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2013-07-31 05:21:23 PM
4 votes:

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 03:49:45 PM
4 votes:
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.

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2013-07-31 03:16:27 PM
3 votes:
6 minute video? No thanks.
2013-07-31 09:04:30 PM
2 votes:
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 05:53:57 PM
2 votes:
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 05:47:38 PM
2 votes:

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 05:14:24 PM
2 votes:

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 04:55:50 PM
2 votes:

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 03:36:02 PM
2 votes:

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 11:42:09 PM
1 votes:

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 09:19:40 PM
1 votes:
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 09:09:22 PM
1 votes:

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 09:05:54 PM
1 votes:

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.
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2013-07-31 08:50:27 PM
1 votes:

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 08:18:01 PM
1 votes:
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 07:12:16 PM
1 votes:

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.
2013-07-31 07:07:46 PM
1 votes:

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 06:59:05 PM
1 votes:

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 06:56:04 PM
1 votes:

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 06:51:11 PM
1 votes:

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 06:45:12 PM
1 votes:

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?
Bf+
2013-07-31 06:12:47 PM
1 votes:
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 06:00:56 PM
1 votes:
*richard dreyfuss hooper voice* I got that beat:

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snapped this pic a while back. taking up FOUR goddamned spaces. FOUR! for a farking mitsubishi???
2013-07-31 05:45:51 PM
1 votes:

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 05:33:51 PM
1 votes:

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 05:30:45 PM
1 votes:
that was long and torturous but I couldn't stop watching.
2013-07-31 05:15:20 PM
1 votes:
I spelled a word wrong above.  Apologies to the offended.
2013-07-31 04:54:35 PM
1 votes:
This is why it's good to own a beater.
2013-07-31 03:36:14 PM
1 votes:
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 03:16:38 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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