Have you ever come out of a store to find you can’t get into your car because of someone’s creative, freestyle parking? How many of you have had to perform the awkward over-the-center-console crawl? Why is it that parking lots so readily display some of the most unappealing aspects of society?
Hang on a sec while TDG takes a swig of his adult beverage…there…ahhh…that’s better! Parking lots, and writing about them, are two very stressful facets of TDG’s life.
One of the cultural aspects of driving is the concept of personal space (a three foot buffer, according to Mosby’s Medical Dictionary). Naturally, this applies to the confines of our car but it also extends to the area surrounding our vehicles. The root of all parking lot maladies boil down to matters of personal space and a couple of other undesirable societal traits.