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(Sun Sentinel)   Driver experiencing "parking lot rage"--when you drive around tailing someone hoping to get their spot only to realize they don't know where they parked--snaps and runs over woman in a Publix lot   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 138
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2013-04-18 12:35:55 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Treygreen13: I never, ever, ever wait for a parking spot. There is almost always a spot further away. I don't care if I have to walk a mile to park. I've never had to park so far away that it wasn't faster than waiting for a parking spot like a moron.

This!

They are always fatties.

Stop being fat!


Idiots will circle the lot at the gym waiting for a spot when 30 yards away is an acre of empty spots.
Same idiots will proceed to the treadmill for 45 minute workout.
 
2013-04-18 12:49:03 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: StoPPeRmobile: Treygreen13: I never, ever, ever wait for a parking spot. There is almost always a spot further away. I don't care if I have to walk a mile to park. I've never had to park so far away that it wasn't faster than waiting for a parking spot like a moron.

This!

They are always fatties.

Stop being fat!

Idiots will circle the lot at the gym waiting for a spot when 30 yards away is an acre of empty spots.
Same idiots will proceed to the treadmill for 45 minute workout.




That is why they are fat. Part of their brain is broken or something.
 
2013-04-18 01:34:16 PM
Proximity to destination is the least important thing about parking in Florida.

The most important thing is shade.

I'll park a hundred yards away from where I'm going if it means I can park under a tree so that I don't scorch the skin off my legs when I get back in the car and swelter for the ten minutes while the AC tries to cool down all the radiating surfaces in the cabin.
 
2013-04-18 01:39:51 PM
Authorities ask anyone with information to call Broward Crime Stoppers

but we're not going to show you the video or even a picture of the car even though we have them
 
2013-04-18 01:47:55 PM

liam76: Wait, is it rage if I still think it is completely justified?


No, but it confirms you're as much of a douche IRL as you pretend to be here.
 
2013-04-18 01:48:10 PM

Rufus Lee King: This reminds me: I always park at the back of the lot, away from all the nuts. Every time I come back out, someone is always parked three inches off my door handle, with dozens of other empty spaces around. Can anyone explain this?


Men are sheep
 
2013-04-18 01:50:53 PM

Mark Ratner: I ride a bike and park it at the bike rack way up front, under the cover of the overhang roof. It's pretty sweet not having to walk 80 ft in the rain because I had to park my gas guzzling SUV.


You realize you just rode there in the rain, right?
 
2013-04-18 01:55:08 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Treygreen13: I never, ever, ever wait for a parking spot. There is almost always a spot further away. I don't care if I have to walk a mile to park. I've never had to park so far away that it wasn't faster than waiting for a parking spot like a moron.

This!

They are always fatties.

Stop being fat!


Screw that the fatties may be slow, but arm them with spit guns and they are an effective unit. I like to sneak them in the basement and set fire to the opponents block. You do have to watch out for the Kleggs though.

/Obscure?
 
2013-04-18 02:17:33 PM

Hamster On A Wheel: Don't be a dick though, it takes more energy than being nice.


True. But sometimes, just sometimes, it's no where near as satisfying.

If I see someone stalking me for my spot I'll get in my car, turn it on, and sit there listening to music or browsing the internet on my phone until they give up and leave. It takes more energy, but sometimes I have no desire to reward their lazy behavior.

johnphantom: Pisses me off to this day, my Trans Am was in really nice condition.


There are certain people that I will not park next to if I have a choice. People who aren't centered in the lines, people who are crooked within the lines, people over the line, and people who are in the lines but have their wheels fully turned are all huge red flags for me. I'll park a few spots down instead. It's not worth the risk of getting my car damaged.
 
2013-04-18 02:25:56 PM
Reading comprehension fail by subby. It says the car was following her when she pulled into the lot. She apparently cut him off out on the roadway somewhere and he was following her to her destination. Has nothing to do with him trying to get a parking spot or anything parking lot related at all.
 
