Yeah, yeah, my blog has been quiet for a while...between shoveling the never-ending snow and a vacation, it's been hard to find time to blog. In case you missed me, here's a good old JR rant!
What is it about parking lots that turns good drivers into bad drivers and bad drivers into psychopaths who would park on a burning oil well to avoid walking an additional ten feet?? Is it some weird form of mass psychosis? How else can you explain someone waiting for a space for a longer time than it would've taken them to park a little farther and walk to the store?
With that in mind, here are my nominees for the worst parking lots in Stamford:
- Goodwill: impossible to get in, impossible to get out.
- John the Baker: gotta love backing out into a busy five-way intersection.
- Subway on Elm Street: it's always full of litter, the curb cut is wrong, and it's impossible to make a left out of the lot.
- Stamford train station: not only is it crumbling and overcrowded, they have the gall to charge you $8 even on weekends!
And the winner is: Ridgeway! I specifically mean the portion of the parking lot on Summer Street near Michael's, Modell's and Carter's. People will circle and circle and circle to get a spot on that side rather than parking over by Staples and (GASP!) walking thirty feet.
As for the worst parking lot in our general area, I think it's a tie between Whole Foods in Greenwich and Costco in Norwalk. Not only is the Whole Foods lot far too small and cramped, it's also populated by Greenwich housewives in obnoxiously huge SUVs who are oblivious to anyone else on the planet.
I think Costco's parking lot may have been built on an ancient burial ground, because I have never seen so much madness in one place. People park in the fire lanes, make their own spots, and sit (and sit...and sit...and sit...) for waaaay too long waiting for a closer spot. Here's a helpful hint: drive to the mysterious lower level for a spot! There's a good chance you'll actually end up closer to the door!
So...your thoughts? Any other awful parking lots I missed?