Must Back up….Must Back up….

23 Jul

I’ve noticed this lately in the parking ramp where I work.  There are a lot of vehicles that are backed into their parking spot, and I’m guessing, 99.9% of the parkers are men.  Now, I may be making a broad generalization, but for some reason I doubt it.

Why, you ask?  Well for starters, men have an obsession with wanting to exit a parking spot front-end first.  The majority of the time, when CF and I go out, he backs into the parking spot.  It’s almost like a macho competition to see how expertly they can line up within the yellow striped confines of driving life.

Is there a medal or contest us women are not aware of?  When I am parking, I will look for a space I can drive through so I’m facing front-end first, but I would never back into a spot.  If I attempted, I would for sure hit something because I have no patience to maneuver to get the perfect line up.  I also have no sense of where my vehicle ends and the wall starts, which is a recipe for disaster.

The other morning on the way into the office, I observed a guy backing his SUV quite quickly and expertly into a parking space.  I approached him and said how impressed I was with his maneuvering abilities.  Instead of bragging his amazing skills, he told me it was all thanks to the backup camera.

Really?  I thought for sure he’d be pounding on his chest and strutting like a peacock at his superior parking job but no….he fessed up to the camera buddy.  It’s a nice feature, but it still wouldn’t convince me to back into a spot.  I’d rather focus on getting to my destination and getting out!

One Response to “Must Back up….Must Back up….”

  1. Teresa (aka Wold) July 23, 2015 at 1:57 am #

    When I’m pulling into a space with a vehicle in front of me, my “ex” would worry I’d get too close or bump the vehicle in front. I’d tell him, “I know I’m too close if I hear a crunch or feel a bump.” 😉

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