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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
 
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