Problem is car park spaces are very small and cars get larger. I park in the furthest space from a supermarket as people tend to park close and damage cars.
Taking up two spaces could be a way to avoid getting a car scratched.
Not quite parking as such, but an interesting piece on the consequences of piss-poor parking drills.
'A Canadian woman “stole” a complete stranger’s car following an almost unbelievable carpark stuff-up. In late June, the unnamed woman rented a black Nissan Sentra from a company in Cornwall, Ontario in Canada. Immediately afterwards, she drove to a Walmart department store for a shop before finding what she thought was her car in the car park. The woman got into the unlocked car, pressed the keyless start button, and drove off — oblivious to the fact it was a completely different vehicle to her own rental. Keyless cars can be operated as long as the key fob is located inside the car, which was the case in this circumstance.'