Wat is it about street parking dat brings out da worst in people? Is it cause no one is "looking"?
For those dat follow WWD! regularly, you know dat I lost my ride last week due to a freak act of... luck, so now I have to drive in and look for street parking with da truck. Parking in a residential area is tough enough but fighting with oddah "co-workahs" for a spot is almost suicidal.
In just a week, I've been snaked (found a spot only to have a anoddah person slide into it), passed a person juuuust leaving and couldn't turn around cause had someone behind me which took da spot (dat really sucked), was making a LEGAL U-turn to get to a spot only to have someone make an ILLEGAL U-turn to "steal" it, had people waiting in line in a "designated area" then follow those leaving from a dead end area and then get da kine people who will squeeze in da tightest spot making you wondah how da heck did they do it!
Yesterday was da worse. I parked near da corner of an intersection wea you definitely could tell only ONE vehicle could fit. Behind me was a covered moped so I gave just enough cushion so da rider could get on but had to keep it tight cause oddahwise I'd be too close to da corner risking a ticket.
Aftah work I'm walking to da truck and wat do I see? A frickin' car parked dat reversed in front of me literally half an inch away from my front bumper!
Wassup Wit Dat!
There was absolutely no way dat person could have gotten dat close - especially in reverse on an inclined slope - without having hit da truck! Could I prove it? Well there was no "proof" but logic would tell you oddahwise. Sorry I was waaaay to habut to even buss out da camera but seriously, da gap left, there was barely a space to fit your pinky in there and no mattah how good of a drivah/parkah you are, there's no frickin' way you'd be able to leave dat little space and not hit da vehicle behind especially considering da situation of going in reverse on an inclined slope.
A homeowner who was doing yard work walked ovah aftah he saw me trying to evaluate wat da heck I was going to do and started shaking his head. Naturally I was tinking should I just roll forward and "nudge" dat car forward, key da car or flat da tires. Hmmmmm. Then I snapped out of it and had to Austin Powers Goldmember da truck going back and forth a half dozen times trying to be careful not to hit da moped all da while biting my tongue and trying not to hit da car (which I reeeeeaaaaallllly wanted to do) since I'm assuming dat car "bumped" me anyways. Da homeowner was nice enough to make surah I was able to get out safely.
Wat kine parking woes have you witnessed or been a part of? Have you seen people "reserve" an area? Around my neighborhood they leave their garbage cans out so nobody can park and one house even uses orange cones. I've seen cars spaced apart to avoid having an extra car fit in.