This tactic I do not understand. Ok, wait... Before I start my rant, let's explore this behavior shall we?
Shaquille O'neal could've been in this car. Makes sense that he would think about the cars next to him. He's a nice, good natured guy. He was probably thinking...
"Oh my, how rude it would be of me to ding this person's vehicle. I am a big man and I do require so much more space than, say , the tiny person driving the cars next to mine. I should just take up two spaces."
Wait, wait.... Better still, it could have been Horton. You know, Horton the elephant... The one that hears The Who's. He's a sensitive and caring bloke. He may have been thinking...
"Well, I would probably get more room if I parked in a handicapped space but that would be wrong. There must be a another solution so I'll just mosey along. I'm an elephant not handicap, now that is a fact. I'll park in two spaces, that takes care of that!"
One could argue that maybe the driver of the car could be super-sized like Shaq and Horton. They very well could be. They may NOT be and none of former happened, let's be honest.
What did happen is that someone thought that their car was more important than anyone else's car. They didn't care that someone else could have been inconvenienced by their park job. They thought that someone could put a dent or scratch the paint of their car. You know they did! We all have thought that at some point, however most of us know and accept the risk of unfortunate things like that happening because we are in public and no matter how much we don't want something to happen to our vehicle, it can. ANYTHING can happen at ANYTIME! I don't care if you park in the middle of 4 spaces, have guard dogs that you carry around with you with tasers around their necks, ready to strike at a moment's notice to protect your car; those measures WILL NOT stop what is meant to happen from happening. Taking up multiple parking spaces solves nothing. Park in the back of the lot and stop putting people out because you think that your vehicle is flyest thing on wheels. If you are that concerned about your vehicle, leave it home and take an Uber, JERK!
Where's a meteor or space trash or those random parts that fall off of planes when you need it. People , if you're doing this.... STOP!
Horton the Elephant- source: http://www.clipartpanda.com/clipart_images/dr-seuss-clip-art-2185221