People who know me in real life know how much I hate double parking. Those who double park are putting their convenience ahead of the literally dozens of people who get jammed up behind them. And double parking when there is a space you could actually pull into? That just makes me crazy. It’s so rude. So here is the first of a series of photos of egregious double parkers. This series will appear sporadically, and the photos will not be of great quality. But you’ll get the idea.
This Sysco foodservice truck is making a delivery on Hyde Street in San Francisco. Note to the right that there are at least two yellow parking spots, reserved specifically for loading (that’s what yellow means), sitting empty. This driver just couldn’t be bothered to pull into those reserved spots, and instead blocked one of three lanes on this major southbound thoroughfare.
There is only one word for this behavior: ASSHATTERY!
“asshattery!” Love it!
1) maybe there was another deliver truck parked at the curb? more likely:
2) lift gate, probably had to move a pallet alongside the truck. i would never pull a pallet into traffic and risk getting hit by some idiot texting on their cell phone. probably pulled the pallet along the curbside of the trailer. if i here were that guy in this situation, i’d be an asshat and doublepark too
Both great points, rjlan, and I appreciate your efforts to look for good explanations. In this case, though, you can see in the photo that there was plenty of room to park at the curb, and the delivery being made was to the building to the driver’s right, so any pallets would have been curbside anyway.