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Parking seems to be one of those skills, you either have it or you don't.

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Parking is one of those skills, it seems, you either have it or you don’t and as our cities become more and more congested with an increasing number of vehicles of all different shapes and sizes, the contest for an ever shrinking number of ever shrinking sized parking spaces becomes more and more fierce.

The parking situation is not helped by those who seem to struggle with parking their wheels in an efficient manner. Most carparks have individual spaces marked with painted lines, but some drivers seem to really struggle to keep all their wheels within those magic lines. It there are no lines, then chaos reigns.

Even a drunk should be able to do better than that.

Even a drunk should be able to do better than that.

Few of us are good enough to get the car perfectly centred between the lines first go every time. But when you get it a bit skewed, there's no shame in having a second go. In fact it is a far better prospect than to leave your car standing there as a beacon of your ineptitude.

Nice job. Such a small car gave you plenty of space to play with too.

Nice job. Such a small car gave you plenty of space to play with too.

Perhaps it is a good thing that an increasing number of vehicles available on the market today are able to park themselves.

Please make sure your next car has a self-park function.

Please make sure your next car has a self-park function.

Not enough practice colouring in as a kid.

Not enough practice colouring in as a kid.

Just to add a level of complexity, there appears to be an increasing number of additional obstacles appearing throughout carparks.

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Everyone knows that larger vehicles are harder to park. So if you struggle, try getting into something smaller.

No matter how small the vehicle, someone will still have trouble parking it.

No matter how small the vehicle, someone will still have trouble parking it.

With the ever increasing plethora of parking signs, finding somewhere to leave your wheels while you attend to your shopping, without the honour of coming out later to find a request to donate funds to the local council, can be a bit of a mine field.

You'll likely have already been fined by the time you've finished reading the signs and figured out which part applies to you.

You'll likely have already been fined by the time you've finished reading the signs and figured out which part applies to you.

Last but not least; there's a saying, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do". When it comes to parking I guess that means you can do pretty much whatever you like.

Parking in Rome has been aptly described as "varying degrees of abandonment"

Parking in Rome has been aptly described as "varying degrees of abandonment"

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Comments (6)

  • Does your article come in a handy "brochure" sized publication. I'd like to keep some handy for jamming under a few windscreen wipers. Just wanting to do my part for the betterment of society.

      4 years ago
  • It seems more beneficial to walk in Rome by the looks of that pic.

      4 years ago
  • "an increasing number of vehicles of all different shapes and sizes, the contest for an ever shrinking number of ever shrinking sized parking spaces becomes more and more fierce" - I fear too many are not even in the contest, opting instead to leave their vehicles in places that are not parking spaces.

    But why is it that it's almost invariably the smallest cars that are taking up the most space in the carpark?

    I think you need to keep a few of these handy for such times.

      4 years ago
  • Those little smart cars crack me up. I have to park in the city every day and have to get there at stupid o'clock to make sure I get a space. Every day I see a little white smart car parked perpendicular to the pavement, having arrived at any time he likes and I get genuine pangs of jealousy! I don't like the car but I very much like the benefits!

      4 years ago
  • When in a parking almost full, you find a free space... Remember you'll found a Smart

      4 years ago
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