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Old 03-14-2013, 20:59   #1
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Don't park in a "compact car" space if you don't drive a compact car

I drive to work on average maybe ~2x per week. Sometimes I take the train, sometimes I work from home, sometimes I don't go into the office because I'm on the road at a client.

When I do drive to work, I always park at the same parking garage, so I've been seeing the same cars for a couple of years now. The garage is 10 stories and is never ever full, but the spaces near the elevator on the low floors do fill up fairly quickly.

Half of those spaces are "compact car" spaces. Every day, they're full (2 cars per 3 spaces on average, since they don't fit) of Honda Pilots, Jeep Grand Cherokees, minivans, full-size sedans like Tauruses--everything but cars that actually fit between the lines. These are pretty small spaces, even a large-ish domestic sedan like a Chevy Malibu doesn't really fit.

I've seen this guy double parked somewhere every time I have gone into the garage. One of these days I'm gonna set his car on fire.

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Old 03-14-2013, 21:03   #2
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Old 03-14-2013, 21:29   #3
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He could also print off this one. This might be more appropriate as DD can check off several boxes....

http://www.youparklikean*******.com/files/notice_1.pdf



edit: ugh...retarded bad word filter.... replace the real word for "butthole" in the spot with the stars....
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Old 03-14-2013, 21:05   #4
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And people like that wonder why their car gets "keyed".
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Old 03-14-2013, 21:11   #5
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what cracks me up is i've started seeing these "compact car" spaces 1)right up front at hardware stores like lowes and home depot, 2) in Texas no less.

i've got to haul out a cart with 3 sheets of plywood and 4 25 pound bags of qwikcrete but i've got to go further that some compact car driver carrying a single gallon of paint or a pack of drawer pulls? wtf?

Texas is predominantly a truck state. i never expected this whole compact car space thing to happen here anywhere other than in front of starbucks or whole foods.
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Old 03-14-2013, 21:15   #6
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Cordless drill with a 1/8" bit works great. Toothpicks in the door locks work too.
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Old 03-14-2013, 21:25   #7
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The last time I saw someone parked like this, I parked to the left of him, right on the line. He tried backing out, it took him about 5 minutes of backing up, pulling up, backing up, pulling up to maneuver his way out of the spot. Thank goodness my windows were tinted, I was laughing so much.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:27   #8
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Cordless drill with a 1/8" bit works great. Toothpicks in the door locks work too.
Because serious property damage/vandalism is an appropriate way to handle someone parking in a way you disagree with?

Why don't you just complete the stereotype/cliche that anti-gun crowds want and get into a gun-fight in the parking lot! That's what those who fear CCW say will happen, right? Fights on the interstate and shoot-outs over parking spots?

If I was really that bothered, I think my first step would be to let the property owner know what's going on and let THEM decide what to do on their own property....











But that's just a wild, hair-brained scheme that I've come up with on the fly.....
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Old 03-15-2013, 14:19   #9
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Why don't you just complete the stereotype/cliche that anti-gun crowds want and get into a gun-fight in the parking lot!
You know at least one beer bellied yahoo on here has considered this as a escalation and imagined himself tactically moving from shopping cart to car cover while engaging the tango.
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Old 03-15-2013, 14:21   #10
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You know at least one beer bellied yahoo on here has considered this as a escalation and imagined himself tactically moving from shopping cart to car cover while engaging the tango.
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Old 03-15-2013, 14:41   #11
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Not to hijack this thread,but does anybody else on GT own a Magnetic car?

You know, the kind of car you purposely park far away and alone to keep it from being dinged up but somebody will always park right next to you even though there are many open spaces around you?
It's like the car has a huge magnet in it that pulls cars next to it.

Bought the wife a nice BMW 335d and parked it far away and alone in the local Safeway parking lot only to return and find a ratty white neon parked next to it AND a nice white door scuff in my Black paint.

MF owner of the Neon told me "It's your fault for owning a BMW".

Real nice guy.


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Old 03-14-2013, 21:33   #12
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I have been known to pull up real tight to the drivers side, so our mirrors just miss by "this" much, and park it. And leave it.

