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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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2013-04-17 11:58:48 PM
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.
 
2013-04-18 12:01:21 AM
Dammit, Florida, this is the one time I would have saluted use of the "Stand Your Ground" law and she didn't even shoot the guy.

De Leon described the driver as between age 50 and 55, with spiky blond hair, a sunburn and big sunglasses.

I'd have saluted her for that alone.
 
2013-04-18 12:10:45 AM
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.
 
2013-04-18 02:06:47 AM
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2013-04-18 02:07:31 AM
Update: they found the guy.

www.delish.com
 
2013-04-18 02:13:55 AM
I lol'd as I had 2 bad experiences in a Publix parking lot tonight.  1 on the way in, 1 on the way out.  No one was hurt but at least 1 party was highly annoyed.
 
2013-04-18 02:14:13 AM
I remember when I was in university, I loved farking with the twits who did this.

Especially when I was walking or cycling home.
 
2013-04-18 02:17:20 AM
Bunch of fraudulent charges on my credit card from that area today. (Publix walgreens). Bet it's the same person.
 
HBK
2013-04-18 02:23:38 AM

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.
 
2013-04-18 02:25:25 AM
Subby: "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"

FTFA it sounds more like she cut him off with her car when entering the carpark, so he watched where she parked and then waited to run her over in revenge. Which is no more or less nuts, but nothing like the scenario you described.
 
2013-04-18 02:26:33 AM
Why is there never an angry mob around when you need one?
 
2013-04-18 02:26:45 AM
Just farking walk, people.
 
2013-04-18 02:28:19 AM

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.
 
2013-04-18 02:28:37 AM
I know people get greened for troll and misleading headlines 24/7 in politics, but THIS farking nonsense?


shame on you subtard.
 
2013-04-18 02:33:08 AM

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.


That's like my mom. She'll drive around the lot for 10 minutes looking for a spot that will save her 30 seconds of walking.
 
2013-04-18 02:35:07 AM
"It was pretty terrifying," De Leon said. "Obviously, he lost his mind for a second. To follow somebody, intentionally wait for them to walk in front of your car so you can hit them seems insane."

Know how I know you've never been married?
 
2013-04-18 02:36:07 AM
Florida is farked.

At a Publix there was omce a guy that wanted to fight me because he thought I took too long to get into my car.
 
2013-04-18 02:38:05 AM

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.
 
2013-04-18 02:39:06 AM
Any parking spot camper tailing me gets maximum trolling. fark those people.
 
HBK
2013-04-18 02:41:40 AM

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.


That's not always feasible. My aim is to kill the practice. I'm not on some other person's time, I shouldn't feel rushed because some stranger wants to be closer to the store. Just because I'm getting in my car does not mean I'm necessarily leaving. When I used to travel for work parking lot time generally included reviewing maps, itineraries, etc. Move along expectant driver.
 
2013-04-18 02:44:53 AM
I always walk down the next aisle over, taking my time, and then I cut through the parked cars to my car on the other side. One guy was so desperate to get my spot that he actually offered to drive me to my car. I should have taken him up on the offer and when I sat down screamed,"GET OUT OF MY farkING CAR! Thanks for the ride, biatch." as I drove off in his car.
 
2013-04-18 02:49:23 AM

Tobin_Lam: I always walk down the next aisle over, taking my time, and then I cut through the parked cars to my car on the other side. One guy was so desperate to get my spot that he actually offered to drive me to my car. I should have taken him up on the offer and when I sat down screamed,"GET OUT OF MY farkING CAR! Thanks for the ride, biatch." as I drove off in his car.


This is my favorite game during Christmas season at the mall here.  Upon leaving and seeing a full parking lot, I'll start down one isle and try to draw in a tail, then cut over 1-2 rows to where my car is actually parked.
 
2013-04-18 02:50:26 AM

HBK: That's not always feasible. My aim is to kill the practice. I'm not on some other person's time, I shouldn't feel rushed because some stranger wants to be closer to the store. Just because I'm getting in my car does not mean I'm necessarily leaving. When I used to travel for work parking lot time generally included reviewing maps, itineraries, etc. Move along expectant driver.


