World’s Worst Attempt At Parallel Parking, Enjoy!

April 30th, 2013 at 5:30 pm by David Farrar

This video reminds me of a Xmas lunch many years ago at a cafe on Tinakori Road, and a woman was trying to parallel park her car outside the cafe. She was only marginally more successful that the woman in this video, and it probably didn’t help that she could see our group pissing ourselves with laughter.

However we were not laughing at her directly. One of the girls in teh group went outside to tell her why we were laughing. She told the joke which she had just told to us, which was “Why are women so bad at parallel ?”. The punchline being “Because men tell them that this is six inches” while holding up two hands just a few cms apart.

As she repeated the joke to the woman, she cracked up laughing also. It still took her several more attempts to par the car though!

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11 Responses to “World’s Worst Attempt At Parallel Parking, Enjoy!”

  1. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    Maybe the Saudis are right after all.

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  2. Colville (2,148 comments) says:

    I am wondering how long it will take Whale to post DPFs parking pic ! :-)

    [DPF: I was reversing, not parking :-)]

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  3. nasska (10,821 comments) says:

    Guinness Records 2012 (Women’s Edition)

    CAR PARKING
    The smallest kerbside space successfully reversed into by a woman was one of 19.36m (63ft 2in), equivalent to three standard parking spaces, by Mrs Elizabeth Simpkins,driving an unmodified Holden Barina on 12th October 1993. She started the manoeuvre at 11.15am at the Kuripuni Shopping Centre in Masterton, and successfully parked within three feet of the footpath 8 hours 14 minutes later. There was slight damage to the bumpers and mudguards of her own and two adjoining cars, as well as a shop frontage and two power poles.

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  4. Nostradamus (3,077 comments) says:

    Amazing to think the guy filming this managed (for an entire 15 minutes) to:

    (1) Lean out of the window to film
    (2) Piss himself laughing
    (3) Provide entertaining commentary
    (4) Not drop the video camera – weaker minds would have dropped the video camera at (2).

    :)

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  5. Steve (North Shore) (4,516 comments) says:

    “I am wondering how long it will take Whale to post DPFs parking pic !

    [DPF: I was reversing, not parking ]”

    Good answer DPF, but you were reversing out of a carpark.

    Anyway the driver in the vid clip is not a driver, just a steerer.
    Looks like a License does not just come from a Weetbix packet, any flake can get one

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  6. noskire (833 comments) says:

    Hmm, three marketing students in Belfast just happened to film what eventually appeared to be a young and attractive woman trying to parallel-park for close to 30 minutes.

    I don’t think so.

    But it’s going viral…

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  7. Longknives (4,620 comments) says:

    It’s a work.

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  8. frankdb (150 comments) says:

    Beauty top your wearing there David http://i1.wp.com/www.whaleoil.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/DavidFarrarparkshiscar.jpg

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  9. Jim (404 comments) says:

    I witnessed a similar parking attempt on Airedale Street in Auckland many years ago as I was walking up the hill – it was nothing like the duration of this clip.

    When I got within about 20 metres the driver stepped out of the car in the middle of the street and I remember thinking: she can’t call that done! (it was at that point it was clearly a girl) Then she ran towards me and called out “please park my car!”. Somehow it was me that felt embarrassed/guilty at having gawked at the whole episode (there goes the catholic childhood giveaway).

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  10. kiwi in america (2,461 comments) says:

    In the western US, drivers are spoiled with ample offstreet parking (in terms of size and number of car parks) and so most Americans who grow up in the west never have to learn to parallel park like we do in NZ. On the few occasions Im a passenger and we have to parallel park I usually end up doing the parking to avoid a lesser version of this hilarious video.

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  11. Twinkletoes (53 comments) says:

    Thought I recognised the accent – made my morning!

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