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Parking in Seattle - A Comical Adventure

Lefty Graves
Challenges in parking in Seattle, Washington.Photo byAnne NygårdonUnsplash

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On a recent trip to Seattle, I was challenged with parking. If you've ever tried to park in the metropolis of Seattle, you'll feel an immediate kinship here. Not only did I have to park, I had to parallel park on a hill. Thankful that I drive a small-sized car, I began the nearly impossible task of maneuvering my car into place when I finally found a parking slot.

As I attempted to park my small-sized car, the man in the car behind me jumped out with a tape measure and measured the spot I was attempting to pull into; then, he kindly measured my car. Motioning for me to roll my window down, he assured me my car would fit perfectly.

Trying to park in Seattle traffic can sometimes be a comical adventure. With the bustling city and limited parking spaces, humorous stories are bound to unfold. Today was no exception for me. At first, I was annoyed at this stranger, but when it became obvious that he was trying to assist me, I smiled and looked toward his hand motions for guidance.

It's not always this easy; however, a more common scenario would go something like this: you're driving around, desperately searching for a parking spot, when suddenly you spot someone running towards you. As you roll down your window, you realize that this person is not a traffic officer or a parking attendant but just a kind bystander who wants to help you park.

They start directing you while miming exaggerated gestures, seemingly intending to assist with the difficult parking task. But here's the catch: their instructions are a mix of confusing hand signals and overly enthusiastic facial expressions that only add to the chaos.

After numerous attempts and almost bumping into the nearby parked cars, you finally manage to park - albeit with the help of the enthusiastic bystander who seems more entertained than helpful. This lighthearted experience represents just one of the many stories that can unfold while trying to park in the busy streets of Seattle.

Thankfully for me, this stranger was very good at directing, and it only took me a few quick maneuvers to shuttle my car into place and park. As I got out of my car, he honked and waved and went on his way. I smiled and waved, grateful that I had some assistance parking. Now, I was off to find the business I was looking for.

It's a testament to the kindness of strangers and the unique sense of humor that the residents of Seattle possess. Despite the challenges of parking in the city, these humorous encounters remind us to take a step back, laugh, and appreciate the little moments that add a touch of whimsy to our daily lives.

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Lefty has been writing online since 2000 on various topics, including youth mentoring, addiction recovery, parenting, gardening, advocating for seniors, sustainability, farming, and an eclectic mix of other topics. She writes about all things Washington. She resides on a farm with her family in Northeastern Washington State.

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