Lonely Car? A Parking Lot Phenomenon

United States
November 13, 2015 5:46pm CST
When parking at a store, I always go for left field in the parking lot -- where no one else is parking or there are very few other vehicles. The few extra steps are not going to hurt me, in fact, they are quite beneficial. I also like having plenty of my own space meaning no one to bang their doors into me nor do I have to worry about opening my door or maneuvering with my purchases or a shopping cart through a maze of cars parked next to and around me. AND when I get ready to pull out, I don't have to wait for other vehicles or people to get out of my way. Simple really. So why is it someone always has to park in the very next space to me?!!! There are 5 billion empty spaces around me and someone parks next to my driver side! What is up with that? Are people afraid to park by themselves? Are their cars lonely that they have to pull up next to one of their kind? It's not like I'm in a prime parking spot. I'm miles away from the store for gawd's sake! WHAT IS IT? It drives me crazy. I'm just asking that you respect my space and stay away!
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@Freelanzer (5950)
• Canada
14 Nov 15
I guess it is just human nature, they need to feel part of a group or something
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• United States
14 Nov 15
Yep, it's the wolf pack mentality. I like being a 'lone wolf'.
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@boiboing (12533)
• Northampton, England
15 Nov 15
Yes of course their cars are lonely and want some company whilst they shop.
• United States
15 Nov 15
@Auntylou (4412)
• Oxford, England
15 Nov 15
I suppose that they feel like there is safety in numbers!
• United States
15 Nov 15
*sighs* I guess, but it still behooves me. Go find someone else to be safe with! .
• Preston, England
28 Nov 15
it is odd how people do that - I see it quite often too