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2009-12-11 01:17:50 PM
adp1215: improvius
What was a blind guy doing in a parking lot?

looking for his car?


Bet he never saw her coming.

/He also didn't see what you did there.
 
2009-12-11 01:18:07 PM
netweavr: improvius: AnubisMan: improvius: What was a blind guy doing in a parking lot?

Yeah seriously, how the hell did he escape from his cage?

It was a serious question. Was he going out to his car? Or did he just think it would be a good idea to wander through an area full of people pulling into and backing out of parking spots?

Take a step back and evaluate traffic patterns while going... well, while going anywhere.

How do you get to a store without transversing a parking lot?



Hmm, good point. I pulled it up on Google maps (3221 S.E. 14th St. des moines, ia), and the street view confirms that there isn't really any good sidewalk access to the store. Seems like a design flaw.
 
2009-12-11 01:18:15 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

Feels pain of women drivers.
 
2009-12-11 01:18:27 PM
Easy, garyg, the whole "women driver" thing is just a running joke older than the internet.
I don't really think all women are bad drivers, and most people here probably don't, either.
This particular woman, though... well, if you hit something you should be able to tell, and you really should check carefully and look behind you when backing up. Since I wasn't there I couldn't really say who is mostly at fault. It is both their fault though, to some degree.

tl;dr - j/k lol!
 
2009-12-11 01:20:18 PM
The Face Of Oblivion: schattenteufel: Ha ha! Stereotypes are funny!

What part of "blind people can't see" is a stereotype?


no no, it's "WHAT PART OF BLIND PEOPLE CAN'T SEE IS A STEREOTYPE?"

there
 
2009-12-11 01:20:37 PM
Kliffoth: Jupiter's Thunder: The Angry Hand of God: I blame the queers. They're in it with the aliens. There would have been a sidewalk, but all that is in Des Moines are landing strips for gay Martians.

I like you. You're not like the other people. . . here. . . in the trailer park.


But what about the soil Stuart?


Forget about it. Here's a 16oz Coors, now go watch Mork and Mindy on channel 57.
 
2009-12-11 01:21:07 PM
improvius: What was a blind guy doing in a parking lot?

Generally there are parking lots between the sidewalk and building in many locations, such as grocery stores, that are of equal interest to blind and seeing people alike.

/not sure whether to post TMYK star or Ric Romero picture
//so you get NOTHING
 
2009-12-11 01:21:08 PM
WalMartian: adp1215: improvius
What was a blind guy doing in a parking lot?

looking for his car?

Using a drive-up ATM machine?


sorry, pet peeve
 
2009-12-11 01:24:21 PM
"Good luck, everybody else!"

static1.videosift.com
 
2009-12-11 01:24:23 PM
angry_scientist: The Face Of Oblivion: schattenteufel: Ha ha! Stereotypes are funny!

What part of "blind people can't see" is a stereotype?

no no, it's "WHAT PART OF BLIND PEOPLE CAN'T SEE IS A STEREOTYPE?"

there


I thought that was deaf people.

Blind people is: ..:.:.:....

/it's bold so they know you're shouting
 
2009-12-11 01:26:14 PM
Jubeebee
angry_scientist: The Face Of Oblivion: schattenteufel: Ha ha! Stereotypes are funny!

What part of "blind people can't see" is a stereotype?

no no, it's "WHAT PART OF BLIND PEOPLE CAN'T SEE IS A STEREOTYPE?"

there

I thought that was deaf people.

Blind people is: ..:.:.:....

/it's bold so they know you're shouting



I lol'd! very good
 
2009-12-11 01:28:59 PM
sboyle1020: ranfour: Approves

I'm ashamed for getting that reference.


Me too.
 
2009-12-11 01:31:54 PM
improvius: AnubisMan: improvius: What was a blind guy doing in a parking lot?

Yeah seriously, how the hell did he escape from his cage?

It was a serious question. Was he going out to his car? Or did he just think it would be a good idea to wander through an area full of people pulling into and backing out of parking spots?


Hell, people who can see get hit in parking lots. How would this story have been different if the guy could see? She just backed over him.
 
2009-12-11 01:33:58 PM
adp1215: apeman12
WalMartian 2009-12-11 01:14:16 PM
adp1215: improvius
What was a blind guy doing in a parking lot?

looking for his car?

Using a drive-up ATM?

Blind guys go ATM?

only if the woman is willing


And sometimes in the heat of the moment you can go ATM
 
2009-12-11 01:34:42 PM
Bad_ad85: The vehicle's driver, Angela Montoya, 55, said she didn't see Robinson as she backed out of a parking spot, nor did she feel the vehicle hit him.