You'd love Asia. It's a common practice in *restaurants* there.

You're sitting trying to eat your meal, and the next occupants of the table have already marked you as likely to finish before everybody else, so they camp out next to your table and glare at you, while you glare back over your chopsticks and chew progressively more slowly and deliberately.

Although rare, I've even known them to pull out and empty chair and sit at your table while they wait.
 
2013-04-18 02:56:10 AM
Dumbmitter needs to be flogged, headline has nothing to do with the story.
 
2013-04-18 02:58:16 AM
This is always the worse in university parking lots where there is no parking.  I will troll people I see following me
 
2013-04-18 03:03:15 AM
And then the man looked in the back seat, at his kids and said, "Two points!"
 
2013-04-18 03:03:16 AM

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.


Me too. They should just park farther, the extra steps will do them good.

I gotta get out of this thread, it's making me ragey. Especially the one about Asian restaurants. Remind me never to go to this "Asia" place.
 
2013-04-18 03:05:27 AM

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?
 
2013-04-18 03:11:42 AM
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.
 
2013-04-18 03:21:31 AM
I see I've found my thread for today.

Full parking lot: sure, tail a bit, but don't be a dick.
Spaces available elsewhere: use one
 
2013-04-18 03:27:14 AM

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.


Except for the part where you get to ride in the rain.
 
2013-04-18 03:28:18 AM

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?


Np, but this happens to me all the time, too; it vexes me to no end. 9 out of 10 of those times, its a farking suv parked right next to my small car. And because I can actually center my vehicle in the spot, and they are too lazy to think, they usually park way off-center...yep, three inches off my door handle. Somehow, they never manage to park off-center the other way.

/vexed
 
2013-04-18 04:09:43 AM
At the college where I work, most of the parking lots are set up as one-way snake-around style deals, meaning that if (for example) you stop your car smack in the farking middle of the lane, waiting on a car you think MIGHT be the one some pedestrian is headed for, you start accumulating every moving car in the whole lot behind you.

I've seen it get as high as eight cars, all patiently waiting for the dumbass at the head of the line to decide that it's been long enough and move on. In some cases, I've seen people stake out a car in a good spot for no apparent reason other than that, if the owner were to move the car just then, it'd be a sweet parking spot. In more sensible places I've lived, like Boston or Philadelphia, your car would be on fire before the line got to four.

And yes, if I see you stalking me at 2 mph, I will walk right past my car, to the end of the lot if possible, while doing an Oscar-worthy performance in the role of "Man Who Is Perpetually One Aisle Away From His Car." Because you deserve much worse.
 
2013-04-18 04:14:10 AM

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?


Murphy's Law.
 
2013-04-18 04:24:12 AM
I think of the things mentioned here, all relate to one thing: being a considerate human being.


/something something unto others something something
 
2013-04-18 04:38:28 AM
The car was blue man,.. you know; like blue.
 
2013-04-18 04:41:33 AM

Resident Muslim: I think of the things mentioned here, all relate to one thing: being a considerate human being.


/something something unto others something something


If everyone followed that farking rule I'd never have trouble finding a parking space.
 
2013-04-18 04:45:13 AM
My university has limited staff parking.  I have a 20 space lot close to where I work, but from 7am-6pm it's pay per hour for visitors.  If I get there at 5:45 or so, I can usually find a space, but starting at 6pm, it's available to anyone for free, so students usually swarm on it.  The next closest is 8-12 spaces, depending on the size of the cars and the douchebaggery of the drivers, since it has no lines painted.  Staff only 7am-6pm, but VERY popular.  From there, my next options are a good 1/4 mile away (as the crow flies), and from there I start looking about a mile away.

No, buses aren't an option.  I could take one to get in, either leaving for work 4 hours early, or 2 hours early, hope the bus I get on is 15 minutes early and the connecting one is 10 minutes late...and none of them run by the time I'm leaving.  15 miles each way kinda rules out cycling to work, at least until I get into better shape, but I ain't doing that in the snow.
 
2013-04-18 05:18:26 AM
Csb time.

