It’s that time of year again where the parking lots are filled with snow and student drivers either can’t see the parking lines or maybe just pretend that they can’t.
Finding a parking spot in winter is nearly impossible unless you show up 30 minutes before first period. The struggle to find parking isn’t totally due to the snow. In fact, in the winter it’s much easier to make your own spots due to the obscure lines (which I may or may not be guilty of).
It’s hard to fathom that students were taught to drive and learned how to park. It astonishes me how when just under an inch of snow falls, everyone completely forgets how to park when the lines disappear.
There are plenty of people who take up two parking spots because they can’t see the lines. Although it should be common sense to park reasonably close to the car next to you and try to leave enough room for another person, there are plenty of students doing this exact thing.
Granted, this is also the time where all of the freshmen start to get their driver’s licenses and start taking up all of the parking spots. Freshmen make the parking lot even more crowded than it already is, because the middle schools around the city seem to be encouraging eighth graders above fourteen and-a-half to get their learner’s license.
By the time the new school year starts, the upper classmen who got their license, plus the people who already had theirs before, plus the freshmen, overcrowd the parking lot.