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Old 02-17-2008, 12:20 AM   #1
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ok, parking lots suck

Is it only me, or are people retarded when they park? From here on this is a rant, so read no further if you don't care. Next.

Ok, so I've been a student for a while and park in the student parking lot. Do people just lose a couple of brain cells when they park or what? Just a few days ago, I was sitting in my car eating lunch, and waiting for my next class to start. The spot is empty in front of me. No big deal, when this 90 year old lady pulls in with a 90's caddy. Ok, no biggie I think, whatever. She pulls in nearly sideways. As a reference, let me just say that when she pulls in, her driver's side front tire is on the line and her passenger's side rear tire is on the other line.

I'm thinking she's gonna put it in reverse and straighten out when I hear it go into park and she shuts it down. uh, ok. So, I'm lookin' at her like she's a freak of nature (not intentional, but I'm sure that's what my facial expression was like). Her front wheels are still turned as far as they can go in whichever way she was turned to pull in. She pauses for a second, and as svelte as a 90 year old can be, opens her door, closes it, opens the rear door, gets out her bag, and moves on. No shit, this takes her 10 minutes. I actually finished my lunch by this time, but didn't want to make her feel bad by getting out. WTF?

So, my basic question is wtf is wrong with people pulling in all cock-eyed (mostly I just wanted to use cock-eyed in a sentence)? And next, why don't people straighten their wheels out when they park? I know I get a little paranoid when a person parks in spot where it looks like their gonna hit me if the pull forward or reverse when their wheels are turned full stop in either direction.

Ok, now in this particular incident, it was an elderly woman in a caddy, but I see it all the time with all sorts of cars.

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Old 02-17-2008, 12:23 AM   #2
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Yeah, normal people who can't drive have no excuse. Just the other day I was passed on a no-passing road by some impatient jerk with his girlfriend.
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:23 AM   #3
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haah... i feel ya' people on campus have put quote a few dings into my car by not parking straight..... so my solution....

being a Jerk face and taking up two parking spaces..... (judge if you want...but no more dings.)
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wow.....two posts immediately at 1:23 in the morning lol....

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oh man, thank you for posting. I thought I was just a neurotic a-hole for parking straight. lol Yeah, I never take up more than one spot although I sure have thought about taking up more than one.
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I just park out in BF Egypt. My wife gets upset, but I tell her it's for exercise.
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haha nice... :D

So have you ever caught someone dinging your door? I totally have...and about killed them right then and there...
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yeah, i park in bf egypt too, but my gf senior year in high school once was getting ticked at me during the holidays cause i passed up a spot near the store...because there was an suv parked on the line. sooo...being sweet as i am (actually, just not wanting to hear her at the time) i parked there. come out...and there's a door ding.

and here on campus. wow. don't get me started. especially at my dorm. you can pull into the parking lot and literally, the entire row beside the building, all the way down the lot, will be sideways. and they aren't sideways parking slots, lol.
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being a Jerk face and taking up two parking spaces..... (judge if you want...but no more dings.)
some people in my area will key your car for this
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I just park out in BF Egypt. My wife gets upset, but I tell her it's for exercise.
I do the same to my wife and kid all the time...they hate me. lol

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haha nice... :D

So have you ever caught someone dinging your door? I totally have...and about killed them right then and there...
no, I've never caught anyone, but I remember when I was a kid and my dad caught someone doing it...yeah, let's just say the outcome was not on the bright side (you know where everyone wins). Thinking of it though, hind sight 20/20, it's funny.

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yeah, i park in bf egypt too, but my gf senior year in high school once was getting ticked at me during the holidays cause i passed up a spot near the store...because there was an suv parked on the line. sooo...being sweet as i am (actually, just not wanting to hear her at the time) i parked there. come out...and there's a door ding.

and here on campus. wow. don't get me started. especially at my dorm. you can pull into the parking lot and literally, the entire row beside the building, all the way down the lot, will be sideways. and they aren't sideways parking slots, lol.
Damn, where do you go to school? Mainly so I know where not to go. lol
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