Wednesday, June 26, 2013

By Jove, I think they've got it!


There, that wasn't so hard to figure out, was it?
Back in the winter, when the reverse-angle parking was installed in the Plaza-Central business district, which requires you to back in, and people weren't doing it right, I wondered if they'd ever figure it out. Here's a link to a WCNC-TV piece on motorists' inability to grasp the concept.

As this hilarious article from Charlotte magazine recounts, so many people were just not getting it that the city held a press conference and hired a guy to do a rap song, to demonstrate:

"This was a news conference, an honest-to-God news conference, in which Charlotte city officials demonstrated how to back into a parking spot. And they brought a rapper."

Last Saturday, my spouse and I decided we should visit the amazing new Harris Teeter grocery store at Central and The Plaza (It's two stories, y'all!) because we do lead rather boring lives. After we conquered the problem of how to find the second floor, and ascended and realized there's nothing there but tables where you can eat your Teeter Deli purchases, we bought a few necessaries and left.

On the way home, we drove past the formerly infamous reverse-angle parking. If Saturday is anything typical, I'm here to report that by cracky, people have figured it out.  Not a single car was parked front-end-in.

Way to go, PM-ers.   

3 comments:

Nancy said...

They have that kind of parking because it's easier to back up before a beer than after a beer

Anonymous said...

No, it's so you don't back over a cyclist, even when sober.

Anonymous said...

Oh, great. Get the cyclist-motorist debate going again.

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