I have to attribute this life hack to my brilliant math genius of a friend, Jacki. I met her when I was teaching high school English at a boarding school for a year. She was the math teacher everyone adored. You know how the fastest way to get from point A to B is a straight line? Well, she applied this to parking.
While everyone else is (wasting time) hunting down the parking spot closest to the front entrance of the store, she goes on autopilot and immediately parks in the lane directly in front of the store’s entrance.
It doesn’t matter if it’s very far away from the entrance. The beauty of this hack is threefold.
- You avoid unnecessary decision fatigue initially because you don’t have to make a choice. You know exactly where to go.
- You save time initially because you’re not hunting down the best spot.
- You avoid having to remember where you parked when you get out of the store because you know you just have to walk out of the door and walk straight until you find your car in the same lane.
Essentially you avoid frustration and save time both before and after your shopping trip! As soon as Jacki told me this genius parking lot hack, I started doing it and have been doing it ever since.
What do you think? I love when I learn cool little tricks from friends.
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