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(Some Guy)   What is sure to fire up the greatest debate on Fark for 2009... Man gets run over while standing in a parking spot, saving it for his wife   (news-press.com) divider line 278
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2009-03-03 10:54:30 PM  
cryinoutloud: Are we having a gas shortage again? Should I go get in line?

Yeah. You go stand in line, we'll go get the car ;)
 
2009-03-03 10:55:04 PM  
GratuityIncluded: I bet both these guys have trouble making friends.

Oh, I believe the driver in this altercation will be making lots of "friends" soon enough.
 
2009-03-03 10:56:08 PM  
If my wife had full-jedi-mind-trick abilities, that could've been me.
 
2009-03-03 10:56:36 PM  
i HATES peoples who tries shiit like dat

saving the best five seats in a theater for people
who haven't yet shown up

ordering for a dozen co workers in front of you
in a fast food line

standing in a parking space when there's no car to fill it?

FUHK YOU


/next time drive faster
 
2009-03-03 10:57:48 PM  
Just do what I did in that situation. I moved my car up to the spot and waited for the guy to get out of my way. It only took around 2 minutes. Sure he was mad and yelled at me, but I didn't get prosecuted for anything. The horn always helps too.
 
2009-03-03 10:58:17 PM  
Tr0mBoNe: Are you farking serious? The driver hit a pedestrian with his car. Twice.

The guy wasn't a pedestrian. He was, though, an idiot for doing what he did.

I'm still trying to picture the situation... you pull into a gas station and some guy is holding up his hands in front of your car saying something like, "No, you can't go any further... my wife will be here shortly with our car to fill up before you." No car? No place in line.
 
2009-03-03 10:58:56 PM  
star_topology: If my wife had full-jedi-mind-trick abilities, that could've been me.

She lets you borrow the car?
 
2009-03-03 10:59:02 PM  
mrEdude: i HATES peoples who tries shiit like dat

Interesting. Do you wants your precious as well?
 
2009-03-03 11:01:19 PM  
No no no. The greatest debates require 'perfect storm' like conditions. For example, "Cops in Washington, DC break down door, shoot and kill a Palestinian immigrant for refusing to turn over his pot plants and unregistered firearms; Jewish cop that fired the shots says he feels no remorse since he's doing god's work"

Now THAT would be a fun thread. This one... meh.
 
2009-03-03 11:01:53 PM  
I saved a spot like that at a marina parking lot one time when my friends were launching their boat.

I figured I'd defend the spot up to a point, then yield it if some redneck insisted on running me down to park there. I could always give him the customary free rock award if he'd really been a cock about things.

Luckily, the friends returned and parked there before anyone challenged me, and the issue never arose.

/but yeah, I hated drawing that duty. In the future, I'd recommend as many guys as possible be there, not just one.
 
2009-03-03 11:03:04 PM  
mrEdude: i HATES peoples who tries shiit like dat

saving the best five seats in a theater for people
who haven't yet shown up

ordering for a dozen co workers in front of you
in a fast food line

standing in a parking space when there's no car to fill it?

FUHK YOU


/next time drive faster


Really? I hate tough-talking internet wiggers.
 
2009-03-03 11:03:34 PM  
NightOwl2255 2009-03-03 07:31:09 PM There is no debate. You can't hit someone with your car for saving a place in line, for saving a parking space or standing there spreading the gospel of Jebus.
/You can want to, and I would want to, but you can't do it.
==========================

Ding. Thread over.
 
2009-03-03 11:04:47 PM  
I once had a a woman pull up in her SUV and park me and my small motorcycle against the gas pump, then she tried to use the pump I was using. The voice from the PA said "He may be small, but you still have to let him finish!"

She had only seen me, standing there, didn't think I was using the pump. Lucky my bike wasn't crushed.
 
2009-03-03 11:06:07 PM  
I Am The Egg Matt Drudge Smears Upon His Body: I'm still trying to picture the situation... you pull into a gas station and some guy is holding up his hands in front of your car saying something like, "No, you can't go any further... my wife will be here shortly with our car to fill up before you." No car? No place in line.

Exactly. Pretty dumb thing to do. Why was the wife preoccupied?
 
2009-03-03 11:06:23 PM  
I'm currently holding a place for my wife in a gas line, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2009-03-03 11:07:21 PM  
That car driver could have easily been killed.

