Here at the school we don’t have a very big parking lot. It’s not tiny, but it certainly isn’t like the parking lot at Six Flags. Anyway, if you can see the picture below, you’ll see that the parking lot is on the corner of the block. It’s the NW corner, and it’s somewhat shaped like a triangle. Well, the entrance to the school is over towards where the big trees are shown on the right edge of the picture. You can see steps leading to the sidewalk. Since this is where everybody generally comes and goes, parking as close to this as possible is ideal, so people generally try park as close to the NE point of the triangle-shaped parking lot as they can. If you look at that north-most row of cars in the top left of the picture, it would be to the right of that. Anyway, as you can see, there are some empty spaces. Well, the area closest to the entrance is a blue-line, no-parking area (you can see this in my previous post No Parking). The spot next to that is the handicap parking spot that the blue lines are there for, and then finally next to that is just a normal parking space that says “COMPACT”.
Well, for some reason, people very rarely park there. I can pull into the parking lot, and sometimes every spot will be taken except for that one, so I park there. It’s the best parking space in the whole parking lot (even better than the administration spots that have their own labels likes “Principal, Secretary, Clerk, etc…”
It seems that people think it’s a handicap spot for some reason, and probably because the spaces are angled. Because of the angle, the blue handicap sign does kinda look like it might be meant for that space, but it totally isn’t. In fact, my car is parked there right now. :)