One rainy Monday night, we didn’t feel like walking to dinner, so we were pleasantly surprised to easily find a parking spot right across the street from the restaurant where we ate. After dinner, we came out to find this:
Our car is the teal one in the foreground, on the left. In front of us, on the sidewalk, is a motorino. There are cars to our left and right. There is a narrow opening roughly behind us, on either side of which are cars parallel parked. Fortunately, there was a way out for us, but looking around at the cars on either side of us … there would be complex maneuvering involved for others to get out. Also, notice the double row of parallel parked cars on the opposite side of the street. I learned later that apparently restaurants on this street are used to people getting parked in during dinner. Protocol simply dictates that if you find that your car is blocked in, you go back into the restaurant, and they make an announcement in search of the owner of the car that you would like moved. Very simple. Wow.