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Am I the only one that spots that empty sparking spot up close and then....

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by vwhiten, Nov 4, 2015.

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  1. vwhiten

    vwhiten High-Roller

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    aaaarrgghhh
     
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  2. scohitch

    scohitch Low-Roller

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    Highly annoying...
     
  3. jerseyguy

    jerseyguy VIP Whale

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    Whats more annoying to me is people who drive like maniacs in parking lots and garages. You think its safe to back out and two seconds later theres some idiot flying around the corner going too fast to stop.
     
  4. scottydoog

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    Or pick up trucks with 18" tow-ball sticking out parked nose -in in a parking garage with poor natural light, nearly hit a few of them!!
     
  5. Breeze147

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    Yeah, the little cars suck me in all the time. And motorcycles.

    What really pisses me off are the 10 handicapped spots. Don't get me wrong. I don't begrudge the handicapped their select spots. But what are the odds that six of them show up at the same time at Popeye's?
     
  6. Breeze147

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    Yeah, and I hate those people in the gigantic pickups with the 5th wheel that take up two spots. Don't these bastards have something smaller to go to Wal-mart?

    Wait, I think I just answered my own question.:eek:
     
  7. Sonya

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    LOL! I had that happen yesterday at the grocery store. They revamped the whole place and somehow managed to put in fewer parking spaces, so parking is a nightmare. I thought "Yes! A space right in front!" started to turn in and OOF.. one those tiny electric George Jetson cars. DOH!
     
  8. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Parking lot head scratchers:

    1. The absolute idiots who insist on driving right in front of Costco, though they could go around, park, shop, go home and pop a Viagra and get a semi-functional chubby in the same amount of time.

    2. The immovable force waiting for a space to clear yet they could've already parked five spots over.

    3. F-350 duallies taking three spaces.
     
  9. smartone

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    You know I started parking in the back of most every lot and walk the extra-distance. A) I certainly need the extra movement and B) the whole trip is so much less stressful... I pull in off the road and right into a close spot... out in the back.
     
  10. dfalk

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    I do the exact same thing. I don't even bother looking for a close spot because it's quicker for me to just park in the back and walk than it is to drive up and down every isle.
     
  11. The Stig

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    I park on a multi storey at work and forever thinking "Oh there's a space.... Dam."
     
  12. LolaDoggie

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    I have one of those little tiny cars. I try to park it in a way that you don't smash into it.

    This was our first summer with a utility/motorcycle trailer on the other car. I tried to park away from people when I had it. But, you really do need 2 spots.
     
  13. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    We call them "knee wreckers". Hate them with a passion. They are supposed to be removed when not in use but nobody has consideration anymore. Sign of the times.....
     
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  14. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I know what you mean. I've seen 4 to 6 of them in front of a chain hardware store. C'mon, a HARDWARE STORE?????
     
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    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Yep, we all need to walk more, and it's actually faster than going around in circles trying to find a spot closer.
     
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    I ride a motorcycle but this stuff still gets me so i try to park toward the mouth of the spot so people can see it from a distance.
     
  17. shifter

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    I generally park in the back straddling two spaces to prevent door dings.

    The extra walk is like 15 seconds.
     
  18. LucyR.

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    In my neighborhood a lot of people get killed by cars that are backing out of a parking space because stupid people think we see them as we are backing out of a space.
    When I start to back out .... all of a sudden I see some people right behind my car not paying attention that I am leaving. Then other drivers also don't let me drive out because they want to pass up my car first. I have learned to be extra careful and just wait for a few minutes before I start to back out my car from a space.

    It is really funny to see people who just got out of the gym try to find parking spaces real close to a store.

    One time a lady yelled at me that I took her parking space because she saw it first. She was driving her car on the other side of the lane. Even if I had driven out of the space someone else would have taken it. She was too far away.
     
  19. bswim

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    I don't even try and park up close. Just bought a new pickup a couple months ago. Ram 2500 with the full size crew cab, it's only the short bed but it takes up a parking space plus another 18" of the space behind it when I pull through.
    I knew this would be a problem before I bought it but figured the extra walking would do me some good. :beer: Just glad I didn't buy the long bed. :faint:
     
  20. bswim

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    Father-in-law used to work security at a local mall. The mall would open before the stores so that people could come in and walk someplace safe and dry. Was mainly senior citizens. At least a couple times a week there'd be some old lady at the security desk raising hell that someone was parked in a handicapped space and she couldn't park close enough to come and in walk.
    :faint:
     
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