To JUDGE this person?

(35 Posts)
JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 12-Feb-13 13:03:21

A massive, people-carrier BMW parked squarely on the white line dividing two spaces, at Waitrose.

There. Do your worst.

No, I'm on your side. At our (over-subscribed) railway carpark in the morning there's a 4WD which every day does the same. If you can't park a large car, don't bloody drive one!

Maybe she has issues which prevent her being able to park properly, or she is too fat to get out of her car when parked in a normal space, or maybe all the P&C spaces were full, or the disabled spaces.

<clutches are straws>

redexpat Tue 12-Feb-13 13:06:24

Was it inbetween 2 p&c spaces? Because then the thread would really kick off.

BiscuitsandBaileys Tue 12-Feb-13 13:11:01

Wow yellowdinosaur that website is harsh! Someone has some anger issues grin

JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 12-Feb-13 13:12:23

Yellow Oh! Wish I'd known about that.

redexpat It very nearly was. She (or he) was parked in one of the spaces right in front of the store - most shops would make them P&C or disabled, but Waitrose in their wisdom have decided to put both much further away confused

atthewelles Tue 12-Feb-13 13:12:48

Some people do that deliberately because they don't want anyone scratching their precious vehicle. Someday I will give in to temptation, take out a nail file and .........

scarletforya Tue 12-Feb-13 13:12:56

YANBU

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Tue 12-Feb-13 13:13:49

I wonder if anyone has looked at that site and seen their own car?

Sugarice Tue 12-Feb-13 13:16:39

I love YPLAC , the arrogance and ineptitude of some people driving their vehicle is staggering, I've taken photo's of parking twattery and posted.

Serves them right!.

Take a photo OP grin

LessMissAbs Tue 12-Feb-13 13:17:08

Terrible! Although to be fair, I think some people park like that because other people slam their doors into vehicles next to them, without caring if they dent or scratch them. Although then at least they could park further away if they want to use two spaces ie the empty bits of the car park.

I used to have a Porsche Cayenne parked half on the pavement, on double yellow lines, every night, just outside my flat. I phoned the police, who referred me to the council, who ticketed it twice. Still parked there, hours of darkness only. The Council told me there was nothing that could be done about it. Now that really was annoying.

LessMissAbs Tue 12-Feb-13 13:18:02

Wish I'd taken a photo of it and posted it now, as I don't live there any more. It was the worst parking I'd ever seen.

Oh lord. OH is going to end up on that website. He doesn't do it intentially. He's just bad at parking...

JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 12-Feb-13 13:23:05

Sadly they'd gone by the time I came back out. I even hung around for a little while before going in (as long as I could with an elephantine, struggling toddler in my arms) in the hope they'd come out and I could have a nice futile glower. No such luck.

tinygreendragon Tue 12-Feb-13 13:23:09

I would have written a note saying 'nice parking' and left it under the wipers.

eosmum Tue 12-Feb-13 13:25:12

Was listening to a parent from dds school who parks like this in school all the time, she was telling another parent to copy her with her new car, as no one will park beside her and damage her car, the dealer she bought it from told her to do it.

dylanthedragon Tue 12-Feb-13 13:30:43

yanbu

I recently couldn't get into out local Tesco Metro's tiny car park because a Polo had parked with a space for each wheel. The driver had managed to take up four of the twelve spaces! I wish I had known about that website. Maybe they thought it was 'X marks the spot' parking...

JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 12-Feb-13 13:30:47

Tinygreen not making excuses, but elephantine toddler also eats paper.

I suppose I could have carved it along the side of the door with my key...

I wouldnt do it but you know... my BMW has loads of paintchips where people slam their doors into mine.

Funny didnt have half as many in the peugeot! hmm

And no, I don't park like a cunt. wink

JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 12-Feb-13 13:45:51

I do park like a cunt quite often myself, unintentionally, because it's marginally less embarassing than going in and reversing back out six or seven times only to end up a milimetre further over. I have a Skoda though, so people tend to leave me alone grin

Some of those car park pictures are clearly empty, soi don't see the problem, tbh.

Also, if the van next to you is hanging over their lines, then you have to go over, they leave and you look like the bad parker (i have had face to face arguements about this).

I don't think that a lot of the car parks give enough room.

I need an estate and it doesn't fit length ways into a lot of parking bays, let alone width way and room to get out.

HormonalHousewife Tue 12-Feb-13 13:57:57

I think that would have been my husband...he tends to do this on purpose hmm

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Tue 12-Feb-13 14:02:06

That website is hilarious! Thanks, YellowD

PeppermintPanda Tue 12-Feb-13 14:05:23

Would annoy the hell out of me too, but just to play devil's advocate, it's possible that they had to get a baby seat in and out, or a wheelchair, or other medical equipment. My car is tiny, but when DD had her hickman line and gastrostomy, I had to be able to open the door wide to be able to get her in and out of her seat without hurting her. I don't think I ever deliberately parked across the white though - just parked further away, or on the end of a row.

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