The parking threads have got me thinking about a situation I used to run into many years ago.
Back in a past life - so this is no longer an active issue, just presented for discussion - my ex and I used to go out car-booting on a Sunday morning and on the way we would stop at our local McDonald's to grab some breakfast to take away. This particular branch was in the town centre (ie, not a drive through or even with its own parking). Parking was extremely limited, since it was on a small and narrow street, and there were perhaps 5 or 6 bays in the whole street and we'd often have to drive around the block a few times before we got a space. Around the corner, not far away at all but far enough that you wouldn't want to walk it with two hands' full of Maccy D's and a drinks tray, was a street with completely unlimited parking which was always empty.
I used to insist that once we'd been in and grabbed what we needed, we moved the car to the other street to eat it, so that other people who wanted to run in could have the space.
He, on the other hand, liked to sit in the space we were already in and eat rather than move the car maybe a hundred feet around the corner which took literally ten or fifteen seconds. His rationale was that he wasn't doing anything wrong and the space was now his to use as he pleased for however long he pleased. Mine was that just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should; I thought this was really inconsiderate, especially considering that ten minutes before we'd been driving around waiting for a space to open up so *we* could park and run in, and wouldn't it be nice not to put other people through that?
We rowed about it pretty much every week (because by that time we were at the stage of butting heads just because we could).
What would EHell do in this situation?