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Old 02-15-2014, 09:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Parking is a premium at my work. Office complex with many buildings and too few parking spaces. I usually park on the shoulder of a near by road and walk.
Funny thing though is one day this huge, jacked up, huge tired 4X4 parked right up front and took 4 places obviously on purpose (one large tire in each spot). I pointed it out, word spread. Within an hour the property manager sent an email to all of the buildings. A few minutes later an embarrassed girl sauntered over to the truck and moved it to the road. I can only assume it was her boyfriends truck and he told her to protect it at all costs. She should have known better than to park up front.


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Old 02-15-2014, 10:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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agree snow makes parking orderly between lines almost impossiable. When lines are clear what is the excuse. parking in cities will always be at a premium. My drive at home is big enough for a minimun of three. coaches. now we always park neat on our drive but visitors just dump car any old how. Even blocking in our two vehicles. have asked them to move them so i can go to work. maybe parking neatly should be part of driving test so no more excuses.
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Its kind of hard to judge a parking as you dont know what they had to deal with before hand.

In many cases people where I live do not park within the lines to begin with. I cant fault them as it maybe a vehicle beside them parked off causing them t park off.

Others park in the cross marked area beside handicapp parking places or at the end of a lot before the cement island.

When I use to work we typically crammed 3 cars into 2 spots. We parked so the passenger side of the vehicles faced each other and an inch apart. I sometimes would park half n an island or end cap next to someone I knews passenger to passenger side. Parking security didnt care as long as you didnt park completely on top of the island or end cap, cross hatch area.

When I drove a scion xa and geo metro I loved to park all the way in my spot so to the casual person cruzing for a parking spot would think the spot is empty til they approached it and saw a little car at the end of it.

Just the other day I parked sideways acrossed 2 spots at subway. I had my 4x4 and had to shift into 4wd to get into the business. My 4x4 wont steer that well unless you shift out, then back up 12 feet to disengage 4wd. I didnt have time for all that, so I turned as tight as I could and assume when I left and backed out it would disengage and I can make a proper turn to exit the business.
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have a picture buried on my phone of a Nissan Versa parked diagonally across two spots at school, and of the parking ticket on the windshield.
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Its kind of hard to judge a parking as you dont know what they had to deal with before hand.

In many cases people where I live do not park within the lines to begin with. I cant fault them as it maybe a vehicle beside them parked off causing them t park off.
Agreed,
I've parked "normally" a few times in shopping center car parks, only to find I'm way over the line, or at a funny angle, after I get out of the car, because the cars on both sides are parked the same way.

Spaces are hard to find, so I don't have any option but to leave it that way, but I do feel embarrassed when I return to find the other cars have left, leaving me the only idiot parked that way.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:26 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Its kind of hard to judge a parking as you dont know what they had to deal with before hand.
I've thought about that before and I try to assume that as best I can, but that means somebody still parked terribly. And in this case, there really is no excuse. Even if there was a cart there, move it!

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Got another one... with a story.

This is from a few years ago. Was going to dinner with friends and needed to park. The lot was full. This bozo couldn't park right, so one of the only open spots left that was next to him wasn't actually available. A few spots away there was another open spot, but a stack of shopping carts was in the spot. These were the only two available anywhere in sight. So I asked my friend to move the carts so I could park. He did so and I parked. When I got out I saw that he had done this:

I have no idea if an employee came and got the carts or if the *** had to move them to move out of the spot, but we felt like we got retribution!
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When I had my tacoma I use to crush shopping carts that were left in a spot and a cement parking barrier, pole, etc. Other times Id push the parking cart stable over to make a spot.

I was rollin on 33s and at times I drove over sidwalks and curbings as well. Likely a good thing I got rid of that truck before I pissed the wrong person off or got a ticket.

Here lately all I got to do is shift my car in reverse and I get a parada of cars behind me. The local walmart parking lot is like the photo above with poles in front center of spots. I therefore just drive forward around the poles and exit into the next row of parking. I can just see people banging there steering wheels as they thought they had inconvenienced me.
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Heh Heh... I once utilized the VW Microbus' awesome ground clearance and rough terrain capability to drive over the barrier and up the landscaping separating parking ramp from alley; the moviegoers walking through the alley at the time were impressed! Another time I used the F150 to shove a concrete barrier out of the way that had been separating a divided lot- the packed solid half was free parking and the half with vacancies was "paid". The attendant in the booth must have been looking the other way... but the people walking through the lot gave me the thumbs-up! No, I don't feel bad about either transgression.

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