This is probably going to sound silly, but I parallel parked today when I visited the library. I was dropping off some books to donate, so I wanted a close parking place. The only one available required parallel parking.
I realize this is a skill most people learn when they are decades younger than I am. However, I have literally never before properly backed into a single-car space, then turned the front of the car so I would be parallel to the curb. And today, I did it.
Also? It got cold enough last night that there were no gnats at the girl’s bus stop this morning!
And … our neighbor has a couple bookcases sitting by the curb, free for the taking. My husband asked where I thought they could go. After some thought, I pointed out a couple places in the dining room. Is this ideal? No, but it’ll do for now.
So those are a few of the things I’m grateful for today. What are you grateful for?
Yay for successful parallel parking! I’ve always been able to parallel park with ease. 3-point turns, though? Never my best driving skill.
Interesting. I’ve always been able to do 3-point (K) turns, but parking in general has always been a scary thing for me. I’m so worried about hitting other cars that even in a parking lot, I try not to park in a space that has cars on both sides!
Victory! I learned a trick for parallel parking which almost always works for me, so I don’t mind doing it as long as there’s nobody behind me. As soon as there’s traffic and irritated drivers around, all bets are off.
Oh, yeah! The fact that it was a pretty empty street helped.
Also, one-way street, and I was parking on the left side. I don’t know if I could do it on the right side.
Thankee kindly! 😀
Nice work on the parking. You’d be surprised at how many people learn it well enough to pass the test and then forget.
And free bookcases? That’s a win no matter where you need to tuck them :D.
Thanks. When I took the test in Nevada, they didn’t require parallel parking.
And someone else nabbed the bookcases. 🙁