A benefit of early arrival at work is that I get my pick of parking spots. Today, I arrived at around 4 AM after the lot had been plowed but not yet salted and was completely unable to make out any of the painted lines defining the spots. I went so far as to park, get out, and start hacking at the thin layer of ice with the tip of an umbrella to try to find a line with no success. So, I tried reparking in what I thought was my usual spot in the front row, as a pull through, second from the left which I think is the best spot in the lot. I got out, eyeballed it and went about my day. When I left around noon the ice had melted and the parking lines became clear: I truly did get the best four spots in the parking lot.