After work Friday, I headed to the mall to walk around a bit. It was less for shopping and more to get a little exercise in. I've been doing the 10,000 step a day program for a while and I go to the mall to stroll around a bit as part of my steps I take during the day.
At the same time, I was talking to a friend of mine. After I had done some walking around, I returned to my car as I continued to talk to my friend. As I sat in my car for a few minutes, I witnessed an interesting sight.
At the particular mall I was at, the parking spots were slanted in the direction you should be driving, though there are no arrows on the ground to direct you. However, if you use some common sense, you usually can figure it out.
Well, there was a lady in a Mercedes driving around. She was already driving in the wrong direction to start with and switched over to another parking lane, still in the wrong direction. She finally switched into the parking lane I was in (still facing the wrong direction) and tried to park. When your car is not in the direction of the parking space, that makes parking a little more difficult but it's not impossible.
Well, the lady tried for a few minutes to spin her car into the right angle to park. I was surprised to see a few minutes later that the lady HAD GIVEN UP and once again was headed down a parking lane in the wrong direction.
She made a turn to go down yet another parking lane in the wrong direction. Up until this point, the lady had been lucky. There had been no cars in any of the lanes she had driven through. Her luck ran out though, as there were TWO cars coming at her. Fortunately, nothing bad happened though I don't think the lady had any clue she was doing a lot of things wrong and endangering herself and others.
The lady finally got a parking spot that she could get into. I was tempted to run over to her and scream: "What the heck were you doing?" I'm sure my friend most have loved me as I commented on the driving abilities of the woman as we talked. :)