What is the deal with this parking lot numbering system?

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I found this puzzle on Miss Cellania's website.

Can you explain why the parking lot stalls are numbered this way?

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  1. Presumably they covered up the 87 spot because it would give the whole trick away?

  2. You're looking at it from the wrong end. If you were looking at it from the other end of the stalls, it would be (L-R from that viewpoint) 86, 87(covered by the car to avoid giving it away), 88, 89, 90, 91.

  3. Those of us who can read upside-down numbers as easily as right-side-up numbers don't understand why this is even a puzzle.

  4. In the Futurama episode A Big Piece of Garbage they activate a bomb to destroy an astroid made of trash. The professor tells them it has 25 minutes, and it starts ticking down...
    25
    15
    05
    6h
    8h
    Lh
    ...

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