The Margin: This BMW driver will have you yelling at the screen for four minutes
In one 2010 poll, BMW owners were regarded as the worst drivers on the road. A different study some two years later delivered similar results. Jalopnik once pointed them out as “the car of choice for America’s douchebags.” Even the NY Times offered up some Bimmer-bashing.
As the son and son-in-law of two BMW drivers, you’ll get no argument from me.
And, wow, does this video live up to the stereotype. Apparent surveillance footage shows the driver of, yes, a BMW SUV trying to negotiate what looks to be fairly standard parking-spot exit. Four frustrating minutes and one hit-and-run later, the driver finally figured it out.
Watch, and prepare to be thoroughly annoyed:
The real kicker is the fact that the car the driver smashed into is reportedly owned by the very man who stepped up to offer assistance near the end of the video. The local Calgary, Alberta authorities viewed the tape and tweeted out on Friday that they’ve started a hit-and-run investigation.
This, of course, is the kind of thing the Internet eats up, and the video went viral over the weekend, garnering about two million views in that time frame. It still has a few million to go to catch this 14-minute parallel-parking catastrophe (some NSFW language):