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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 46
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2013-04-18 08:03:33 AM
4 votes:

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 03:27:14 AM
4 votes:

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 02:25:25 AM
4 votes:
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 02:39:06 AM
3 votes:
Any parking spot camper tailing me gets maximum trolling. fark those people.
2013-04-18 08:12:13 AM
2 votes:

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 08:09:42 AM
2 votes:

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 07:07:25 AM
2 votes:

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 06:56:23 AM
2 votes:

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.
2013-04-18 04:09:43 AM
2 votes:
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.
HBK
2013-04-18 02:41:40 AM
2 votes:

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 02:28:37 AM
2 votes:
I know people get greened for troll and misleading headlines 24/7 in politics, but THIS farking nonsense?


shame on you subtard.
2013-04-17 11:58:48 PM
2 votes:
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 03:29:24 PM
1 votes:

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 01:34:16 PM
1 votes:
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 12:09:33 PM
1 votes:
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 11:57:23 AM
1 votes:

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 11:26:33 AM
1 votes:
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 11:25:00 AM
1 votes:

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 09:55:57 AM
1 votes:

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 09:55:22 AM
1 votes:

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 09:31:22 AM
1 votes:

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 09:19:33 AM
1 votes:

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 08:48:10 AM
1 votes:

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 08:35:13 AM
1 votes:
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 08:34:51 AM
1 votes:

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 08:10:26 AM
1 votes:

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 08:06:14 AM
1 votes:

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 08:04:47 AM
1 votes:
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 07:42:31 AM
1 votes:

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 07:38:08 AM
1 votes:
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 07:37:52 AM
1 votes:
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 07:33:34 AM
1 votes:
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 07:12:49 AM
1 votes:
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 06:17:49 AM
1 votes:

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 05:18:26 AM
1 votes:
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 04:24:12 AM
1 votes:
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 03:21:31 AM
1 votes:
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 03:05:27 AM
1 votes:

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 02:58:16 AM
1 votes:
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 02:50:26 AM
1 votes:

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 02:49:23 AM
1 votes:

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 02:26:45 AM
1 votes:
Just farking walk, people.
HBK
2013-04-18 02:23:38 AM
1 votes:

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 02:07:31 AM
1 votes:
Update: they found the guy.

www.delish.com
2013-04-18 02:06:47 AM
1 votes:
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
2013-04-18 12:01:21 AM
1 votes:
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.
 
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