Parking Luck

@DianneN (131105)
United States
October 7, 2019 3:08pm CST
Some people have it. Some people don’t. My husband is one of the lucky ones. He always finds a parking space no matter what large city or small town we happen to be in. When we went to visit our son and his family in New York City last weekend, it was such a sunny and beautifully warm day. My husband insisted we take our convertible. For sure I thought he’d park it in a garage for protection. But, nope! He saw a large van pull out of a parking space as we approached, and immediately slipped into the large, vacant space. All we had to do was walk up the street to our son’s co-op. Now that was pure luck and my husband has it! He saved us a good $100. The photo was taken by a professional photographer on a boat trip with friends in the early summer. I know it has nothing to do with my topic, but had to share it!
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@BelleStarr (48719)
• United States
8 Oct
That is a beautiful photo and yes, I also have the parking gene or maybe it is luck but Kasey always says God just loves me better lol
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
8 Oct
He probably does! lol
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@BelleStarr (48719)
• United States
8 Oct
@DianneN lol Well I do usually ask him to find me one, ya know "ask and you shall receive" I am not afraid to ask for even the little things. lol
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
8 Oct
@BelleStarr You are a riot!
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@oahuwriter (9727)
• United States
8 Oct
One of my cousin is that way too! Lucky people aren't they!
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
8 Oct
Yes, they are lucky. I wish I had some good parking luck, but I don’t.
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• United States
8 Oct
@DianneN You know what, I started praying for good luck, good timing and being at the right place at the right time. I usually don't go to the library on Sat. Well, I went recently, got cake from the celebration of the library's birthday celebration! I get to catch the bus just in the nick of time too! It works.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
9 Oct
@oahuwriter Awesome!
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@wolfgirl569 (24048)
• Marion, Ohio
7 Oct
I dont have that luck. I dont even try for an easy spot anymore.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
7 Oct
Neither do I!
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@LindaOHio (13069)
• United States
7 Oct
That's a beautiful photo. You found a parking space in New York City? You do lead a charmed life!
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
7 Oct
Thank you, and only my husband can find a parking spot in NYC. He amazes me!
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• United States
7 Oct
Finding a parking spot on the street in Manhattan certainly is rare. Your husband is a lucky guy to have found that space
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
7 Oct
He may have to drive up and down a few streets, but something always opens for him. I always tell him to pull into a garage, but he tells me, “Ye of so little faith!” lol
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@Nakitakona (15023)
8 Oct
Parking space is always a problem when we go out and take some shopping in the mall at the capital city. Your husband is so lucky then.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
8 Oct
I know how awful it is to find a space to park. No matter where we go, my husband finds a spot and quickly, too. lol
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@Nakitakona (15023)
8 Oct
@DianneN I would like to repeat - he's so lucky.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
8 Oct
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@1hopefulman (44962)
• Canada
7 Oct
The picture is a work of art! I did not have the gift. When I had a car and I worked with it, I usually found a parking space but not anywhere to close to where I was going. I often had to do a lot of walking.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
7 Oct
Isn’t it? Thank you! You lack my husband’s parking luck. . So do I!
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@1hopefulman (44962)
• Canada
8 Oct
@DianneN It's one of the reasons I got rid of my car. There is little parking where I live and I was tired of going around in circles, especially in winter.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
8 Oct
@1hopefulman . Both of my NYC sisters-in-law got rid of their cars for that very reason. Our son has to keep his car in a garage at a hefty monthly fee.
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@sallypup (33451)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Oct
I can't imagine driving in such a huge city let alone finding a parking spot. I'm glad you two made it out in one piece.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
7 Oct
My husband is from NYC, so he’s used to driving in it. I have never once driven it it and hope I never have to.
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@sallypup (33451)
• Moses Lake, Washington
8 Oct
@DianneN We gladly paid for cabs when we visited Savannah, Georgia. Sure easier on the nerves.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
8 Oct
@sallypup We always take cabs when we travel to foreign countries. We finally learned how not to be taken advantage by the cabbies.
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@rakski (38190)
• Philippines
7 Oct
nice photo! Your husband sure is lucky
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
7 Oct
Thank you! I love the moon! Yes, he has all the good parking luck in our family.
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@rakski (38190)
• Philippines
7 Oct
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• Lenox, Georgia
7 Oct
Well that's awesome how it worked out!! And that is a beautiful photo! =)
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
7 Oct
It always works out that way for him! I thought of you when I posted the photo. Thanks!
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• Lenox, Georgia
7 Oct
@DianneN Aw, thanks for thinking of me!
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@GreatMartin (10109)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
8 Oct
All the years I lived in NYC I never used a car!
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
8 Oct
You didn’t have to drive from CT and back!
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@acelawrites (17431)
• Philippines
8 Oct
Your husband is really lucky!
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
8 Oct
Yes, he has lots of parking luck. I don’t.
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@JohnRoberts (91814)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Oct
Now he needs to find a parking place for that boat he needs!
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
7 Oct
Yeah, right, like that’s ever gonna happen. He did like that boat in the photo.
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@shaggin (47663)
• United States
7 Oct
That is so awesome you were able to save $100. He sure is lucky!
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
7 Oct
He always finds a spot anywhere we go. In NYC, he may have to drive around a few streets, but he always finds something!
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@NJChicaa (68569)
• United States
7 Oct
That was lucky!
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
7 Oct
That’s him! Always finds a great space.
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@MarymargII (11948)
• Toronto, Ontario
8 Oct
I have that luck most of the time I park but not always- Or I just seem to go into a bank and am able to go right up in the line and then in a few minutes a crowd forms behind me--haha! That's the only luck I have. I love that picture as the boat looks so neat like a tall ship!
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
8 Oct
Lol! Obviously, you have more luck than most people! My husband refuses to wait in any line. Thank you. That was some sailboat!
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@MarymargII (11948)
• Toronto, Ontario
16 Oct
@DianneN I love the look of it- and it's a great picture!
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
16 Oct
@MarymargII Thanks again!
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Oct
Vince is always able to find a parking spot and I'm always to turn right without any hassles against the traffic. We drive on the left here.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
8 Oct
I know you drive in the left. Do your cars have steering wheels on the right?
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Oct
@DianneN Yes. When we went to Europe we had to drive on the 'wrong' side.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
9 Oct
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@jstory07 (82504)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Oct
It is good when you can find a parking spot in New York City. I only remember getting lost there.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
8 Oct
It sure saves a lot of money instead of parking in a garage. My husband is from NYC, so he knows his way around. I refuse to drive in NY. It’s a madhouse!
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@jstory07 (82504)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Oct
@DianneN It sure is.
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@WorDazza (12325)
• Manchester, England
8 Oct
I have a fairly successful parking strategy. In large ( normally full ) car parks, while others are driving around frantically looking for empty spaces I people watch. I identify someone heading back to their car and follow them. Most of the time they are leaving and I get their space. Occasionally they're just heading back to pick up a coat or something, which is a bit frustrating but there's always another leaver along soon. Worked for me on Sunday in a manically busy car park in the Lake District.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
8 Oct
You have what I call parking smarts! My husband would definitely try that if his parking luck runs out.
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@thelme55 (23051)
• Germany
8 Oct
That is a beautiful photo Dianne. I love it. Your husband is a very lucky man.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
9 Oct
Thank you! He’s not only lucky in parking, but he’s lucky to have me!
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@thelme55 (23051)
• Germany
9 Oct
@DianneN You are very welcome. I agree with you.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
9 Oct
@thelme55 Is your husband home and settled comfortably?
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