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Parking FAIL video. How did this idiot get a license? (Original Post) Odin2005 Aug 2012 OP
Somebody's been smoking pot! Duer 157099 Aug 2012 #1
And they didn't even let us see who got out Duer 157099 Aug 2012 #2
Oh, I don't know... bluedigger Aug 2012 #3
The combination of the car being extra small AND the space being extra large rocktivity Aug 2012 #4
never mind Ken Burch Aug 2012 #5
Did you watch the video? Duer 157099 Aug 2012 #6
That was painful to watch! He probably thought a little car would be easy to park... Rhiannon12866 Aug 2012 #7
He should have just pulled into the space, backed to center the car and turned it off. yellowcanine Aug 2012 #26
Smart car, dumb driver. n/t Mister Ed Aug 2012 #8
I admit I laughed my ass of however... LynneSin Aug 2012 #9
I didn't like the fact that they brought up that the driver is a "chick." Pool Hall Ace Aug 2012 #11
I'm pretty decent with parallel parking however... LynneSin Aug 2012 #15
I took my test in a 76 LeMans sedan (20') and put it in a 26' spot. HopeHoops Aug 2012 #19
I once saw someone block 3 parking spaces with a Honda CVCC hobbit709 Aug 2012 #10
Aren't there some states that do not include parallel parking as part of the driving test? Pool Hall Ace Aug 2012 #12
When I took driver's ed in Harrisburg PA, parallel parking was lame LynneSin Aug 2012 #16
Damn! And I made sure there were no security cameras around! Baitball Blogger Aug 2012 #13
That was painful to watch HarveyDarkey Aug 2012 #14
This Mall of America Driver didn't have a license but now he won't need one. kickysnana Aug 2012 #17
That's when you go out and pull the other two cars right up against the SmartCar's bumpers. HopeHoops Aug 2012 #18
We have become so mean that it's more important to get a mocking video than help someone uppityperson Aug 2012 #20
i have a friend who refuses......... mrmpa Aug 2012 #21
That could have been me. RebelOne Aug 2012 #22
Why didn't they just drive into it? Car was small enough. sinkingfeeling Aug 2012 #23
In THAT car? rrneck Aug 2012 #24
In my perfct world, the people would inside.... Brother Buzz Aug 2012 #25
Some states don't require parallel parking as part of the test Angleae Aug 2012 #27
This message was self-deleted by its author rocktivity Mar 2019 #28

Duer 157099

(17,742 posts)
2. And they didn't even let us see who got out
Tue Aug 7, 2012, 01:31 AM
Aug 2012

I really wanted to see who was driving.

And, I want to see how they got themselves out of that tight spot too, when they left. Imagine if those cars in front and behind left and other cars parked closer.

Good thing they get good gas mileage, I think they used half a tank just parking.

rocktivity

(44,653 posts)
4. The combination of the car being extra small AND the space being extra large
Tue Aug 7, 2012, 01:51 AM
Aug 2012

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is what makes it so impossible to have any amount of sympathy for the driver...

I once rented a full-sized car, which I wasn't used to driving. I'm parallel parking it extra carefully with the radio on, and of course the radio plays the VERY LAST song in the ENTIRE universe that I needed to hear!


rocktivity


Rhiannon12866

(211,970 posts)
7. That was painful to watch! He probably thought a little car would be easy to park...
Tue Aug 7, 2012, 03:35 AM
Aug 2012

Though I shouldn't say much, since parallel parking's never been one of my strong suits...

yellowcanine

(35,746 posts)
26. He should have just pulled into the space, backed to center the car and turned it off.
Tue Aug 7, 2012, 04:59 PM
Aug 2012

No need to even try the parallel park procedure in that situation.

LynneSin

(95,337 posts)
9. I admit I laughed my ass of however...
Tue Aug 7, 2012, 05:28 AM
Aug 2012

did they have to use the word 'retarded'?

Having said that I could have parked my car in there and it's a 4 door sedan

Pool Hall Ace

(5,849 posts)
11. I didn't like the fact that they brought up that the driver is a "chick."
Tue Aug 7, 2012, 08:18 AM
Aug 2012

Because, as we all know, men are flawless drivers.

LynneSin

(95,337 posts)
15. I'm pretty decent with parallel parking however...
Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:38 AM
Aug 2012

I dated this guy who was the biggest douchebag and anytime I drove (which with him was most of the time since his car was a beater) and we went someplace where you had to parallel park, he was just such an asshole.

I have no problems with parking but when you have a douchebag screaming turn turn turn cut turn turn - well my parking probably would rival whomever was driving that Smart Car in the video.

At one point I would make him get out of the car anytime I had to parallel park - when I did that I could park like a charm.

 

HopeHoops

(47,675 posts)
19. I took my test in a 76 LeMans sedan (20') and put it in a 26' spot.
Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:57 AM
Aug 2012

It boggles the mind that someone couldn't park a golf cart in the same size space.

Pool Hall Ace

(5,849 posts)
12. Aren't there some states that do not include parallel parking as part of the driving test?
Tue Aug 7, 2012, 08:22 AM
Aug 2012

Although i doubt that this would excuse this person. After all, we are talking about a Smart Car in a huge space!

LynneSin

(95,337 posts)
16. When I took driver's ed in Harrisburg PA, parallel parking was lame
Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:39 AM
Aug 2012

I had to make a right turn and then pull in along the curb.

I taught myself how to parallel park.

uppityperson

(115,694 posts)
20. We have become so mean that it's more important to get a mocking video than help someone
Tue Aug 7, 2012, 11:09 AM
Aug 2012

who is struggling. I didn't listen to this last night, when I did I was appalled. Be kind.

My apologies, I know you didn't film this, but I have little tolerance for mean spirited people right now. Kindness helps more but doesn't come up with "funny" videos.

mrmpa

(4,033 posts)
21. i have a friend who refuses.........
Tue Aug 7, 2012, 11:31 AM
Aug 2012

to live in the city, because that means she would have to parallel park.

I drove a 15 passenger van this summer for a part time job, had no problem(s) parallel or vertical parking (in a cramped garage).
My father taught me that when you parallel park, drive your vehicle so that the trunk area is about at the rear driver's side of the vehicle in front, and then reverse into the parking space. It never fails.

RebelOne

(30,947 posts)
22. That could have been me.
Tue Aug 7, 2012, 02:16 PM
Aug 2012

I failed my parallel parking test in Florida. But the tester passed me anyway. He said he was going to blame it on the car. I was driving my mother's 1959 Cadillac with the big fins, and they blocked my backward view. But I try to avoid parallel parking whenever possible.

Angleae

(4,562 posts)
27. Some states don't require parallel parking as part of the test
Tue Aug 7, 2012, 06:13 PM
Aug 2012

CA doesn't (I took the test there). WA didn't even require me to take the test.

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