The story of two suburban girls who don't know how to park a car.
I am at home for Fall Break, and was going to see Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at The Neofuturarium
with my (16-year-old) sister.
The parking for the show is on the street only. I can usually find parking on one large/busy/main street, Foster, but on this day the only spaces were surrounded by other cars, necessitating that I parallel park. Which I don't exactly know how to do. So, I drove around the block, and my sister and I switched spaces. She claimed that she knew how to parallel park and could do it. We got back to the theoretical parking places and my sister tried to park. After a minute, she gave up. I told her that if we could turn the car around, we could park on the other side of the road, which was very empty of parked cars, which would make "fake" parallel parking possible (aka pulling up behind a car, and leaving a gap small enough so that no car will park in between our car and the other car, but big enough so that I can easily pull out).
What I meant was that she should figure out how to navigate the one-way streets and figure out how to turn the car around, and then drive back to Foster facing the other direction. My sister took what I said to mean "make a U-turn on a main road". I didn't realize that was how she had interpreted it until after she did it.
She now knows not to make U-turns on main/busy roads.
The U-turn did result in a pretty nice parking place, though...
Posted by Serene Chaos at 5:16:00 PM