Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The BEST Parking Space

I work at an establishment that promotes good health and exercise and I have never seen people stalk the parking lot in a more determined manner. Our parking lot is not large by any means. It is probably a little over half the size of a grocery store lot and you would think that the majority of people that come to burn calories couldn't walk more than 10 feet from their space to the door. They creep up and down the aisles until they eye THE best parking space. They proceed to come inside and hop on a machine for 3 hours or take a spin class that encourages people to practically strap the bike on their back and haul it up Mount Kilimanjaro. The other thing that drives me crazy is the person that reserves an extra 30 minutes to BACK INTO a parking space. If I didn't know better, I would assume these people were preparing for a quick getaway and needed their car to be facing out to cut down on the wasted time of reversing like the rest of the American population.

6 comments:

2 Dollar Productions said...

It is kind of ironic given the emphasis on fitness, and anyone backing into a spot is being ridiculous 95% of the time.

Belle of Madison said...

people who back into parking spots annoy me

K8E said...

Ehhh....As far as backing into a parking spot it depends on the location. There are certain spots in our parking garage at work that just about impossible to get into at the angle you're forced into unless you pass them and back into the spot. I know, I've tried, but for those few spots it's much faster to back into them.

sarah f said...

I must admit i've been guilty of doing that at sports first a time or two, but seeing as i usually get to the gym around midnight by the time i drive home from brent, i don't like walking far to my car in the dark by myself. on saturday mornings though, i hike from the back, as everyone should

Wendy said...

This is good material for the stand-up act!!!!

BabyMakes3 said...

i couldn't back into a spot if i tried. and i sure don't understand why anyone else even feels the need to.