Christ.


I came to comment on that as well. More likely, she was on the farking phone and chose to ignore it so she wouldn't interrupt her all-important conversation.
 
2009-12-11 01:34:53 PM
Jubeebee: angry_scientist: The Face Of Oblivion: schattenteufel: Ha ha! Stereotypes are funny!

What part of "blind people can't see" is a stereotype?

no no, it's "WHAT PART OF BLIND PEOPLE CAN'T SEE IS A STEREOTYPE?"

there

I thought that was deaf people.

Blind people is: ..:.:.:....

/it's bold so they know you're shouting


Ha! I like you. Say, IS BRAILLE JUST BRAILLE, OR IS THERE GERMAN OR SPANISH BRAILLE?

/I can't stop, drives past special deaf person school thingy occasionally
 
2009-12-11 01:35:06 PM
Porn for the Blind
http://tinyurl.com/y99gl82
(copy and paste, NSFW)
 
2009-12-11 01:37:46 PM
apeman12: WalMartian 2009-12-11 01:14:16 PM
adp1215: improvius
What was a blind guy doing in a parking lot?

looking for his car?

Using a drive-up ATM?

Blind guys go ATM?


There's Braille markings on the keys.
 
2009-12-11 01:39:09 PM
Apparently no one gives a good god damn about their cars anymore. I always thought that would be enough of an incentive to look before backing up, but I guess not.

I watched one of my friends back right into a dumpster after work one day. I told her because she didn't notice, and she shrugged and left. She sold the car, but I see it all the time around town with the same big dent.

I have never backed into anything.
/knock on wood
 
2009-12-11 01:40:48 PM
So, this morning I was sittin on the can drinking a hefeweizen and smokin a bowl trying to find that damn Playboy Bunny on the cover..
 
2009-12-11 01:42:06 PM
We have "No Smoking" signs at work, and it's in Braille under the letters.
How does that work? Does a blind person have to feel all parts of the walls before he thinks it's ok to light up?
How can he be sure he didn't miss one?
 
2009-12-11 01:42:49 PM
WalMartian: apeman12: WalMartian 2009-12-11 01:14:16 PM
adp1215: improvius
What was a blind guy doing in a parking lot?

looking for his car?

Using a drive-up ATM?

Blind guys go ATM?

There's Braille markings on the keys.


how would a blind person get there? Radar interface?
 
2009-12-11 01:43:50 PM
BobNesta420: She starts the car and, without looking in the rearview mirror or over her shoulder, she starts moving backwards. Sure enough, she bumps into the car in back of her, takes this as her cue to take the car out of reverse, and drives off. I'm sure it left a dent in the bumper of the car behind her, and I'd be shocked if she didn't realize she hit a car, but it certainly didn't faze her in the least.

I know otherwise intelligent city-dwellers who see absolutely nothing wrong with that. "That's what bumpers are for," I've been told.

Tards.
 
2009-12-11 01:44:13 PM
In the woman's defense, she was parked between two mega-assed SUVs with tinted black rear windows.

/I hate those farks, and they always park on both sides of my car in the car park
 
2009-12-11 01:44:59 PM
It might not apply in this instance, but I see people park in a space with no car in front of them, and they don't pull up into the spot in front.

Then, when they leave they back out instead of going forward, tho there's nothing in front of them. Did someone tell them that's the way to do it?

I avoid backing up as much as possible.
 
2009-12-11 01:45:24 PM
Marley'sGirl: I have never backed into anything.

Just use lots of lube. You might like it.
 
2009-12-11 01:46:11 PM
Jupiter's Thunder: Kliffoth: Jupiter's Thunder: The Angry Hand of God: I blame the queers. They're in it with the aliens. There would have been a sidewalk, but all that is in Des Moines are landing strips for gay Martians.

I like you. You're not like the other people. . . here. . . in the trailer park.


But what about the soil Stuart?

What we really need to be concerned about are the burrow owls


The government says it's due to poor farming. But I know what's really going on Stuart.
 
2009-12-11 01:46:13 PM
Inflatable Rhetoric: It might not apply in this instance, but I see people park in a space with no car in front of them, and they don't pull up into the spot in front.

Then, when they leave they back out instead of going forward, tho there's nothing in front of them. Did someone tell them that's the way to do it?

I avoid backing up as much as possible.


Technically, you aren't supposed to pull up into the space in front of you.
 
2009-12-11 01:47:07 PM
Inflatable Rhetoric: I avoid backing up as much as possible.

I only make right turns.
 
2009-12-11 01:48:56 PM
Women driver pics...go!



