There is a dysfunctional change to the way people angle park and it’s moronic. As an example of this stupidity, at South Melbourne market people go to great lengths to back into a 90 degree angled parking spot seemingly oblivious to the fact that their boot/tailgate, where they will put their purchasers, is now blocked by the very fact they backed in. If they had driven in forwards like a normal human being they would have had easy access. At South Melbourne market we have seen idiots carrying shopping, kids, strollers and all manner of junk squeezing past cars parked either side just to get to their tailgate which they can’t access anyway. We have also seen the same morons use the bonnet of the car next to their tailgate as a platform until they shift their car forward a metre into the traffic so as to load up. There is another entirely logical reason to nose into an angled parking spot in that by parking nose in you do not disrupt the passing traffic as in parallel parking. By backing in to an angled park you expect all traffic to stop just so you can back in. This sense of entitlement and ‘me me me’ beggars belief. Indeed we have seen people reverse park even in a 45 degree angle park which makes zero sense and they are facing the wrong direction on exit. This backing into angled parking spots is moronic and I suspect driven by the proliferation of reverse cameras enabling the moron to pretend they self shine.
People need to be aware that backing into everything is not normal behaviour. May I suggest that a touch of clear thinking will override self entitlement.
Please, nose into angled parking spots like a normal human being!!
There may be another reason why people use their reversing cameras with such moronic regularity. Watch drivers doing strange things and I will back it in they have every window in their cars, including the windscreen, so heavily tinted they can’t actually see outside with enough clarity to park or indeed safely drive anywhere. Yesterday we ate lunch at a cafe on Church Street in Brighton enjoying a table outside where we had a plain view of passing traffic. In roughly 40% of cars you could not see the driver through any window let alone through the windscreen. How these people see anything at night is a mystery but does explain the necessity for parking cameras. In our daily commute we see drivers veering, swerving and ignoring other cars and in nearly all cases the morons have heavily tinted windows. Obviously, there are good drivers with tinted windows but, it seems that a good percentage of bad drivers have tinted windows – they just can’t see out.
Personally, we like to look out and enjoy the world with as clear a vision as we can get. The world is a fantastic place to be treasured and not to be hidden behind tinting. Drive with the windows down, let the wind flow through, turn the radio off and soak in life. Please.