Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lethargic Parking

Before I started to drive, I found it strange how some people would rather go round and round the parking lot for quite some time looking for a spot that's close to their destination's entrance. "Why don't we just park over there?" I told someone a couple years ago as I pointed out an area that was a bit farther away. "No, let's find something closer," with closer being a mere 10-20 meters away from that sought after spot. I remember thinking, "Would I become like that when I start to drive?" And the answer is no. Sure, if I find a spot that's close by I'll slink right in but in general, I usually park my car at one of the first spots I see and end up happily walking more than I could have which is fine (actually great) by me. What kind of parker are you? I mean, if you're one of those who'd rather score a really "great spot" close to wherever you're going, what really is the point there with the exception of women who'd rather get a "good spot" due to safety reasons? I see it as a waste of time if you sit around waiting for a hot spot to be vacant and plus, we rarely do walk in public here so why not make use of that little opportunity?

Juliette Greco - Chanson Pour L'auvergnat
Charles Trénet - Ménilmontant
Pierre Dudan - Clopin-clopant
Charles Aznavour - La Bohème

at 8:30 AM


  1. Blogger Shurouq posted at 9:51 AM  
    I'm a lucky parker. I always find the perfect spot.
  2. Anonymous Mix posted at 10:27 AM  
    Couldn't agree more. I can never understand people who just wait in the lane for someone to get in their car and free up the space, when there are free spots further away. On the other hand when living in Europe, finding ANY parking place becomes an obsession!
  3. Blogger Traveleer posted at 11:17 AM  
    I park in the fisrt spot I see since parking spaces are so precious in Kuwait. But when the place is totally full, I stop in one place and pray someone comes out. I dont like cruising around
  4. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 1:09 PM  
    I'm with you all the way. I would rather have to park a bit further away than to have to circle stubbornly and furiously for 20 minutes all for a spot that's close to the door just because I am a lazy bum. Life's way too short.
  5. Blogger Erzulie posted at 5:56 PM  
    shurouq: well lucky you :)

    mix: you're right about europe. guess that's why you don't get to see a lot of 4x4s when you're there as opposed to this part of the world.

    traveleer: i kind of do what you do but i'd rather park really far away and walk than just wait. i never do. guess it's more about my own impatience than anything else!

    ms. baker: it is :)
  6. Blogger 1001Nights posted at 2:53 PM  
    If it's crowded then yeah I'd say go for whatever is available but if there is potential for finding a closer spot I'd rather go find it because, as much as I love my heels, they don't make it easy to walk distances so finding a good spot near the door can be a real blessing.
  7. Blogger Zeecu posted at 9:09 PM  
    One lap around the parking lot. If I don't find a vacant spot, I park further away. No delays, no 'hoping' that someone would leave. Too much time wasted if I do that.

    If it's a familiar place, then direct to my trusty vacant spot (i.e. sog el semach in sharg on weekends, my semi-secret parking in avenues, mesafe6 trab on the other side of my fave restaurant, etc).
  8. Anonymous pearls posted at 4:17 PM  
    same as you ;)
  9. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 11:56 PM  
    nice music erz, but why did you choose it?
  10. Blogger Erzulie posted at 2:50 AM  
    1001: i forgot about heels!

    zeecu: ah i forgot those trusty vacant spots. i have one, but it's really far yet trusty :)

    pearls: neat! :)

    يعني طالعة فيها إتسميني إرز؟
    mom how many times do i have to say this! anonymous or not, YOU WILL BE FOUND OUT!!!! ahahahahaha :P~~~~~~~ and why not, this is your music mamita! :* je t'aime
  11. Anonymous A 3 AM Flight posted at 7:38 PM  
    I love it when women see someone parked near the entrance of a parking lot/area and that someone is loading his three carts full of groceries into his trunk while the miles of cars waiting behind apparently don't exist.
  12. Blogger Erzulie posted at 9:25 PM  
    3 AM: i love it how you limit that very annoying habit to women! men do it as well! either way, i hate it, especially when, as you said, they make everyone wait for more than 5 minutes. some people...beoble... :P

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