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Old 03-16-2013, 15:04   #126
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I saw nothing rude or a-hole about 223's comment.
You must not have looked very hard.

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I say BS to the whole thing and just take 2 of the puny spaces.
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Maybe his post was a little too stressful for you after your traumatic parking incident.
Your life must have been pretty easy if you genuinely can't tell the difference between annoyance and trauma.
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Old 03-16-2013, 15:19   #127
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So I'm confused.


He's an a-hole because he realizes those parking spaces are completely BS. But you're not for saying that you're going to light someones car on fire, because he parked in a manner that you (whom has nothing to do with it, and it doesn't affect at all) don't like

I mean, we all have our little triggers, but you're acting like a spoiled entitlement child right now DD.

I'm 100% sure, if you'd acted like this while you were still in the Marines, you'd have been laughed out of the squad bay by all of your buddies.
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Old 03-16-2013, 18:56   #128
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The people in DE seem to have more respect for others and social decency towards others than Americans.
That's because we kicked their kraut behinds, occupied their country, impregnated their women, and imported varieties of foreigners to overrun their fictional master race.

What are they going to do about it?
Start another war they can't win?

We left them no choice other than the docile servitude of a repeatedly conquered race.

Well, except for Milli Vanilli.
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Old 03-16-2013, 20:35   #129
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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 03-16-2013, 20:59   #130
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He's an a-hole because he realizes those parking spaces are completely BS.
Nope. He's an a-hole for utterly disregarding the wishes of the private property owner and deciding he can just do what he wants and park across two of them.

Thinking it's BS is his opinion and he's entitled to it. Intentionally ignoring the signs, while not illegal, is rude.

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But you're not for saying that you're going to light someones car on fire
Did I actually light anyone's car on fire? No, I did not. It was a hyperbolic, sarcastic comment and that level of hyperbole is what clearly signals that it was not intended seriously.

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I mean, we all have our little triggers, but you're acting like a spoiled entitlement child right now DD.
I posted a half-in-jest rant about behavior that annoys me on the internet. I thought that's pretty much what the internet was for. I fail to see how you can construe that as "acting" any particular way. The guy who intentionally takes up 2 parking spaces is "acting" I'm just complaining.

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I'm 100% sure, if you'd acted like this while you were still in the Marines, you'd have been laughed out of the squad bay by all of your buddies.
Pretty much all Marines do is complain about stupid crap. I wouldn't have thought the Army was much different. Maybe it's a grunt thing.
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Old 03-16-2013, 21:07   #131
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Nope. He's an a-hole for utterly disregarding the wishes of the private property owner and deciding he can just do what he wants .
People who disregard requests on someone else's private property are probably the same people who piss on the floor at house invites. HH
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Old 03-16-2013, 21:48   #132
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I've only seen those compact spots during my very few trips to the casino parking garages. They will always get my hopes up then I realize I can't fit.

In somewhat related news, I pulled into a fast food place 2 weeks ago, the lot is similar to a McDonald's with the single spots all the way around the joint. I park in the 2nd spot. There is no one else in the lot.

On the edge there is no barrier, but a big RV parked in the adjoining lot, acting as a barrier. I somewhat double park on accident. I did mean to get as much of the spot as I could because I'm in a big truck and I'm a big guy see...

but really, the 1st spot that I partially took up has NO PARKING VALUE AT ALL. Why? Because it is the first one directly by the road, there is no give for people pulling in not paying attention. I've never seen anyone park there. Seriously they have 70 spots and never more than 3 cars there...

Anyway I go in, I'm in maybe 10 minutes and a few people come in behind me and are seated around. I paid them not much attention. I get outside, and some mother****er ha parked his truck in my parking spot, giving me very little room to open my door.

As luck would have it, my passenger door won't unlock from the outside. I knew if I went in and asked for whoever it was to come move their old piece of crap that I would have not have been able to suppress my anger at all.

So I unlock my door, and push my door open as far as I could. The only reason I didn't repeatedly slam my door into his truck is because as much of a piece of crap my truck is, his is about a decade worse.

At first I was thinking the person is just an idiot, or being an ass for whatever reason... or maybe it was the really old farmer guy I partially noticed inside and he's blind as a bat. But the more I think about it, the more I think he is one of those parking lot crusaders that thought he "taught me a lesson" on "double parking".

Please. I was barely in the spot no one would ever want to use and he was physically in my occupied spot... as far over as I was there was seriously barely a foot for me to get in my truck.

That is the kind of BS that should and will get you shot.

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Old 03-16-2013, 22:46   #133
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Parked my CR-V in a compact spot in a parking garage tonight and thought of this thread. Plenty of room on both sides (one side was not a parking spot) and well within the end of the parking space as well. Saw two other cars posted like in the OP though.
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Old 03-16-2013, 22:53   #134
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And for kicks, I looked around and saw an Elentra listed as a compact car. Specs say that my Cr-V SUV is about half an inch shorter, and less than 2 inches wider.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:06   #135
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Nope. He's an a-hole for utterly disregarding the wishes of the private property owner and deciding he can just do what he wants and park across two of them.

