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      07-06-2013 10:09 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by quattro B6 View Post
      And the typical Camry

      Not a typical Camry, since it has no bumper dent. However, they're likely to get one when they try to drive off that wall.

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      07-06-2013 10:22 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by cityjohn View Post
      Thought this was going to be about places that had really great parking
      ...or really cool parking procedures...

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      07-06-2013 10:28 PM #29
      i could make this thread 5 pages just from the idiots in my parking lot

      up it eh part where i live half of the spaces are on a wall and 95% of the people back in mind you watching them back in is usually a highlight of my day most fo the time they are a good 3 to 4 feet from the wall and sticking out and the white lines seem to be suggestions to most as well

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      07-06-2013 10:28 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by JCT View Post
      Walter White does NOT F AROUND!

      He is the one who knocks
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      07-06-2013 10:47 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by czykvw View Post
      I *hate* parking in spots like that one on the left. People get used to parking against those concrete blocks, so they just pull forward until their car/truck/SUV stops. In cases like this, where not all of the spots have one, it's going to be your fender that ultimately stops them.

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      07-06-2013 11:03 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by vswager View Post
      this guy parks his car like this so people will not door ding his newer car or brush up against it.
      People like this are actually asking for their car to be damaged.

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      07-07-2013 01:24 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      Where is this paradise?
      Quote Originally Posted by iRunBrooklyn247 View Post
      Where??????......Is....this....Heaven??

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    9. 07-07-2013 01:44 AM #34
      I'm gonna steal this pic for my dumb story except for me it was a minivan not a pick-up .

      Quote Originally Posted by dieselraver View Post
      So yesterday I head off to the supermarket I pull in and quite literally the only open space is open next to a minivan with the back wheel over the line. I look at the space and say I got enough space to back so I can get out. I do it and start heading into the store when this mouth breather start whining behind me from the passenger seat still strapped in
      M.B."Hey you can't park there."
      "Oh really why?"
      M.B. "Because"
      "Park better next time."
      M.B. "Well I guess I'm gonna have to smash into your door then."
      I point to the security camera's in the lot and explain that we're on no less the 3 camera's at this point, don't say something that stupid. She continues to whine and cry, at that point I tell her either smash my door in or shut your mouth. Finish up inside, come outside to a perfectly fine door and no van. Could it have gone different?, sure but high 90's heat and a busted ankle kind of left me with very little patience.

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      07-07-2013 01:44 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by iRunBrooklyn247 View Post
      Where??????......Is....this....Heaven??
      This wellsfargo bank also has a limited number of similarly glorious spaces
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      07-07-2013 02:02 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by vswager View Post
      this guy parks his car like this so people will not door ding his newer car or brush up against it.
      Yes. That's true. That's still a jackass way to park your car though.
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      07-07-2013 02:40 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by iRunBrooklyn247 View Post
      Where??????......Is....this....Heaven??
      That is the parking for the Women's Research Institute.

      They used to has gas pumps and air lines for tire inflation at each parking spot, but they had to remove them due to so many people driving off with them still connected.
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    13. 07-07-2013 02:46 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by vswager View Post
      this guy parks his car like this so people will not door ding his newer car or brush up against it.
      Local guy with an '08 Viper does this.
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      07-07-2013 03:23 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by cityjohn View Post
      Thought this was going to be about places that had really great parking:

      you should be required to back into these spaces.
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      07-07-2013 03:38 AM #40
      In before whiney Canadian complaining about having to park next to new neighbor with dulley pickup

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      07-07-2013 04:08 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by dieselraver View Post
      i saw a kid at the grocery store try to pull a parking job straddling the line in two spots.

      and that was done on his 2nd attempt to park.
      AND required him opening the doors to look for the lines.

      he got out and was walking away from his car when i told him he was parked in two spots and that he should try again.

      he did return to his car, and i just assumed it was to avoid confrontation.

      when i left the store... to my amazement... he DID repark the car in a single spot.

      still sitting about 1 inch off the left line. but he actually TRIED to fix his terrible parking when i called him on it.
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      07-07-2013 06:48 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Body Hauler View Post
      *snip*
      So yesterday I head off to the supermarket...
      M.B."Hey you can't park there."
      "Oh really why?"
      M.B. "Because"
      "Park better next time."
      *snip*
      awesome. hopefully people like this Mouth Breather will learn something - about parking correctly AND not making stupid threats.

      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      That is the parking for the Women's Research Institute.

      They used to has gas pumps and air lines for tire inflation at each parking spot, but they had to remove them due to so many people driving off with them still connected.
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    18. 07-07-2013 10:32 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      That is the parking for the Women's Research Institute.

      They used to has gas pumps and air lines for tire inflation at each parking spot, but they had to remove them due to so many people driving off with them still connected.
      lol

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      07-08-2013 02:54 PM #44
      I'll throw up a few of the better ones I've captured recently...

      That's my buddy's 135, and my FRS behind it.



      I guess because this isn't a spot, people feel entitled to park sideways?





      We put some lines to make it more of a "No Parking" zone, but people still like to park there anyway...



      The parking spots in Palo Alto are huge...but apparently not huge enough.





      So imagine you drive up to a dealership to browse used vehicles...you see a sign that says CUSTOMER PARKING and the very first spot is available. What do you do? You park out way outside the lines and block a door, of course.

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      07-12-2013 02:59 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post
      We put some lines to make it more of a "No Parking" zone, but people still like to park there anyway...

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      07-12-2013 03:08 PM #47
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      Is the red/cinnamon car a McLaren?
      Yes, the dealership in question is McLaren San Francisco, along with a Fisker franchise.


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      07-12-2013 03:50 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by InfinitiG View Post
      Yes. That's true. That's still a jackass way to park your car though.
      yeah just park you're car far out in the parking lot if you are worried about it.

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      07-12-2013 04:27 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by vswager View Post
      yeah just park you're car far out in the parking lot if you are worried about it.
      Exactly. I've actually seen a nice car do that and as I walked by saw where somebody had already keyed it while it was double parked. WIN.

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      07-12-2013 04:36 PM #50
      Not good, but especially bad when you check the background on the second pic...






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