here's a final photo of someone's parallel parking job.
that guy standing behind the car is the dude who was barking out instructions to the driver, like "turn!" and "right right!" and "left now!" and "reverse!" it took about four minutes to park that car into that space.
that very large space.
which, as you can tell by these photos, could have fit a school bus. and an elephant.
it was hilarious. and by hilarious, i mean that i felt embarrassed for humankind.