Parking lots, on the whole are useful things. They provide (usually) ample places for people to park at a business of whatever type they may be in the mood for, whether it be food, retail, or just about any other business. With such facilities, there are usually some generally considered normal rules of thumb, but it amazes me how often these societal norms are tossed aside in favor of the all-too-often ego-centric, entitled attitude.
If there is a crosswalk leading from the store to the lot, it’s usually customary that if there are pedestrians, the drivers will wait until they have crossed. These days it’s more used as a target range to try to plow people over because they just have to find their precious space to park!
If you see the cars are parked in a certain direction, you don’t drive down them the opposite way – usually because it would be very hard to get into a space, but surprisingly, people will try this anyway! Either that, or they don’t think it’s important to go down the right way when leaving a lot because, after all……they got what THEY wanted. Who cares what anyone else needs!
The lines in the lots are there to show you how the business would prefer you park. You park between the lines and far enough in to where people can get around you. It doesn’t mean you should park your vehicle to where the MIDDLE of your car is over the line, basically taking up two spots. Don’t even get me started on those people who park lengthways over 5-6 spots just to make sure no one touches their precious ride.
Oh….and by the way….and this is just an observation. No matter how much money you put into your car stereo (usually in the 4-5 digit figures range), if you have dubstep thumping out your speakers and your car looks like you spent $300 total on it for the rest, you will not look cool – EVER.
And no….it doesn’t seem to matter when I go shopping. I run into one of the above types of people every.single.time.I.go.there. Makes me wish this area had a website to shop your groceries from and just have them deliver it to you. Knowing my luck, the delivery truck would look like it was held together by duct tape and baling wire to keep the mufflers up, but the stereo would be thumping at concert volume just to try and look cool. *facepalm*