The parking lot at my university would fill up early in the morning. One morning I was running late and got there and was driving around the lot will all the other late comers with the small hope a space would appear. I was following behind one car around a corner when I saw a spot. The car in front of me slowed down a put their indicator on to go into it, started to turn, the decided to drive past it. As I got closer to it I saw that the person who parked next to it had double parked. Since I was driving a small piece of shiat car that I didn't care about, I thought, fark it, I can fit.
So took my time and eased into the spot, trying to give myself enough room. To get out on the drivers side. Success. I parked with just enough space to get out, with about an inch of spac between my car and the drivers side of the car that was double parked.
I got out to see a parking inspector shaking his head and smiling at me, while printing out a fine for the double parked car. He said he wasn't sure what was going to piss that driver off more, the ticket he was going to give them or my parking effort.

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"

I'm not sure if that had seen their parking ticket yet.

/csb
// typing this on an iPhone sucks balls
 
2013-04-18 05:19:34 AM
Ideal Free Distribution taught me all I need to know about parking lots.
 
2013-04-18 05:22:03 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Resident Muslim: I think of the things mentioned here, all relate to one thing: being a considerate human being.


/something something unto others something something

If everyone followed that farking rule I'd never have trouble finding a parking space.


On the phone, otherwise would have crossed out everything in your sentence past the word "trouble"
 
2013-04-18 05:26:58 AM

UseLessHuman: 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?

Murphy's Law.


I think he is confessing to bad parking.  The only reason I ever park that close to someone is THEY are parked wrong, but I still park as squared in the spot as possible so good parking order can be restored once bad parker leaves.  The lines means something.
 
2013-04-18 05:37:10 AM
This is what happens when people think parking spaces represent who they are as people.
 
2013-04-18 06:17:49 AM

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?


When I used to own a 20 year old beat up dodge pickup and id see Porsches or ferraris parked way in back 50 spots from anything I'd park right next to them, as close as possible while still being in the lines, and carefully get out :) it's called trolling.

If youre one of those farkwads that parks your Mercedes across 3 spots when the rest of the lot is full, it could be called "keying". But I can neither confirm not deny that nomenclature.
 
2013-04-18 06:56:23 AM

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?


I drive a nice car that doesn't wear scratches well, so I tend to park in the back as well.  Its very normal to come out and see a bunch of other nice cars parked next to mine.  I assume its just a subconscious mentality that they assume other people being careful with nice cars will automatically be courteous enough to not scratch their car in return, so they huddle next to you in some sort of pack defense instinct.

Granted, this includes moronic 16 year olds with riced out honda's sometimes, but in their mind that shiats beyond awesome so they're on the same page really.
 
ows
2013-04-18 07:01:01 AM
never see any handicap people getting out of their cars at publix in the handicap spaces but they sure are lazy. and fat. and......well, you know.
 
2013-04-18 07:06:22 AM
I love watching the stalkers get frustrated as they realize I am parked at the back and could have the spot next to me but they go down the next aisle to start over again
 
2013-04-18 07:07:25 AM

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.


Um, you still get wet when you ride home in the rain. So, good for you? Somehow, I guess.
 
2013-04-18 07:12:49 AM
I'm a bit of a dick, and one of my favorite things to do at the mall when it's crowded is to let some idiot follow me in his car as I walk back to mine, hoping to get my space. I'll intentionally walk 2 rows over from where my car is, go far past where I've parked, and then cut over and start walking back up towards my car.

The looks on their faces is a thing of beauty.
 
2013-04-18 07:25:31 AM

Ecliptic: 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?

When I used to own a 20 year old beat up dodge pickup and id see Porsches or ferraris parked way in back 50 spots from anything I'd park right next to them, as close as possible while still being in the lines, and carefully get out :) it's called trolling.

If youre one of those farkwads that parks your Mercedes across 3 spots when the rest of the lot is full, it could be called "keying". But I can neither confirm not deny that nomenclature.


it's called being a jealous piece of shiat actually
 
2013-04-18 07:28:12 AM
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Fark you, submittard.
 
2013-04-18 07:30:10 AM

you are a puppet: Update: they found the guy.

[www.delish.com image 300x300]


Came for this, leaving hungry.
 
