In the interest of using my newfound blogging powers for good, and for the betterment of humankind…
When you’re picking a parking spot during Stake Conference (or some other event that packs-in the people), don’t park on the street curb outside the parking lot in the hopes of avoiding the post-meeting traffic jam.
Nothing to do with etiquette, actually.
It simply doesn’t work.
Unless you tear out of there after the first “amen,” knocking over the Stake Patriarch and High Priest Group Leader in the process, you are going to end up stuck in your curbside car for the next ten minutes as an uninterrupted stream of exiters drive past from the parking lot entrance.
Better to park a good distance inside the Stake Center parking lot, where traffic is lighter. That way, you can pull out, get in line, and be on your way long before the poor saps who parked streetside. If you can manage to find the parking space furthest from any parking lot exit, you’re sitting pretty.
Same goes for in-lot parking right next to the exit. You’ll be there forever. So don’t say I didn’t warn you! I’ve got the Utah Valley creds and BYU Marriot Center post-event annecdotes to back this up.
Type-A personalities take heed!
Or better yet, stay after, and help take down the chairs. Then you can leave completely unopposed.