We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I have always countered people who complain about parking with the observation that they should feel fortunate to live where many other people want to be instead of some dying place where nobody wants to be and there is nothing to do.
I mostly avoid malls since internet shopping took hold, but you never really hear people complain about a 5 or ten-minute walk from a garage to their destination in the mall. Similarly when you drive into Manhattan and usually require a lengthy - but scenic - hike to your destination. Same with a stadium.
When street parking is available, people seem to think differently.
Parking determined parts of my behavior when I lived in NYC (Brooklyn). I had a car. Parked it on the street for free. Usually didn't have trouble finding a spot on the same block as my apartment. But four days out of the week my daily schedule was determined by the City's street sweeping regimen. I thought of it as having a dog you had to remember to walk.
They swept Mon-Tues; Thur-Fri, alternate sides of the street each day. You had to move your car out of their way or you would get a ticket. And they would plaster the driver's side window with a big orange sticker as if to say "For Shame!!"
Once the sweepers had passed you could park anywhere. So, every day they sweeped the streets, depending on the local schedule, half the available parking would suddenly disappear for a few hours. If I happened to be at home or out and about in my car during that period, I might end up parking three or four blocks away.
I didn't drive the car to work, so I had remember to move it to the safe side of the street the evening before.