Do you know how to parallel park?

Lily Night Lily Night
Not a kinky question, I know, but it comes up between my boyfriend and I a lot. So, can you parallel park? My boyfriend guesses that 85% of people can't (just like me) and hey, this is Eden, right? So feel free to post any kinky things to the bottom of this poll just to keep it interesting
(You can vote multiple times just in case you have a partner who also wants to vote)
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes, and I am a man
OhMy! , Moein , Kissaki , Tagmstr , mmike1900 , Kindred , Airen Wolf , rom323 , Lummox , jokerzwild , TexasFire , ECU Pirate , Gunsmoke , Undead , Jon S , ToyTimeTim , slynch , woofcub , Lucky21 , Allstars316 , The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary , Trepier , Stagger13 , Brandonn , Howells , EastCoast36 , Bsquared , garylangworthy420 , PassionateLover2 , BlooJay , leatherlover
31
No, and I am a man
Abombadong
1
Yes, and I am a woman
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59
No, and I am a woman
Missmarc , corsetsaurus rex , Lily Night , Coralbell , SaMiKaY , Isola , Sohotdinosaur , charletnarouh , mlgrant , Taylor , wetone123 , Hadespark , sweetpea12 , SMichelle , AzealiaB , Lady Bear , JessCee , xoflxokcxo , Beck , Kayla , sktb0007 , potstickers
22
Yes, and I choose not to disclose my gender
cheesewizz , Caus , Ly-Ra , Ciao. , meezerosity , ghalik
6
No, and I choose not to disclose my gender
garylangworthy420 , Ouroborean
2
Total votes: 121 (117 voters)
Poll is closed
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indiglo indiglo
I don't think it's taught in Driver's Ed anymore, but when I took Driver's Ed we were taught (and tested on) parallel parking. I think most people live in places where there is minimal chance to parallel park, so no one learns how any more.
03/06/2012
joja joja
I wasn't tested on parallel parking, but I live in the city, so I learned pretty fast.
03/06/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by indiglo
I don't think it's taught in Driver's Ed anymore, but when I took Driver's Ed we were taught (and tested on) parallel parking. I think most people live in places where there is minimal chance to parallel park, so no one learns how any more.
minimal chance to parallel? i can only imagine that happening in really small towns. any place downtown that i've seen, esp. cities, have parallel parking. maybe i'm wrong.

i didn't have driver's ed at my school but it was on the test. i'm a pro at parallel parking.
03/06/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I went through driver's ed and they taught us how to do it.
03/06/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
The poll asks if I know how to parallel park, not if I am good at it! I can do it, but it will require repeated attempts, or three empty parking spaces
03/06/2012
Lily Night Lily Night
I can't be the only one who doesn't know how to parallel park! I was never taught in driver's ed since I live in a relatively small town and there's parking everywhere...
03/06/2012
cheesewizz cheesewizz
Quote:
Originally posted by Lily Night
Not a kinky question, I know, but it comes up between my boyfriend and I a lot. So, can you parallel park? My boyfriend guesses that 85% of people can't (just like me) and hey, this is Eden, right? So feel free to post any kinky things to the ... More
i was not required to know it for the driver's test, but my dad taught me how anyway. it's been a long time since i've driven a car, but i think i could still do it if i tried
03/06/2012
wildorchid wildorchid
My Daddy taught me how! I actually love parallel parking. I aced in my test!
03/06/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I had to learn in my Defensive Driving class for my associate degree in Corrections. I can do it but not perfect. It takes me forever to get it right! I would rather just park and walk further if I have to. If my fiance or someone else is with me I get out and make them do it if we have to. I'm so damn short and it's hard for me to see what I'm doing even if I lift my butt up off the seat! I need a booster lol. We didn't have to do it in order to get our license to drive here.
03/06/2012
Sammi Sammi
It's trickier to do in my van, but in my car I can fit into a space that isn't much longer than the car is.
03/06/2012
corsetsaurus rex corsetsaurus rex
It's not quite fair for me to add to this post since I don't drive...
03/06/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
I know HOW. But can I? Idk I don't try, too scary!
03/06/2012
HugsAndBites HugsAndBites
oh i can back it up gooooood
03/06/2012
Gracie Gracie
I can do it, but I do avoid it whenever I can!
03/06/2012
Wide Awake Daydream Wide Awake Daydream
I can, but I end up looking like that scene from Austin Powers where he's stuck between two walls in a golf cart.
03/06/2012
geliebt geliebt
Yes. But since I'm a new driver, and I don't drive often I haven't gotten too much practice at it. But my mom explained it very well to me, so I have a good grasp on it for when I need to!
03/06/2012
Angelica Angelica
I asked my drivers ed instructor to teach me but he declined saying I didn't need to know how in South Dakota. What if I moved to a more populous area?! Ugh...
03/06/2012
Coralbell Coralbell
It's on our driving test here. I don't know how to parallel park, but I also don't really know how to drive. I don't have my full licence yet.
03/06/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
The poll asks if I know how to parallel park, not if I am good at it! I can do it, but it will require repeated attempts, or three empty parking spaces
LOL that's almost exactly what I was going to say.
03/07/2012
winterseve winterseve
Yes, I can parallel park, but I avoid it at all costs. I can do it, just not too well when I'm in my big ass truck.
03/07/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I can parallel park with no problem. I grew up around and in the city of Chicago, where Parallel parking is a must skill. You have to Parallel park when you take your On The Road Driver's test in Illinois (which I took when I first got my license and a few years ago, when I had to renew my license.)

I also have a lot of experience with diagonal parking, which is a common thing in many areas around Chicago.
03/07/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by indiglo
I don't think it's taught in Driver's Ed anymore, but when I took Driver's Ed we were taught (and tested on) parallel parking. I think most people live in places where there is minimal chance to parallel park, so no one learns how any more.
My kids (the two who have driver's licensees) were taught to Parallel park in Driver's Ed. It's on the Illinois Driver's test to get your license and when you have to take your driver's test to renew your license. Most places in Chicago and a lot of other large and even small cities and the surrounding areas do not have drive ways and street parking is common.

Why would any school NOT teach this skill? If you live anywhere near a large city or even plan to visit one, it's a necessary skill.
03/07/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Lily Night
I can't be the only one who doesn't know how to parallel park! I was never taught in driver's ed since I live in a relatively small town and there's parking everywhere...
Did they think you would never leave town?

I don't understand not teaching necessary skills. Most Americans live in large cities, or move to them after adolescence to go to college or find jobs. That's like not teaching kids how to use a stop light, because the small town one lives in doesn't have any. ALL skills driving anywhere should be taught in ALL Driver's Ed classes. I grew up in Chicago, which is NOT a hilly city. But, we were certainly taught how to park on a hill, facing up and facing down!
03/07/2012
Nora Nora
I know how to, but choose not to most of the time.
03/07/2012
TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
It may take me a few times to get it in there just right, but I can do it!
03/07/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I was taught how to, but I've never put it into practice outside of my driving test.
03/07/2012
Destri Destri
I don't drive any more, but when I did, I actually was good at parallel parking. My ex could not do it to save his life, but my youngest son excels at it.
03/07/2012
charletnarouh charletnarouh
I lived somewhere where I never had to so I never really learned. I recently moved somewhere where it's become a problem that I don't know how. I think I'll have to learn now.
03/07/2012
mlgrant mlgrant
Haven't done it since my driving test 15 years ago!
03/07/2012
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Unique posters: 79