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I’m Gonna Need a Can Opener Over Here

Okay, this one falls under the pet peeves department and in the scheme of things doesn’t have the gravitas of any one of the millions of real problems in the world, but if you are in hurry or carrying a increasingly heavier and heavier kid it can be a huge pain in the butt. I am of course talking about people who park to close to the passenger side door so I can’t open it enough to get the little guy into his car seat. Heaven help us if he is experiencing one of those, ‘I don’t want to make this easy and probably won’t get in the car seat’ moods. Most of the time I keep my hand on the outside of the door to make sure it doesn’t ding the other car, but I will confess that on occasion if the other car has parked poorly I am less careful than I should be. Sadly, close parkers have ruined my day enough times that I actually take the time to choose strategic spaces, with my favorite being the ones next to the cement island ensuring that no one car park next to me. So if you are out there and you don’t want a small white dent on your car look inside the car next to you and if it has a car seat give ‘em some space.

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