I happened to be at Plaza Damansara a few days ago and I noticed something rather disturbing. Now Plaza Damansara is a nice office area at Damansara Heights.
But just like all typical office zones like this, parking is limited... really really limited.
So what do people do
In Paris, people will park there cars centimeters away from each other and release their hand-break so anyone else can just push their car a little to the front or back if he/she wants to come out.
But in Malaysia... we ada STYLE. We invented this thing called... DOUBLE PARKING. That means.. you see a car parked properly at a lot, YOU PARK RIGHT BEHIND IT so the other car can't come out without taking a piece of your car with him.
Then once you do that, automatically assume that the driver of the other car will not be needing to leave until you do, so take your time and go do your errants.
While you are paying your bills or something in the nearby bank. you'll probably be hear a car outside sounding the honk in frustration.... wanting to leave but having another car double parked it in.
When you hear something like this... always ignore it and comfort yourself saying that it might be someone else's car that's blocking the way.
Then when you come out of the bank and have finished with all your errants, you'll probably see a very pissed off man wanting to leave 30 minutes ago but can't because your car was in the way.
Don't worry.. always remember that you're in an office area, and the person you just pissed off is probably a white collared worker.
The very most he will do is scold you and your mother and throw some empty threats at you... but they're all empty.
If on the other hand, you double-parked at Chow Kit.... then the person you pissed off would probably be waiting with a few of his friends, all with durians in their hands by the time you get back to your car.
Now sometimes, people like to double-park double-parkers.
That's like ... karma...
You screw people.. someone else will come and screw you back... you double-park someone, someone else will double-park you.
So it becomes a threesome or... triple-parking!
Well, at Plaza Damansara... everyone ADA STYLE.
There was double-parking on both sides of the road, and double parked in the most creative ways ever.
In Penang... we are much nicer than that. We don't double-park.. right guys?