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www.roflgirls.com

www.avolites.org.uk

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//shamelessly hotlinked
 
2009-12-11 01:50:31 PM
cervier
adp1215: apeman12
WalMartian 2009-12-11 01:14:16 PM
adp1215: improvius
What was a blind guy doing in a parking lot?

looking for his car?

Using a drive-up ATM?

Blind guys go ATM?

only if the woman is willing

And sometimes in the heat of the moment you can go ATM


Exactly!!!
 
2009-12-11 01:50:48 PM
jimsan: Easy, garyg, the whole "women driver" thing is just a running joke older than the internet.
I don't really think all women are bad drivers, and most people here probably don't, either.
This particular woman, though... well, if you hit something you should be able to tell, and you really should check carefully and look behind you when backing up. Since I wasn't there I couldn't really say who is mostly at fault. It is both their fault though, to some degree.

tl;dr - j/k lol!


I know this is troll, and you should be slapped, but let me just say this:

YES, yes....women are bad drivers. Note I didn't say reckless due to trying to drive like a 20 year old guy in his shiny new Mustang.

Who am I kidding, most of you douche nozzles are horrible drivers. It isn't that you lack skill, it's just your attitude.

People seem to forget they are in a two ton projectile that can cause massive amounts of damage in a an instant. People think they can handle talking on a cell phone (about nothing important), eating their chicken wings, putting on make up, shaving, reading the farking paper, dealing with stupid little kids, et cetera.

And then the arrogance and ignorance kicks in. The, "I'm the most important thing in my world, so I should be the most important thing in YOUR world too" attitude. THAT is why people cut you off, without a blinker, without even looking. Because they don't really care if they just cut you off. They just NEED to get in the off ramp, and of course they couldn't be bothered to get over sooner, why would they? It's also why people merge at the last second, and cut everyone off. They think they should be able to get in front of as many people as they can because let's face it, they need to get where they are going and who cares where everyone else is going. Who cares about merge laws and signal laws.

Oh, and don't even think about calling them on it. Some douche, who was in the merge lane, cut me off and then yelled to me that he had the right of way. Yes, the fat douche in his SUV actually thought he lawfully had the right of way. I know in his fat little mind he had the right of way, because he obviously is more important that everyone else. But he actually thought he was right.

And why do these people do this? Becase we have laws in this country that protect stupid people.

What can you do when this happens? Call the cops? Even if they come out, they won't do anything as the person will be long gone. Yell at them? The person just tells you to F off. Punch them in the face? You get arrested and called a road rager.

I think it should be legal to be able to break someones fingers every single time they don't use a blinker.

And yes, I use my blinker every. single. time.


\hates idiot, arrogant, drivers.
 
2009-12-11 01:52:02 PM
Had a woman hit my Bright Yellow mustang in a safeway parking lot while reversing.
She at least had the decency to leave a note with her contact information on my windshield.
 
2009-12-11 01:53:15 PM
angry_scientist
WalMartian: apeman12: WalMartian 2009-12-11 01:14:16 PM
adp1215: improvius
What was a blind guy doing in a parking lot?

looking for his car?

Using a drive-up ATM?

Blind guys go ATM?

There's Braille markings on the keys.

how would a blind person get there? Radar interface?


Actually they use echo-location
 
2009-12-11 01:57:27 PM
adp1215 2009-12-11 01:53:15 PM
angry_scientist
WalMartian: apeman12: WalMartian 2009-12-11 01:14:16 PM
adp1215: improvius
What was a blind guy doing in a parking lot?

looking for his car?

Using a drive-up ATM?

Blind guys go ATM?

There's Braille markings on the keys.

how would a blind person get there? Radar interface?

Actually they use echo-location


Maybe the dog has a card.
 
2009-12-11 01:57:56 PM
el wharrrgarblo: jimsan: Easy, garyg, the whole "women driver" thing is just a running joke older than the internet.
I don't really think all women are bad drivers, and most people here probably don't, either.
This particular woman, though... well, if you hit something you should be able to tell, and you really should check carefully and look behind you when backing up. Since I wasn't there I couldn't really say who is mostly at fault. It is both their fault though, to some degree.

tl;dr - j/k lol!

I know this is troll, and you should be slapped, but let me just say this:

YES, yes....women are bad drivers. Note I didn't say reckless due to trying to drive like a 20 year old guy in his shiny new Mustang.

Who am I kidding, most of you douche nozzles are horrible drivers. It isn't that you lack skill, it's just your attitude.

