Are you a stalker.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004
I can't believe someone did a study to find out what behavior patterns exist in mall-parking-lot seekers. According to the survey there are 4 types.

1. Search and Destroy - roam the aisles, cruising endlessly for the perfect spot
2. lay and wait - position themselves at the end of an aisle and wait for a space to open up
3. stalkers - the most predatory, slowly follow shoppers leaving the store back to their parking spot.
4 see it and take it - just take the first available spot no matter how far they walk

Without a doubt I'm a "see it and take it" guy. Unless the person is already in the car and is about to back out in the next 20 seconds I will not wait for a spot. It is just a waste of time and too stressful to continually wait for the "perfect" spot. For me, the perfect spot is the one that is open.


3 comments:

susan said...

See it and take it! Only way.

Anonymous said...

I usually drive up near the store or business I'm going to, then do a mini search and destroy as I drive away from the target, so that my ultimate "see it and take it" ends up closer than if I just took the first space I see upon parking lot entry. At this time of year, if I see the lot is packed I just see it and take it as close to the EXIT as possible. I don't care how far I walk. The survey left out "shade seekers" who, in high heat, look for the shadiest spot regardless of location in the lot.
-John

David Cho said...

I always get a kick out of seeing people endlessly looking for the perfect spot in the health club parking lot! Aren't they there to WORK OUT?