Have you seen this? I wonder if they are accepting applications? [thanks to Carol for the morning laugh!]
also thank you all for your parallel parking commiserations! It seems I am in good company and it’s no wonder the parking lots are always so full with all of us parallel-challenged drivers. I found this site with a tutorial – I am going to give it a try. I never knew about that third step where you straighten the tires! I always turn them first the one way and then the other. Maybe that’s been my trouble all along …..
We saw that commercial last fall in London. My husband said, “Is that what I have to look forward to?” I could have killed him for that and quickly made a note: no nice knits. My own driving test ills: I did fine with the parallel parking, but the driving portion failed me as I turned out of the parking lot and kept turning – over the curb and into the parking lot again. I even had the nerve to ask the examiner if I, in fact, had failed. Needless to say, I really don’t like taking my girls for driving practice.
The commercial is too funny.Ican’t parallel park either
Heh, now I need to find a social situation where I can use the phrase “eat up! we’ll knit more!”
On parking. I used to be quite good at it when I had a small car. But I lost all talent for the task when I bought a minivan!
It just takes practice though. Get some cones and practice in the driveway!
You’re full of linky goodness this morning! I am going to work on my parallel parking. All a knitter needs, to do anything, is a good CHART. xoxo Kay
LOL that was a great commerical.
The one thing I passed on my driving test was parallel parking. It never gave me a problem.
Like Carol, I am practicing too, very diligently.
Such a funny commercial. Can you even imagine, everyday, in my mature years, going to a big stitch ‘n bitch and knitting up cereal. High fiber cereal. Yum.
I can parallel park. I’m actually proud of my prowess, well, I was. Seems that along with that peri whatever the hell it is, some of my skills have diminished, but only a tad. I’m still pretty good. I learned to drive in a tank of a station wagon and could put that thing almost anywhere. Now, with my sedan-Easy-peasy.
I hope you don’t get in trouble for no pork report today!
Front seat aligned with back bumper? You’ll miss your target with that info! (even the illustration negates it). I was never very good at it–but if you visualize the 45 degree angle from the curb before you straighten the wheel, that helps. And I turn the wheel when the BACK seat aligns with the other cars trunk/bumper (roughly). And I love the spot! My mom goes by “Nana” (and she’s English, and she knits!) I’ll have to share it with her.