Thinking it's BS is his opinion and he's entitled to it. Intentionally ignoring the signs, while not illegal, is rude.
Saying someone is an A-hole because they do something that gets your panties in a bunch, is also rude, which is what makes this so funny.

Like I said, we all have our triggers, even when they're little things that make no sense. This is evidently one of Dr DD's.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:22   #136
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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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You really should do something, anything and everything to this asshat.

Check for video cameras first, of course. Most parking ramps only have them near the entrance(s), exits, elevators, and stair wells. Very few have cameras in the parking areas themselves, unless they are near the listed places.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:47   #137
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Nope. He's an a-hole for utterly disregarding the wishes of the private property owner and deciding he can just do what he wants and park across two of them.

Thinking it's BS is his opinion and he's entitled to it. Intentionally ignoring the signs, while not illegal, is rude.

Except that your comments about being rude and an a-hole were directed to Glocktalk member 223Carbine, not the driver. You said in post 46, "Using your first post to declare that you're a rude a-hole is a bold move."

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:39   #138
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Vandalism, and ignoring a sign with no weight of law, are completely different.


While I'm not saying either is right, thats like trying to equate j-walking and murder.
Your installation probably has a supplement to AR 190-5 or it's own 190-5. The supplement or local regulation allows the CG/Commander to set whatever parking and traffic rules he wants. Most follow state laws and then add rules for stuff like parking spots for GOs, CSM/SGM, soldier of the year, adjust speed limits, close roads for morning PT, etc. If it's in that local reg they can tow, ticket, or otherwise possibly ruin your day under the UCMJ since boss man approved a reg that said so. Not saying it's right to mark a bunch of parking spots for "special" folks. Other parking spots are required by federal law such as disability parking. I can tell you for a fact that Fort Leonard Wood tickets and sometimes tows for illegal parking. They also deny folks permission to operate a motor vehicle on post. You know the deal when you piss the boss man off.

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It would be helpful if there was a master list somewhere that defines what is a compact car and what is not. How does one know if their car is indeed a "compact" and not subject to such ridicule?

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It would be helpful if there was a master list somewhere that defines what is a compact car and what is not. How does one know if their car is indeed a "compact" and not subject to such ridicule?

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Good point. I've never seen anything that says a car has to be a certain length, width, or height to be a compact. Just like guns. What determines a compact or sub compact gun other than the manufacturer calling it one?
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:50   #141
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Except that your comments about being rude and an a-hole were directed to Glocktalk member 223Carbine, not the driver. You said in post 46, "Using your first post to declare that you're a rude a-hole is a bold move."
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I say BS to the whole thing and just take 2 of the puny spaces.
The way I read this, he says he takes up 2 of the puny spaces.

EDITED TO ADD: I can see how it could be read another way. If what this poster meant was "I say you should do it this way" rather than "this is what I do" he has my apologies for insulting him.

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:51   #142
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It would be helpful if there was a master list somewhere that defines what is a compact car and what is not.
Really? I'd think common sense says if your car fits in the lines it's ok and if it doesn't it's not.
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Really? I'd think common sense says if your car fits in the lines it's ok and if it doesn't it's not.
Great to hear this. Now I can keep parking my Suburban in those spots because it always fits between the lines.

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Really? I'd think common sense says if your car fits in the lines it's ok and if it doesn't it's not.
Just fitting inside the lines is not enough width-wise though, as it could still prevent you from opening your doors.
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Just fitting inside the lines is not enough width-wise though, as it could still prevent you from opening your doors.
I would have thought that "and be able to get out of your car" would be included in the common sense part, but clearly I was wrong.
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Great to hear this. Now I can keep parking my Suburban in those spots because it always fits between the lines.
Tomorrow I'll see if I can't find the guy in the Yukon who parks on that side frequently. It most definitely does not fit inside the lines.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:14   #147
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Unless there is legislation dictating the need for compact spaces, it's simply a private property issue.

Either you respect the wishes of the property owner in your use of it, or not.
Private property owners have absolutely no rights at all if it conflicts with what the average GNG member wants to do.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:21   #148
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I would have thought that "and be able to get out of your car" would be included in the common sense part, but clearly I was wrong.
Are you saying that you should not have to open the doors past the yellow lines? If not, it would depend on the car next to you and how far over they parked or how big it is. Or how big you are. I work with a large lady that needs extra room when parking even in standard spots. Seems that would make the definition very gray.
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Private property owners have absolutely no rights at all if it conflicts with what the average GNG member wants to do.
Most GT members only want property rights to apply to the other guy.

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Old 03-17-2013, 14:42   #150
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Oh I'm the other way around I parked my truck in compact parking spots because its compact. Well it's compact compared to a 3500 with a long bed. And we have fuel efficient vehicle parking, park there to cause I have an air intake and loud exhaust that makes my truck more fuel efficient then it came from the factory. If its not a handicapped or baby carriage state sign it holds no weight.

However I would never park in the middle of two spots, ill just hangout on the lines. As it is in most spots I touch the lines with all four tires.


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