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2013-07-31 03:16:27 PM  
6 minute video? No thanks.
 
2013-07-31 03:16:38 PM  
When I drove a junker I'd go out of my way to park next to idiots who did that.  I now have a new car, so I don't dare do something like that.
 
2013-07-31 03:23:38 PM  

OgreMagi: When I drove a junker I'd go out of my way to park next to idiots who did that.


Same here.  :-)
 
2013-07-31 03:36:02 PM  

Tony_Pepperoni: OgreMagi: When I drove a junker I'd go out of my way to park next to idiots who did that.

Same here.  :-)


Good move. I had a friend that went ballistic on a guy once who did that. Had to replace his truck door because he smashed and smashed and smashed it again the car next to his until his door was so warped he couldn't close it at all.

My only question with this video is how stupid must one be to spend 5+ minutes NOT going in through the passenger side door? I would have done that within 5 seconds..
 
2013-07-31 03:36:14 PM  
Had someone actually park behind me in a shopping mall lot once. But they left their car unlocked and it had a manual transmission. Put it in neutral, pushed it into the aisle... and I drove away.
 
2013-07-31 03:48:44 PM  
I had someone park like that next to me yesterday. I was already parked, and they still parked at an angle taking up space in two spots, leaving me with about 4 inches of room.

I kept my patience, and did not beat the hell out of their car.
 
2013-07-31 03:49:45 PM  
If you want to do what the guy in the video did, but are worried about damages to your car, just snap a picture of both cars and make sure you can read their license plate. That way if they try anything funny (like xynix's friend) you'll know exactly how to find them.

l.wigflip.com
 
2013-07-31 04:04:16 PM  
Pig Parker
 
2013-07-31 04:54:35 PM  
This is why it's good to own a beater.
 
2013-07-31 04:55:50 PM  

xynix: My only question with this video is how stupid must one be to spend 5+ minutes NOT going in through the passenger side door


He looked like he was waiting to meet this person who parked so close to his precious, like they would simply arrive because he willed it, or they had just parked there for a minute or two.  He has a deep sense of self entitlement.
 
2013-07-31 05:02:00 PM  
i44.tinypic.com

What's wrong with leaving one of these?
 
2013-07-31 05:03:14 PM  
There seemed to be no shortage of spots, why get worked up over it?
 
2013-07-31 05:14:24 PM  

R.A.Danny: There seemed to be no shortage of spots, why get worked up over it?


Is this a troll? It seems like a nice succint troll.  I'll bite.

I don't think they got worked up about it, they simply parked correctly in the next spot and decided to record and laugh at the outcome.  When I see someone has done something which indicates that the person has zero respect for the people of his/her community, I have no qualms about returning the disrespect shown.
 
2013-07-31 05:15:20 PM  
I spelled a word wrong above.  Apologies to the offended.
 
2013-07-31 05:18:40 PM  
Park down town Chicago in random garages a couple times a week, the small spaces, the over sized cars / trucks, and what I have to assume are blind drivers, means I deal with this at least once a month. Makes me nuts
 
2013-07-31 05:19:16 PM  
Yes, bad parking. But those guys with the truck/video were major douches ( I assume they had the truck ). They didn't have to block him in.
 
2013-07-31 05:19:28 PM  

marius2: 6 minute video? No thanks.


It's worth it.
 
2013-07-31 05:21:23 PM  

Keys dude: Yes, bad parking. But those guys with the truck/video were major douches ( I assume they had the truck ). They didn't have to block him in.


Figures there would be one of Those Guys in this thread.  (I expect several.)  The guy next to him (presumably the guy taking the video) is parked perfectly in between the lines.  Nothing wrong with that.  The only bad parker, and the only douchebag in this video, is the small-penised balding guy with the Jag.

It's not up to me to leave enough space for someone to get into their car, if they're parked badly.
 
2013-07-31 05:24:30 PM  
Karmachamelion: A douche response isn't needed for every little thing that bugs you. And those guys' response was douchey.
 
2013-07-31 05:28:51 PM  

Seat's Taken: I don't think they got worked up about it,


I mean in general. There are assholes all over, stressing out about them only harms you in the long run.
 
2013-07-31 05:30:45 PM  
that was long and torturous but I couldn't stop watching.
 
2013-07-31 05:33:51 PM  

karmachameleon: The only bad parker, and the only douchebag in this video, is the small-penised balding guy with the Jag


Jaguar - For men who'd like hand-jobs from beautiful women they hardly know.
 
2013-07-31 05:34:33 PM  

Seat's Taken: R.A.Danny: There seemed to be no shortage of spots, why get worked up over it?

Is this a troll? It seems like a nice succint troll.  I'll bite.

I don't think they got worked up about it, they simply parked correctly in the next spot and decided to record and laugh at the outcome.  When I see someone has done something which indicates that the person has zero respect for the people of his/her community, I have no qualms about returning the disrespect shown.


I drive a POS and I park in a deck with super narrow spaces and there's plenty of them, but I still will open my door and check to make sure I'm in the lines before I consider myself parked, so I understand where you're coming from.

But if there's plenty of spaces and the person taking up multiple spaces parks far enough out in the lot (or doesn't take the prime spaces near the elevator), then there's really no inconvenience to anyone, and hence no disrespect to society at large.  A minor door ding can cost a lot to get repaired on an expensive car. If the person that dings your nice car isn't good enough to leave a note, then you're screwed. Like I said, its not a sufficient reason to inconvenience others, but if its not inconveniencing anyone then its an easy, socially neutral way to cut down the risk of incurring that cost.
 
2013-07-31 05:41:01 PM  

xynix: Tony_Pepperoni: OgreMagi: When I drove a junker I'd go out of my way to park next to idiots who did that.

