Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Parking etiquette

As I was walking to get my afternoon cup of joe, I happened to see someone who was unable to park their extra large tank SUV within the white lines of the parking lot. The driver had some how managed to straddle two spaces at a near 45 degree diagonal.

Back in May 2009 I snapped the photo you see above and the following post which is below. Today's parking-challenged driver currently occupying two spaces, made me think back to the original post so I thought I'd share for new readers who may face similar frustrations and find this funny.

May 3, 2009 - Parking can be tough in Boston
I feel compelled to make a few comments. First, I've seen far worse parking in the city so this seems a bit harsh. Second, I doubt this helps Boston's image as an unfriendly city. Third, that is damn funny... In case you can not read the fine print, the person has checked off "two spots for one car" as the reason why the person parks like an asshole. Other options on the flyer include, "ummm...a little too close"; "over the painted lines"; "that's a compact?" among others.

You can go to YouParkLikeanAsshole if you would like to ticket someone in the near future.


wcs said...

I saw this phenomenon all the time in California. The owner of the car (usually something new, shiny, and very expensive) would deliberately park across two spaces to avoid having another car close enough to ding the paint job with it's open door.

My ultimate fantasy was to park right up along side, as close as I could get, at the same angle. I never did it as I was afraid what the nut job who parked that way in the first place might do to my not-so-pristine Cherokee.

I wish I had had a supply of those tickets, however!

Anonymous said...

People that park across two spots deserve their own special place in hell. If I had a shitty car I'd park it right up as close as I could get to them on the driver's side.

But alas I own a reasonably nice and newish car and don't want it to get keyed.

NancyG said...

In NY a key-job is used in place of the sarcastic note - I think the note is very reasonable and informative for the person on the receiving end myself.