As I mentioned earlier, I don't often set the parking brake in my autos. There was a period of time when my wife wasn't setting her parking brake in her 5-speed, instead preferring to just leave it in first (it only works when you actually leave it in first). That story ends with me beating the leading edge of the driver's door with a small sledge and a 2x4 at night in the middle of winter. Most interestingly, but not altogether surprising, I wound up the villain in that story. Still not sure how, though! I guess if I knew that, I'd be a rich man.