2013-04-18 02:33:23 PM

Deucednuisance: liam76: Wait, is it rage if I still think it is completely justified?

No, but it confirms you're as much of a douche IRL as you pretend to be here.


What is wrong cupcake?  You too inept to park between the lines so you get butt hurt when people get mad and do something about it?

If you are parking in a manner so somebody who is parked correctly can't open the dirvers side door, you are giving a big fark you to that person.  You have already demonstrated you don't give a rats ass about other drivers, so I am not going to waste my time trying to track you down and give you a polite message, or waste my time explaining how rude and self centered it is.
 
2013-04-18 02:47:04 PM

Deucednuisance: Proximity to destination is the least important thing about parking in Florida.

The most important thing is shade.

I'll park a hundred yards away from where I'm going if it means I can park under a tree so that I don't scorch the skin off my legs when I get back in the car and swelter for the ten minutes while the AC tries to cool down all the radiating surfaces in the cabin.


My first trip to Las Vegas I was a little surprised to people down there are as familiar with remote car starters as we Alaskans are.  Of course, the reasons for them are opposite ( AC vs. heat ) but the same overall concept.
 
2013-04-18 02:49:34 PM
StoPPeRmobile:

Dude, you sound like a dick.

How.  I wasn't trying to pull in, was trying to drive by. I was already in motion, i hadn't even stopped when the guy came down the other end and decided to make his surprise turn.  why would I? He didn't have a blinker on
 
2013-04-18 03:11:25 PM
Okay, I've read all 114 (so far) comments before me, and I haven't seen anything about safety.

Female here. Would rather park closer to mall / grocery store / whatev then take a chance on someone mugging me, kidnapping the kids, stealing my bags, etc.

A few spots over will not make a difference, but a few rows and I might not be able to go home and beat feed the monsters.
 
2013-04-18 03:14:55 PM
When someone trails me in a parking lot as I walk to my vehicle, I'll walk slower and then, when I get to the vehicle, I'll get in and whip out a book and start reading.

Some people notice right away, and get that I'm not moving. For all they know, I'm waiting for someone. They'll give it a moment to be sure, and then they'll drive off.

Others are ridiculous and stubborn, and they'll sit there waiting, shouting, etc. Once, I had a guy hover in the lot behind me for about fifteen minutes. No kidding. It was like he decided it was the principle of the matter, and he was in some sort of battle of wills with me. I wasn't moving, and neither was he.

Finally, after a couple cars came awful close to him while driving around him, he gave up. And yes, once he pulled away I put down the book and left the spot to someone who wasn't as much of an ass.
 
2013-04-18 03:16:44 PM

liam76: What is wrong cupcake?  You too inept to park between the lines so you get butt hurt when people get mad and do something about it?

If you are parking in a manner so somebody who is parked correctly can't open the dirvers side door, you are giving a big fark you to that person.  You have already demonstrated you don't give a rats ass about other drivers, so I am not going to waste my time trying to track you down and give you a polite message, or waste my time explaining how rude and self centered it is.


Just repeating that little tantrum so we can all simply bask in the douchiness.

Thankfully I'm never going to be near your selfish ass. Like I said, I'm at the other end of the parking lot, in the shade (like a rational person).

You're the one intentionally damaging someone else's property because a moment of your inconvenience entitles you to do hundreds of dollars of harm to someone.

But please, proceed.  Keep telling everyone that  I'm the asshole, here.  It's very convincing.
 
2013-04-18 03:18:08 PM

ZeroCorpse: When someone trails me in a parking lot as I walk to my vehicle, I'll walk slower and then, when I get to the vehicle, I'll get in and whip out a book and start reading.

Some people notice right away, and get that I'm not moving. For all they know, I'm waiting for someone. They'll give it a moment to be sure, and then they'll drive off.