This is the kind of thing CCW permits were made for.
 
2009-03-03 11:08:33 PM  
studebaker hoch: That car driver could have easily been killed.

This is the kind of thing CCW permits were made for.


And the type of case that proponents of CCW permits would never want to happen.

/seriously - the asshat pedestrian shoots the driver to protect his parking spot?
//repercussions.
 
2009-03-03 11:09:28 PM  
His balls should be safe as they were in his wife's purse at the time.
 
2009-03-03 11:10:00 PM  
*Boink*

"Owwwww!...quit it!"

*Boink*

"Owwwww!...quit it!"
 
2009-03-03 11:11:19 PM  
ph0rk: the asshat pedestrian shoots the driver to protect his parking spot farking legbones

FTFY
 
2009-03-03 11:12:06 PM  
ph0rk

/seriously - the asshat pedestrian shoots the driver to protect his parking spot?
//repercussions.


Negative. Given the assailants tone, his vehicular body language and apparent visual intent, I would have had no way of knowing that he didn't intend to run me over, and would have been in complete fear for my life!

/Me stepping aside to yield was of course totally out of the question, we're now at chimpanzee-level conflict.
 
2009-03-03 11:13:15 PM  
I had to say it: people have lost perspective

You're right. (new window)
 
2009-03-03 11:14:36 PM  
coldnight: The voice from the PA said "He may be small, but you still have to let him finish!"

Well,

I can't stop laughing.
 
2009-03-03 11:14:55 PM  
peachpicker: ph0rk: the asshat pedestrian shoots the driver to protect his parking spot farking legbones

FTFY


If you don't think the anti-gun lobby would go apeshiat with a story like that, you aren't thinking straight.

I cannot imagine such an event having any good implications for CCW or other pro gun legislation, given that the hypothetical asshat could have just moved so the dude could get some gas.
 
2009-03-03 11:15:18 PM  
studebaker hoch: That car driver could have easily been killed.

This is the kind of thing CCW permits were made for.


What, for asshats blocking cars? I agree.
 
2009-03-03 11:15:31 PM  
Say, let's ALL go stand next to gas pumps and save them for somebody!
 
2009-03-03 11:15:54 PM  
Last December I was helping my mom pick out a Christmas tree and bring it back to her house. The lot we were at had an entrance to the dirt parking lot next to the trees, and a long driveway past a greenhouse to the exit.

We bought the tree and I tied it to the roof of my Jeep, and we were driving out when we come upon a car parked in the middle of the road with no way around it, the owner of which was buying a tree and tying it to his roof. I rolled down the window and asked the guy to move to the side so I could get by, and he pretty rudely said something to the effect of not wanting to get his tires muddy and he would only be a minute. So we wait and wait, with the guy taking his sweet ass time doing everything. After about ten minutes and little progress, at great inconvenience I reversed back to the parking lot, turned around, and go out the entrance.

"How would you have handled that situation if I hadn't been with you?" asked my mom, knowing how meatheaded I can be when set loose on my own.

"Exactly the way I'm about to handle it right now," I responded.

I turned down the road the exit emptied out on, backed into the driveway, and parked my car in the middle of the exit driveway.

"I don't know about you, but I could really go for a cigar right about now," I told my mom.

So I get out of my car, lit up a stogie, and waited for the guy. There was no way I could inconvenience anybody other than him since nobody could get around him. My ultimate plan was for him to come along and honk at me or something, to which I would respond, "What? I'm just smoking a cigar here, I'll be done in a few minutes."

Unfortunately when he came around the bend and saw me there, he paused and then turned around in the middle of the driveway to go out the other way (getting his tires nice and muddy in the process!)

The moral of the story is that I'm sure the guy driving could have figured out a way to be a bigger pain in the ass to the guy who was being a pain in the ass by blocking the spot.
 
2009-03-03 11:17:03 PM  
Thinking more about it, no really, had he actually struck me with his car on purpose, I would have shot him.

/and jumped aside like a punk because now he's about to ram the guy parked ahead of him in his ineffective furious blind rage at knowing what has just been done to him. You lose, dick.
 
2009-03-03 11:17:10 PM  
Subby

You can't call out an epic thread in the headline. They just don't work that way.

/gin
//yummy.
 
2009-03-03 11:18:01 PM  
studebaker hoch: That car driver could have easily been killed.

