Thursday, July 16, 2009

Parking is hard. Not parallel parking, mind you, that's impossible.

When you find yourself using the car in front of you to "lean" your car against in a parking lot, it may be time for a refresher course.

If you ever do this to my car, you had better pin me in between, cuz i'm comin' after you.

In this gentleman's defense, he did appear to be roughly 173 years old.

And although he didn't even stop to look at what he had done, I'm sure he was just shuffling off to find a pen.

I feel so much better about driving my kids around after having seen this. Or letting them play on a sidewalk, for that matter.

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Crafty Christina said...

Oh my! I can't park. When I drive, I'll find a spot, put my hazards on and then make my husband park. Totally reasonable, right?

tera said...

Once upon a time (a couple years ago) I drove past a (young) gal who, somehow, I have absolutely no idea how, while trying to parallel park and gotten her car sideways in the parking spot. Perpendicular to the spot, nose into traffic. God bless her, she apparently knew she was an idiot because she was laughing at herself.
If there had not been so much traffic I would have gotten out and parked for her.
Seriously, I think they need to pay way more attention to this in driver's ed.

angie said...

Me too. Me, too. Maybe he's from Europe. They park that way and then just bump their way out. :)

greedygrace said...

I'm a liability investigator for an insurance company. One elderly lady didn't understand why I was calling her after she backed into someone in a parking lot. "I don't see what the big deal is. That's what bumpers are for. I can't see what's behind me, so I know I'm done backing when I feel the thud."

True story. Who knows how many hit and runs she's been involved in!

Em said...

Add it to the long list of why I drive my truck.

If I discovered that, I would just put it in drive and pull a Big Foot on his rear.

Let me guess, the Walmart parking lot?

The Mom Jen said...

Maybe he was just giving your car a kiss...173 years old...yikes revoke that license!

Beth said...

Why the sidewalk? Why not the street?

April said...

LOL. i've come out to that before. but then... i live in florida. heaven's waiting room.

kisatrtle said...

That's a tight squeeze

Lee said...

You see, this is why I'm afraid of driving.
I know I won't be able to park worth a crap.
Especially parallel parking.
I will kill someone.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Love in the parking lot. So sweet.

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

I am the firm believer than once you hit retirement age, they should make your license be "renewed" yearly with an eye and driving test.

Vodka Mom said...

173 years old? Give or take?

I just laughed out loud.

posthumous pointer
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. - Emerson