People seem to forget they are in a two ton projectile that can cause massive amounts of damage in a an instant. People think they can handle talking on a cell phone (about nothing important), eating their chicken wings, putting on make up, shaving, reading the farking paper, dealing with stupid little kids, et cetera.

And then the arrogance and ignorance kicks in. The, "I'm the most important thing in my world, so I should be the most important thing in YOUR world too" attitude. THAT is why people cut you off, without a blinker, without even looking. Because they don't really care if they just cut you off. They just NEED to get in the off ramp, and of course they couldn't be bothered to get over sooner, why would they? It's also why people merge at the last second, and cut everyone off. They think they should be able to get in front of as many people as they can because let's face it, they need to get where they are going and who cares where everyone else is going. Who cares about merge laws and signal laws.

Oh, and don't even think about calling them on it. Some douche, who was in the merge lane, cut me off and then yelled to me that he had the right of way. Yes, the fat douche in his SUV actually thought he lawfully had the right of way. I know in his fat little mind he had the right of way, because he obviously is more important that everyone else. But he actually thought he was right.

And why do these people do this? Becase we have laws in this country that protect stupid people.

What can you do when this happens? Call the cops? Even if they come out, they won't do anything as the person will be long gone. Yell at them? The person just tells you to F off. Punch them in the face? You get arrested and called a road rager.

I think it should be legal to be able to break someones fingers every single time they don't use a blinker.

And yes, I use my blinker every. single. time.


\hates idiot, arrogant, drivers.


Yeah, when you're doing something that can bust your head open after one bad decision, it makes sense to pay attention. I don't get what's going through their mind.
 
2009-12-11 01:58:30 PM
www.cbc.ca

/does NOT approve
 
2009-12-11 01:58:49 PM
el wharrrgarblo: jimsan: Easy, garyg, the whole "women driver" thing is just a running joke older than the internet.
I don't really think all women are bad drivers, and most people here probably don't, either.
This particular woman, though... well, if you hit something you should be able to tell, and you really should check carefully and look behind you when backing up. Since I wasn't there I couldn't really say who is mostly at fault. It is both their fault though, to some degree.

tl;dr - j/k lol!

I know this is troll, and you should be slapped, but let me just say this:

YES, yes....women are bad drivers. Note I didn't say reckless due to trying to drive like a 20 year old guy in his shiny new Mustang.

Who am I kidding, most of you douche nozzles are horrible drivers. It isn't that you lack skill, it's just your attitude.

People seem to forget they are in a two ton projectile that can cause massive amounts of damage in a an instant. People think they can handle talking on a cell phone (about nothing important), eating their chicken wings, putting on make up, shaving, reading the farking paper, dealing with stupid little kids, et cetera.

And then the arrogance and ignorance kicks in. The, "I'm the most important thing in my world, so I should be the most important thing in YOUR world too" attitude. THAT is why people cut you off, without a blinker, without even looking. Because they don't really care if they just cut you off. They just NEED to get in the off ramp, and of course they couldn't be bothered to get over sooner, why would they? It's also why people merge at the last second, and cut everyone off. They think they should be able to get in front of as many people as they can because let's face it, they need to get where they are going and who cares where everyone else is going. Who cares about merge laws and signal laws.

Oh, and don't even think about calling them on it. Some douche, who was in the merge lane, cut me off and then yelled to me that he had the right of way. Yes, the fat douche in his SUV actually thought he lawfully had the right of way. I know in his fat little mind he had the right of way, because he obviously is more important that everyone else. But he actually thought he was right.

And why do these people do this? Becase we have laws in this country that protect stupid people.

What can you do when this happens? Call the cops? Even if they come out, they won't do anything as the person will be long gone. Yell at them? The person just tells you to F off. Punch them in the face? You get arrested and called a road rager.

I think it should be legal to be able to break someones fingers every single time they don't use a blinker.

And yes, I use my blinker every. single. time.


\hates idiot, arrogant, drivers.


This.

/I use my blinkers every. single. time. too.
// amen, brother.
 
2009-12-11 02:01:30 PM
el wharrrgarblo

You. Gym. 26 minutes.

Drive carefully like you always do and don't forget to signal as always. You sound like a case of road rage about to boil over.
 
2009-12-11 02:03:53 PM
A woman who took her foot off the brake at the top of a hill almost rolled backwards into my car less than an hour ago, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.


/she then proceeded to drive ~25mph in a 40mph zone, straddling both lanes
//didn't even look that old
 
2009-12-11 02:05:23 PM
Nexzus: Had a woman hit my Bright Yellow mustang in a safeway parking lot while reversing.
She at least had the decency to leave a note with her contact information on my windshield.


I'd feel bad, but it's bright yellow.
 
