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(Opposing Views)   Pardon me, sir, but it appears your vehicle is obstructing the progress of my automobile due to what appears to be a double-parking situation. Would you mind terribly moving it, lest we exchange fatal gunfire?   (opposingviews.com) divider line 19
    More: Stupid, West Philadelphia, Temple University, gunshots  
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2013-11-04 01:54:10 PM  
5 votes:
I'd just like to reiterate my general point that Opposing Views is a website wholly without merit, a pointless hole in the internet that has no useful function whatsoever.
2013-11-04 03:26:21 PM  
3 votes:
csb...

Several weeks ago, I was dropping off a friend at his home. As I was driving down a one-way street, there was a guy there who was double parked, blocking my way. I couldn't turn around because it was a one-way street. Although his van's engine was running, I didn't see anyone around. It was a really long day, and I was tired, so this really started to bug me. I put my car in park, and got out to find the asswipe who would be so inconsiderate.

All of a sudden, a guy comes running out of the gate. He's pushing a handtruck with a big box on it. He raises his and and says, "Sorry! I couldn't find a place to park and I needed to load this in my van. I'll be gone in a few seconds. Thanks!" I said, "No problem. Need any help?" He said, "Thanks, but I got it. Sorry again, man." He loaded up the box, threw the handtruck in his van and left. I dropped my friend off, then went hope and fell asleep.
2013-11-04 01:56:04 PM  
3 votes:
I hate double parkers. Unless it is an emergency or you are handicapped, find a farking parking spot.
2013-11-04 04:05:53 PM  
2 votes:

czei: Atomic Spunk: All of a sudden, a guy comes running out of the gate. He's pushing a handtruck with a big box on it. He raises his and and says, "Sorry! I couldn't find a place to park and I needed to load this in my van. I'll be gone in a few seconds."

One time I was blocked in by this big-ass SUV... I started to get out of the car, the other driver gets out, and low and behold it was my father-in-law, picking up a new appliance for the vacation home he lets me use for free.


These are the stories that keep me from getting fumed in these situations.  I consider this: not everyone is out to ruin my day.  Most people are generally good, and sometimes they make decisions that inconvenience others, not because they're bad people, it's because they're just going about their business and trying to just get the job done.

Inconvenience won't kill me, but when someone does something dangerous that can have an effect on others, that's when I get mad.

/like people carrying guns around everywhere they go when it's not part of their job
2013-11-04 04:01:46 PM  
2 votes:
"While the security guard was licensed to carry a firearm as part of his job, it is unclear why Ellis had one."

possibly because west philly is a crime-ridden shiat hole and it's unwise to not have some means of self defense when traveling there at 3am?
2013-11-04 03:30:16 PM  
2 votes:

Atomic Spunk: csb...

Several weeks ago, I was dropping off a friend at his home. As I was driving down a one-way street, there was a guy there who was double parked, blocking my way. I couldn't turn around because it was a one-way street. Although his van's engine was running, I didn't see anyone around. It was a really long day, and I was tired, so this really started to bug me. I put my car in park, and got out to find the asswipe who would be so inconsiderate.

All of a sudden, a guy comes running out of the gate. He's pushing a handtruck with a big box on it. He raises his and and says, "Sorry! I couldn't find a place to park and I needed to load this in my van. I'll be gone in a few seconds. Thanks!" I said, "No problem. Need any help?" He said, "Thanks, but I got it. Sorry again, man." He loaded up the box, threw the handtruck in his van and left. I dropped my friend off, then went hope and fell asleep.


This is how normal people solve problems.
2013-11-04 04:17:51 PM  
1 votes:
Based on the quotes given in the article about the security guard... it's not beyond a reasonable doubt to assume he's black. Apparently too the security guard had a problem with the man simply pulling up him behind him trying to get by?


Let's backup though -- who was in the wrong first?  The double parker obviously. It's also not unreasonable to assume that based on his language and actions the security guard tried the ghetto trick of flashing his piece to try and scare the (legal) motorist off.

I hope they figure out what really happened.  I'd easily believe though that the 25 year old was some hot head ghetto POS that thought he was a real cop who could pull abuses like double parking.
2013-11-04 04:10:15 PM  
1 votes:

Heamer: FrancoFile: Also done a lot by delivery drivers

A friend of mine who used to be a UPS driver once told me that UPS will pay double-parking tickets, but will not pay any other parking violations incurred by their fleet of trucks. I don't know if this is true, but it helps explain why delivery trucks so frequently double-park.


In NYC, UPS, Fedex, and a few others just pay the city a flat fee to cover all parking violations. About 10 years ago, UPS went on strike, and the city gov't shiat itself, cause they lost a few million a month for that flat fee.

I guess what the city is saying is that if you're rich enough, laws don't apply to you, or something.
2013-11-04 03:59:23 PM  
1 votes:

Xenomech: I don't understand "double parking".  Do some people in the US just park in the middle of the street if there is no room to park along the curb?  Why would someone even think of doing that??


Yes. Selfishness. "It'll only take a minute!"

//Consider it temporary parking for the socially challenged and narcissistic.
2013-11-04 03:59:12 PM  
1 votes:

Carn: Literally Addicted: Isolated incident...

Only responsible gun owners...

Guns don't kill people...


/need a copy/paste for those, they're used often enough

I think maybe the politeness comes from the people who witnessed the guy get gunned down by the responsible guy.


Which one was the "responsible" one again?   Responsible people park responsibly, react reasonably to a situation and/or don't necessarily feel the need to use a gun to make their point in a disagreement.  Doesn't sound like either of these fools were responsible.
2013-11-04 03:55:15 PM  
1 votes:
I don't understand "double parking".  Do some people in the US just park in the middle of the street if there is no room to park along the curb?  Why would someone even think of doing that??
2013-11-04 03:45:55 PM  
1 votes:
Should have moved in with his auntie and uncle in Bel Air
2013-11-04 03:44:00 PM  
1 votes:
So, someone drove too close to a car.

Then there were hurtful words, and someone's precious feelings were hurt.

Now someone is dead.

Man, some people sure are stupid.
2013-11-04 03:20:25 PM  
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: I'd just like to reiterate my general point that Opposing Views is a website wholly without merit, a pointless hole in the internet that has no useful function whatsoever.


They, of course, take an opposing view.
2013-11-04 03:12:12 PM  
1 votes:
Mark Ellis, Father of 1, Killed In Gun Battle Over Double-Parking Dispute In West Philadelphia

Sounds like a couple of guys were up to no good, and started making trouble in his neighborhood.
2013-11-04 03:10:57 PM  
1 votes:

Nutsac_Jim: "Don't be pulling up on my car that way "

What does that even mean?


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2013-11-04 03:09:59 PM  
1 votes:
"Don't be pulling up on my car that way "

What does that even mean?
2013-11-04 03:08:02 PM  
1 votes:
Why I never carried when I worked as a security guard.
You are an observer. If you see something bad, call the cops.
Otherwise, cover your ass and run.
There is no honor in sticking your neck out for someone else's crap.
2013-11-04 01:46:33 PM  
1 votes:
I bet their moms are scared.
 
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