Monday, October 6, 2008



What does Our Favorite Starbucks have in common with a Roach Motel?  Thanks to the nice folks at the Sunshine Auto Park -- better known locally as "the Parking Lot from Hell" -- guests check-in, but they don't check-out!  The parking spaces are so tightly packed that it's sometimes impossible to back out without hitting a pedestrian or damaging your car.  Take the woman driving the car pictured above.  She arrived at Starbucks at 8:00 a.m. this morning for what she thought would be a quick cup of coffee.  At 8:30, she was still trying to maneuver her way out of her parking space.  A number of Good Samaritans tried to help, but it was all to no avail.  Every time she managed to inch her way a few feet towards freedom, she'd hit an obstacle and retreat back into her parking space like a turtle in its shell.  Finally, after much effort, she backed herself out, only to become "beached" on the "Island of Lost Auto Parts" behind Starbucks.  She looked at me in desperation.  I would have rushed to her aid but I was far too busy trying to capture the moment on video.  Fortunately, the story has a Happy Ending:  I got at least five-minutes' worth of Mesmerizing Footage, all of which can be yours on DVD for the low, low price of only $4.95.  As for the woman, rumor has it she's still stranded in the Sunshine Auto Park ...!


garnett109 said...

At $4.95 there better be porn in there! LOL!

deshelestraci said...

Seriously?  1/2 an hour?  Poor thing.

ab45yui said...

Was that before or after her latte??

mpnaz58 said...

LOL...still trying to get out??!!  It is insane how close parking spaces are at some shopping malls...usually the newer ones.  Gotta pack 'em in, as many as they can!!
xoxo ~Myra