Same here.  :-)

Good move. I had a friend that went ballistic on a guy once who did that. Had to replace his truck door because he smashed and smashed and smashed it again the car next to his until his door was so warped he couldn't close it at all.

My only question with this video is how stupid must one be to spend 5+ minutes NOT going in through the passenger side door? I would have done that within 5 seconds..


He didn't seem to know how to slide over... I would have done the same.
 
2013-07-31 05:42:17 PM  

R.A.Danny: There seemed to be no shortage of spots, why get worked up over it?


From TFA:
"Sick of this guy taking up two spots every day, so we showed him you actually can still fit another car beside his,"
 
2013-07-31 05:42:34 PM  

xynix: Tony_Pepperoni: OgreMagi: When I drove a junker I'd go out of my way to park next to idiots who did that.

Same here.  :-)

Good move. I had a friend that went ballistic on a guy once who did that. Had to replace his truck door because he smashed and smashed and smashed it again the car next to his until his door was so warped he couldn't close it at all.

My only question with this video is how stupid must one be to spend 5+ minutes NOT going in through the passenger side door? I would have done that within 5 seconds..


No no no. A Jag-yoo-ahr driver simply does not climb across the center console like some Porsche-driving barbarian.
 
2013-07-31 05:45:51 PM  

salvador.hardin: Seat's Taken: R.A.Danny: There seemed to be no shortage of spots, why get worked up over it?

Is this a troll? It seems like a nice succint troll.  I'll bite.

I don't think they got worked up about it, they simply parked correctly in the next spot and decided to record and laugh at the outcome.  When I see someone has done something which indicates that the person has zero respect for the people of his/her community, I have no qualms about returning the disrespect shown.

I drive a POS and I park in a deck with super narrow spaces and there's plenty of them, but I still will open my door and check to make sure I'm in the lines before I consider myself parked, so I understand where you're coming from.

But if there's plenty of spaces and the person taking up multiple spaces parks far enough out in the lot (or doesn't take the prime spaces near the elevator), then there's really no inconvenience to anyone, and hence no disrespect to society at large.  A minor door ding can cost a lot to get repaired on an expensive car. If the person that dings your nice car isn't good enough to leave a note, then you're screwed. Like I said, its not a sufficient reason to inconvenience others, but if its not inconveniencing anyone then its an easy, socially neutral way to cut down the risk of incurring that cost.


Except that parking lots tend to fill up. Meaning that someone has to park elsewhere. It's also the elitist attitude of the person. I used to want to take a tire iron to the back of my foster brother's head when he did it. Nothing says "I'm a prick" like taking up two spots.
 
2013-07-31 05:47:38 PM  

Keys dude: Karmachamelion: A douche response isn't needed for every little thing that bugs you. And those guys' response was douchey.


Depends on circumstances.

If this was a one time offense, their response was major douchebaggery.

If he has been parking like this for weeks or months, and has been ignoring gentle hints and reminders and/or has been acting like a total tool (as the video seems to imply), then this is nothing more than poetic justice. If the truck had been right on the line and/or over it, it might still have been douchey. But the perfect parking job, so that it was the Jaguar itself that caused the problem, is a perfect hint.
 
2013-07-31 05:51:55 PM  

salvador.hardin: Seat's Taken: R.A.Danny: There seemed to be no shortage of spots, why get worked up over it?

Is this a troll? It seems like a nice succint troll.  I'll bite.

I don't think they got worked up about it, they simply parked correctly in the next spot and decided to record and laugh at the outcome.  When I see someone has done something which indicates that the person has zero respect for the people of his/her community, I have no qualms about returning the disrespect shown.

I drive a POS and I park in a deck with super narrow spaces and there's plenty of them, but I still will open my door and check to make sure I'm in the lines before I consider myself parked, so I understand where you're coming from.

But if there's plenty of spaces and the person taking up multiple spaces parks far enough out in the lot (or doesn't take the prime spaces near the elevator), then there's really no inconvenience to anyone, and hence no disrespect to society at large.  A minor door ding can cost a lot to get repaired on an expensive car. If the person that dings your nice car isn't good enough to leave a note, then you're screwed. Like I said, its not a sufficient reason to inconvenience others, but if its not inconveniencing anyone then its an easy, socially neutral way to cut down the risk of incurring that cost.


I'm not agreeing with what they did (yes, they were assholes).  I'm making a base assumption that this was a recurring event and that it was disrespectful to the local society.  With those assumptions, I could see taking a stand of some sort.  The best/first route I would have taken would be to speak directly to him and ask him to park correctly.  His response would have then set the course for my next action (hopefully it's resolved there).

I think we're pretty much on the same page.

/Worst I've ever done is use a grease pencil on someone's window to make some idle threat.  And this was for a recurring d-bag.  At Target/Home Depot, I just let it ride, man.
 
2013-07-31 05:52:19 PM  

xynix: My only question with this video is how stupid must one be to spend 5+ minutes NOT going in through the passenger side door? I would have done that within 5 seconds..

FAAAAAAAKE

//FTFY
 
2013-07-31 05:53:57 PM  
The stupid thing is that with the way that the space was set up, there was no reason for the Jag driver to park like that.  If he's alone, and if he's backing into the spot anyway, he could have simply moved his car over about another 2-3 feet to the left and put the passenger side door right by the curb.  That would have left plenty of space on the driver's side to avoid any dings.
 
2013-07-31 05:55:53 PM  
Waiting for drama. Still waiting.
 
2013-07-31 05:58:50 PM  
Some vapid twunt parked in front of my driveway.After about 90 minutes I called the cops.As I said to the officer why not just park in my driveway. She got a ticket.She just threw it aside like it was her third one that week.I told the Officer sorry about wasting your time.He said the last time he wrote a ticket like this it was at Steve Marriucci house.
 
2013-07-31 06:00:56 PM  
*richard dreyfuss hooper voice* I got that beat:

fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net
snapped this pic a while back. taking up FOUR goddamned spaces. FOUR! for a farking mitsubishi???
 
