A woman captured an epic, 90-minute parking standoff that anyone from L.A. will totally understand.

L.A. people have a reputation for being a bit more laid back than people in other major cities. And why not? The weather is great, the weed is legal, and now it's one of the safest big cities in America.

But when we get in our cars everything goes out the window. To survive in L.A. traffic you have to be alert, cunning, and not give a flying f**k about anyone or anything. As Axl Rose once said, “Welcome to the jungle baby, you’re gonna die.”

On the streets of L.A. everything is personal.


Although the following standoff between two drivers seems like two people being utterly childish over a parking spot, if you’re from L.A. you'll get it.

The hunt for a good parking spot can be maddening, and once you claim your spot with your blinker, nobody better encroach on your territory.

It all started in L.A.’s Koreatown, the mid point between downtown and Hollywood. A black car drove past an open spot and tried to reverse into it, but a silver car pulled up behind to prevent the black car from backing in.

This stared a standoff that would go on for 90 minutes. Thankfully, this battle of the wills was caught on video by Twitter user chicken tikka mariah.

It all began at 6:35 pm, the tail end of rush hour.

6:40 pm: The hazard lights go on.

6:46 pm: Nobody's budging.

6:48: The standoff has forced cars attempting to pass to drive into oncoming traffic.

6:53: Even though a spot has opened across the street, these guys ain't budging. It stopped being about parking a long time ago.

7:08: Even though they're being honked at, the combatants won't budge. This is a game of will.

7:16: The symphony of horns blow louder.

7:19: The stalemate continues.

7:28: The sun has set on the City of Angeles, but these two aren't moving.

7:30: We've hit the hour mark. Don't these people have families?

7:30-ish: The Prius in front of the black car pulls out, revealing an open spot. The black car pulls in.

7:30-ish: The silver car pulls in behind the black car.

7:30-ish: The cars turn off their hazard lights, but no one is getting out of their car. This isn't over folks.

7:30-ish: Even though they have spots, no one is getting out. Are they afraid there will be a fight?

7:51: For 20 minutes both drivers haven't left their cars.

7:50-ish: Chicken tikka mariah questions her role in the fight.

7:50-ish: The driver in the silver car exits, ending this existential game of chicken.

Chicken tikka marsha left a note on the silver car asking for both sides of the story.

"Your resistance is inspiring," she wrote. "Thank you for an hour & a half of entertainment. I'll never forget you. I hope you and black car can be friends after this. — A Koreatown neighbor."

She also left her contact info so she can get the inside scoop.

She then wrote a letter to the victor, black car.

Three days later, chicken tikka mariah revealed a twist.

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Brantley and his snowman

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"Would you like to build a snowman?" If you asked five-year-old Brantley from Texas this question, the answer would be a resounding "Yes!" While it may sound like a simple dream, since Texas doesn't usually see much snow, it seemed like a lofty one for him, even more so because Brantley has a congenital heart disease.

On Dec. 11, 2019, however, the real Macy's Santa and his two elves teamed up with Make-A-Wish to surprise Brantley and his family on his way to Colorado where there was plenty of snow for him to build his very own snowman, fulfilling his wish as part of the Macy's Believe campaign. After a joy-filled plane ride where every passenger got gift bags from Macy's, the family arrived in Breckenridge, Colorado where Santa and his elves helped Brantley build a snowman.

Brantley, Brantley's mom, and Santa marveling at their snowmanAll photos courtesy of Macy's

Brantley, who according to his mom had never actually seen snow, was blown away by the experience.

"Well, I had to build a snowman because snowmen are my favorite," Brantley said in an interview with Summit Daily. "All of it was my favorite part."

This is just one example of the more than 330,000 wishes the nonprofit Make-A-Wish have fulfilled to bring joy to children fighting critical illnesses since its founding 40 years ago. Even though many of the children that Make-A-Wish grants wishes for manage or overcome their illnesses, they often face months, if not years of doctor's visits, hospital stays and uncomfortable treatments. The nonprofit helps these children and their families replace fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope.

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"This couldn't have come at a better time because we see all the hardships that we went through last year," Brantley's mom Brandi told Summit Daily.

Brantley playing with snowballs

Now more than ever, kids with critical illnesses need hope. Since they're particularly vulnerable to disease, they and their families have had to isolate even more during the pandemic and avoid the people they love most and many of the activities that recharge them. That's why Make-A-Wish is doing everything it can to fulfill wishes in spite of the unprecedented obstacles.

That's where you come in. Macy's has raised over $132 million for Make-A-Wish, and helped grant more than 15,500 wishes since their partnership began in 2003, but they couldn't have done that without the support of everyday people. The crux of that support comes from Macy's Believe Campaign — the longstanding holiday fundraising effort where for every letter to Santa that's written online at Macys.com or dropped off safely at the red Believe mailbox at their stores, Macy's will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million. New this year, National Believe Day will be expanded to National Believe Week and will provide customers the opportunity to double their donations ($2 per letter, up to an additional $1 million) for a full week from Sunday, Nov. 29 through Saturday, Dec. 5.

There are more ways to support Make-A-Wish besides letter-writing too. If you purchase a $4 Believe bracelet, $2 of each bracelet will be donated to Make-A-Wish through Dec. 31. And for families who are all about the holiday PJs, on Giving Tuesday (Dec. 1), 20 percent of the purchase price of select family pajamas will benefit Make-A-Wish.

Elizabeth living out her wish of being a fashion designer

Additionally, this year's campaign features 6-year-old Elizabeth, a Make-A-Wish child diagnosed with leukemia, whose wish to design a dress recently came true. Thanks to the style experts at Macy's Fashion Office and I.N.C. International Concepts, only at Macy's, Elizabeth had the opportunity to design a colorful floral maxi dress. Elizabeth's exclusive design is now available online at Macys.com and in select Macy's stores. In the spirit of giving back this holiday season, 20 percent of the purchase price of Elizabeth's dress (through Dec. 31) will benefit Make-A-Wish.You can also donate directly to Make-A-Wish via Macy's website.

This holiday season may be a tough one this year, but you can bring joy to children fighting critical illnesses by delivering hope for their wishes to come true.

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