Parking in perpendicular spots

Angled parking spots are great. They make it easy for us to drive straight in.

Perpendicular spots – especially those that don’t have much room between rows of cars – require a different approach. Attempting to drive straight in and adjust is an exercise in pain.

Instead, we’re better off –

(a) turning into the next parking spot – stopping behind the parked car
(b) backing up and straightening
(c) and driving into ours

Perpendicular parking spots are a great metaphor for things we want on a day-to-day basis.

We can’t just walk in and get what we want. Instead, we need to take others into consideration, do some amount of zigging and zagging and even take a step or two backward to eventually get it.

No drama. Just part of the process.