That is an excellent idea, and that is exactly what I do, even though it frequently results in a longer walk to the store.
What TRULY fascinates me is the phenomenon of people who don’t do that, return to their car to find that there is nobody parked in front of them, but they still BACK out of their parking space.
One of the Magliozzi Brothers used to say something along the lines of…
Independent of the thought process!
If there is nobody parked in front of you in a parking lot, why would anyone with a fully-functioning brain choose to back out of their parking space?