But apparently, some people can't take a cold parking space, they have to have one that people have been sitting in, so it's warm. Or something.
It seems the only possible explanation, when there are two empty spaces in the next row over, and a completely empty row just beyond that, and yet two prize specimens get into a lurking duel to get our parking space when we pull out.
Two empty spaces. Two would-be parkers. But nope, those aren't good enough. They have to have our space or none.