Call me paranoid but the last thing I want to do is to park my car somewhere far from the restaurant where I am having my dinner.
To recall back, I have lost count of giving amiss of good restaurants just because the nearby parking lots were full or far away or the available place simply looked too unsecured (read back lanes and dark alleys). Best restaurants end up as restaurants with good spaces rather than restaurants with good food.
So problematic of me!
And this usually does not go well with family and friends but then again, I do the same with temples and shopping malls. So, over time, they would have come accustomed to my peculiar preference of place of dining, worship or shopping.
The best, ideal situation would be where I can see my car directly from my dining table. So, if any suspicious characters start to linger near my car or if some idiot runs his car into mine, I could keep a close eye and act fast before my car is not broken into or before the idiot do a quick “hit and run”.
The next ideal situation would be where I park at secured, well-maintained parking lots (hotels mainly come top of the list although lots at shopping malls have a lot to be desired – well maintained but poorly secured).
And there is no other choice but to park my car far from the restaurant, I would leave the fate of my car in the hands of the Al-Mighty and have a rather restless dinner. It could be just me – worrying for nothing and being suspicious of everything.