My buddy Al died over 7 years ago. He was an awesome guy with tons of personality and an optimistic attitude. He didn’t consider the glass to be half full, to him it was always full.
Anyhow, in tribute to Al, I like to spread the story of the Travolta Spot.
Al’s family was more ‘cultured’ than some of my other friends or myself. They were world travelers and had lived in Indonesia for many years. They never had cable TV, and so Al wasn’t quite as aware of what was going on in Hollywood as the rest of us.
In the mid 80’s I think it was, when John Travolta’s career was pretty much tanked, Travolta was the only ‘star’ that Al could name. So when Al found the ‘perfect’ parking spot right in front of where he was going, he’d refer to it as a ‘Travolta Spot.’
I still use the term to this day, as do my wife and 7 yr. old son. My son and I argue sometimes what constitutes a ‘Travolta Spot.’
So, if the thought ever comes to mind when you find that ultimate parking spot, tell your passenger that you got a ‘Travolta Spot.’ Then you have a story to tell.