2013-07-31 06:11:40 PM  

Keys dude: Karmachamelion: A douche response isn't needed for every little thing that bugs you. And those guys' response was douchey.


Don't be a dumbass and I won't treat you like one.  Deal?
 
Bf+
2013-07-31 06:12:47 PM  
The thing that gets me the most is.... WHY GOD??
You have a nice car... i get it.  Take the extra-wide spot with only one neighbor.  So far so good. But, why that spot-- the one with a driver's door (more likely to open) next to your car?  OK... whatever, extra large spot-- shouldn't be a problem, plenty of space.  But parking it backwards?  As far to the right as you can get?   WTF is wrong with you!!??!

/Satisfying video.  A+.  Would watch again
//But it won't happen again, I bet.
 
2013-07-31 06:13:33 PM  

karmachameleon: Keys dude: Karmachamelion: A douche response isn't needed for every little thing that bugs you. And those guys' response was douchey.

Don't be a dumbass and I won't treat you like one.  Deal?


ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2013-07-31 06:14:54 PM  

FlashHarry: *richard dreyfuss hooper voice* I got that beat:

[fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net image 850x622]
snapped this pic a while back. taking up FOUR goddamned spaces. FOUR! for a farking mitsubishi???


But look at how far away the stores are, and look at all the empty spaces nearby. If there are closer available spaces, then who the fark cares if you take up two, as long as you're the only person inconvenienced? Busybody jackoffs, that's who.
 
2013-07-31 06:15:01 PM  
Meh, I've seen cars that did that passive aggressive shiat get keyed and tires slashed for less.

/but go ahead, maybe you can get a cool video
 
2013-07-31 06:32:28 PM  

Keys dude: Karmachamelion: A douche response isn't needed for every little thing that bugs you. And those guys' response was douchey.


So parking perfectly in your space is "douchey"?
 
2013-07-31 06:43:16 PM  
Seems like karmachamelion has serious anger issues. All I said was no reason to be a dick because someone happened to park a little wrong so the truck guys felt they had to go out of their way to be dicks. Which they did -- so much so, they planned to video it.
 
2013-07-31 06:45:12 PM  

Keys dude: Karmachamelion: A douche response isn't needed for every little thing that bugs you. And those guys' response was douchey.


Parking perfectly is a douche response?
 
2013-07-31 06:48:24 PM  
Ogre and the rest, you are all missing my point. It really has nothing to do with the parking per se ( I did say the guy did a bad parking job ). It's about overreacting in such a planned, plotted-out way to something quite minor.
 
2013-07-31 06:51:11 PM  

Keys dude: Ogre and the rest, you are all missing my point. It really has nothing to do with the parking per se ( I did say the guy did a bad parking job ). It's about overreacting in such a planned, plotted-out way to something quite minor.


According to the article, this particular person ALWAYS parked like that and it was bugging the entire office (I'm guessing they had limited parking available).  He was probably some high up marketing asshole.  They tend to be self entitled douche-nuggets.  So yes, they did plan it out a bit.  The entire point was to teach him a lesson.  The follow up was the next day the guy parked perfectly.
 
2013-07-31 06:52:08 PM  

Keys dude: Ogre and the rest, you are all missing my point. It really has nothing to do with the parking per se ( I did say the guy did a bad parking job ). It's about overreacting in such a planned, plotted-out way to something quite minor.


You own a black jaguar, don't you?
 
2013-07-31 06:56:04 PM  

Keys dude: Ogre and the rest, you are all missing my point. It really has nothing to do with the parking per se ( I did say the guy did a bad parking job ). It's about overreacting in such a planned, plotted-out way to something quite minor.


Having fun with a douche isn't overreacting, it's fun.
 
2013-07-31 06:58:11 PM  
Well, I won't win this debate but I respect all of your opinions while still disagreeing.
 
2013-07-31 06:59:05 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Keys dude: Ogre and the rest, you are all missing my point. It really has nothing to do with the parking per se ( I did say the guy did a bad parking job ). It's about overreacting in such a planned, plotted-out way to something quite minor.

Having fun with a douche isn't overreacting, it's fun.


Having fun with a douche is considered a public service and should be encouraged, like picking up trash in a public park.
 
2013-07-31 07:07:46 PM  

Keys dude: Karmachamelion: A douche response isn't needed for every little thing that bugs you. And those guys' response was douchey.


What they did was a public service to others he'd have no problem inconveniencing elsewhere. They taught him a lesson which seemed to have sunk in by the next day: Don't be a self-centered prick and violate accepted communal behaviors developed to fairly share resources.
 
2013-07-31 07:08:14 PM  

FlashHarry: *richard dreyfuss hooper voice* I got that beat:

[fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net image 850x622]
snapped this pic a while back. taking up FOUR goddamned spaces. FOUR! for a farking mitsubishi???


I'll have to take a picture tomorrow of about a dozen or so parking spots at the carpool site taken up by some retard who parks his semi and trailer there for days on end.

\and yes, some people have boxed him in before just because he's a dick
\\is it just me, or does Zhagyouahr guy look like he's about to cry when he sits in his passenger seat about halfway through?
 
2013-07-31 07:12:16 PM  

salvador.hardin: A minor door ding can cost a lot to get repaired on an expensive car.


Solution: Think twice before getting an expensive car or live with the choice you made and take the risks.

The wealthy continue to think they don't have to follow the rules the rest of us do and are entitled to accommodations when they don't exist. Use a valet or hire a driver if your precious car is too expensive to fix.
 
Qel [TotalFark]
2013-07-31 07:14:27 PM  
He's lucky they didn't key it....
 
