Why don't people skip spaces when they park their car?
This morning, I stopped at a convenience store. I parked off on the side (not right in front of the store), and there were plenty of open parking spaces. When I came out of the store, someone had parked in a space directly next to my truck, and there were still plenty of open parking spaces available closer to the entrance of the store. I've noticed this on many occasions, and I just don't get it. Why not skip a space? Why park right next to someone, creating the chance that you might ding their vehicle or that they might ding yours? Can anyone offer any insight?