When does a parking lot double as a fish bowl?
Perhaps the intent of a parking lot is just to store vehicles while their occupants conduct business nearby. This is frequently true. Yet upon further inspection, a real parking lot reveals a life of its own, sometimes even a little microcosm of humanity.
For example, I may or may not have seen some, shall we say, extraordinary activity in our own College parking lot. The vagueness is to protect the innocent, or at least reassure them that in no way are their activities being judged.