This is the kind of thing CCW permits were made for.


I understand that most handgun cartridges cannot penetrate or have difficulty penetrating windshield glass. Or so I've heard. The advantage still goes to the nutjob in the 2 ton killing machine, as well as giving him an excuse to continue ramming the pedestrian.

/I'm not sure about door glass though.
//Just to be safe, ban cars anyway.
 
2009-03-03 11:18:07 PM  
I've attempted to save parking spots before. It's never failed. The only proper way to defeat someone who is trying to physically save a spot is to block said spot with your car.

and wait. They'll give up. As a housewife, I've got plenty of time to wait for their lard butts to get tired of standing around. IT's amusing as hell. My only fear is that someone might key my car. But who cares, it's only a car.


/has a dent anyway
 
2009-03-03 11:18:24 PM  
It's only funny if she's the one who ran over him.
 
2009-03-03 11:19:03 PM  
tonesskin

What, for asshats blocking cars? I agree.

ZINGER!

No really, you don't think that if someone gets there first it's theirs?
 
2009-03-03 11:19:32 PM  
studebaker hoch

I could always give him the customary free rock award. . .


I am stealing that turn of phrase.
 
2009-03-03 11:19:37 PM  
Hero tag was broken?

The judge in this case should simply rule by giving a high-five to the driver....and say nary a word.
 
2009-03-03 11:19:40 PM  
studebaker hoch: Thinking more about it, no really, had he actually struck me with his car on purpose, I would have shot him.

/and jumped aside like a punk because now he's about to ram the guy parked ahead of him in his ineffective furious blind rage at knowing what has just been done to him. You lose, dick.


Perhaps you shouldn't talk about guns in public, especially not if there are any local gun-related ordinances up for a vote.
 
2009-03-03 11:19:55 PM  
Next time the guy will consider if saving a parking spot is worth the physical harm. Sorry but if you're not sitting in a car, you have no dibs on any parking spot.
 
2009-03-03 11:20:28 PM  
coldnight: I once had a a woman pull up in her SUV and park me and my small motorcycle against the gas pump, then she tried to use the pump I was using. The voice from the PA said "He may be small, but you still have to let him finish!"

She had only seen me, standing there, didn't think I was using the pump. Lucky my bike wasn't crushed.


As a veteran BikerMaMa, I say, "Gawd luv ya Baby".
Cuz her & I would've had to 'preach' at each other.
Many a day that I've sat on the seat of our classic Harley, while my man went inside for smokes & pay, & this same thing has almost happened! Needless to say; I may be skinny, but I wear steel-toed boots & a bartenders attitude.
/Amazing what can get done with just the right (or Left) finger... ;o}!
 
2009-03-03 11:21:11 PM  
ph0rk: If you don't think the anti-gun lobby would go apeshiat with a story like that, you aren't thinking straight.

All I'm saying is that if the man on foot pulls a gun in that situation, after the motorist has already made contact with the car, then it's his personal safety that he's defending, not a parking space. Yes, it's an absurd conflict that could be rather easily avoided, but I think that most courts recognize a car as a potentially deadly weapon. You deliberately bump someone with your car and get shot as a result, I don't think you'll draw a whole lot of sympathy.
 
2009-03-03 11:21:14 PM  
studebaker hoch: No really, you don't think that if someone gets there first it's theirs?

Not if they aren't in a car. At all. If I were on the jury, I would most certainly vote to acquit.
 
2009-03-03 11:22:53 PM  
A few years ago I was up at a local ski resort where there is very limited parking. Its quite common to have cars parking up on the highway and people hiking up to the resort. This was one of those days so I pulled the Land Cruiser down to the lodge to drop off my family. Just as I was pulling out of the loading area I saw the end of the rainbow, a parking spot front and center! I pulled the nose of the 'Cruiser in only to face an angry tourist in a $3,000 ski suit with a fake fur-lined hood.

"You can't park here!"
I stuck my head out the window. "What?"
"You can't park here, I'm saving this spot!"
By now there was a small crowd gathering. "Lady, I don't know where you are from and I don't care, but it doesn't work like that. Move!" I edged the car a little deeper into the spot.

"Go on, move!" along with a chorus of "Yeah!" came from the lodge area.
The tourist slammed her hands on the hood of my car, which was about shoulder height for her and actually tried to push my 2 ton Land Cruiser back out! Well this was just too funny to see, especially since the parking lot was covered in ice and she was wearing plastic ski boots. I just let off the brake and let the car roll forward, she skidded backwards and when it was all done I had the spot and she was standing between me and the car parked in front of me.

