two spots in the lot, hit a car and pushed it into the building. Either that or else somebody’s brakes gave out or maybe the car was in drive rather than reverse. Who knows… At any rate, you’d think the store would want to improve appearances, unless they are simply keeping this branch alive until the building collapses. I think that time may not be too far off at this rate.

4 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on October 10th, 2006 @ 2:05 pm

    I spend a lot of time across the street at Murky Coffee, and I always have wondered about the Petco there, do they really do enough business to stay open?

  2. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on October 10th, 2006 @ 2:17 pm

    Funny you mention that, Tom. I was a little bewildered because, as I stated, they have two parking spots, the windows are dirty and most of the shades drawn and they didn’t have what my wife sent me there to get, which their web site said was there.

    In addition, after I parked, I had to wander through an “employees only” area to get into the store. Mind you, the sign said “open” on the door I entered, so I figured it was a customer entrance, right off the tiny parking lot.

    It must be a front for something else.

    I won’t be back until all the other pet supply stores in the area close.

  3. Don (unregistered) on October 10th, 2006 @ 2:23 pm

    It must be a front for something else.

    Oh boy, here some the irate cancer-suffering pets.

  4. smouie kablooie (unregistered) on October 10th, 2006 @ 2:46 pm

    Don – that’s offensive – my pet goldfish has a rare microbial disease and i’ve been that store a number of times to buy filter systems for his tank. (wink)

    I’m waiting for comments about how the employee’s only entrance is a front for a CIA operation.

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