August 19, 2007 |
IF there's anything worse than driving in Los Angeles, it's parking in Los Angeles. Finding a place to curb your wheels in some of the area's hottest shopping districts is as rare as that empty stretch of freeway -- and just as memorable. Discover the ideal spot, and you're talking about it for weeks. The explanation is simple: Parking and shopping are by nature oppositional forces. One is all about free will, autonomy and gratification. The other is about coercion, conformity and discomfort.