After a few days of that crap, I'll bet the errant driver will find someplace else to stink up.
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Old 03-14-2013, 22:05   #13
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Were it my garage, there would be a lot of tow truck traffic.

Failure to post consequences for breaking the rules, and then follow through in enforcing them leads to people not respecting the establishment.

Park in the lines, or go pick up your car from a lot with no lines.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:15   #14
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I have been known to pull up real tight to the drivers side, so our mirrors just miss by "this" much, and park it. And leave it.
I don't want to get my car dinged up.
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Old 03-14-2013, 21:54   #15
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I generally park out a ways so there is no one parked near my car but some parking lots are 80% compact spots and almost no one around here has a compact. They are also wasting a ton of space on the EV spots in some locations.
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Old 03-14-2013, 21:54   #16
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I take special joy in parking in specially "designated" spots (not handicapped) like that.

Particularly like the ones marked "employee of the month" at Best Buy. Excuse me? Who is the customer? The employees can park out in BFE spaces and walk.

Another favorite parking spot of mine is at my local shopping mall where there are like 10 spots right up front marked "family parking" with stupid little signs of a minivan with stick figures of a mom getting her children out.





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Old 03-14-2013, 22:03   #18
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Why did you black out his plate? If it's a public place, in sight over everybody, I don't think he has any expectation of privacy to that extent. Plus, somebody might recognize it and give him flack too.
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Old 03-14-2013, 22:08   #19
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I park my motorcycle in regular spaces. It really pisses off the bubbas around here who want me to park on the sidewalk so the they can park the phallic -250s in the spaces for "real" vehicles. HH
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Old 03-16-2013, 20:35   #20
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I park my motorcycle in regular spaces. It really pisses off the bubbas around here who want me to park on the sidewalk so the they can park the phallic -250s in the spaces for "real" vehicles. HH
I'm with you on this! I park my bike in regular parking spots too, and it really pisses me off when some ass riding a pair of straight pipes on wheels thinks he is too good to park with the rest of us!
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Old 03-14-2013, 22:12   #21
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Another favorite parking spot of mine is at my local shopping mall where there are like 10 spots right up front marked "family parking" with stupid little signs of a minivan with stick figures of a mom getting her children out.
I leave those alone. My wife and I had 3 kids under 5 years old many years ago, and getting that kind of baggage through a mall parking lot can be a real heart stopper. This one is truly for the young moms out there, and having been through it, I have to respect the hassle and worry of a young parent.

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Old 03-15-2013, 03:50   #22
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I take special joy in parking in specially "designated" spots (not handicapped) like that.

Particularly like the ones marked "employee of the month" at Best Buy. Excuse me? Who is the customer? The employees can park out in BFE spaces and walk.

Another favorite parking spot of mine is at my local shopping mall where there are like 10 spots right up front marked "family parking" with stupid little signs of a minivan with stick figures of a mom getting her children out.
I've seen some places, like our local Walmart, with "pregnant customer parking". A while back, my wife and I realized that (a) they can't say for sure she's not pregnant, (b) pregnant women need exercise and (c) we have little sympathy for the breeders.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:26   #23
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I take special joy in parking in specially "designated" spots (not handicapped) like that.

Particularly like the ones marked "employee of the month" at Best Buy. Excuse me? Who is the customer? The employees can park out in BFE spaces and walk.

Another favorite parking spot of mine is at my local shopping mall where there are like 10 spots right up front marked "family parking" with stupid little signs of a minivan with stick figures of a mom getting her children out.


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It is called private property.

I am sure moms with mini-vans full of screaming kids that they have to somehow corral into the store that caters to her would love parking right in entrance to your driveway to get under your skin.

Do us a favor. Grow up or park alongside the public sidewalk.
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It is called private property.

I am sure moms with mini-vans full of screaming kids that they have to somehow corral into the store that caters to her would love parking right in entrance to your driveway to get under your skin.

Do us a favor. Grow up or park alongside the public sidewalk.


Perhaps if she'd have taught her kids to not be screaming little turds, she would be able to walk into the store like everyone else.

Sorry, I'm not giving you preferential treatment because you feel entitled.
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Old 03-14-2013, 22:07   #25
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I drive a '70s full sized truck w/paint issues, I park in those all the time - it fits between the lines... barely.
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