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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.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 12-Feb-13 20:53:17

I think there are more important things in the world to worry about.

Oh, there are, there are. Sorry, I thought I was OK because you were doing all the worrying about the important things... now I find you here, worrying about me worrying about parking.

piprabbit Tue 12-Feb-13 14:36:23

I've posted before about the guy who regularly parks his Ferrari across 2 disabled spaces on the grounds that the fines cost him so much less than a respray. He is a git.

FireFoot Tue 12-Feb-13 14:29:31

You'd be rather embarrassed to find that a disabled person needed the extra room to get in and out of the car. I think you should ignore these kinds of things because they don't really affect you and you've no idea why the person did them. Perhaps they had a perfectly valid reason to park like that. Even if they didn't have a good reason, I think there are more important things in the world to worry about.

GregBishopsBottomBitch Tue 12-Feb-13 14:25:29

That website is hilarious, why cant people park like normal people, instead just like they stopped their car and just got out, and thought "that'll do".

pinkpaperpiggy Tue 12-Feb-13 14:24:59

I saw the rudest ever case of bad parking in our local shopping centre last year.

On the ground floor there are six P&T carspaces (3 facing 3) and they are quite big. The car park was busy and all 6 spaces were full. On one side the driver at the end had parked closer to the line on the left and in the next space the driver had parked closer to the right IYSWIM so there was a bit of space between the two cars.

Suddenly a brand new looking MIni raced into the car park and parked in the space between the 2 cars. Two very glamourously dressed young women got out with difficulty and went into the centre.

There was barely any room between the Mini and the people carriers on either side. I wish I had been around when the owners of either had come out. They were completely wedged in. The women struggled to get out of their car so how the hell anyone was going to get a baby in a car seat I don't know.

Scottishtanguera Tue 12-Feb-13 14:24:39

Some carparks fine these days- I once stuck a note under the windscreen wiper of a car parked like that saying "you should know they impose fines in this car park for occupying 2 bays and I seriously hope you get one"
Satisfying, but would've been infinitely more so had my DH allowed me to be a bit more abusive....

Backtobedlam Tue 12-Feb-13 14:21:51

If there were lots of other free spaces I wouldn't see a problem with it

PrincessScrumpy Tue 12-Feb-13 14:11:52

I have a 7 seater (nothing posh) and twin babies and once I parked with the white line down the centre of the car in Tesco as all the parent child spaces were gone and the spaces are very narrow so getting dtds out either side would have been really hard without damaging the car next to us.

I was rather annoyed at having seen 3 people without dc park in the parent spaces before I made this decision and had previously parked normally on another occasion and ended up returning to the car and climbing into the boot to get dtds into their refacing seats. I now don't shop there (the double trollies are kept the other end to the parent child spaces and don't need £1 like the others so everyone uses them and there are none left for me and dtds - separate gripe).

Having said that, the driver is probably a selfish twunk

wanderingcloud Tue 12-Feb-13 14:11:26

Love the website YellowDinosaur

Although, Birds has a point, sometimes someone else forces you to park badly, leaves and then you look like the cunt when it was a knock on situation.

grin that's a pleasure! It has given me many hours of important job avoiding amusement grin

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.

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

That website is hilarious! Thanks, YellowD

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

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

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.

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

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 13:30:47

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...

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...

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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