Does Parking Etiquette Exist?
This has been bugging me for a few days. It all started on Friday when I went to Walmart. I was driving through their parking lot looking for a space. I'm not the type to drive around until I get a close space. However, I did find a space semi-close and upfront, but there were several spaces available. This is where it started.
I was finished shopping and I got in my car. Since I was going to be driving I was checking my texts, and my messages, and uploading my receipt to their Savings Catcher. I didn't have my car started I didn't have it in reverse.
However, one of those people who hawk the parking lot followed me to my car. I didn't realize anyone was waiting, but their rudeness alerted me when I heard their horn blaring. I'll admit when I heard the horn, I proceeded to take more time (which I know was wrong).
So I'm curious, who was in the wrong here. Should I have just hopped in my car and drive off? Should they have moved on?
I stopped at United on Tuesday afternoon to pick up a few things. I had pulled into the parking lot and was driving up a lane and found a spot. A few cars were coming the other way so I turned my blinker on and waited for them to pass and as I started turning into the spot a big honkin' truck pulled into my space from the other side. The space on his lane was open but so was mine, but he decided to keep pulling forward, as I was pulling in. Then he proceeded to laugh at me like he won. I was tempted to pull a Fried Green Tomatoes, Tawanda on him, but I don't have that much insurance. Yeah that was not nice, but luckily I backed up, and pulled forward only to find a car backing out and leaving me a nice spot right next to the store. So I won.
So in your opinion what is proper parking etiquette? Please share your thoughts with us.