Monday, October 5, 2015

How do I find parking spot in Chicago ? (aka Parking Meditation)

If you are in Chicago and you are on a waiting list for parking spot in your building, or you just have to park on the street, you got two ways to park!

Old School :
keep cursing around in every street near your place, till you find a parking spot.
it can take up to 40 minutes !


My Way:
Drive to the closets street , which you can park at both sides.
Find the first Towzone spot (or illegal to park spot), turn of your car, put your flashers on, wait for someone to leave their spot.

Meanwhile you can get out of your car, check on the car's vitals, oil level, tire pressure, check the suspension, clean the mirrors, clean the interior, check under the car for any possible leak...

This is also a great "me time". without any distraction from work or medias. think about your life and your ideas, what you like to do in the following weeks. you can even close your eyes for 2 minutes and not think about anything at all.

Advantages of my way:
-Your car won't be worn out,in first way you would need to break -a lot- and use more gas
-You do preventive care for your car, by checking the vital every now and then.
-You save the environment (a lil bit) and you wont make any new traffic for the city while cursing around !
-Replace frustration with relaxation, you won't get frustrated anytime a spot is too small or someone parked their car in a dumb way (that could have given you a space), or the moment you park happily you get out of the car and see a sign behind the trees that says you can't park here Thursdays 4P-6PM.
- Usually takes less time to find parking than keep cursing around in the neighbor hood. (in my experience someone leaves their spot every 15-20 minutes)


Happy parking folks !
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