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Old 09-18-2014, 09:45 AM   #1
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Learn How To Park!?!

I woke up this morning to head to work and found a note on my windsheild that read, "learn how to park." First thing I did, obviously, was look for any type of vandilism. Then, I looked at my parking job to see how "bad" it was. I was parked perfectly straight, although my passenger side tires where touching the line. It was practically a text book parking job! I always park a little off center since our doors are a little longer than a 4-door car's.

Everybody in the apartment complex knows it's my car. Why not just have the testicular fortitude to sign your name. Or, better yet, park somewhere else! There were plenty of parking spots!

Tonight, when I get home I'm thinking about testing the waters and truely double parking just to be a "Richard."


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so you tires were touching the line and you think that was textbook?


Sorry, I'm sure that ain't the answer you were looking for. If possible park at the far end of the lot so it don't matter how you park (bonus of avoiding door dings)
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so you tires were touching the line and you think that was textbook?


Sorry, I'm sure that ain't the answer you were looking for. If possible park at the far end of the lot so it don't matter how you park (bonus of avoiding door dings)

There are handicapped spaces at the "far end of the lot." Not an option.
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so you tires were touching the line and you think that was textbook?


Sorry, I'm sure that ain't the answer you were looking for. If possible park at the far end of the lot so it don't matter how you park (bonus of avoiding door dings)

I would have to agree. Putting your tires on the line also puts your car in greater danger of door dings from that side.


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I would have to agree. Putting your tires on the line also puts your car in greater danger of door dings from that side.


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The guy didn't have to squeeze in there though. There were plenty of spaces open. That's what irritates me the most. It's like they went looking for a problem.

When I park the car in public parking lots I always park in a way out of the way spot and it never fails that when I walk out of wherever I'm at theres a little piece of crap ricer or some minivan parked next to me. It was just as bad when I had my C6. It's like I can never win!
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I will admit to laughing that they put they handicaped spots at the far end of the lot.
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I will admit to laughing that they put they handicaped spots at the far end of the lot.

The far end of the lot is where the office is. I guess that's why.
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The guy didn't have to squeeze in there though. There were plenty of spaces open. That's what irritates me the most. It's like they went looking for a problem.

When I park the car in public parking lots I always park in a way out of the way spot and it never fails that when I walk out of wherever I'm at theres a little piece of crap ricer or some minivan parked next to me. It was just as bad when I had my C6. It's like I can never win!

You didn't mention if the other car was still there. If it was, they probably parked there just to prove their point, and parked close to you. It was also probably a car they don't care much about. My best advice is to admit you could have done a better job parking, realize there are people out there watching you and are probably jealous of your car, and just park properly next time. Don't try to make a point by double-parking, you have way more to lose than they do. Especially if it happened later at night, raises the odds of alcohol involvement, poor reasoning on their part, and courage to do something bad to your car.


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Really just over the line? Or just over the line like this? Lol

I would park like a total a hat, take three spaces, and watch your car. See if anyone does anything, and when you are done watching, fix it, obviously, or of there aren't any spots open, fix it, but if you want to know who did it, that should lead you down the path lol

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Really just over the line? Or just over the line like this? Lol

I would park like a total a hat, take three spaces, and watch your car. See if anyone does anything, and when you are done watching, fix it, obviously, or of there aren't any spots open, fix it, but if you want to know who did it, that should lead you down the path lol

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I wasn't parked over the line. The passenger side tires were just inside the line in my space. I was still in my space. I'm assuming the car that was parked next to me this morning was the one who left the note. It could have been someone who didn't think they could squeeze in there and left the note.
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Maybe they were fat and needed to open their doors more. Fatties need more room.
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Maybe they were fat and needed to open their doors more. Fatties need more room.
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If they took time out of their day to 'write you a note' about your 'parking job' ... You win. You really ruined some dumbass's day.
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I would have to agree. Putting your tires on the line also puts your car in greater danger of door dings from that side.
Agreed!

Good luck with that "I'll show them & double park" idea, OP. You may come out to find your car keyed with "You park like an a5*hole."

First off, you were wrong. If you're actually far enough over to touch the line, then the spot adjacent to you would be too tight. So you are practically double parked already. And you do need to learn how to park!!

Second, if you're going to do that you need to be at the end of a row. That's actually what I always TRY to do. Park and the end of a row with my passenger side to the outside. (back in if needed) That way I have plenty of room to open my door, and I only have exposure to door dings on one side, and being so far over practically reduces that chance to zero.

Third, parking like a D-bag will only make things worse and invite vandalism.
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Luckily that's my wife's SUV. She thought she would be funny. I actually saved this spot for her, so I wouldn't have to worry about getting dings.Click image for larger version

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who cares about the lines. Just park with common sense! If one person is parked on the line, don't park perfect as you will be to close, just park a bit over yourself. Why get all worked up over nothing
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although my passenger side tires where touching the line.

