How To Find A Parking Space
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How To Find A Parking Space

How to find a parking space when there aren't any.

How To Find A Parking Space

As a student that commutes to my college campus I almost always struggle to find a parking spot. It doesn’t matter what time I go, even at 6AM before campus is even officially open (seriously, who goes to school before they are even open). Here is a set-by-step walk through of what it’s like trying to park and get to class.

  • Wake up an hour early to attempt to get to campus before anyone else
  • Go to every individual parking lot that is close to either my first class or second class only to see that none of them have an open spot
  • Go to the two parking decks and circle each floor until I hopefully find someone walking around that I can now stalk on the way to their car in pursuit of taking their parking spot
  • Avoid eye contact with said student and drive away because I just made them super uncomfortable
  • Spend 10 minutes driving around campus contemplating if I should park in the parking lot that’s over a mile away from any building
  • Realize I’m about to be late for class and choose the next parking spot I find
  • Squeeze my big-ass car in between two other big-ass cars that were obviously parked by late students
  • Book-it to class as my professor is also booking-it

I have been going to college for 5 years now and this routine has never changed. It doesn’t matter what time my classes start or when I get to campus, it’s always the same story. I honestly tell myself that the amount of running/walking I do counts as my work out for the week. You know what the crazy thing is? My school has been doing a lot of construction this past year to improve various aspects of campus, but they are forgetting one major thing; more parking spaces! They are building more student dorms and apartments, but no parking spots for all the students! So as a heads up: better bring your running shoes!

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