A Tale Of 2 Parking Spots

Yesterday,an alert “06880” reader spotted this way-cool 1950s Ford parked behind the old post office:

Parking 1 - 1950s Ford - JP Vellotti

Nearby, a few minutes later, he saw this $300,000 Ferrari hatchback:

Ferrari hatchback - JP Vellotti

What do both drivers share, besides the same small lot?

Neither has the skill to park between the white lines.

19 responses to “A Tale Of 2 Parking Spots

  1. Totally agree with Jeff!

  2. Sorry, I meant Jess my eyes don’t always work well !!!

  3. one driver probably has more $ than the other; both are incompetent parkers !

  4. Robin Weinberg

    Or, we can give the benefit of the doubt to both. Next to one, there is a wall jutting out and a metal post inside the line of the spot. Next to the other is obviously open construction and who knows what obstacles might be in the way. Perhaps both did the best they could do in difficult spots, and really, both are touching or barely over the lines. I prefer to
    jump to a more favorable conclusion rather than go negative without information. There’s enough of that to go around already!

  5. Would be funny if the old pickup was a “sleeper” and faster than that Ferrari.

  6. Nancy Hunter Wilson

    Cool! I’ve never seen a Ferrari hatchback! Perfect for soccer gear and hockey bags!! (and so shiny, too!)
    Who cares how it is parked? The owner has “earned the right” to do whatever he/she damn well pleases!

    p.s. Seriously, is this really the biggest problem today?

  7. I was going to say – “both have bad taste in cars”. But, then again, the Ford pick-up is kinda cool. No excuse for the Ferrari hatchback though. Just sad that they did something like that.

  8. The (understated) Ferrari owner is an exceedingly courteous Westporter. The other open spots show neither driver taking anything away from others. And judging from the irregular, out-of-the-way locations it look like both drivers were being considerate by accommodating others’ access to doorways and work sites. – Chris Woods

    • Of course neither driver was taking anything away from others since the spaces they were infringing on must have been empty when they chose to take up more than one space. That there may have even been other open spaces around so “no harm, no foul” is beside the point as well – did they have absolute certainty that they would remain that way?

      Not to be snippy but I guess since you know one of them, that gives them a pass? Ummm…OK.

      Whether someone is a pleasant human being or not, or others are immediately inconvenienced or not – bad parking is just that – bad parking.

  9. Dick Lowenstein

    Is there even a white line on the right side of the vehicles? A photo might help. Regardless, a non-event.

  10. This is a private parking lot where the owners of the cars lease the spots next to where their cars are parked, so in this case they are actually entitled to park however they want. Why are people so judgmental here?

    • That would certainly be a reasonable explanation. My apologies for my “judgement”.

      As for “why?”, my (and I would imagine others) judgementalism is probably driven by the many cases of apparently inexcusable and/or “entitled” parking behavior highlighted by Dan in this blog as well as personally experienced. It’s what people do.

  11. If the “alert 06880 reader” had been really alert, he/she would have seen signs noting that this is a private parking area (it’s not even really visible from the street). But hey, then it wouldn’t have been such a fun post I guess.

    • Whenever a post involves “alert reader” it probably is best to take the time to consider the “facts”.

      • Nancy, could you translate that into English please?

        • Nancy Hunter Wilson

          In English, it means “try not to jump to conclusions”, as pointed out by a few commenters above.
          While information from “alert readers” is usually fun and entertaining, this is not the first time an “alert reader” has posted a situation without taking the time to seek out the reason(s) behind his/her forced conclusion, which is unfair and wrong.