when you parallel park a full size SUV into a rather tight space

This place in particular was in uptown Manhattan and annoying to get to via subway. I decided to drive. It took me less than an hour from Long Island, door to door... and I got free parking.

If I took the LIRR train, $11 for one way off peak + 2.75 for a subway ride and then walk for 20 minutes. Time wise, that would take 1 hour 45 minutes, minimum.

Even if I counted gas (and I would still need a car to drive to the train station) I saved about $10 of money and nearly 2 hours of time.