2009-12-11 02:06:15 PM
Farkwaddle: el wharrrgarblo

You. Gym. 26 minutes.

Drive carefully like you always do and don't forget to signal as always. You sound like a case of road rage about to boil over.


LOL, look man, I'm not saying I'm perfect...I'm not by a long shot.

But here is the difference (at least in my mind): when I fark up, I roll down my window and I wave sorry. And if someone calls me a dumb fark I say yes, I was totally being a dumb fark when I didn't look enough or didn't see you.

it's call taking responsibility. I have had two accidents. One was my fault. The lady was rightfully pissed when she got out of the car. She probably thought I was going to be a douche. I immediately owned up to it, apologized, offered her a ride, et cetera. did it cost me? Of course. A ticket, insurance, et cetera. But it was my fault, period. So it should cost me.
 
2009-12-11 02:06:39 PM
adp1215: angry_scientist
WalMartian: apeman12: WalMartian 2009-12-11 01:14:16 PM
adp1215: improvius
What was a blind guy doing in a parking lot?

looking for his car?

Using a drive-up ATM?

Blind guys go ATM?

There's Braille markings on the keys.

how would a blind person get there? Radar interface?

Actually they use echo-location


He speaketh the truth...about echo-location part: Mountain biking the blind
 
2009-12-11 02:07:35 PM
garyg: F*ing pedestrians and their sense of right-of-way entitlement. If you walking morons think cars will stop for you every time they back out of a space then go ahead, whine about the woman and follow the blind guy's lead.

Or you can park correctly so you don't have to back out of a spot into a potential collision with an unseen pedestrian, car, shopping cart, etc.
 
2009-12-11 02:12:02 PM
While we're biatching about bad drivers; headlights are not something you accessorize with. They are there for a reason.
 
2009-12-11 02:14:48 PM
Farkwaddle: el wharrrgarblo

You. Gym. 26 minutes.

Drive carefully like you always do and don't forget to signal as always. You sound like a case of road rage about to boil over.


I have a question for you, since you seem like the type that labels people with the road rage tag.

Why do you think people get road rage (most of the time)? Do you honestly think most people wake up and add, "get pissed off and yell at strangers in traffic FOR NO REASON" to the list of thinks they have to do that day?

Why don't you people label the people who actually cause the road rage. You people are the problem. You cry to lawmakers (who see a chance to make money under the guise of safety) about road rage and then they pass a law.

Guess what, you just added to the problem. You just passed a god damn law that actually lets people be stupid and arrogant and selfish. Now people know they can drive like jerks and if someone calls them on it, they just call the cops and they person who got cut off gets in trouble and not the person who didn't use their blinker.

How it should go down: Person A cuts off person B, without a blinker, while they are merging at the last second and cutting everyone off. Person B almost crashed from slamming on the brakes, and is rightfully pissed. Person A just drove recklessly, and caused a dangerous driving condition for everyone around him. So, Person B calls person A a jerk, they both get out of the car, Person B punches Person A in the nose, and Person A learns a lessen. Like what use to happen when my parents were younger.

What happens now: Same scenario, only Person B (the one who got wronged) get charged with road rage and cited/hauled off to jail.

And we wonder why this country is going down the tubes. To many of us don't give a fark about each other, and purposely try to "get theirs" all the while actually trying to stop others from "getting theirs" as well. Total selfishness.
 
2009-12-11 02:15:01 PM
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2009-12-11 02:15:31 PM
yakmans_dad: improvius: AnubisMan: improvius: What was a blind guy doing in a parking lot?

Yeah seriously, how the hell did he escape from his cage?

It was a serious question. Was he going out to his car? Or did he just think it would be a good idea to wander through an area full of people pulling into and backing out of parking spots?

Hell, people who can see get hit in parking lots.


My point exactly. Busy parking lots are dangerous enough even when you can see the cars. Walking through them when you're blind seems almost suicidal.
 
2009-12-11 02:17:05 PM
tbyte: I don't get what's going through their mind.

The steering wheel, eventually.

WalMartian: While we're biatching about bad drivers; headlights are not something you accessorize with. They are there for a reason.

They are for flashing at the douche that won't get the fark out of the left lane.
 
2009-12-11 02:18:50 PM
Noticeably F.A.T.: tbyte: I don't get what's going through their mind.

The steering wheel, eventually.

WalMartian: While we're biatching about bad drivers; headlights are not something you accessorize with. They are there for a reason.

They are for flashing at the douche that won't get the fark out of the left lane.


A lot of people seem to miss the "It's dark, I should use my headlights" train of thought.
 
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