I just got back from brunch, where an 18-wheeler was stuck at the narrow and crooked corner of Fletcher and Pearl Streets in the Financial District, in front of the parking garage I just blogged. The space between the cars parked parallel on both sides of the street was too narrow for the truck to get through. The driver leaned on his horn for a while, but that of course accomplished nothing. A little while later, I look over and see six burly, vaguely amused guys lift up the front of a minivan and move it a foot closer to the curb. After that, the truck was able to get through.