I don't understand parking in America
This has happened a lot to me recently and it really riles me.
I sincerely hope this is just an East Coast phenomenon and if it is I will happily agree that the West Coast is superior to the East.
Anyway. Here goes.
I know that few of you can really drive because you were never properly taught to and the test is such a joke here that a blind person could pass.
So I don't have much to work with.
But why-oh-why do Americans insist on parking their cars an inch or so from the bumper of the car in front/behind. Some Americans will even bounce bumpers when parking and think this is OK to smack cars up and leave scratches.
Where I come from (where we are properly taught to drive by licensed instructors) we learn to leave at least a foot or so between cars when parking. Then, at least, people can get out of their parking space when it is time to leave.
But I guess if Pops taught you to drive at fourteen on the farm, and the written test is just a multiple choice that even lucky chimpanzees in a lab could pass, then you never quite worked that out.
Well, here's your wake up call from someone with a real license. Leave a gap and don't think of bouncing my bumper!