Friday, September 25, 2009

Fill in the blank: I am a(n) _________ parallel parker.

24 comments:

John W said...

I am THE parallel parker.

Aimee said...

I am a horrible parallel parker.

Lisa said...

"still pretty decent considering I live where it's rare"


Did parallel park 2 days ago - My 10 y.o. told me 2 he was impressed. He didn't consider that I learned how to drive in Boston, in the snow, where the jackasses come out and try to save their parking spaces with trash cans - even ones they didn't shovel.

Karen said...

i don't even know anymore because it's been so long since i've had to do it i might have to avoid it forever more.

the other night my friend the "master" parallel parker was trying parallel parker our other friend's car for her and tried 7 times in a plenty large space before we just got the keys of the guy whose car was in front of her and moved it. still took her like 4 more tries. so i think it's something people consider themselves "master" of after like one first try success but which everyone will sometimes suck at. and when like 7 people are standing around watching and yelling contradiction suggestions at you, the chances of really sucking increase exponentially.

erin said...

I am...

No one lets me drive. :(

Scottie said...

I'm a kickass parallel parker. About 95 percent of the time, I'm in there in one shot without hitting the curb. Never takes more than twice, unless the space is reeeeeeeeally small

Leslie said...

nervous

I am a nervous parallel parker with very little confidence in my parking abilities. I got into a tight space this morning on the first try and I was super duper pleased with myself. :)

Kathryn said...

I am a great parallel parker!

one good thing an ex bf taught me

Dan said...

I am an elite parallel parker.

John said...

I'm a non-active parallel parker.

Haven't ever owned a car. I wouldn't be surprised if the only time i parallel parked was in drivers ed. Yeah, I technically did maybe a couple times, but those were emptpy streets in kzoo and ann arbor.

talk about learning something in high school i haven't ever used

SngngMSW said...

I am an AWESOME parallel parker.

Ken said...

I am a great parallel and illegal parker. I am not a great curb avoider.

Christine said...

I am the BEST parallel parker that has ever lived ... to the point where I have people comment like "wow, I did not think there was any way that you were making that spot" ... everyone from postmen to random strangers. My husband lists it as one of the top three reasons he married me. I think we should have a park-off and see who claims top honors.

pinchie said...

I am an "okay" parallel parker. The only reason I nail it sometimes is that my car is super small. I find that if you start off bad, or if some other car is hovering, you are going to fail at least 4-5 times.

Rob said...

"fantastic"

the first time i ever parallel parked, i was under the influence (not drunk) in high school (they didn't make me do it in drivers ed) and apparently that's all it took.

Beth D. said...

I am a reluctant parallel parker.

Much like Leslie, I do not trust my pp abilities. Possibly because I failed that portion of my driver's test (I didn't hit a cone or anything, I just took way too long. apparently there is a time limit. I still passed my test, "but not by much!" according to my friendly test giver).

Now I only "parallel park" when there is enough space to pull into the spot without having to reverse into it.

Martin Andres Austermuhle said...

There's a lot of confident parallel parkers out there. I'd challenge any of 'em to a parallel park-off. I'd win.

Andrew said...

I am a better parallel parker than all of you. I'll even give your car a love bump just to say hello.

beenu said...

pretty good. but i'm not as good parking on the left side.

Cate said...

when i drove all of the time, i was superb. now i'm out of practice, but i bet i could warm back up to it.

someone once told me they thought parallel parking skills were akin to confidence/ability in bed. thoughts?

Leslie said...

We definitely need to have a parallel park-off. Bonus points for standards and flair. I think my $ is on Christine.

Sarah said...

top notch

i can squeeze in anywhere AND i can parallel park on either side of the street...yeah...eat it

Melissa said...

I am a pretty good parallel parker when no one is watching. Put a person in the car or on the street and I freak out and can't do it!

Battgirl said...

I could parallel park a tank in a breadbox. ~brushes shoulder off~
That's the consequence of having a car that was a city block long in a college town with no parking.