Others are ridiculous and stubborn, and they'll sit there waiting, shouting, etc. Once, I had a guy hover in the lot behind me for about fifteen minutes. No kidding. It was like he decided it was the principle of the matter, and he was in some sort of battle of wills with me. I wasn't moving, and neither was he.

Finally, after a couple cars came awful close to him while driving around him, he gave up. And yes, once he pulled away I put down the book and left the spot to someone who wasn't as much of an ass.


I usually walk halfway down the wrong area, then cross over 2.
 
2013-04-18 03:29:24 PM

ZeroCorpse: When someone trails me in a parking lot as I walk to my vehicle, I'll walk slower and then, when I get to the vehicle, I'll get in and whip out a book and start reading.


Another thing to do is walk straight up to your passenger door and get in.  Wait until they leave, then get in the driver's seat
 
2013-04-18 03:30:07 PM

Deucednuisance: Just repeating that little tantrum so we can all simply bask in the douchiness.


Tantrum?  Who is the one tossing out insults?


Deucednuisance: Thankfully I'm never going to be near your selfish ass. Like I said, I'm at the other end of the parking lot, in the shade (like a rational person).


Want to point out where I said I park in a certain end of a parking lot, or are irrational assumptions part of your tantrums, like name calling?


Deucednuisance: You're the one intentionally damaging someone else's property because a moment of your inconvenience entitles you to do hundreds of dollars of harm to someone.


If someone takes an action that does nothing to help them and does cause me to be unable to use the drivers side door of my car, that is more than a moments inconvenience.  It shows a reckless disregard that when behind the wheel is just plain unsafe.  A scratch on a car is ungly, but the car isn't "harmed".  It certainly does no harm to a person.

Deucednuisance: But please, proceed. Keep telling everyone that I'm the asshole, here. It's very convincing


Actually I asked you a question adn you made up things abotu where I park and started calling me names.  Peopel can probably draw a pretty good conclusion on if you are an asshole from that.
 
2013-04-18 03:39:46 PM

liam76: A scratch on a car is ungly, but the car isn't "harmed".  It certainly does no harm to a person.


Tell it to my insurance company, Ms. Post.

"Insulting", "cupcake"?

"Are you too inept" to "just ask a question"?

Blow it out your tailpipe.
 
2013-04-18 03:46:10 PM

Crackers Are a Family Food: starsrift: I remember when I was in university, I loved farking with the twits who did this.

Especially when I was walking or cycling home.

If some douchebag follows me to my car, I always get into my car for a second, then get out acting like I forgot something and head back to the store.  What I especially love is seeing them speed off all angrily and seeing someone right behind them also looking for a space.  I'll wave them in.

There are lots of types of assholes in the world, but people who follow me to my car are pretty high on the list.


The only time I've done this was when some dude who was waiting for my parking space got pissed at me for taking a shopping cart to the cart corral after I put my groceries in the trunk. He lowered his window and started yelling at me about wasting his time, then started calling me names. I turned around and went back towards the store, and he kept on yelling at me as he drove off. I then went back to my car...saw another person driving around looking for a space, and let them know that I was leaving.
 
2013-04-18 03:59:22 PM

believe the hype: jst3p: HBK: TinyFist: Wasn't me. I usually park towards the back of the lot and walk because there's nothing worse than being stuck behind someone willing to wait 5 minutes for a car to move than to walk the extra 40 feet.

When there are open spots available and someone follows me and waits for my spot, I usually get in my car, turn on the air conditioning, and make a phone call. If there are no other spots available for the waiting car (like at a restaurant, bar, or park), I back out promptly.

It's really aggravating when you're stuck behind these assholes who wait for a person to load their baby in the car, fold up the stroller and put it in the car, and then load their groceries. That's about when I usually lean on the horn.

/I get impatient in parking lots. Just park and walk to the damn store.

No offense, but you sound like an asshole that gets upset over trivial things.

