Thursday, March 18, 2010

Size vs. Space Ratio...

The controversial"parking lot" at my office is more like a driveway that runs directly behind my building. It's not very big at all, in fact, it's only as deep as the building itself and is a little over 3 car lengths wide - but, it has been laid out to maximize parking space. When you pull in, you pull into the end, so it's deep and narrow. The first row is on your left, directly behind the building. The parking spaces are angled with no parking spaces where employees enter and exit the building. Straight up the middle is the driving lane, which is wide enough for 2 cars to drive passed one another. The other row of parking is on the right hand side for cars to drive or back in - these spaces are straight, not angled like the others and the "company cars" are parked here - Taurus's mostly.

Got the visual??

So - it's not that big, but there is more then enough space to manoeuvre any vehicle into and out of the lot. Yesterday, DH drove me to work...but we couldn't pull in because we were waiting for another car to park...a backing in...with over 6' between the front bumper of the Taurus and the rear bumper of the truck that was parked at an angle in front of it...with no other vehicles parked around. We sat there for over 5 minutes watching. Pull ahead 2 inches STOP! Reverse 2"...STOP! Pull ahead 2"...STOP! Reverse 2"...STOP! Over and over again... By the time I got out of the car, I was almost in tears from laughing so hard!!! For crying out loud!! It's not a bus!! Maybe we should see about valet parking?? :)

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