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Thin White Duke

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403 posts

47 months

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What things do you see other people doing and what things do you on a car park that are perhaps strange?

I for instance no matter what car I'm in always try to find a place as far from the entrance to a supermarket as possible. This has the benefits of being able to get in/out usually without squeezing inbetween other cars and hopefully no one will park next to me.

The latter of those points is a sore one. I often park my car in a row with say a dozen or more spaces spare all round, only to find someone has parked right next to me by the time I return. Do drivers seem to gravitate towards other parked cars?

One thing I saw the other night were drivers parking inbetween two parked cars and then struggling to get out when there were many bays empty elsewhere (some actually nearer the entrance of the supermarket).

It beggars belief.




Needa308GT4

311 posts

33 months

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Friday 22nd June 2012 quote quote all
my car park psychology.

If they look female or old, steer clear.

If it's a Honda Jazz/Vaux Agila/Daewoo Matiz, find a different parking area.

Park in the censored or Parent and baby spaces and if anyone questions it politely tell them you're collecting your elderly mother/grandmother (adapt to fit) or meeting your wife and kids in there.

I've also found the stty parking only happens in Tescos or Morrisons. If you go to Waitrose you find a better class of people that actually respect other people's possessions.


wormburner

8,120 posts

140 months

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Needa308GT4 said:
my car park psychology.

If they look female or old, steer clear.

If it's a Honda Jazz/Vaux Agila/Daewoo Matiz, find a different parking area.

Park in the censored or Parent and baby spaces and if anyone questions it politely tell them you're collecting your elderly mother/grandmother (adapt to fit) or meeting your wife and kids in there.

I've also found the stty parking only happens in Tescos or Morrisons. If you go to Waitrose you find a better class of people that actually respect other people's possessions.
But not who respect other people's disabilities.

danjama

1,876 posts

29 months

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People definitely gravitate towards others cars. It's the same mentality that makes people join a queue.

Just grateful i don't suffer from this 'sheep' syndrome.

blearyeyedboy

3,049 posts

66 months

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Needa308GT4 said:
my car park psychology.

If they look female or old, steer clear.

If it's a Honda Jazz/Vaux Agila/Daewoo Matiz, find a different parking area.

Park in the censored or Parent and baby spaces and if anyone questions it politely tell them you're collecting your elderly mother/grandmother (adapt to fit) or meeting your wife and kids in there.

I've also found the stty parking only happens in Tescos or Morrisons. If you go to Waitrose you find a better class of people that actually respect other people's possessions.
Not in my local Waitrose. (Or any others near me.)

I walk. Saves me a lot of grief and I live near enough to 3 supermarkets do so. But then, I'm single and don't have kids and don't have to carry a lot...

By the way... I'm not sure if I'm more disappointed by you parking in a disabled spot or by you calling them "Spackers". Poor show, chap. Very poor show. nono
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RemyMartin

2,143 posts

92 months

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Needa308GT4 said:
my car park psychology.

If they look female or old, steer clear.

If it's a Honda Jazz/Vaux Agila/Daewoo Matiz, find a different parking area.

Park in the censored or Parent and baby spaces and if anyone questions it politely tell them you're collecting your elderly mother/grandmother (adapt to fit) or meeting your wife and kids in there.

I've also found the stty parking only happens in Tescos or Morrisons. If you go to Waitrose you find a better class of people that actually respect other people's possessions.
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Edited by Gaz. on Saturday 23 June 19:03

StuartGGray

7,076 posts

115 months

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I parked in an area of a carpark in ASDA (I Know!) where there was no one else as I usually try to do when the Mrs. wants to go shopping there. The Mrs. and I sat in the car for a few minutes before getting out discussing what we needed, etc. As we did, a "chavrolet" pulled up beside my driver door even though there were spaces aplenty around us. It had parked closer than was comfortable. The old bat in the passenger seat opened her door with her old fingers wrapped round the edge, and when her fingers hit my door, complained that it hurt. Well don't park so fkin close especially when there are spaces all around me. I got out after she did, then thought a bit. I moved up one space.

Harding91

239 posts

56 months

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I work for Waitrose and there's a in a black ferrari with a PH Sticker on it that comes in every saturday and parks in a disabled spot, he is not disabled nor does he have a disabled parking permit, He also wears a leather ferrari jacket, even in the summer.

If you're reading this, you may be rich/own a nice car, but park in the proper fking spots you censored.

ambuletz

2,700 posts

68 months

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Harding91 said:
I work for Waitrose and there's a in a black ferrari with a PH Sticker on it that comes in every saturday and parks in a disabled spot, he is not disabled nor does he have a disabled parking permit, He also wears a leather ferrari jacket, even in the summer.

If you're reading this, you may be rich/own a nice car, but park in the proper fking spots you censored.
interesting, get a picture next time, if you can?

It's an odd hoarding mentality. I can't say I have ever decided to park next to another car in a wide open space. Has anyone here done it?
The only thing I ever do is sometimes parking near a car that like, so that I can have a look at it while leaving and returning to my car.

aka_kerrly

7,503 posts

97 months

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Needa308GT4 said:
my car park psychology.