No offense, but you sound awfully offensive.

/So he doesn't enjoy waiting. Who does?


Who is forcing him to wait for the woman with a baby? Move on instead of being an asshole.
 
2013-04-18 03:59:27 PM
Once upon a time, I went Christmas shopping at the local mall. I had a prime parking spot, right next to handicap. I had a handicap sticker on the car, thanks to my mother.

Some guy was waiting on me as I was leaving. He sat there while I loaded stuff. He sat there while I turned the car on. So I did the meaniest thing I could do. I pretended I couldn't find my keys in the car. He sat there for ten minutes before he left. When he did, I went out behind him. He circled around to get my spot, but before he could get it, someone else nabbed it. You could see the rage as he yelled in his car. He was irked.
 
2013-04-18 04:00:21 PM
My grandfather told me when he was younger that he would walk across the parking lot and wait for someone to follow him, then cut across three or four aisles..bait the driver, and then start feeling his pockets like he left his keys inside.
 
2013-04-18 04:02:02 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: fredklein:
Solution: Don't have a cat, don't have a dog, and buy your groceries only a few days at a time.

No thank you, I'll enjoy a nice regular life.  Filled with things I enjoy.  Which does not include living at bare minimums because I feel the need to snipe self importantly at those who choose to drive.  But you're welcome to.

:)


So, not having a cat or dog is "living at bare minimums"???

What do you consider "living life to its fullest"? Something like this:

i.telegraph.co.uk

?
 
2013-04-18 04:03:35 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: fredklein:
Solution: Don't have a cat, don't have a dog, and buy your groceries only a few days at a time.

And further, all of that notwithstanding, biking is really REALLY hard to do when it just snowed 11"and the wind is around 40mph.


So is driving. Unless you own a truck with a plow on the front. What's your point? Either way, the roads will be plowed within a day or so, and both cars and bikes can travel them again.
 
2013-04-18 04:17:48 PM

corq: THIS.

Also, in Florida, this is the worst idea evar; your typical Florida senior will do a completely random 3 point turn with their aircraft carrier to get both into and out of any given parking space.


I just got back from Miami and even though I usually don't buy into the "[state] is full of crazy drivers" memes, holy Fark does Florida have the worst drivers I've ever seen. It's not even close.
 
2013-04-18 05:00:47 PM

gweilo8888: HBK: When there are open spots available and someone follows me and waits for my spot, I usually get in my car, turn on the air conditioning, and make a phone call. If there are no other spots available for the waiting car (like at a restaurant, bar, or park), I back out promptly.

It's really aggravating when you're stuck behind these assholes who wait for a person to load their baby in the car, fold up the stroller and put it in the car, and then load their groceries. That's about when I usually lean on the horn.

So your method of payback is to make them block innocent people who, like yourself, get stuck waiting behind them? I don't think you've thought your cunning plan through.

/a better revenge is to pull out in such a manner as to block the waiting dummy from getting to your space while allowing somebody who showed up afterwards to take it.


 assets.amuniversal.com
 
2013-04-18 05:52:07 PM
Sounds like trying to find parking at the Seattle Zoo. Drove around this rinkadink parking lot for 45 minutes and the one spot I find get's snagged up by this fark head and he doesn't even have the balls to look me in the eye.
 
2013-04-18 06:51:31 PM

Deucednuisance: liam76: A scratch on a car is ungly, but the car isn't "harmed".  It certainly does no harm to a person.

Tell it to my insurance company, Ms. Post.


What does your insurance company have to do with weighing in on if a scratch on a car "harms" a person? That should be something you can figure out yourself. Is it a bit too complicated for you? Anyway if they told you differently I am more than happy top weigh in if you can't put on your big boy pants and do it yourself.

As far as the car itself, I think you need a very broad definition of "harmed" for that to fit. A car is for getting you from point A to point B. If it is some sort of fashion statement, you prbably shouldn't leave it somewhere where it blocks the entrance to a car.


