Shopping malls are always crowded during weekends, and finding a parking space in hot spots like MidValley Megamall and One Utama can be frustrating. Still, it is unavoidable if those are the places we go to shop for our weekly groceries and household stuffs at Jaya Jusco.
If we are lucky enough, we could get a parking space within 10 minutes. Ocassionally, particularly during sales season, we may just go round and round in a big parking lot to figure out that we are behind a long queue of vehicles looking for parking space as well!
At this time, a better strategy would be to stop our car at an area where fewer cars pass by, and just wait, wait, wait. Hopefully, someone who is leaving the mall, with his or her car happens to park near where we waited, will appear soon. Many people apply this strategy. Saves energy and petrol, and still stand a chance of getting a parking space.
Now, I realized there is an even ‘smarter’ way of securing a parking space. Not all drivers are ‘smart’ enough to think of this way. Only people lack of civilized minds will do this. Saw an example of how this was done last week, and was so amazed by what a seemingly proper and elegant-looking woman could do.
You can follow what she did – when you spot a family coming out from the exit glass door, assign your mom or dad to follow them to your car. Important: keep in contact with your mom or dad through your mobile phone. You may or may not be able to follow them to their car, but your mom or your dad will tell you on the phone to get to parking space A21. So you will go against the flow of traffic direction, and drive to A21 in the shortest time possible. You don’t care if there is already a car waiting there RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE CAR THAT IS ABOUT TO LEAVE, because your super-efficient-parking-space-detecter’ followed the family to the car, so you get the ‘right’ to park at that spot. Regardless of how the other car may have waited there patiently for 10 minutes.
You will be so lucky if that driver who has waited for 10 minutes is so ‘generous’ albeit unwillingly to let you have that parking space. You won’t be leaving the mall with your beautiful face intact if whom you messed with is a road bully…
You think you’re a smart woman, driving a huge MPV, and so you have the right to act inconsiderately, huh? You’re lucky because I can’t remember your vehicle plate number, otherwise your car plate number will be posted here in the largest font possible!! 😛