2013-07-31 07:20:07 PM  
Keep a mechanical grease pencil in your glovebox instead of the stupid little business cards. They cards just get tossed on the ground and ignored. Grease pencil on the windshield does not damage the car. Is usually not seen until they sit in the car and look out. When they try to wipe it off it just smears.
www.westcoastpaddler.com
 
2013-07-31 07:25:10 PM  

roadkillontheweb: Keep a mechanical grease pencil in your glovebox instead of the stupid little business cards. They cards just get tossed on the ground and ignored. Grease pencil on the windshield does not damage the car. Is usually not seen until they sit in the car and look out. When they try to wipe it off it just smears.
[www.westcoastpaddler.com image 300x300]


Bonus points if you teach yourself to write backwards so they can read it when they get into the car.
 
2013-07-31 07:34:05 PM  

lohphat: Keys dude: Karmachamelion: A douche response isn't needed for every little thing that bugs you. And those guys' response was douchey.

What they did was a public service to others he'd have no problem inconveniencing elsewhere. They taught him a lesson which seemed to have sunk in by the next day: Don't be a self-centered prick and violate accepted communal behaviors developed to fairly share resources.


Does that mean I can't sleep on the train either?
 
2013-07-31 07:49:02 PM  

roadkillontheweb: Keep a mechanical grease pencil in your glovebox instead of the stupid little business cards. They cards just get tossed on the ground and ignored. Grease pencil on the windshield does not damage the car. Is usually not seen until they sit in the car and look out. When they try to wipe it off it just smears.
[www.westcoastpaddler.com image 300x300]


That thing would melt into a hot mess in a New York minute if I left that in my glove box.
 
2013-07-31 08:00:49 PM  

OgreMagi: When I drove a junker I'd go out of my way to park next to idiots who did that.  I now have a new car, so I don't dare do something like that.


Whenever I feel bad about still driving my trashy-looking 1998 Ford Escort I try to take a moment and find a douchebag like this to park next to.

Suddenly, I remember why I love my car.
 
2013-07-31 08:07:34 PM  
I once parked my freshly-painted-and-restored car as far as humanly possible from other cars. Alone is an sea of empty spots. Came back an hour later to find another car doorhandle to doorhandle with mine. Recognizing the other car as a co-worker who was being a smartass, I decided to play the "grease pencil on the side window" card. Lacking a grease pencil, I substitued my wifes lipstick for the job. Little did I know that lipstick has all kinds of ground up abrasive bits in it (makes it sparkle!).

Monday morning, my co-worker was less than pleased with the apparently permanent message i'd etched on his window.

Ooops.
 
2013-07-31 08:18:01 PM  
Keys dude: but I respect all of your opinions while still disagreeing.

and this is why you lose; not because you're clearly wrong (you are, as you failed to read a few words in TFA) but because you lack conviction.
 
2013-07-31 08:36:11 PM  
Ultra, then let me revise: I respect some, not all, of the opinions. And my conviction stands; arguing online means nothing. I stated my convictions in my Boobies and subsequent ones. Everyone knows where I stand. I just choose to not argue it anymore.
 
2013-07-31 08:39:09 PM  
WTH ? I did NOT write Boobies in my response to Ultra! I wrote something to the effect that I responded to something else. No idea where they came from.
 
2013-07-31 08:43:11 PM  
Keys dude: arguing online means nothing

It means everything.
 
2013-07-31 08:44:59 PM  

Keys dude: WTH ? I did NOT write Boobies in my response to Ultra! I wrote something to the effect that I responded to something else. No idea where they came from.


Unexpected boobies are frequently the best.

/sometimes they can be the worst, though...
//you got filterpwned
 
2013-07-31 08:50:27 PM  

Keys dude: WTH ? I did NOT write Boobies in my response to Ultra! I wrote something to the effect that I responded to something else. No idea where they came from.


You've been here 6 years and have no idea what happened?
 
2013-07-31 08:56:37 PM  

WelldeadLink: Had someone actually park behind me in a shopping mall lot once. But they left their car unlocked and it had a manual transmission. Put it in neutral, pushed it into the aisle... and I drove away.


Nice!!!!
 
2013-07-31 08:59:54 PM  

karmachameleon: Keys dude: Karmachamelion: A douche response isn't needed for every little thing that bugs you. And those guys' response was douchey.

So parking perfectly in your space is "douchey"?


Sure when you park like a douche, you defend them.
 
2013-07-31 09:04:30 PM  
So Washington DC knows no snow etiquette.

After the 'Snowpocalypse', it was time for me to clear out the cars.  Being someone from the Northeast, before a snow you park your cars bumper to bumper, then after it snows you make a path for one car and move it forward so you can shovel out what is left, then move your car back into the spot.      Naturally, standard DC driver decided that during step 'move the car to shovel the rest' was a good time to zip into the half-shoveled space and scamper off.   The speed at which they fled from their car said to me that they felt 'oh so clever' at getting away with not having to shovel a space.

Defeated, I consigned myself to digging out another spot for my car.  It was a lot of work, there was a lot of snow to move this time.   By the time I was finished, I had cleared a nice wide parking space for my vehicle.   Of course, there was a new, very large snowpile where the offending car had once been.   In my haste to clear a new spot, I had accidentally buried the other car.  Feeling bad, I quickly fetched a bucket of hot water, hoping to melt the snow off the car.  It didn't seem to be working too well, so I poured a few more buckets over it to see if that wouldn't help.

In the end, the bastard got their parking space.   They must have really liked it a lot, because the 5'x10' block of ice wasn't moved for several days.

(To be nice, I watched the vehicle for when they returned.  I had the truck I used to plow with in upstate NY parked around the corner in case there was an emergency and they needed to get out quickly.   But oh god it was sweet when she walked up to her ice-car in clubbing gear.)
 
