Cloquet's Finest


There is a behavior which many of you may be familiar with. It is sometimes called "Parking by Braille" and can be described as follows:

  • Approach parking spot
  • Accelerate to ramming speed
  • Drive forward until you hit something
  • Stop

I haven't the slightest clue why people do this. It seems to me that after driving a car for, oh, I don't know, FIVE MINUTES, that one should be able to estimate with a fair degree of accuracy the location of one's front tires. Armed with said estimate, one should be able to stop the vehicle without actually smashing it into anything. There's a possibility that I'm wrong here, but it's never happened before so I'm not sure.

Picture of cop car on the curb

Anyway. This phenomenon is mildly amusing in the summer, but in the winter it appears that it could get downright dangerous. As snow deposits build up along the curb a natural ramp is formed. Soon, the only available stopping point will be the building in which I work.

I fear the day.


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