The Sledgehammer – Version 2.0

January 2, 2009

Can’t Find a Parking Spot? Make One.

Filed under: Cars, Random Stuff — Tags: — Brian Lutz @ 5:56 pm

Although things have now mostly returned to normal from all the snow we got here here a couple of weeks ago, a lot of the parking lots in the area still have a number of  big half-melted piles of plowed-up snow and dirt left over from the cleanup after the storms.  In some cases, the snow piles are actually still blocking parking spots, making it impossible to park in those locations…  or is it?

One enterprising local SUV driver apparently didn’t get the memo, and decided to park in one of these spots anyway.   Whoever was riding in the passenger seat might bot be so thrilled with it, but you just need to be a bit more careful getting out and you’ll be fine.  After all, it’s just a little pile of snow, no big deal, right? 

Well OK, maybe it’s just a bit more than a little pile of snow.   It’s a little bit hard to tell in this photo, but the right rear wheel here was actually hanging in mid-air with nothing under it.  It’s not like this was the last parking spot in the whole place or anything like that either, but who wants to walk an extra thirty yards just for the luxury of being able to park with all four wheels on the ground?  Either way, as I was leaving this parking spot was empty, so apparently the driver managed to get out of there with no problem at all.  Not that I intend to try this with my own car anytime soon, of course.


  1. If I have a four wheel drive SUV, equipped to conquer off road trails, then I’m gonna climb and park on that snow glacier dad-gum it!

    Comment by RPD — January 6, 2009 @ 6:30 am

  2. You’re definitely going to see 4x4s doing this type of creative parking from people in trucks (my brother says he used to regularly park on glaciers like this back when he had a truck,) Jeeps and things like that. It’s when you see a Lexus of the type rarely seen conquering any terrain much rougher than the Starbucks drive-thru doing it that it starts to seem a bit odd…

    Comment by Brian Lutz — January 6, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

  3. When I worked at grocery stores in Williamburg, Va doing carryouts to customers cars, the most rudest, spoiled-est people drove these.

    Comment by Anita — January 18, 2009 @ 9:37 am

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