The malls are a fantastic place to visit. Especially during the holiday season when the parking lots are brimming with the happiest people on Earth.
If only this were true.
More often than not you’ve probably been snubbed by some mother-of-four in a big SUV as she takes the compact spot you were heading for. Stressed? Yes. Just thinking about it makes me angry.
Here are a few things you can do to reduce your stress in the Holiday Parking Arena and get back at all those people who wronged you in the lot all those times.
Wrong Way Arrow
The parking lot lanes are usually designated as one way. This usually bites you as you are driving past a spot and too late you see one open up but you have to drive ALL the way around to get it.
Why not get there first?
Ignore the little arrows on the ground and go the right way on the “wrong way.”
You’ll be happy you did.
Because you’ll get the spot.
Well before the person who tried to follow the arrows.
Ever see two spots right across from each other? The one where you can go straight through to the other spot? This is your chance to get back at someone.
Make sure you are watching behind you. If you happen to see the “two spot” in your lane and there is someone behind you beeping at you to speed up, well, certainly don’t pull through.
When they see that you should’ve, they’ll race around to the other side, but won’t get there in time.
On the other hand, if you and another person are scouting the lanes together and you want to get there first use this advice.
The “two spot” opens up and you see them in an adjacent lane about to pull into that spot. Go THROUGH your spot into the one they are aiming for.
It’s a lot of fun.
As you’re driving down the lane, sometimes you’ll see someone walking to their spot. Someone else did too and they’re ahead of you, closer to the spot. Instead of circling around, they’re going to wait for the spot to open up. Maybe with their blinkers on, maybe they’re waving you past.
Whatever they do just remember you saw the spot first.
This one takes expert timing.
Wait behind the car until you see the reverse lights turn on. That’s when you make a break and jump in front of the car who’s going to take your spot.
Depending on their expertise in this field, they might minimize the distance to the backing out car so watch out.
Let’s say you just got the coveted spot in the parking lot. I mean, you’re right up there ten feet from the mall doors. You want to stay parked in this thing all day, even if you have to leave.
This is your chance to show them all.
You’ve shopped for an hour or two and have a handful of gifts.
1) Bring your gifts back to the car and put them in the trunk.
2) Be obvious in your getting ready to leave. Wave a couple of cars to signal you’re going to leave if you want.
3) Hop in the driver seat and put the car into reverse.
4) Watch how many cars swarm to you.
5) Pull back out of the spot maybe five feet or so.
6) Pull back into the spot.
7) Go back into the mall and shop again.
8) Repeat as many times as you feel necessary.
Thank you for reading and I hope to meet you in the Parking Lot soon.