Many of us drivers have been stuck in tricky situations with our vehicles, especially when it comes to getting out of tight spaces where the popular three-point turn is just a few points short.
But one woman in New Zealand actually chose to make life more difficult for herself when she tried to get her car out of a parking space at a shopping centre – by completely turning her car around instead of just reversing straight out.
Mark Barnes captured the expert driving on camera at the Five Mile Shopping Centre in Queenstown, New Zealand, when he spotted the woman struggling to get her grey people carrier out of the bay.
Footage of the painstaking manoeuvre shows the woman initially trying to reverse but failing as she scraped against the trolley bay next to her parking space.
But instead of straightening her vehicle and trying again, she then performed a never-ending series of mini turns across two parking spaces.
And after four minutes of careful handling, the woman eventually managed to drive off – without hitting the trolley bay or a black truck just two spaces over.
Mark, 50, said: “I was thinking ‘I can’t believe what I’m watching’. It reminded me of the Austin Powers scene where he gets stuck turning in the hallway.
“We were getting a shake and I noticed a lady trying to get out of a parking space. She had already made five attempts to get out.
“I started filming because I couldn’t believe what she was doing. When she was trying to reverse out she kept getting closer and closer to the shopping cart barrier.
“There was one free space next to her and then the black truck. Overall she did a great job getting out the way she did.”
Since posting the hilarious clip online, it has received over 228,000 views, with people unsure whether to chastise the driver’s “illogical” decision or praise her for pulling it off.
One wrote: “Deserves two medals, one for being a moron, and the other for being a genius actually pulling it off.”
While a second joked: “I’ve been reversing out of car parks wrong all this time. I need to do a 150-point turn.”
Another said: “Actually, besides being totally illogical, it was quite an impressive effort.”
Before someone else commented: “I’ve never seen so much and so little skill at the same time.”