2013-07-31 09:05:54 PM  

roadkillontheweb: Keep a mechanical grease pencil in your glovebox instead of the stupid little business cards. They cards just get tossed on the ground and ignored. Grease pencil on the windshield does not damage the car. Is usually not seen until they sit in the car and look out. When they try to wipe it off it just smears.
[www.westcoastpaddler.com image 300x300]


This is why I come to Fark. I learn so much.
 
2013-07-31 09:09:22 PM  

Keys dude: Ogre and the rest, you are all missing my point. It really has nothing to do with the parking per se ( I did say the guy did a bad parking job ). It's about overreacting in such a planned, plotted-out way to something quite minor.


How is it overreacting to perfectly park within the lines?   See, that's the best part about it as the guy didn't encroach or cross the white lines.
 
2013-07-31 09:13:39 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: roadkillontheweb: Keep a mechanical grease pencil in your glovebox instead of the stupid little business cards. They cards just get tossed on the ground and ignored. Grease pencil on the windshield does not damage the car. Is usually not seen until they sit in the car and look out. When they try to wipe it off it just smears.
[www.westcoastpaddler.com image 300x300]

That thing would melt into a hot mess in a New York minute if I left that in my glove box.


They actually have a rather high melting point.  It's the same basic material as those paint sticks you can use to mark paths while hunting.  Left plenty of those in my glove box year round only to find them again still in the octagonal shape while other items had melted.
 
2013-07-31 09:19:40 PM  
People who back into a parking space are morons. It takes more time to back into a space than it does to back out into the travel lanes.
 
2013-07-31 09:29:04 PM  
jst3p: People who back into a parking space are morons. It takes more time to back into a space than it does to back out into the travel lanes.

sometimes it's more about geometry than speed. Also, what kind of day do you have where that extra second makes the difference?
 
2013-07-31 09:39:43 PM  

jst3p: People who back into a parking space are morons. It takes more time to back into a space than it does to back out into the travel lanes.


You've never driven a pickup truck before I'm guessing.  When the road or space is narrow, backing in is sometimes your only option, speed has little to do with it.   The back end of your car turns faster with less space because your steering wheels are on the front.
 
2013-07-31 09:40:15 PM  

Haplo127x: lohphat: Keys dude: Karmachamelion: A douche response isn't needed for every little thing that bugs you. And those guys' response was douchey.

What they did was a public service to others he'd have no problem inconveniencing elsewhere. They taught him a lesson which seemed to have sunk in by the next day: Don't be a self-centered prick and violate accepted communal behaviors developed to fairly share resources.

Does that mean I can't sleep on the train either?


Go right ahead, just keep to your designated half/third of the seat.
/laughed throughout the video
 
2013-07-31 10:06:02 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: roadkillontheweb: Keep a mechanical grease pencil in your glovebox instead of the stupid little business cards. They cards just get tossed on the ground and ignored. Grease pencil on the windshield does not damage the car. Is usually not seen until they sit in the car and look out. When they try to wipe it off it just smears.
[www.westcoastpaddler.com image 300x300]

That thing would melt into a hot mess in a New York minute if I left that in my glove box.


Have carried one for years and never had one melt. Did it in SoCal and in Iowa never has been an issue. Put it in a ziplock bag if you are worried about that
 
2013-07-31 10:08:25 PM  

OgreMagi: When I drove a junker I'd go out of my way to park next to idiots who did that.  I now have a new car, so I don't dare do something like that.


I still do. I'm older, meaner, and have better insurance. Plus I have a law firm on retainer for my business anyway. I might as well risk using them.

These guys are amateurs. Had I done it, he'd have been stuck until he found me and asked politely or I left.
 
2013-07-31 10:08:45 PM  

FlashHarry: *richard dreyfuss hooper voice* I got that beat:

[fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net image 850x622]
snapped this pic a while back. taking up FOUR goddamned spaces. FOUR! for a farking mitsubishi???


Yes, this is how most of those stinkers do it.  With the jag, it looks like it could have been accidental if one didn't know he did it every day.
 
2013-07-31 10:15:41 PM  

Haplo127x: lohphat: Keys dude: Karmachamelion: A douche response isn't needed for every little thing that bugs you. And those guys' response was douchey.

What they did was a public service to others he'd have no problem inconveniencing elsewhere. They taught him a lesson which seemed to have sunk in by the next day: Don't be a self-centered prick and violate accepted communal behaviors developed to fairly share resources.

Does that mean I can't sleep on the train either?


Sleeping while not drooling on your seatmate is fine. putting your dirty shoes and feet on the seat opposite you is not.

Didn't your parents socialize you to acceptable and respectful public behavior?
 
2013-07-31 10:40:40 PM  
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imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-07-31 11:32:23 PM  

jst3p: People who back into a parking space are morons. It takes more time to back into a space than it does to back out into the travel lanes.


You must suck at driving
 
2013-07-31 11:39:13 PM  

styckx: jst3p: People who back into a parking space are morons. It takes more time to back into a space than it does to back out into the travel lanes.

You must suck at driving


You must suck at parking.
 
2013-07-31 11:41:01 PM  

kim jong-un: So Washington DC knows no snow etiquette.

After the 'Snowpocalypse', it was time for me to clear out the cars.  Being someone from the Northeast, before a snow you park your cars bumper to bumper, then after it snows you make a path for one car and move it forward so you can shovel out what is left, then move your car back into the spot.      Naturally, standard DC driver decided that during step 'move the car to shovel the rest' was a good time to zip into the half-shoveled space and scamper off.   The speed at which they fled from their car said to me that they felt 'oh so clever' at getting away with not having to shovel a space.

Defeated, I consigned myself to digging out another spot for my car.  It was a lot of work, there was a lot of snow to move this time.   By the time I was finished, I had cleared a nice wide parking space for my vehicle.   Of course, there was a new, very large snowpile where the offending car had once been.   In my haste to clear a new spot, I had accidentally buried the other car.  Feeling bad, I quickly fetched a bucket of hot water, hoping to melt the snow off the car.  It didn't seem to be working too well, so I poured a few more buckets over it to see if that wouldn't help.

