Here’s a good example of the domino effect of lazy idiocy that happens way too often in this town. This was taken on a weekday just before 8 p.m. Rush hour traffic had tapered off somewhat, so the post-work shopping crowd was thinning, though the parking lots were still busy. With that said, the driver of the BMW SUV (license plate 5JIL) was too much in a rush to park and get his/her groceries to straighten out his/her vehicle at this busy Sherman Oaks Trader Joe’s by Hazeltine and Riverside. Parking spots are scarce and relatively narrow here, so only apathetic, selfish assholes park like this. Speaking of inconsiderate drivers, the brunette driving the Toyota Rav4 (license plate 6PQV) pulled in right when I was taking this photo. She even looked back at me when she got out of her car. Hmm, even with that level of awareness, she clearly didn’t think it was a big deal to also park like a lazy jackass (no, she didn’t bother adjusting her vehicle, either). Just because the person next to you is parked like an asshole shouldn’t give you license to park the same way if you can help it….and yes, she could’ve helped it, especially given that the space on her right was a shopping cart return area. Seriously, was she afraid that the railing was going to ding her car? It really doesn’t take a lot of effort to quickly adjust one’s vehicle appropriately in a parking spot–even a narrow one. Let’s not reinforce this L.A. me-first mentality and at least make the effort to park straight.
Posted on May 14th, 2013 by I-95, U-405