Deucednuisance: "Insulting", "cupcake"?


That was still after you started throwing out insults, muffin. Also, condescension is not an insult.

Deucednuisance: "Are you too inept" to "just ask a question"?


I was asking why you would get so bent out of shape, which you obviously did. The first thing I thought of was that you actually park like this. If you have trouble with "posts" (as your above comment seemed to indicate) and the fact that you got so bent out of shape makes me think that is true.
 
2013-04-18 11:03:57 PM
Why does the Fark headline describe an event that didn't actually happen?
 
2013-04-18 11:12:33 PM
Ok, since the thread is mostly talking about parking space stalkers, I'll share as well.

When I come in to  a lot, I just park. I don't care how close I am to the door. But on the rare occasion I do grab a somewhat close spot, I simply walk down the next aisle over from where my car is parked and when I get there, cross over to the other side. Ha, neener, neener, now they can't get around fast enough.
 
2013-04-19 12:12:28 AM

peeledpeas: Why does the Fark headline describe an event that didn't actually happen?


u got big tits?
 
HBK
2013-04-19 01:20:27 AM

Big Ramifications: When she was at university, my missus used to lurk in her car at the "buildings and classrooms end" of student parking. There, she would proceed to OFFER COMPLETE STRANGERS LIFTS TO THEIR FARKING CARS so she could get dibs on their spot! Jesus, now that's taking it to the next level.


I did that. If I saw someone walking to the parking lot (it was a huge parking lot), I'd ask if I could give them a lift to their spot. And I accepted several rides to my car. It was awesome, convenient, you got to meet new folks, and I even got laid once that way.
 
2013-04-19 01:43:31 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: peeledpeas: Why does the Fark headline describe an event that didn't actually happen?

u got big tits?


Huge.
 
HBK
2013-04-19 01:48:11 AM

jst3p: believe the hype: jst3p: HBK: TinyFist: Wasn't me. I usually park towards the back of the lot and walk because there's nothing worse than being stuck behind someone willing to wait 5 minutes for a car to move than to walk the extra 40 feet.

When there are open spots available and someone follows me and waits for my spot, I usually get in my car, turn on the air conditioning, and make a phone call. If there are no other spots available for the waiting car (like at a restaurant, bar, or park), I back out promptly.

It's really aggravating when you're stuck behind these assholes who wait for a person to load their baby in the car, fold up the stroller and put it in the car, and then load their groceries. That's about when I usually lean on the horn.

/I get impatient in parking lots. Just park and walk to the damn store.

No offense, but you sound like an asshole that gets upset over trivial things.

No offense, but you sound awfully offensive.

/So he doesn't enjoy waiting. Who does?

Who is forcing him to wait for the woman with a baby? Move on instead of being an asshole.


How was I being an asshole? By honking at lazy folks?

Apparently you fail at reading comprehension. In my original post, I was describing being stuck behind someone who was waiting for a person to load up their car. If there's no room to pass, you're stuck behind the parking-spot-stalker. And yes, in that situation I lean on my horn - to encourage the lazy stalkers to move along.
 
2013-04-19 12:06:19 PM

dk47: Mark Ratner: I ride a bike and park it at the bike rack way up front, under the cover of the overhang roof. It's pretty sweet not having to walk 80 ft in the rain because I had to park my gas guzzling SUV.

You realize you just rode there in the rain, right?


Shhhh,...  He's rolling.
 
2013-04-19 12:17:35 PM

Hermit Tard: When I returned to my car to go home, I found a passage agressive note on my windshield saying "Why  don't you park a little closer next time"


That isn't passive aggressive.  That is just a note.  For passive aggressive, check out 90% of the messages here getting all giddy that they had some driver follow them down a row, and then cut over 4 rows to their car, or the ones that only 'check their maps' if someone is waiting for a spot.
 
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