She didn't say anything and just stomped off, presumably to biatch to her husband about the mean local in the big white truck.
 
2009-03-03 11:23:13 PM  
Alchemist93: studebaker hoch: That car driver could have easily been killed.

This is the kind of thing CCW permits were made for.

I understand that most handgun cartridges cannot penetrate or have difficulty penetrating windshield glass. Or so I've heard. The advantage still goes to the nutjob in the 2 ton killing machine, as well as giving him an excuse to continue ramming the pedestrian.

/I'm not sure about door glass though.
//Just to be safe, ban cars anyway.


If both idiots kill each other then the rest of us win.
 
2009-03-03 11:23:44 PM  
Alchemist93

I understand that most handgun cartridges cannot penetrate or have difficulty penetrating windshield glass. Or so I've heard. The advantage still goes to the nutjob in the 2 ton killing machine, as well as giving him an excuse to continue ramming the pedestrian.

Oh like I said, he'll mat the pedal once you open up on his ass. He should, it's not like he's going to be alive in another minute or two to answer for it.

You WILL be jumping out of the way. That or he's killing you, you never know, he might beat you and actually win the parking spot.

/it would in fact be over my dead body.

//Don't even both carrying anything in a caliber that that doesn't at start with '4'...
 
2009-03-03 11:23:44 PM  
peachpicker: ph0rk: If you don't think the anti-gun lobby would go apeshiat with a story like that, you aren't thinking straight.

All I'm saying is that if the man on foot pulls a gun in that situation, after the motorist has already made contact with the car, then it's his personal safety that he's defending, not a parking space. Yes, it's an absurd conflict that could be rather easily avoided, but I think that most courts recognize a car as a potentially deadly weapon. You deliberately bump someone with your car and get shot as a result, I don't think you'll draw a whole lot of sympathy.


Trolly mcnutcase is advocating shooting the driver though - I'm pretty sure it would be nigh impossible to spin that in a way that doesn't hurt the pro gun lobby.

That, and unless the car hits the guy, even if he doesn't fire I'd put money on the gun-wielding asshat over the car-driving asshat taking a ride down the station.

/if he does hit him, perhaps both.
 
2009-03-03 11:24:13 PM  
cryinoutloud: Are we having a gas shortage again? Should I go get in line?

If you're having a gas shortage, get in line at Taco Bell.
 
2009-03-03 11:24:14 PM  
what the hell is a gas line?

they were queueing for petrol (gas) and there was a bloke saving a spot?

I wouldn't farking wait, I've got my car to fill, you haven't, shift
 
2009-03-03 11:24:18 PM  
peachpicker

All I'm saying is that if the man on foot pulls a gun in that situation, after the motorist has already made contact with the car, then it's his personal safety that he's defending, not a parking space. Yes, it's an absurd conflict that could be rather easily avoided, but I think that most courts recognize a car as a potentially deadly weapon. You deliberately bump someone with your car and get shot as a result, I don't think you'll draw a whole lot of sympathy.

And if the judge hears a story of a man pulling a gun on you to what you perceive to be a carjacking, then we'll see what judgment the judge renders. either way, I hope they're a good shoot, because if you pulled a gun on me, while standing in front of my car, you're roadkill.
 
2009-03-03 11:24:54 PM  
peachpicker: You deliberately bump someone with your car and get shot as a result, I don't think you'll draw a whole lot of sympathy.

I don't think that would fly under the "fear of great bodily harm" area unless he thought the bump would be hard enough to break a bone. And the fact that he could sidestep the entire issue by getting out of the way leads me to believe you'd be wrong and very angry.
 
2009-03-03 11:25:07 PM  
coldnight:The voice from the PA said "He may be small, but you still have to let him finish!"

And that's all I need from this thread...

Exit, stage left.
 
2009-03-03 11:25:24 PM  
coldnight: I once had a a woman pull up in her SUV and park me and my small motorcycle against the gas pump, then she tried to use the pump I was using. The voice from the PA said "He may be small, but you still have to let him finish!"

She had only seen me, standing there, didn't think I was using the pump. Lucky my bike wasn't crushed.


//Giggety giggety.
 
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