Well, I didn’t see THAT coming.
Tuesday I asked whether backing into parking spots is a crime against humanity, simply annoying or the only right and true way to park. Frankly, I expected a landslide victory for “crime against humanity,” because that’s how I view it.
There is nothing – and I mean nothing – that annoys me more than waiting for someone to back into a parking spot, especially when they clearly don’t know what they’re doing, like 99 percent of all drivers. (Don’t make me remind you that I hold the title “World’s Only Perfect Driver.”)
And yet 50 percent of the 211 people taking this week’s poll said backing in is the best way to park, obliterating “just annoying,” which came in at 37 percent. Only 13 percent shared my view, which means I probably should rethink how I view the world. Maybe – just maybe – other people have a point and it’s me who is out of step and annoying, and I should change my ways and the way I think.
OK … nah. You guys are still wrong. Parking backward is an abomination unless you’re Batman (and he had a cool turntable that turned his car around for him.)
Here’s the promised link to one of the world’s worst attempts at backward parking. Enjoy.