2013-04-18 07:33:34 AM
At the local now-dead mall, one Christmastide, I made runs back and forth to the car while shopping. One lady followed me, ready to turn into my what-she-thought 'empty spot'. When I closed the trunk and headed back to the mall, she let me know she was extremely unhappy in very colorful metaphors.
 
2013-04-18 07:37:52 AM
I don't think subby read the article, and the person who wrote the article mixed up "road rage" with "parking lot rage".
 
2013-04-18 07:38:08 AM
I had parking lot rage once.

I parked, right int he middle of the lines, at a restaurant.  Nobody next to me.  I come out and on the drivers side there was an SUV about 2 inches from the drivers side door.  the person on their other side was parked normally.  I climbed in the passenger side, got in my car and backed out with my house key jammed as hard as I could into the side of their car.

Wait, is it rage if I still think it is completely justified?
 
2013-04-18 07:42:31 AM

seelorq: 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?

Np, but this happens to me all the time, too; it vexes me to no end. 9 out of 10 of those times, its a farking suv parked right next to my small car. And because I can actually center my vehicle in the spot, and they are too lazy to think, they usually park way off-center...yep, three inches off my door handle. Somehow, they never manage to park off-center the other way.

/vexed


It's probably that they use your car as a guide. With nothing on the other side they don't know where the bay is so they pull in close to you. I doubt it's deliberate. My wife does it all the time, I'm forever telling her to pull out and go back in again a little further over.
 
2013-04-18 07:44:19 AM

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?


I always do this when A-holes park their expensive cars sideways across two spaces.  I just park sideways next to them real close like with my piece of shiat car.
 
2013-04-18 07:58:57 AM
parkingconsultants.com
 
2013-04-18 08:03:33 AM

Minarets: Tobin_Lam: I always walk down the next aisle over, taking my time, and then I cut through the parked cars to my car on the other side. One guy was so desperate to get my spot that he actually offered to drive me to my car. I should have taken him up on the offer and when I sat down screamed,"GET OUT OF MY farkING CAR! Thanks for the ride, biatch." as I drove off in his car.

This is my favorite game during Christmas season at the mall here.  Upon leaving and seeing a full parking lot, I'll start down one isle and try to draw in a tail, then cut over 1-2 rows to where my car is actually parked.


I did this all the time in grad school. Why do people imagine it isn't rude and extremely creepy and unnerving to stalk a pedestrian in a 2000 lb vehicle ten feet behind them? Drive to the back of the lot. If the whole lot is full, drive in circles or go somewhere else. NEVER EVER STALK A PEDESTRIAN IN A CAR. NOT EVEN ONCE.
 
2013-04-18 08:04:47 AM
Wow, most of you are more idiotic than usual today. How about reading the article? It's not about someone waiting for a parking space, it's about this dipshart woman jawjacking on her phone and not realizing she cut off some guy who the followed her into the parking lot to ask her WTF? She mouthed off to him, then walked in front of his car, flipping him the bird and when he yelled back, her feeble mind was so confused, that she tripped, swallowed her gum, screwed up her text and landed on his hood. That's when the poor guy realized that he was screwed because this dumb bimbo showed all the signs of crazy, so he hauled ass.
The End.
 
2013-04-18 08:06:14 AM

Basily Gourt: I'm a bit of a dick, and one of my favorite things to do at the mall when it's crowded is to let some idiot follow me in his car as I walk back to mine, hoping to get my space. I'll intentionally walk 2 rows over from where my car is, go far past where I've parked, and then cut over and start walking back up towards my car.

The looks on their faces is a thing of beauty.


At least you admit you're a dick - I can respect that.

Don't be a dick though, it takes more energy than being nice.
 
2013-04-18 08:06:15 AM
I've actually never seen any parking space stalkers here, not the kind that follow you around as you're walking back to your car.  Most people here just seem to endlessly circle the lot until someone leaves, so they can get that spot 20 feet closer.

