Wow: Woman Spends A Minute And A Half Trying To Park In A Spot She Just Needed To Pull Into

October 16, 2017


This is some security camera footage of a woman in a subcompact car trying to park it on the side of the street and failing time and time again. All she needed to do was just pull in, it's not even a proper parallel parking situation. Eventually the car in front of the car she's trying to park behind leaves, and she decides maybe that spot will be easier and goes for it instead. Or, who knows, maybe she's just playing a really serious game of the curb is lava.

Keep going for the video while I try to pretend I didn't fail my driving test three times and have to wait six months to take it again and only passed that time with one point above failing. Also if somebody could speed this video up and add the Benny Hill music that would be great.

Thanks to MB, who drifts into every parking spot like you're supposed to.

  • AndyvRS

    She only uses two steering angles; full lock left or full lock right!

  • Nick Cope

    Benny Hill version:

  • whacko

    It is really frustrating. Like, even if you aren't the world's best driver it SHOULD be blatantly obvious that if you keep the wheel turned to the same direction that your car is just gonna go back and forth in the same space when you drive and then reverse.

  • Brock

    She should have listened to George.

  • Talon184

    I can see the Geometric computations grinding through her skull...

    "Let's see, the hypotenuse of the angle of front of the car is the inverse of the reciprocal of transversal AB if I turn my wheel like this and sacrifice a chicken under a full moon, then my car should just about......wait, is that another spot up there? Fuck it...!"

  • Mark


  • Nicholas Conrad

    Wait, in which country do they drive on the right side of the street *and* the right side of the car?? I smell a Russian disinformation campaign behind this.

  • Wilf Smith

    Definitely UK. Vast majority of urban side streets in the UK that do not have off street parking are like this - narrow enough only for one car to drive down at a time, so everyone drives in the middle of the road.

  • Meseta

    Numberplate format on the red car indicates it's UK. And in fact, youtube video description states that it's in Southend, Essex. Most likely it's just a narrow residential street where cars can easily park on either side; and a main road to the left would explain why most of the cars face to the right of the video frame.

  • The_Wretched

    ooh, the southend!

  • Jon

    Liiike a glove.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Bless her heart.

  • Narcotic

    As technology makes things easier, humanity gets dumber.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Build something that's idiot-proof and the world just builds a better idiot.

  • Talon184

    I actually had a college professor warning our class about exactly that about 20 years ago. He compared clicking on WIndows icons to Egyptians using Hieroglyphics rather than written words. He would rant about it for entire classes and was really annoying.Turned out he was fairly correct though.

  • Darren McCoy

    You should have ended with a windows icon.

  • Bling Nye

    It's kind of a bullshit argument though. I mean, humanity as a whole is dumber because of technology? Seems the opposite is true given the medical and scientific advances made purely thanks to technology.

    Frankly, I don't see how anyone could say humanity is dumber because of technology... Are we dumber than we were 100 years ago, or even 20 years ago? I'd say not, although I could see the argument if it's purely about the general public and the consumption of mass entertainment; it's still not really any different though than someone that's used to using a slide rule or abacus ragging on calculators.

    I would've hated your college professor. He sounds like a tedious egotistical fuck.

  • Talon184

    It's nothing to get that upset over, really. He wasn't looking at the accomplishments of our overall civilization. He was more focused on the individual capacity to process information. I disagreed with him at the time and actually went to complain about him to the dean because he spent more time ranting than he did teaching. I can see his point now though. I'm a teacher and I cringe when I read students' written papers. The attentions span of young people is that of a rabid hummingbird. They are so used to instant gratification, they can't sit still long enough to process new information. At least not like people did 20+ years ago. They use text abbreviations and emoticons in formal papers because they are so used to using them online. They don't communicate as effectively as their parents did. They rarely even use a phone to talk to someone. It's not that technology makes us dumber, but his point was that our brains would not be challenged on a regular basis like they were in the past. This is, of course, a broad statement and doesn't apply to all young people of today But the trend is in this direction. In his day, to get a computer to do something, you had to type in commands at a DOS prompt. There was no clicking on an icon to have the process automated. Likewise, in my day, to do a research paper, you had to go to the library, dig through the card catalog, understand the Dewey decimal system and go find an actual book to read and reference. Now we get far more info from a basic Google search. That was his point. We aren't challenged to do things like we were in the past. Of course, we have medical and scientific advances that were unheard of years ago, but those are the results of hardworking individuals. He was talking about the individuals who make up society as opposed to the scientists and scholars. The common person has life a lot easier than our ancestors did and he felt we would lose certain aspects of our intelligence as a result. It's similar to how we've also gotten fatter since we are not out working in the fields all day. We're are more obese as a nation, but we still live longer because of medical advances brought about by scientists and doctors. Likewise, we've forgotten how to research data ourselves because technology makes it so easy for us. At the same time, while we are losing some of these old skills, we are replacing them with new skills that were not necessary in decades past so it's kind of a trade-off I suppose.

  • Bling Nye

    Sounds like an 'in the snow, uphill both ways' sort of argument. The reality is that language and how it's conveyed evolve over time, and it's always going to. Look at Shakespeare's English vs. today, hell, look at a newspaper from the early 1900's vs. today. I wouldn't argue the obesity issue, especially since there are more sedentary jobs than there used to be (there's also more highly processed foods and fast foods) and screen time is now the majority of a lot of people's lives.

    Getting back to the kids' writing and use of abbreviations and emoticons in formal papers... that's something I'd blame the parents/teachers more for. Most kids will live up to or DOWN to expectations. The problem I see is more with a disconnect and lack of involvement, for whatever reason. There's a long running (perhaps since the dawn of humanity) joke about the communication disconnect between a parent and a child, and how language evolves even as fast as from one generation to the next. I don't think technology is to blame, so much as a co-factor. Ultimately, it comes down to (in my opinion) adults taking the time and responsibility to learn the new ways to communicate, and accept that the world is changing around them; they need to set aside their opinion and judgement of what's coming and recognize it's no worse than their own youthful experience and need to remember how THAT was viewed (and likely criticized) by THEIR older generations.

  • Talon184

    It just occurred to me that this conversation spawned from a video of someone trying to park a car...How did that happen? Lol

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