My mom and I recently got into a conversation about how we remember where we park our cars at the airport. I don’t actually usually have to remember, because I typically park at an off-site parking facility which handily writes down my space and hands me the paper. Then when I am ready to go back to my car, I had the slip of paper to the driver and he takes me right to it. However, on day trips I will park in the airport garage. I try to always park on row K (this is the first letter of Home Warrior’s name). This morning my usual row was not available, so I had to figure out how I would remember that I parked on row “M”. Here is what I came up with.
- If you can, always park on the same row. My mom said she would park really far down on the row just to be on that same row. As I said above, I will always try to park on the same row as well.
- If that row is not available, you can always try a mnemonic device, like (what I finally came up with for this morning): M for Marriage. (I thought about M for Mom, but I wasn’t sure that would work. My wedding anniversary is this month so hopefully I will remember this.)
- If you’re really worried about your memory, write it down and stick it in your wallet like I do when I park at the off-site location.
- If you lose your car, you can always try sounding the alarm or flashing the lights using your remote. One time after a particularly long and brutal day trip, I walked right past my car on the row. I was slightly hysterical (and more than slightly punch-drunk) by the time I thought to unlock my car, which made my lights flash, which showed me where my car was.
I hope this helps you! And thanks Mom for the good ideas.
(Pictured: Airport Parking at ATL)