I did sort of have some parking lot rage directed at me recently, though, from a cop.  I walked to a doctor's office for an appointment on a nice sunny day, and while I was in there, the neighborhood apparently begin to set up for a high school sports tournament that was coming to the arena across the street.  When I came out of the appointment, there were cops everywhere, making sure people parked in the pay lots if they were going to be attending the tournament, and not the lots for other businesses.  As I walked through the parking lot and left the premises, a fat slob of a cop sitting in her car turned on her siren and yelled out the window, "Stop right there, sir!"  I didn't figure she could be talking to me, so I kept walking.  She began screaming some more, so I turned around and she asked, "Are you going to the tournament?"  I said I wasn't, and she said "Uh huh.  I think you are.  If you're parked here for the tournament, we'll tow your car."  I told her I wasn't parked anywhere and that I was headed home.  She replied, "Well, I saw what car you came from.  I'm calling in to get it towed."  I said, "Fine, tow my car," and walked on.  I wonder if they towed anyone's car.
 
2013-04-18 08:09:42 AM

rosemary's baby daddy: Ecliptic: 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?

When I used to own a 20 year old beat up dodge pickup and id see Porsches or ferraris parked way in back 50 spots from anything I'd park right next to them, as close as possible while still being in the lines, and carefully get out :) it's called trolling.

If youre one of those farkwads that parks your Mercedes across 3 spots when the rest of the lot is full, it could be called "keying". But I can neither confirm not deny that nomenclature.

it's called being a jealous piece of shiat actually


I thought it was called being an arrogant ass thinking your shiny car was important enough to warrant using 3 spaces.
 
2013-04-18 08:10:26 AM

kgloverfl: Wow, most of you are more idiotic than usual today. How about reading the article? It's not about someone waiting for a parking space, it's about this dipshart woman jawjacking on her phone and not realizing she cut off some guy who the followed her into the parking lot to ask her WTF? She mouthed off to him, then walked in front of his car, flipping him the bird and when he yelled back, her feeble mind was so confused, that she tripped, swallowed her gum, screwed up her text and landed on his hood. That's when the poor guy realized that he was screwed because this dumb bimbo showed all the signs of crazy, so he hauled ass.
The End.


You should turn yourself in to police. They are going to catch you eventually.
 
2013-04-18 08:12:13 AM

rosemary's baby daddy: Ecliptic: 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?

When I used to own a 20 year old beat up dodge pickup and id see Porsches or ferraris parked way in back 50 spots from anything I'd park right next to them, as close as possible while still being in the lines, and carefully get out :) it's called trolling.

If youre one of those farkwads that parks your Mercedes across 3 spots when the rest of the lot is full, it could be called "keying". But I can neither confirm not deny that nomenclature.

it's called being a jealous piece of shiat actually


No, it's parking lot justice. You can drive a farking Lambo and, if it's parked correctly, I'll admire and move on. Park it like you're something special, using up 2 or more spaces, you are farking asking for it to be keyed.

/no sympathy
 
2013-04-18 08:18:41 AM
So... when the lady gets out of her car after parking and proceeds to go To the store.  Subby thinks she was wandering around aimlessly looking for where she parked.  Gotcha
 
2013-04-18 08:20:07 AM
Should be easy to locate the guy. How many Lancers could be registered in that area?
 
2013-04-18 08:27:18 AM

Tommy Moo: You should turn yourself in to police. They are going to catch you eventually.


s1.ibtimes.com
 
2013-04-18 08:34:51 AM

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.



I get this all the time.  50 isn't that bad, but the elderly HATE having to walk.  You get them stalking you with their cars as you come out of the Publix's, instead of just minding their own business and finding their own spot.  There is almost always a normal parking spot just a few feet away.  The effort involved just does not make any sense.  If I don't have anything else going on, I'll sit in the air conditioned car and check facebook until they lose patience and go find a normal spot.  I don't like to reward bad behaviour.
 
2013-04-18 08:35:13 AM
There's no such thing as "road rage" or "parking lot rage" or "air rage" or any of that other crap. Immature manchildren who throw their toys when they don't get their way are having a temper tantrum. This behaviour doesn't get a special name based on where these jerks choose to lose their shiat.
 
2013-04-18 08:39:45 AM
When I'm walking through a crowded parking lot like that I always take my keys out and hold them conspicuously in my hand.  Love the look on someones face after they creep behind me in their car only to see me pocket my keys and walk into the store.
 