I always park a little off center

Tonight, when I get home I'm thinking about testing the waters and truely double parking just to be a "Richard."



Lol. Just park in the middle directly and you won't have any problems. Don't be immature and park in 2 spots, otherwise you'll be begging to get keyed/vandalised. Good luck OP.
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Lol. Just park in the middle directly and you won't have any problems. Don't be immature and park in 2 spots, otherwise you'll be begging to get keyed/vandalised. Good luck OP.
There's nothing wrong with parking off-center as long as you're imbetween the lines. The OP and I do it so our driver side door doesn't get dinged as easily. I wouldn't park too off-center but still, we're staying imbetween the lines.
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I actually tend to park closer to the driver side since I already know I'm super careful getting out. But I don't know if the guy on the other side when getting out or getting in.


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I actually tend to park closer to the driver side since I already know I'm super careful getting out. But I don't know if the guy on the other side when getting out or getting in.


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People do have passengers, and they will be right next to your driver door. And passengers don't usually own the car they are riding in, so they are even less careful when getting out.


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People do have passengers, and they will be right next to your driver door. And passengers don't usually own the car they are riding in, so they are even less careful when getting out.


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Depends on where I guess. I'm parked at school so the majority are people who just jump in their cars and go. So not a lot of passengers. I park on the left of the Resident Director and they have a huge open spot next to them that no one can park in. So I but up to the right and then they take up most of the other space. Seems to work out pretty well.


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Depends on where I guess. I'm parked at school so the majority are people who just jump in their cars and go. So not a lot of passengers. I park on the left of the Resident Director and they have a huge open spot next to them that no one can park in. So I but up to the right and then they take up most of the other space. Seems to work out pretty well.


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I always stay between the lines. As long as I'm between the lines and in my space and I was parked there first, others should have to adjust accordingly.
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If they took time out of their day to 'write you a note' about your 'parking job' ... You win. You really ruined some dumbass's day.

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Why are you always such a negative Nancy? You never have anything nice to say on any threads you post in.

Me parking between the lines isn't being a dumbass. It's not like I was parallel parking in four spaces. I was there first and parked accordingly with how the guy to my left was parked. I parked a little off center because doors on two door cars are longer than four door cars.
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Just park way out. 90% of people are way to lazy to park that far away and walk. There either out of shape, or in to much of a hurry. You can help your paint, and get in shape at the same time..


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Just park way out. 90% of people are way to lazy to park that far away and walk. There either out of shape, or in to much of a hurry. You can help your paint, and get in shape at the same time..


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It's an apartment complex. There are no "way out" parking spots. I'd much rather park there if there were.
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Why are you always such a negative Nancy? You never have anything nice to say on any threads you post in.

Me parking between the lines isn't being a dumbass. It's not like I was parallel parking in four spaces. I was there first and parked accordingly with how the guy to my left was parked. I parked a little off center because doors on two door cars are longer than four door cars.

I'm just playing off your statements:


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... I was parked perfectly straight, although my passenger side tires where touching the line. It was practically a text book parking job!

"Perfectly straight" but touching the line is very much a blonde statement similar to a blonde telling a cop "officer I couldn't recite the alphabet backwards even if I was sober." That's a shiit parking job...


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Everybody in the apartment complex knows it's my car. Why not just have the testicular fortitude to sign your name. Or, better yet, park somewhere else! There were plenty of parking spots!

Could go both ways but could mean you park so shiity that everyone knows you as the shiity neighbor that don't care about others.

What's more is you know you did bad cuz you tell them to have "testicular fortitude" to sign their name and that to hell with others just park somewhere else. That's evidences Richardliness.

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Tonight, when I get home I'm thinking about testing the waters and truely double parking just to be a "Richard."

You find escalating the matter as funny and you signed off as a dikc. If you gonna act like a "Richard" you forgo the right to whine about others treating you like a "Richard"

This to me is just being childish.

As far as me being a negative nancy, you can't lay positive praise when a child misbehaves badly. I could coddle you with false praise but you'll grow up not being able to withstand adversity.

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So if I was between the lines, how am I in the wrong?

You were technically touching the line. Just sayin


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Me parking between the lines isn't being a dumbass. It's not like I was parallel parking in four spaces. I was there first and parked accordingly with how the guy to my left was parked. I parked a little off center because doors on two door cars are longer than four door cars.
A "little off center" wouldn't put your wheels on the line though. And I'd like to note that I park centered in parking spots and have more than enough space for my doors. Just sayin.
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This thread seems to be getting a bit excited... If you really weren't parked like a DB, then it sounds like they have issues- not you. If you are concerned about your vehicle, then park more center and/or further away.

I'd find out who did it- in a peaceful and friendly manner. But that's me.

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