Martin Scorsese couldn’t script a better saga than this parallel parking TikTok that’s going viral. I’m mesmerized by the story structure. It follows Freytag’s classic elements of plot to a tee: rising action, falling action, exposition, climax, denoument, and one heck of a complication at the very end.
Seriously. Watch until the end.
I know parallel parking isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a pretty important if you live or drive ~literally anywhere~ with street parking. I’m appalled the DMV let this person have a license, but I also willing to point blame at the education system for eliminating Driver’s Ed from the curriculum.
Pretty hard to slack off in a class that requires you to get behind the wheel for your final test. You can’t just watch a YouTube video and be expected to ace parallel parking!
Like skiing, it’s 20% geometry, 80% instinct.
I’m glad no one hit anything. But still, that ending. Wow.
I can’t believe that the scenario we all just witnessed was actually the best possible scenario for the situation.
We really have to bring mandatory Driver’s Ed back.