2013-04-18 08:45:17 AM
you drive around tailing someone hoping to get their spot

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.

Even the biggest student car parks weren't that big, either. She would have saved them rock-all time, so unless someone was carrying a crapload of heavy stuff I reckon most takers would have done it out of pity for the pathetic wretch before them. Meh, who knows? Maybe most of 'em took up the offer for a laugh. Erm. Coz young people are sociable and they like having laughs.

Stake out a claim and wait. That was my method. Every time, no arguments.

It was always funny to watch a driver doing the "trailing" method, and the student on foot is slowly coming closer and closer and *closer* to me. Slowly walking past 50 or more cars while the driver slowly trails along. It can look quite sinister at times.

i50.tinypic.com

And just as the student on foot gets up real close, I see that glorious "reaching into their backpack for the keys" moment. It's all mine! Claim stakers always have rank over trailers, doesn't matter if they've been trailing them in the car park for half a mile. At least they do in my play book, I always show a bit of "intent" just to be sure the other driver gets the message to take a farking hike. Indicator on, creep forward 6 inches. Nothing too rude.

I was constantly pulling rank on trailing-method drivers over close calls, plus I got heaps of parking spots while all the trailers were trailing somewhere else. I couldn't see the trailing method getting any more than their fare share of parking spots.

Sitting in your car and chilling, waiting for a spot to become available. Why add extra bother and stress to your life by stalking human prey? No thanks.

And trailing looks so bloody UNDIGNIFIED. And, aaand.... it's creepy and rude. It used to irk me if a car latched on to my ass as I walked back to my car. I always took routes between cars rather than marked out pedestrian trails to avoid it as much as possible Get up in my business in your car? I'll drop you in 5 seconds.

Can you tell I've thought this thru?
 
2013-04-18 08:48:10 AM

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.


I troll people in parking lots. The last time I went to Dave & Busters Orlando I had this guy in a landboat following me after I left with one of my friends, just waiting for me to get into my car so I could give up prime real-estate. I've always hated seeing people wait for minutes at a time just to park a few feet closer. I threw the guy off by walking on one side of the lot, then switching to the other side. When he figured out that I had finally "found" my car, he floored it through the lot just to sit and wait for me to pull out. My friend and I just sat in the car and messed with our phones for 10 minutes while this guy blocked up traffic waiting to get into my spot.

In 15 minutes, he could've already been inside D&B if he didn't feel like walking was a monumental challenge.
 
2013-04-18 08:55:48 AM

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.
 
2013-04-18 08:56:54 AM

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?


I'm sure it is just your imagination not some devious plot to slowly drive you insane.

/perhaps I've said too much
 
2013-04-18 09:19:33 AM

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.


So here's a question: who is worse, the people who will willingly hold up traffic for 15 minutes because they can't be arsed to walk an extra 50 ft, or the person in the following situation... You're turning down a row and see a car with reverse lights on that is slowly starting to back out of its spot.  You stop to let them out because A. it's considerate, and backing out can be stressful especially if you come out to find your car is in a valley between two land cruisers that parked on either side of you so you have zero visibility, and B. fresh parking spot!  While you're waiting another car pulls up from the other direction, and the exact moment the backing up car is clear, the new car darts into the spot.

The second person is worse in my book.  Not only are they too lazy to walk, but they are willing to look you in the face, fully acknowledge that you were going to pull into the spot, and then take it anyway.
 
2013-04-18 09:21:01 AM

StrangeQ: I thought it was called being an arrogant ass thinking your shiny car was important enough to warrant using 3 spaces.


stellarossa: No, it's parking lot justice. You can drive a farking Lambo and, if it's parked correctly, I'll admire and move on. Park it like you're something special, using up 2 or more spaces, you are farking asking for it to be keyed.

/no sympathy


Maybe I needed to trim what I was quoting to be clearer.

When I used to own a 20 year old beat up dodge pickup and id see Porsches or ferraris parked way in back 50 spots from anything I'd park right next to them, as close as possible while still being in the lines, and carefully get out :) it's called trolling.

