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Parking standoff lasts 1.5 hours, sparking driving etiquette debate

Posted at 5:04 AM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 13:24:11-04

LOS ANGELES — A parallel parking standoff is making rounds on the internet, sparking a lighthearted debate about driving etiquette.

A woman in Koreatown, Los Angeles, posted a thread of tweets online showing two cars trying to get one spot on the side of the road.

Her second tweet about the situation was time-stamped at 6:35 p.m. on Monday and her final tweet at 7:51 p.m., meaning the standoff between the two cars went on for nearly an hour and a half.

The Twitter user spoke with a local news station, ABC 7 Eyewitness News about the ordeal. She said both drivers were patient and just waiting on their phones for the other driver to give up.

"I'm so happy it was a nice, happy ending," she told ABC 7. "Very dumb, if I'm honest. It's very dumb, like, I'm viral for watching... also sitting and doing nothing for an hour and a half."

While people on social media watched the driving drama go down online, they started to give their opinions on who should have gotten the spot.

Celebrity Chrissy Teigen even weighed in on Twitter: “black car wasn’t just driving then saw in his rear view mirror there was a spot behind him. He passed it on purpose. TO PARALLEL PARK. anyone saying silver car - U ARE A MEAN AND BAD DRIVER!”

According to tweets, the silver car ended up in the spot after the dedicated wait to park.

So…are you team black car or team silver car?