• Apr 15th 2013 at 11:30AM
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When a valet parks a car, they are handed an enormous amount of responsibility for a short amount of time. After watching this video, driving around in circles looking for a parking space doesn't seem like such a hassle.

In the film "Ferris Buller's Day Off" a trio of kids playing hooky take off in a 1961 Ferrari GT California, owned by the father of the nervous and twitchy member of the group, Cameron. When they pull into a public garage Cameron has a list of reason why they shouldn't leave the car with the self described professional valets.

"It could get wrecked, stolen, scratched, breathed on wrong..."

While your car may not be a rare classic, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be concerned about its safety, even in the hands of even "professionals".

This valet's panicked realization and futile attempt at chasing down the runaway SUV shows he didn't have bad intentions, just poor concentration. A pull at the hand brake, or leaving the car in gear was all that was needed to save this vehicle's front end and his job.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Does anybody KNOW that this was the valet's error. Does ANYBODY KNOW that the vehicle's parking brake worked? or that the transmission would actually shift into Park?
      • 2 Years Ago
      He could've hurt somebody too, there was a car going down the ramp just before he got out. Terrible
      Buddy Maxwell
      • 2 Years Ago
      Video looks like a Buster Keaton gag.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Buddy Maxwell
        That guy really hustles though doesn't he?
      • 2 Years Ago
      I stepped in dog doo on my way to work, my girlfriend just called to break up with me, I spilled my double latte on myself on my way to work and now I just lost a car, and it's only 9am. What else can go wrong today?
      • 2 Years Ago
      He did better than me. I got out of my car while valet parking and forgot to put it into park. I tried to jump back in and got one leg in and slipped and fell to the ground with my leg in the car. It kept going until it bumped into the car in front of me. The owner of the other car screamed at me and I screamed back that T.G. her car was there because I would of been dragged down the hill into the parking lot!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't give your keys to a STRANGER, cause' that's what they are. My car was scraped the whole side. Didn't see it until I got home. Of course they denied it! Need I say more?
      • 2 Years Ago
      True Story: This happened to my wife and a couple of her friends in Glendale CA Having arrived at a parking structure that had valet parking one of my wife's friends who has MS presented a Handicap plake to the valet and since there was an open handicap space not 10 ft away thought it would be ok to park, but not according to this "Fresh Off The Boat' or FOB Armenian that kept on arguing the situation that he must park the car, and expect to get a tip for the process, even though my wife argued the case, her friend gave in and gave the got out of the car so the valet could park it. I wish I had been there myself to knock this guy's D**K in the Dirt. The ladies could have parked at another location and I could have had a quick workout before dinner at the restaurant that the function was at.
      Steelhead King
      • 2 Years Ago
      Do not forget to tip the dude who thinks that your car is a race car, and the track is the parking garage. Also make sure that you leave something valuable in your car so they can steal it and say they did not take anything.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Too bad, feel for the guy, foot brake or hand brake should be a automatic thing to do, but S happens. Makes one wonder what these new electric hand brakes will cause, even I had to figure that one out on a friends new car, sat there for a long moment looking for the foot / hand brake then I saw the button on the column, thought it was the button to start the darn car.
      • 2 Years Ago
      You don't need to finish school to be a valet.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Stupid is as stupid does
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Ocean is on the east coast of Florida... Ft. Myers is on the west coast..., That is the Gulf, not Ocean...
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