Seems he does this crap even if someone is directly in the center of their spot.  He is definitely not the only one either.  Boo hoo someone has nicer stuff than me and is using a spot nobody else wants so I have to walk less.
 
2013-04-18 09:26:15 AM
I had a dentists appointment one day, and I pulled into their parking lot. The only other car there was a black Mustang, so I parked one space over (so there was a space between us) and went in. When I came out there was a nice long dent in my rear quarter from some idiot who tried to park between us. Again, the rest of the parking lot was empty. Pisses me off to this day, my Trans Am was in really nice condition.
 
2013-04-18 09:28:34 AM

rosemary's baby daddy: Seems he does this crap even if someone is directly in the center of their spot.  He is definitely not the only one either.  Boo hoo someone has nicer stuff than me and is using a spot nobody else wants so I have to walk less.


Oh, okay yeah, in that case it's just being an asshole.  If I see someone with a nice car parked at the end of a row, I might go park near them, but only because I feel the same way, and I'll leave them plenty of door space because I know they want to avoid scratching their car just as much as I do mine.
 
2013-04-18 09:31:22 AM

neongoats: Any parking spot camper tailing me gets maximum trolling. fark those people.


Last time I did that I was leaving the gym.  And in this part of Florgia it's not so much the SUVs that are the problem as the jacked-up F150s driven by the suburban rednecks.
 
2013-04-18 09:40:24 AM

kgloverfl: Wow, most of you are more idiotic than usual today. How about reading the article? It's not about someone waiting for a parking space, it's about this dipshart woman jawjacking on her phone and not realizing she cut off some guy who the followed her into the parking lot to ask her WTF? She mouthed off to him, then walked in front of his car, flipping him the bird and when he yelled back, her feeble mind was so confused, that she tripped, swallowed her gum, screwed up her text and landed on his hood. That's when the poor guy realized that he was screwed because this dumb bimbo showed all the signs of crazy, so he hauled ass.
The End.


Crazy Guy Runs Into Pharmacy Technician isn't nearly as discussion-worthy as subby's line.
 
2013-04-18 09:53:16 AM
I'm with the maximum trollers.   I work in an office building attached to a mall, so we park in the parking lot.  Since we come in earlier than the mall opens, we get prime spots.

Thing is, the mall is always half empty (it's a shiatty mall) but almost every day there'll be a stalker following me out even though there's plenty of spots 2 or 3 cars down.

Depending on how much in a hurry I am, I will go down two three rows, cut back over, lead them on.   Sometimes, I'll just go to my car and sit and glare at them til they move on.  It usually doesn't take long.

For bonus suckage, there seems to be an excess of mental retards who stalk, then pull almost in front of the spot they are waiting for such that you can't pull out.   They're actually blocking the spot they want, then get mad when you don't pull out (what? you want I should drive over your POS?).

Seriously..what's the difference if you park in the first 2 spots or the 3rd or fourth?  I mean we're talking 15 feet!
 
2013-04-18 09:55:22 AM

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


I do too...and I don't get it because once you get in the store you have to WALK AROUND, so unless you're handicapped or it's raining heavily it doesn't really matter if you have to walk 10 feet farther to get to the store.

/most of the people who do this probably could use some exercise anyway
 
2013-04-18 09:55:57 AM

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?


It's me.  I was trying to make you laugh.

Sorry.
 
2013-04-18 09:58:11 AM
(David Attenborough voice) It seems to be the nature of many hominids to try park in the center lanes in front of a store entrance.

/Which is why there is usually plenty of room over to the sides
 
2013-04-18 10:27:39 AM

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.


I know this is a semi-troll, but try riding your bike, buying a week's worth of groceries, 40lbs of cat litter, 50 lbs of dog food, etc and strap it on to your sweet bike and go on home.

:-)
 
2013-04-18 10:40:13 AM
With the tight parking at my last job, we would get "parking" emails.  They always ended with:  We don't have a parking problem.  We have a walking problem.

