Sunday, April 13, 2014

Car park snugglers


My wife and I call them snugglers - a term which came down to us from Yorkshire. You park your car in an almost empty car park, but when you return it is quite common to find a snuggler has parked next to you in spite of all the empty spaces. Why is that?

One possibility is that some people use another car to guide them into the parking bay. They can't see the lines and don't have the spatial awareness to park without lining themselves up with something visible such as your car.

Are there other possibilities?


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Sackerson said...

Someone else has parked too close to the line in the next bay.

Or they're cold/lonely.

Woodsy42 said...

Less chance of damage if the car park fills with kids playing football or on skateboards as one side is protected?

Paddington said...

Of course, the opposite is true in a line of urinals.

A K Haart said...

Sackers - yes that's a common one. Round here I've seen expensive cars straddle the dividing line, presumably to prevent anyone parking too close.

Woodsy - like forming the wagons into a circle?

Paddington - LOL - wish I'd thought of that!

Anonymous said...

I use the satellite parking approach. Park far from anyine else. This still often results in a cosy parker appearing even it's a bit of a walk to the chosen destination.

I also indulge in brand crowding. Park beside a car of the same make and model as mine.

I must really get a life.