There is a trend, a somewhat dysfunctional and stupid trend, to reverse park rather than park front in. This is both selfish and dumb for two basic and very obvious reasons - traffic flow and vehicle access.
What goes through the mind of someone who rocks into the car park at say South Melbourne market to fill the boot with vegetables, groceries and bottles of cheer to hold up all traffic so they can attempt a reverse park into a tight spot when they know they will be unable to eventually get their shopping trolley between parked cars or anywhere near the boot - if they can open the tailgate at all! Apart from a lack of thought for other people they foil the very purpose of going shopping – making it easy to get the stuff home. Instead, why not just spy a car park and zip forward into the space with no traffic hold up leaving the boot with easy easy access then, when leaving, wait for a break in the traffic and zip out. Simple and thoughtful of others.
Still I suspect thought and a propensity to reverse park are mutually exclusive.