So I'm parking on Fraser Street near King Edward. I find a spot on the right, I signal and move over. I put it in reverse and start backing in and behind me there's, "HONK! HONK! HONK! HONK!" I stop and behind me this woman in an SUV has driven frontwards half way into the parking space I'm backing into! I take a moment to assess the situation:
1) I've got a mirror that enables me to get within 2 inches of an obstacle.
2) She's driving a brand new SUV
3) I'm driving a 25 year old jalopy covered in dirt.
Hm...I think I know who's going to chicken out!
So I keep backing up slowly, and sure enough she gets out of my way. She pulls up beside me and gives me a look like she's used to getting her way. Not this time! You wanna steal someone's parking spot, pick a fight you can win!
I was laughing about it later and realized:
4) a little love-tap would deploy her air bags!
I'm glad it didn't come to that. Though the look on her face would have been priceless!
Three cheers for the triumph of old technology!