Winter Park, FL

Ryan spotted this at a Whole Foods and says, “I don’t know who parked first, but it’s leading to parallel bad parking. Even that red SUV on the right is getting close to being over the line. What is it about parking that causes people to simply mimic whatever the car next to them is doing?”

Question: If you park next to a bad parker, do you do your best to park correctly? Or do you just perpetuate the problem?



Filed under parking, suv

8 responses to “Perpetually

  1. Margaret

    It’s a bit of a dilemma when the one spot in the parking lot is next to a bad parker. If you park correctly, your car might get nailed by their doors when they come back, or you might hit their car with yours. On the other hand, if you park in a way that gives you enough room on either side, you’re just creating a chain of badness…

  2. I agree with Margaret’s take; and if I had to guess, I would say the red SUV initiated this chain of badness.

  3. Answer: I park correctly and let the offender deal with it. The lines rule.

  4. I had the problem two days in a row at work this Impala parked like jerk and I had to park like him. We’ll, I’ll be honest, I didn’t have to park just as bad, but when I got out of my car, I noticed how horrible of a job I did parking and knew that it was because I parked next to this Impala who parked bad first. I was on my way into work, no time to fix it. I just added to the chain.

  5. Melissa

    I get all passive-aggressive and park correctly between the lines. I do it less now that I have a new car but since it’s a small car, a Honda Fit, it does make it easy to squeeze into spaces next to bad parking jobs.

  6. I park correctly. I’ve gotten within a few inches of another car. I refuse to park like an asshole because someone else did before me. I’d rather give the jerk who can’t park two inches space to get into their car than park like a douchebag.
    If I don’t want to deal with it, I park somewhere else.

    Love the blog!!

  7. Renegade Priest

    I key “f**k you” on bad parking jobs.
    The problem is the vehicles I key are usually pieces of s**t that wouldn’t be affected by my keying.

    I don’t really key cars.
    But I should.

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