Finding the best place to park is a hobby for some people. For others, it is something that must be done before exiting the vehicle as walking more than 20 yards is unacceptable.

Getting a good parking spot in Sioux Falls feels like some kind of victory. Some parking spots are truly premium. If you get one it is less like a game victory and more like winning $100 on a scratch lottery ticket.

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Some great parking spots aren't close to the door, they are convenient for other reasons. Some are just impossible to get, while others are a life hack that may be controversial.

Downtown in Front of Shriver Square

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If you are going downtown on a Friday or Saturday night and you are able to snatch one of these choice spots, it is your lucky day. It is about as centrally located to most things downtown as you could ask for if you are hitting the nightspots and restaurants.

That one spot in front of the door at 41st Street Qdoba

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On more than one occasion I have had a passenger with me when I pulled up to this Qdoba location and pulled into the spot right smack in front of the door and had them say "You can't park here." After saying "Can so!" like my 8-year-old self and they say it's a disabled parking spot I ask them where the sign is. Then they look for it and realize the only handicapped parking signs are for the next two spots to the right.

The spot next to the cart corral south of the door at Costco

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There's is a lot of parking at Costco and their buffer zones between parking spots is genius. But the average parking spot there isn't close to a cart corral. Had there been an Eleventh Commandment, I'm pretty sure Moses would have described "Thou shalt not leave shopping carts in the parking lot." So to avoid another hike to put the cart away, park right next to it.

Front row (or any spot) at Sanford Women's

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My wife and I have three kids. Three times we were temporary residents at Sanford Women's. Anyone who has had a baby there knows that parking is a nightmare. It's super busy, and sometimes dad or someone there helping mom will need to make a quick trip somewhere. Is it worth giving up the spot? How bad do you want that Burger Time?

"New and Expectant Parent" parking in front of Dick's at Empire Mall

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The great thing about these spots is that people with an overdeveloped sense of empathy will not park here. The greater thing about these spots is that while they are "reserved" for "new and expectant" parents, there is no legal enforcement over who parks there. Is it illegal to park there? No. Is it immoral? That is for you to decide for yourself.

Worst Parking Lots in Sioux Falls Metro

Let's face it, some of the parking lots in the Sioux Falls metro are pretty hard to navigate. Sometimes it feels as though you're taking a risk driving through them on a busy day.

We made a list of some of the worst parking lots in the Sioux Falls Metro. Be extra careful while guiding your vehicle in these tricky lots.

Is the parking lot you dread driving in the most on this list? Take a look and find out.

50 Things Men Shouldn’t Have After They Turn 40

One of the hardest parts about getting older is coming to grips with the fact that the things that defined you in your 20s aren't so cool when you're in your 40s.

To help guys who are on the other side of 40, BestLife has put together a list of '50 Things No Man Over 40 Should Own'.

Now I'm quite a ways past 40 these days (56), but I decided to see just how many of these 50 things I am still clinging to well past their 'expiration' date for a man of my age.