Don't, just don't

A British owner of a Mercedes-Benz S class is gaining notoriety for accumulating $22,000 in parking fees at a shopping center garage. That seems just as bad as some of these 10 worst parking jobs this writer has ever seen.

They range from just plain bad luck (a sinkhole opening up) to intentional bad driving (morons blocking fire hydrants). And we’re not even including those dime-a-dozen “car in a pool” shots that seem to pop up once a week.

Car Sized Sinkhole

10 Worst Parking Jobs You’ve Ever Seen

Sinkholes have sunk houses. But at least with those forces of nature you have some warning. Your car? When that sinkhole opens, kiss it goodbye until a winch can come rescue your now probably destroyed car.

Boxed In

10 Worst Parking Jobs You’ve Ever Seen

At first glance it would appear the car in the middle squeezed in between two cars. But I think the other car owners were mad he double parked in a crowded lot. So, they taught him a lesson. It’s tough to fault them.

Blocking a Fire Hydrant

10 Worst Parking Jobs You’ve Ever Seen

This a**hole BMW owner in Boston blocked a fire hydrant. More than $300,000 in damage was done. People went to the hospital. Just so he or she could get a better space. Fire department should have destroyed the car.

Stop When You Hit the Curb

10 Worst Parking Jobs You’ve Ever Seen

OK, this one is deserved. When your tires go clunk, stop. Front-wheel drive don’t work when there’s no ground beneath the wheels.

Just Park it Where You Want

10 Worst Parking Jobs You’ve Ever Seen

This is the closest we’ve seen to anarchy in a parking lot since, well, since never.

No Parking on the Beach

10 Worst Parking Jobs You’ve Ever Seen

No Parking Means No Parking

10 Worst Parking Jobs You’ve Ever Seen

It’s bad enough you own a Smart ForTwo. Do you have to park like an idiot too?

That Don’t Look Electric

10 Worst Parking Jobs You’ve Ever Seen

Just a shout out to those of you who think parking lot signs don’t apply to you. Could someone please invent a way to plug-in parkers like these as punishment? Maybe just fry their radios?

When All Else Fails

10 Worst Parking Jobs You’ve Ever Seen

Those pesky shopping carts don’t need their own spaces!

Think Bird Droppings Are Tough to Clean?

10 Worst Parking Jobs You’ve Ever Seen

OK, maybe this last one isn’t a parking fail. It’s more like a potential parking nightmare. Bird crap is hard enough to get off your windshield. Pray a camel doesn’t let loose.

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