Much like grieving, shopping centre carparking at Christmas time seems to have six stages. This hilarious take on the six stages of parking at Christmas will have you nodding your head, and chuckling knowingly.
Watch: As this typical driver goes through the six stages of Christmas parking in under 50 seconds
Stage One: Optimism
Usually occurring at the beginning of the Christmas season, you are optimistic of not only finding a car space, but that it will be near the front of the shops.
Stage Two: Doubt
You start to question why you even tried to come out amongst all these Christmas shoppers… asking yourself, ‘why didn’t I just shop online’?
Stage Three: Passive Aggressive
Attitudes sink to a new low towards others who look like they are walking towards their car to leave, but have only just arrived.
Stage Four: Prayer
Believing now for God to work the impossible, you turn to prayer for a parking spot to miraculously appear.
Stage Five: Rage
You see a space in the distance up ahead, only to realise when turning in, that it’s actually taken up by a very small car. Cue the meltdown.
Stage Six: Pure Joy
The overwhelming feeling of elation when you can finally pull your car into your very own parking space (even if your free hours of parking may have now expired).
Video supplied with thanks to ACCTV