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Is Saving a Parking Spot Unfair? [Poll]

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Now that we’re past the holidays, trying to find a parking spot at the Ocean County Mall or a popular store isn’t as bad as it was, say, a month ago, but “the parking lot game”, as a friend of mine calls is, is never fun. It can be stressful, and even dangerous.

We’ve all likely been a party to a parking spot standoff, when two cars see someone leaving at the same time and both quickly put their blinkers on. Maybe some of us have even gotten into confrontations over a parking spot.

In fact this Georgia woman apparently “rammed” (the story’s word,  not mine) a person who was standing a spot to save it for a pregnant friend.

Now, before I go any further let me say this much – I am not excusing the driver’s behavior. In the end, it’s just a parking spot. Hitting someone with your car over a spot is beyond stupid.

But this story did lead me to think, is trying to save a spot for someone unfair? I’ve certainly joked with friends before, saying “hey, stand in that spot while I go move my car”. But I’ve never actually done it. However, I have seen it done and I’ve had it done to me.

Here’s how I see it – parking spots are first come, first served. If you get lucky, good for you. If you don’t, we’ve all been there and had to walk in the cold, rain, etc.

So what do you think, is having a friend save a spot crossing the line? Vote below and let us know what you think!

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