In 1886, Karl Benz created the Benz Patent-Motorwagon, the world’s first car. In 1913, Henry Ford invented the automobile assembly line. The rest, as they say, is history. There is a large industry built around maintaining, accessorizing, and customizing automobiles. We have everything from carwashes, to auto parts stores, to fuzzy dice factories, and everything in between. But automobiles have one byproduct we often take for granted until we can’t find one. I’m talking about the parking lot. Nearly everyone wants a car, but few people take the time to think about where they will be able to put their car. Fortunately, we have an abundance of parking lots, driveways, and parking garages. Today I’ll be reviewing one of the many features common to almost all parking lots.
Nearly all parking lots have a stain or two of some kind. Cars leak, drinks get spilled, accidents happen. Parking lot stains come in many different shapes and sizes. The stain I found today was a nice round stain. The diameter of the stain is approximately 12.5” and has a handful of darker stains inside. I’m not sure what exactly caused this stain. Given the location in the parking lot, it probably came from a car. I don’t know what car fluids make this sort of stain. Oil, maybe? I would think an oil stain would be darker. Maybe it’s been here for a really long time and has just faded. I hope the car that caused this stain is ok. It doesn’t look like it was a serious leak, but you never know.
The parking lot had a lot of other stains, but I just happened to park next to this one. I was out on an adventure and stopped for a sack of chips and a cold drink. There was also some construction going on behind me. Nobody was working. Maybe they were on a break or on strike or something. I don’t know.
Overall, I’d give this parking lot stain 7 out of 10 stars. Not a really big and nasty stain, but large enough to get noticed. I’ve definitely seen better parking lot stains. However, it still gets the job done and adds character to an otherwise dull parking lot. You can find this stain at 35°,16′,20.6″N, 94°,22′,13.7″W.