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phoots
July 20th, 2012, 02:06 AM
My BF thinks that I over think things. Parking at work, for instance. You need to realize that I am currently working at some pretty big Hotel/Casinos on the Strip here in Vegas. There are 3 different properties that I have worked at so far. At each property I have picked out a floor that I prefer for park on. At Caesars Palace I always park on the 3rd floor...ALWAYS!! At Flamingo I usually park on the 5th floor, but it gets full quickly so sometimes I have to park eslewhere. Whenever I work at Paris Las Vegas I always park on the 6th floor. By doing this, most of the time the only thing I really have to remember is which property am I at! Now, tell me, am I over thinking this???

Thanks for your help!

Pam in Vegas :lol:

Genny
July 20th, 2012, 02:13 AM
I'll tell you right now, I don't care if I'm at Walmart or HyVee or even when I was at work...when I worked... I ALWAYS parked in the same spot or at least the same area. I just HATE coming out and forgetting where I parked...and it has happened a few times. :0

And for your question...NO I don't think you're over thinking this.

Musical_Starling
July 20th, 2012, 03:05 AM
I did the same thing when I worked downtown. The parking garage where I parked was usually pretty empty up on "F", so that's where I parked. I got there early enough in the morning that I could almost always get the same spot even. If I happened to park on another floor I'd get all messed up and forget where I parked, so I made it a habit to park on "F" in the same area, even if the floors below me were empty! I think it's a good strategy, but I could be a little biased lol

Jean Sewing Machine
July 20th, 2012, 03:33 AM
I always park in the same spot or area at work. When I leave, I am sometimes on autopilot because I'm tired, and I just head for one place and don't ave to think. I think it is good for you to have a routine for that reason, you don't have to remember were you parked at the end of a long day of work.

auntiemern
July 20th, 2012, 04:29 AM
This post reminds me of the time I borrowed SIL's van. I parked at the shopping plaza, went in, did my thing, and when I came back out I didn't know which red van, out of the 200 in the parking lot I was driving. I had to go down the isles pushing the key fob til I found the right one. Talk about a blonde moment, lol. Park where you know you can find it is all I can say, and remember what the heck you are driving.

rebeccas-sewing
July 20th, 2012, 05:59 AM
Seriously, I've had nightmares about losing my car in the mall parking lot. You're not over-thinking it at all. If I were you I'd keep a small notebook in my purse and write down where you parked each time you change locations. I can only imagine the nightmare that would create if you lost the car in one of those garages. Also lots/garages are not a safe place to wander around in if you can't locate your wheels.

pcbatiks
July 20th, 2012, 08:20 AM
Hey, it beats wondering around in the parking garage trying to find your car....like in the popular Seinfeld episode!

middlesis1966
July 20th, 2012, 08:43 AM
For a long time I parked in the same spot just so I wouldn't forget where I parked. Plus I don't mind walking to get into the store so where I park no one usally parks there. My mind is always going in 10,000 different directions at any given moment and trying to remember where I parked is the last thing I need going on in there. I find its just easier to park in the same spot every time. Sometimes I don't get the same spot but in that area I can get the next stall to it.

Bubby
July 20th, 2012, 08:52 AM
Speaking as a person who loses her car almost every time I shop at WalMart I don't think you are overthinking it. The parking garages in LV can be spooky places and it's important for you to know where your vehicle is without having to wander around looking for it. Tell BF it's a safety issue. barb

kelliedi
July 20th, 2012, 08:56 AM
Pam I don't think you are.... I would be willing to bet...:D that if you knew who drove what other employees also do the same thing... and yes there would be men in that group too. Also you have more important things to remember... like to come on here and visit with us...:D

aliaslaceygreen
July 20th, 2012, 09:08 AM
No, not much. But I would probably simplify and always choose floor 3 where ever I was, conditions permitting...My DD parks at MACY's at EVERY mall she goes to...even if it is at the opposite end of the mall where she thinks she is going to shop....

Divine Daisy
July 20th, 2012, 11:29 AM
you are all totaly mad of course!!

Jean Sewing Machine
July 20th, 2012, 11:32 AM
you are all totaly mad of course!!Thanks for that affirmation!

buckeyequilter
July 20th, 2012, 11:43 AM
I always park in the same spot at work only because it has a sign with my name and I'm expected to park there. When we go shopping I tell DH to remember where we park because I am trying to remember why I'm at the store in the first place and he can't expect me to remember everything.

Yesterday we were leaving work and one of the ladies in office, who will park in closer spots if that person isn't in, parked in another persons parking spot and when I went out she was coming from the back of the building, where she ususally parks, because she had forgotten where she parked. Another lady said something to her and she got all pi$$y about it LOL (oh and she has a spot with her name on it too).

Genny
July 20th, 2012, 01:14 PM
Guess we're all in the same boat...:lol:

janluna
July 20th, 2012, 05:00 PM
I would tell your bf it is a safety factor too! You need to get to your car as quickly as possible, and then lock your doors. People who lose a lot of money and drink too much might be a hazard to your health. Hugs, Jan L.

phoots
July 21st, 2012, 01:42 AM
Thanks everyone. Unfortunately it's a mute point now. See my next thread.

Pam in Vegas