Humans have long waged war over finite resources—like toilet paper and parking spaces—willing to come to blows over a rectangle of processed paper or a rectangle of asphalt that’s marginally closer to a store entrance than that other rectangle area of asphalt at the back of the lot. Yeah, we’re just kind of wired that way—monkeys feuding over territory and resources. At the first sign that we might miss out on something due to its limited availability, we’re compelled by the overwhelming desire to take it for ourselves.
That’s why there’s no shortage of people panther-ing parking spaces, both in internet stories and in our own lives. Driven to desperate lengths by busy parking lots on busier days, these spot-stealers can be seen lurking and waiting to swipe a parking space that they weren’t queued for. Like this Karen in her Range Rover—but this guy wasn’t having any of it.