I have a bunch of cars and they range in size from small to medium to sort of extra large. I’m finding that in a lot of parking lots, the modern stall is definitely not one size fits all.
Now, I recognize the need for us all to accept a little inconvenience for the greater good of society as a whole, but when it comes to people banging their car doors into mine because they needed to cram a couple of extra slots on the lot I get a little miffed. I mean, I’ve been to some stores—I’m looking at you Trader Joe’s—where the spaces are not only way-too small, but also too few for the traffic the store generates. It’s a lose-lose for all involved.
It wasn’t always like this. I remember when I was a kid, parking spaces were both plentiful and amply sized. It was part of the American dream and their copious dimensions may in fact be guaranteed in the Constitution. Of course these days people seem to think that the Constitution means what they want it to mean and they also give us parking spaces that are equitable to hipster skinny jeans. What do you think, are parking spaces getting smaller, and is there anything we can do about it?