In the end, the bastard got their parking space.   They must have really liked it a lot, because the 5'x10' block of ice wasn't moved for several days.

(To be nice, I watched the vehicle for when they returned.  I had the truck I used to plow with in upstate NY parked around the corner in case there was an emergency and they needed to get out quickly.   But oh god it was sweet when she walked up to her ice-car in clubbing gear.)


Such a good Samaritan for helping that nice young lady after you realized your mistake
 
2013-07-31 11:42:09 PM  

jst3p: People who back into a parking space are morons. It takes more time to back into a space than it does to back out into the travel lanes.


Travel lanes?  It's a parking lot, not Route 66.

Sometime I back in (or pull through) because of how hot the day is going to be, so that the driver's seat and steering wheel aren't blasted by the sun for 8 hours.
 
2013-07-31 11:45:16 PM  

jst3p: People who back into a parking space are morons. It takes more time to back into a space than it does to back out into the travel lanes.


try your method with a cargo van, or anything larger than mid-sized sedan, and let me know how it works out for you

/have driven everything from a smart car to a 5-ton, and backing in to a parking space is my "go to"
 
2013-07-31 11:56:19 PM  
One of my asshole neighbors parked over the line next to my car, forcing me to climb over from the passenger side. If it was anywhere else but where I live, I would have let all the air out of his tires.
 
2013-08-01 12:11:25 AM  
I did something similar earlier this year, and documented it for fun. No video, I'm not that sophisticated

http://thisiswhyyoureadick.tumblr.com/post/40093933637/cockblock
 
2013-08-01 12:16:43 AM  
This is why I park in my garage.
 
2013-08-01 12:34:31 AM  
Lol! Jason Pope standard Tx
A-hole (don't mess with Texas!!)


Or winner of Troll edition of Playa Hater of the year award!
 
2013-08-01 12:48:17 AM  

FlashHarry: *richard dreyfuss hooper voice* I got that beat:

[fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net image 850x622]
snapped this pic a while back. taking up FOUR goddamned spaces. FOUR! for a farking mitsubishi???


It-su-bush-i....
 
2013-08-01 12:52:35 AM  
If this isn't fake, this is what it looks like to me.

Douche gets in early every day, and takes a choice spot right next to the building. He parks JUST slightly over so that every day, people avoid that space, but he isn't technically taking both spaces. And he backs in, because that is how the valet would do it for his sweet Jag.

Quite a puss move, and his reaction to the situation is even more puss. Spineless, soft douche. Who the fark couldn't get in from the passenger side on the first try?
 
2013-08-01 01:52:04 AM  
I've done this many times in the past, but never had the sense to film the reaction. Priceless! Bravo for justice!
 
2013-08-01 05:31:59 AM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: This is why I park in my garage.


Ditto,  It's always best to park your own car in your own garage.  Or you can let your neighbor park his car in your garage for a fee.
 
2013-08-01 05:39:21 AM  

jst3p: People who back into a parking space are morons. It takes more time to back into a space than it does to back out into the travel lanes.


It depends on the venue.  There are tons of scenarios where people trickle in then leave all at once.  This happens at my kid's elementary school.  It's easier and safer to back the car into a space when arriving (low traffic) than it is to back out of the space when leaving (farking Armageddon).  It's definitely safer/better all around.  I'd say 3/4 of the parents do it.

Otherwise, like other's have mentioned, turning radius/diameter plays a role.  Some cars are surprisingly bad. Corvettes have a 40ft turning diameter.  I guess Image >>> Tug boat handling.  So the drivers are sorta not douche bags when they back into spaces.  On the other hand, some truck drivers fark up their already crappy turning radius with a custom suspension.  They feel entitled to a lifetime of privilege when swinging into traffic for left hand turns, right hand turns, going straight, and or parking.
 
2013-08-01 07:04:00 AM  
Back when I lived in an apartment one of my neighbors drove a Saab (you know what they're like) and would always park diagonally across 3 spots. sometimes I would park parallel to his with only a few inches between us. This went on for 3 years. Eventually I moved but he was still parking like a dick.
 
2013-08-01 08:27:33 AM  
Pentaxian:

Jaguar - For men who'd like hand-jobs from beautiful women they hardly know.

Volvo - They're boxy, but they're good.
 
2013-08-01 08:35:23 AM  

RaceBoatDriver: jst3p: People who back into a parking space are morons. It takes more time to back into a space than it does to back out into the travel lanes.

It depends on the venue.  There are tons of scenarios where people trickle in then leave all at once.  This happens at my kid's elementary school.  It's easier and safer to back the car into a space when arriving (low traffic) than it is to back out of the space when leaving (farking Armageddon).  It's definitely safer/better all around.  I'd say 3/4 of the parents do it.

Otherwise, like other's have mentioned, turning radius/diameter plays a role.  Some cars are surprisingly bad. Corvettes have a 40ft turning diameter.  I guess Image >>> Tug boat handling.  So the drivers are sorta not douche bags when they back into spaces.  On the other hand, some truck drivers fark up their already crappy turning radius with a custom suspension.  They feel entitled to a lifetime of privilege when swinging into traffic for left hand turns, right hand turns, going straight, and or parking.




Wide tires limit your turning radius. But they improve handling. Zipping into small parking spaces is definitely not their strong point.
 
2013-08-01 09:03:14 AM  

leftymcrighty: I did something similar earlier this year, and documented it for fun. No video, I'm not that sophisticated

http://thisiswhyyoureadick.tumblr.com/post/40093933637/cockblock


I tend not to get worked up about where lines are if there's snow on the ground.  Kind of hard to tell...
 
