Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hey You Backers

Here's my question to you.  Why do you do that?
I direct this question not to people who back worthy causes by giving money or time.  Oh, no.  I don't care why you all back your causes.  Just keep doing it.
Here's what aggravates me -- the people who back into parking spaces.
Why do you do that, I ask again.
I've even started stopping people who back into parking spaces and asking them why they do this and they say things like because it's easier to get out or because the vehicle (generally some sort of behemoth) is easier to maneuver when going backwards.  If that's the case why don't I see you backing along the 210 freeway first thing in the morning?  Huh?
The other day I saw a truck take off the side of a Volvo as it's driver with added maneuverability and ease tried to back into a parking space.
So I say to all of you backers of vehicles large and small into parking spaces wide and narrow, get over yourselves and park correctly.
There.  I'm done.


Michael Walker said...

If you see this happening in a place that allows vehicles to have only the rear license plate (like Nevada), people who do that are hiding. They may be hiding something as simple as an expired registration. Or, they could be hiding from the APB list, from which Police Officers will cruise through parking lots scanning for hits.

MaryWalkerBaron said...

Interesting. Yet another reason do be irritated with the backers. Thanks for the info.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the comment by Michael Walker - I have wondered why some parking structures have signs saying 'Do Not Back In'. Based on your comments I'd say it's for safety purposes. Thanks.