I've been driving -- and parking -- for dozens of years in dozens of cities around the world, and aside from the time I had to drive a monstrosity of a Volvo wagon down the narrowest street in a tiny English village, the stress of which ultimately forced me to abandon the car entirely, I've never experienced anything like the shit-show that is the parking lot of the Cherry Creek Whole Foods -- singularly the worst parking lot in the city, especially during the holidays.
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I was there yesterday afternoon, in fact, to pick up some Honeycrisp apples, pretzel rolls, shrimp spring rolls, coffee, half-and-half and a stinky Époisses de Bourgogne, and in between idiots driving down the parking lanes the wrong way, careening carts doubling as bumper cars, a gentleman who clearly believed that driving a Lexus entitled him to two spots rather than one, and several other muttonheads vying for the same parking wedge -- and refusing to budge -- I spent far more time in that stupid parking lot than I did in the actual store.
There are others who share my pain, including a guy who compiled a four-minute music video of a Whole Foods parking lot in Los Angeles, which is one of the most hilarious things I've ever seen. Really, you gotta watch this.