2013-08-01 09:07:12 AM  
www.lolriot.com
 
2013-08-01 10:28:16 AM  
Video is now private. Does anyone have an alternative link? Thanks!
 
2013-08-01 10:28:31 AM  

leftymcrighty: I did something similar earlier this year, and documented it for fun. No video, I'm not that sophisticated

http://thisiswhyyoureadick.tumblr.com/post/40093933637/cockblock


If he arrives early in the morning, and there's been a dusting or some blowing overnight, then he can't see the lines.  Which makes you the douchebag.
 
Ant [TotalFark]
2013-08-01 10:38:52 AM  

FlashHarry: *richard dreyfuss hooper voice* I got that beat:

[fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net image 850x622]
snapped this pic a while back. taking up FOUR goddamned spaces. FOUR! for a farking mitsubishi???


Well it is an Evo.

I can almost kinda sympathize with what they think they're trying to accomplish, but fighting cluelessly and willfully inconsiderate door dingers by parking like a douche is not the way to go. It just pisses people off so the'll be more likely to fark with your car.


/really, really, really hate door dingers
 
Ant [TotalFark]
2013-08-01 10:47:55 AM  

lohphat: salvador.hardin: A minor door ding can cost a lot to get repaired on an expensive car.

Solution: Think twice before getting an expensive car or live with the choice you made and take the risks.

The wealthy continue to think they don't have to follow the rules the rest of us do and are entitled to accommodations when they don't exist. Use a valet or hire a driver if your precious car is too expensive to fix.


This has nothing to do with being wealthy. Wealthy people can afford to have their door dings fixed. I can't.

A minor door ding is expensive to fix on any car. Why can't people be a little more considerate when they open their door to make sure they don't dent someone's car? I am always careful, even if the car next to me is a rusty POS. Is it too much to expect the same consideration from others?
 
2013-08-01 10:50:10 AM  
Anyone got a link for the video?  It's been set to private.
 
Ant [TotalFark]
2013-08-01 10:51:52 AM  

jst3p: People who back into a parking space are morons. It takes more time to back into a space than it does to back out into the travel lanes.


You're just saying that because you suck at driving backwards. ;-)
 
2013-08-01 10:52:33 AM  

Ant: lohphat: salvador.hardin: A minor door ding can cost a lot to get repaired on an expensive car.

Solution: Think twice before getting an expensive car or live with the choice you made and take the risks.

The wealthy continue to think they don't have to follow the rules the rest of us do and are entitled to accommodations when they don't exist. Use a valet or hire a driver if your precious car is too expensive to fix.

This has nothing to do with being wealthy. Wealthy people can afford to have their door dings fixed. I can't.

A minor door ding is expensive to fix on any car. Why can't people be a little more considerate when they open their door to make sure they don't dent someone's car? I am always careful, even if the car next to me is a rusty POS. Is it too much to expect the same consideration from others?


It is NOT too much to expect the same from others.  This thread is essentially about respect for others, just the level of which it matters (in the case of parking lots) is the point of any argument.

I, like others, like my car, and often park near the back of the lot.  I will not, regardless of any other circumstance, take two spots.  I just hope that if anyone parks next to me, they are considerate.

Also, I make sure my kid is aware of the car next to us when we park.  Kids are the dangerous ones.  Door dings suck.
 
Ant [TotalFark]
2013-08-01 10:58:07 AM  

jst3p: People who back into a parking space are morons. It takes more time to back into a space than it does to back out into the travel lanes.


Obligatory

i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-01 11:08:09 AM  

Ant: jst3p: People who back into a parking space are morons. It takes more time to back into a space than it does to back out into the travel lanes.

Obligatory

[i.imgur.com image 350x377]


No, it really isn't
 
2013-08-01 11:15:56 AM  

jst3p: People who back into a parking space are morons. It takes more time to back into a space than it does to back out into the travel lanes.


I prefer to back in because I have better visibility while entering and exiting the space, making a fender-bender much less likely.  It might take a few extra seconds, but I think the safety consideration is worthwhile.
 
2013-08-01 11:46:35 AM  

post0089: Video is now private. Does anyone have an alternative link? Thanks!


PsyLord: Anyone got a link for the video?  It's been set to private.


A YouTube search for "don't park like a jerk" pulls it up easily.

Link
 
Ant [TotalFark]
2013-08-01 12:19:33 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Ant: jst3p: People who back into a parking space are morons. It takes more time to back into a space than it does to back out into the travel lanes.

Obligatory

[i.imgur.com image 350x377]

No, it really isn't


Yes, it really is
 
2013-08-01 12:39:03 PM  

jst3p: People who back into a parking space are morons. It takes more time to back into a space than it does to back out into the travel lanes.


Common sense says it's safer backing in when you have a larger field of vision, than when backing out and it's reduced. Especially in places that get crowded or stay busy like malls, or event parking.

I'm sure always pulling in works well at Sonics.
 
2013-08-01 12:48:42 PM  

Zombalupagus: post0089: Video is now private. Does anyone have an alternative link? Thanks!

PsyLord: Anyone got a link for the video?  It's been set to private.

A YouTube search for "don't park like a jerk" pulls it up easily.

Link


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWsj_h5Rz50

Thanks, Zomba. This also worked well.
 
2013-08-01 12:48:53 PM  
I have two really nice cars and will park them far away from other cars in the lot just to keep them safe unintentional dings and scratches.  Unfortunately sometimes a parking lot is near full and it becomes impossible to find a "safe" spot.  Then I either leave or take my chances depending on where I am and the importance of the stop.  But please people, have a care when you open your doors regardless of how nice the car beside you is.
 
2013-08-01 12:49:15 PM  

FrancoFile: leftymcrighty: I did something similar earlier this year, and documented it for fun. No video, I'm not that sophisticated

http://thisiswhyyoureadick.tumblr.com/post/40093933637/cockblock

If he arrives early in the morning, and there's been a dusting or some blowing overnight, then he can't see the lines.  Which makes you the douchebag.


