The Rear View

One of the neat things about the 300 is that it has a rear view camera. I’ve never driven a car with one before so I wanted to really try it out and see if I could park the damn thing using only the back-up camera.

I tried to do it at night, so I could best see the camera, and chose the parking lot of the Best Western where I was staying.

I picked my spot, between a black, sported-out Honda and a big ass truck.  There was just enough room to squeeze in and I thought it would be the perfect test.

So I pulled up, put the 300 in reverse and looked only at the camera.  It was a pretty good view with two parallel lines to help me figure out where I was going.

Easy, right?

Well, first attempt had me parked about 3” from the big ass truck.  I pulled out and tried again.  This time, I managed to nearly back into the black Honda.  Then, out of frustration, I tried the old fashioned way and just looked.  Zipped in the 3rd time nice and easy-like.

When I got out, I saw there was a guy in the big ass truck.  He took one look at me and shook his head.  To make matters worse, the owner of the black Honda was standing in front of his car, looking at me.

When I got out I was forced to do what I do when I’m embarrassed.  I smiled and nodded at him and said, “Hey, Sean Sommerville, nice to meet you.”


About Joe Cummings

Aquarius. Traveler. Gamer. Writer. A New Parent. 4 of these things are easy. One is not. But the journey is that much better for the new people in my life. A life I want to share with others, to help them, maybe, to make them feel less alone, sure, to connect with the greater world, absolutely.
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