We went to the New Forest at the weekend. It was Mothers Day in the UK, and our daughter lives down that way. The main carpark was closed still, being so early in the year, so everyone was trying to fit into the tiny offseason space.
A chap ahead of us had just taken the last space - well, in my opinion, he'd just taken the last two spaces! - so I got out of our tiny car and asked if he'd mind moving to one side or the other, to allow us to park legally.
I couldn't quite believe my ears, so I repeated my question, indicating our very small car. He proceeded to walk around his car, checking for the complete lack of space, and repeated that it was quite impossible.
He then added that he'd be about half an hour...presumably thinking we might like to wait!
MrNifty invented a not-quite-legal space and we went off walking, shaking our heads and wishing our new friend a Good Day.
Here we see my daughter and husband modelling their contrasting styles of walking shoes...
and of course the meerkat attempted to ride an unbroken New Forest pony or two...
When we returned to the car park we discovered our new friend had indeed gone - and in his place were two other cars.