Oh I considered that. There was no snowfall, and the only snow nearby is hard packed snow that won't blow over the lot in the night. You can rest assured that he just parks this way. I only took a few pictures, but he kept parking like a shiat for about a month afterwards.
 
2013-08-01 12:53:53 PM  
I rather doubt the Jag driver is going to learn a lesson everyone wanted him to learn because he ended up getting out in the end. I think the lesson he learned is that he shouldn't take so long to move from the passenger seat to the driver seat rather then he needs to park better. 

The better lesson would be if the SUV blocked him from being able to drive out all together. Or even a better lesson would besomeone crapping on the hood of his carand leaving a note explaining very kindly that they disagree with how he parked. He might get the lesson then.

I would say he even unintentionally trolled all the people watching by making them waste their time.  How many people watched? 3+ from the camera side alone? So he made those people waste 18 plus minutes and everyone who watched the video. So potential millions x 6 minutes wasted by all of us fools D:
 
2013-08-01 12:54:04 PM  
Anyone ever use a note like this or something like "Sorry I ding'ed your car, but you were parked way over the line" when you actually haven't ding'ed it (just to make the SOB look around all paranoid?)

lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-08-01 01:13:02 PM  

Qchucka: Or even a better lesson would be someone crapping on the hood of his car...

i1.wp.com



Parking properly - albeit in a fashion that showed the Jag owner his poor parking by blocking the door - filming the reaction, and making a mockery of the guy on the Intertubes seems like a pretty tame way of dealing with the Jag owner.  Neither he nor his property were harmed, and no doubt he'll have people explaining to him his error for years to come.
 
2013-08-01 01:46:36 PM  

leftymcrighty: I did something similar earlier this year, and documented it for fun. No video, I'm not that sophisticated

http://thisiswhyyoureadick.tumblr.com/post/40093933637/cockblock


"I know I said I'd retire double parking posts unless they were especially egregious, but I couldn't help myself because look it's a canoe. "
Hey, if you had a semi trailer balanced on top of your canoe, you'd also be entitled to use two parking spots.
 
2013-08-01 02:26:39 PM  

OgreMagi: like picking up trash in a public park.


Don't talk about my sister like that! :p
 
2013-08-01 02:57:40 PM  

Zombalupagus: post0089: Video is now private. Does anyone have an alternative link? Thanks!

PsyLord: Anyone got a link for the video?  It's been set to private.

A YouTube search for "don't park like a jerk" pulls it up easily.

Link


Ah me, its been a while since that happened.
 
2013-08-01 03:21:58 PM  

post0089: Zombalupagus: post0089: Video is now private. Does anyone have an alternative link? Thanks!

PsyLord: Anyone got a link for the video?  It's been set to private.

A YouTube search for "don't park like a jerk" pulls it up easily.

Link

---

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWsj_h5Rz50

Thanks, Zomba. This also worked well.


I gave pretty clear instructions on how to find the parking video in my post, so it's not like I let people down.

My video link was just a little bonus. Guess I should have used a slashie.


420Counsellor: Ah me, its been a while since that happened.


To be fair, this is only the second time I have done this in four years here. The other time is when people expected to see a link to a video that was an internet meme about an internet meme. Instead they only got a link to an internet meme.

/too bad there is no LMGTFY for YouTube.
 
2013-08-01 03:26:30 PM  

Qchucka: I rather doubt the Jag driver is going to learn a lesson everyone wanted him to learn because he ended up getting out in the end. I think the lesson he learned is that he shouldn't take so long to move from the passenger seat to the driver seat rather then he needs to park better


He'll probably just pull in front-first or park on the other side of the island next time.  That's when you park a motorcycle next to him.
 
2013-08-01 05:08:09 PM  

ultraholland: jst3p: People who back into a parking space are morons. It takes more time to back into a space than it does to back out into the travel lanes.

sometimes it's more about geometry than speed. Also, what kind of day do you have where that extra second makes the difference?


He's got to be at the gym in 26 minutes!
 
2013-08-01 08:43:27 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-01 09:14:36 PM  

Earguy: [i.imgur.com image 850x634]


Mom?
 
2013-08-01 09:27:21 PM  

Earguy: [i.imgur.com image 850x634]


Serious question (well serious for Fark so not all that important nor serious), could the guy with the black car in the middle call the cops & have the Cadillac ticketed or towed?  It looks like a mall/office so it probably isn't his property, but he still can't get out (like if someone parked blocking your driveway)
 
2013-08-01 10:35:05 PM  

Recoil Therapy: Earguy: [i.imgur.com image 850x634]

Serious question (well serious for Fark so not all that important nor serious), could the guy with the black car in the middle call the cops & have the Cadillac ticketed or towed?  It looks like a mall/office so it probably isn't his property, but he still can't get out (like if someone parked blocking your driveway)


I guess it depends on where you are, and if the cops have jurisdiction.  I've complained about parking in a city-owned garage (looking at you, Mr. SUV in a "Small Car Only" space, and been told there's nothing they can do.  Likewise, a car blocking an alley that's private property, even though it's a commonly used walkway open to the public used to access a public courtyard.

If you actually own the property, you could get them to do something, but otherwise the cops really don't want to get involved.
 
2013-08-01 10:48:42 PM  

Recoil Therapy: Earguy: [i.imgur.com image 850x634]

Serious question (well serious for Fark so not all that important nor serious), could the guy with the black car in the middle call the cops & have the Cadillac ticketed or towed?  It looks like a mall/office so it probably isn't his property, but he still can't get out (like if someone parked blocking your driveway)


If they're blocking your car from getting out, maybe your city has some relevant rules.
But do you have an oxyacetylene torch in your car?
 
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