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Old 12-24-2007, 01:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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"Oh I bet you thought that was REAL Classy how you just pulled up like that" was her exact words, I just Ignored her and went inside, but I had no Idea what I did wrong, I still had my permit at the time so I thought nothing about it, but ah well.

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Here is what I think happened. She wanted your space and expected you to park in the space that you "pulled through". Sooooooo, she thought that you took her space, even though, technically, her name wasn't on that space, .

My Mom has always liked to park under the shade to keep the car cooler (to avoid using the AC), and I like the (small amount of) extra exercise I get, so I like to park under a tree out in the boonies.

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Old 12-24-2007, 02:45 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My typical/automatic response to goofy things like that is... "It's the future." It catches people off guard, in confusion, given a few moments to escape
Going Dada on their butt can help to throw people off. If you don't give a "normal" response to their aggression, it can make it harder for them to escalate the situation. But, easier said than done in some situations, .

Hence, one of my mottos is "Crazy like a Box!"

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Old 12-24-2007, 11:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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What I thought happened was she saw the spot and was driving behind some people, she waited for them to go by and not notice the spot. But as she was driving up she saw the front end of my Jeep pull up and just went ballistic. What's funnier is she found a spot closer than me in the Isle to the left.
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Pull through is the way to go. I park at work about 1/4 mile from the entrance.(we have a really big lot). I get more excercise(still losing weight to reduce engine load)the car stays cleaner (all the bird poo is near the front where the trash is)( oh ,and seagulls are particularlly nasty), and everyone is behind me when it is time to leave. S.
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I find myself EOCing into my work parking lot blind, so I usually have more momentum than I'll need to park. I'll still go for the furthest space I can find, to save fuel for the next person burning around for a space. It's small, but every little bit counts - whether it's my car or not.
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I like pull through parking in that it is safer for when you pull out, now facing forward. I think if you get really technical, it is ILLEGAL to cross any yellow line in a parking lot. Not a real big deal until somebody else tries to pull into the same spot at the same time, they you have damage and the law on the other person's side, so just something to note.

I try to park in the shade in the summer and in the sun in the winter whenever possible.

I park when it is fast and easy to, rather than spend too much time searching for the perfect parking space.

If you park a little farther from the building, you get more exercise.

Some big stores have the entrance on one side of the front, and the exit on the other side of the front. Park on the far side of the exit. You get a little exercise when you walk in, and it is a really short walk coming out, when your hands are now full.

Oh, and what is "EOCing"? I am new to all these acronyms.
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I think if you get really technical, it is ILLEGAL to cross any yellow line in a parking lot.
Really?

Where I live, parking lots are not covered by the highway traffic act. The vast majority are private property. I've never heard of a law like that. (Doesn't mean it's not real - just saying.)
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MetroMPG, you must realize that you live in a DIFFERENT country than we do. laws are different in CA than USA. most of CA's Laws are probably more beneficial than the US's laws which are sometimes ridiculous just to get more money out of our tax paying dollars
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Really?

Where I live, parking lots are not covered by the highway traffic act. The vast majority are private property. I've never heard of a law like that. (Doesn't mean it's not real - just saying.)
I was under the assumption that parking lots weren't covered by traffic laws either, but apparently it varies by state. In California traffic laws apply to parking lots with "public access"
I don't think they applied at all in Missouri.

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