If they look female or old, steer clear.

If it's a Honda Jazz/Vaux Agila/Daewoo Matiz, find a different parking area.

Park in the censored or Parent and baby spaces and if anyone questions it politely tell them you're collecting your elderly mother/grandmother (adapt to fit) or meeting your wife and kids in there.

I've also found the stty parking only happens in Tescos or Morrisons. If you go to Waitrose you find a better class of people that actually respect other people's possessions.
Brave post.

Although I was at my local Sainsburys the other day and must have done three laps of the car park looking for a space when there were two dozen empty disabled spaces and half a dozen parent+child available in one big empty block right by the front door. I was bloody tempted!!!!

Toaster Pilot

10,000 posts

45 months

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Loved having a Picasso courtesy car thanks to you paranoid wkers, I could park it wherever I liked and nobody ever parked next to it ever, probably assuming my 5 non existent kids would open their doors against whatever was parked there

GenePoolReject13

1,935 posts

76 months

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ambuletz said:
interesting, get a picture next time, if you can?

It's an odd hoarding mentality. I can't say I have ever decided to park next to another car in a wide open space. Has anyone here done it?
The only thing I ever do is sometimes parking near a car that like, so that I can have a look at it while leaving and returning to my car.
I do it quite often if its a nice car or I will search out a nice car to park next to. I do this for 2 reasons, 1. Owner of said nice car is less likely to bounce his/her door off of mine. 2. I will leave plenty of room to get in/out of both cars and there is less chance of some mouth breather parking next to us and causing damage.

Of course there is a chance that the owner of nice car you have just parked next too is actually a muppet and still uses your car as a door stop but if you park in a space all on your own then by the time you come out of the store your car will be surrounded by baby carriers and pensioner wagons anyway.

PumpkinSteve

2,566 posts

43 months

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I always park in the end space where they plant the bushes, at least only one person can whack my door then.

Needa308GT4

311 posts

33 months

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I can get away with the Parent and child spaces as I have the kids car seats in the back, and in fairness I'd probably not normally park in disabled bays as they're quite often terrible at parking their own Motability wagons.

Triumph Man

3,109 posts

55 months

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I try to park where it's quiet, although even this has foiled me. I had reverse parked my Passat beautifully. Straight, within the lines, equal gap either side. (I once saw on here someone say that reverse parking a large saloon was a very manly thing wink ) So I came back to the car to find some chavvy corsa parked within my space on the driver's side! As in massive gap on their other side. So I had to get in through the passenger side.

I left a note informing them that their parking was st. I was angry that I had made the effort to park nicely and they couldn't give a fk.

gtidriver

1,251 posts

74 months

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Tescos last Saturday, I'd parked the wife's car in the the child bay. When we came out, I saw the trolley that some fking lazy piece of fking st hadn't put back into the trolley bay resting against the side of my car. One small dent and two scrapes. I was fking steaming. Why would you just leave a trolley to bounce off cars,the carpark isnt flat and it was blowing a gale. Tescos answer was you park at your own risk and tuff.

CraigyMc

8,774 posts

123 months

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Needa308GT4 said:
my car park psychology.

If they look female or old, steer clear.

If it's a Honda Jazz/Vaux Agila/Daewoo Matiz, find a different parking area.

...

If you go to Waitrose you find a better class of people ...
My local Waitrose is full of older women...


bern

205 posts

107 months

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I've noticed people who will spend ages driving round and round trying to park near the entrance, then think nothing of walking 3 miles round a shopping centre buying whatever needless ste they think they need.

Mouth breathing morons tts.

andrewws

262 posts

111 months

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At our local Savacentre (Calcot) there seems to be a mentality that drives people to park their cars/4x4's in the waiting area by the door and to leave them there. Even though 5 yards away there are perfectly good marked parking spaces, but then I suppose the waiting area was built specially for them!! It does mean they are 5 yards closer to the shop.

tyranical

847 posts

77 months

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gtidriver said:
Tescos last Saturday, I'd parked the wife's car in the the child bay. When we came out, I saw the trolley that some fking lazy piece of fking st hadn't put back into the trolley bay resting against the side of my car. One small dent and two scrapes. I was fking steaming. Why would you just leave a trolley to bounce off cars,the carpark isnt flat and it was blowing a gale. Tescos answer was you park at your own risk and tuff.
It is funny you should say this,

I parked up at tescos last night and this idiot comes trotting across from the row of parking bays behind me and puts his trolley up on the path a couple of cars down from mine, another 10 metres of walking would have got him to a trolley collection point and my girlfriend watched me looking at him and told me not to say anything because she knows what i'm like... naturally I ignored her.

I pointed out to him that another few seconds of walking and he could have put it in a trolley collection point where it wasn't going to get blown into other peoples cars etc and he hurled a load of abuse at me and got back in his car.

I then got his trolley and parked it behind him so he couldn't reverse, I put the brake on so it wasn't going to blow away and I made sure he saw me do it so he didn't reverse into it without knowing it was there, he then got out and hurled some more abuse at me and took it to the trolley collection point.

Lesson learnt I'd say.
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