I spotted these three unhappily conjoined silver cars on President Street in Carroll Gardens. The driver of the fat SUV in the middle is either the parallel-parking king of all time, or a bastard who has executed the biggest fuck-you in parking history to the cars on either side. The three cars are sandwiched together with not a cat's whisker to spare.
But, yet, there's a mystery here. At first I thought the SUV's owner was the biggest jerk in parkingland, having forced his bulbous road hog into a space that was obviously not suited to the car's bulk, and inconveniencing a couple of mid-sized vehicles in the bargain.
But then I reconsidered. The back bumper of the SUV is just an inch from the front of the car to the rear; and the SUV's front bumper absolutely touches the back bumper of the Mini-Cooper up front. A parallel parking job this precise is not only amazing, but utterly impossible. Is it possible that the silver cars on either side of the SUV are the malevolent parties? Did they park super-close to the SUV with the express purpose of pinning it in?
Please take note that there was a good amount of space behind the back car and in front of the Mini-Cooper. So, if the front and back cars are the aggressors, there is no reason why they need be so close to the SUV.
I'm confused. And glad (as always) that I don't own a car.