/arrived early for the good spots/
 
2013-04-18 10:48:31 AM

RatMaster999: My university has limited staff parking.  I have a 20 space lot close to where I work, but from 7am-6pm it's pay per hour for visitors.  If I get there at 5:45 or so, I can usually find a space, but starting at 6pm, it's available to anyone for free, so students usually swarm on it.  The next closest is 8-12 spaces, depending on the size of the cars and the douchebaggery of the drivers, since it has no lines painted.  Staff only 7am-6pm, but VERY popular.  From there, my next options are a good 1/4 mile away (as the crow flies), and from there I start looking about a mile away.

No, buses aren't an option.  I could take one to get in, either leaving for work 4 hours early, or 2 hours early, hope the bus I get on is 15 minutes early and the connecting one is 10 minutes late...and none of them run by the time I'm leaving.  15 miles each way kinda rules out cycling to work, at least until I get into better shape, but I ain't doing that in the snow.




FREEDOM!
 
2013-04-18 11:00:08 AM

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.


It never fails to make me feel stabby whenever I see somebody sit in their car and clog up the parking lot behind them for five minutes just so they can avoid having to walk a few extra yards.
 
2013-04-18 11:05:40 AM

gunga galunga: 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.

It never fails to make me feel stabby whenever I see somebody sit in their car and clog up the parking lot behind them for five minutes just so they can avoid having to walk a few extra yards.


in my case, I absolutely love college students who fail to notice that there would never be any possible way that I could get into the space on the other side of the truck since their car is too close in the opposite side of the parking lot.  So I would have moved on and let them have it.

It's amusing to see and hear his girlfriend cuss him out for almost wrecking because he took a fast left into said space as I was heading forward at 8 miles an hour. Almost resulting in my bumper getting close and personal with her lap.
 
2013-04-18 11:07:28 AM
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

WTF?  Do you have brain rot?

Hope they find this guy that has made a horrible situation far worse by escalating things to hit and run.  I'd enjoy seeing that mug shot.
 
2013-04-18 11:22:01 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: 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.

I know this is a semi-troll, but try riding your bike, buying a week's worth of groceries, 40lbs of cat litter, 50 lbs of dog food, etc and strap it on to your sweet bike and go on home.

:-)


Solution: Don't have a cat, don't have a dog, and buy your groceries only a few days at a time.
 
2013-04-18 11:23:54 AM

gunga galunga: 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.

It never fails to make me feel stabby whenever I see somebody sit in their car and clog up the parking lot behind them for five minutes just so they can avoid having to walk a few extra yards.




Extra rage when it's The Mall.
 
2013-04-18 11:25:00 AM

fredklein: Satan's Bunny Slippers: 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.

I know this is a semi-troll, but try riding your bike, buying a week's worth of groceries, 40lbs of cat litter, 50 lbs of dog food, etc and strap it on to your sweet bike and go on home.

:-)

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.

:)
 
2013-04-18 11:26:33 AM
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.

No thank you, but truly, do feel free to live that way yourself, I've no problem with it.
 
2013-04-18 11:57:23 AM

Wait so now someone is smug because they biked for miles in the rain so they can park it by the door and laugh at the people who sat in comfortable, climate controlled vehicles that carried them to within 80 ft of the door.


10/10 I guess since I bit.

 
2013-04-18 12:09:33 PM
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.
 
2013-04-18 12:13:29 PM

cwolf20: gunga galunga: 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.

It never fails to make me feel stabby whenever I see somebody sit in their car and clog up the parking lot behind them for five minutes just so they can avoid having to walk a few extra yards.

in my case, I absolutely love college students who fail to notice that there would never be any possible way that I could get into the space on the other side of the truck since their car is too close in the opposite side of the parking lot.  So I would have moved on and let them have it.

It's amusing to see and hear his girlfriend cuss him out for almost wrecking because he took a fast left into said space as I was heading forward at 8 miles an hour. Almost resulting in my bumper getting close and personal with her lap.


Dude, you sound like a dick.
 
2013-04-18 12:24:16 PM

LDM90: 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.

Me too. They should just park farther, the extra steps will do them good.

I gotta get out of this thread, it's making me ragey. Especially the one about Asian restaurants. Remind me never to go to this "Asia" place.


I've seen this happen in SF. It's a scene.
 
2013-04-18 12:27:12 PM

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!
 
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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