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Greenday
08-09-2006, 09:05 PM
At the racetrack I work at, there is a HUGE parking lot. You are pretty much garunteed a spot. Since I work there, I always get one of the best spots. It's the only advantage of having to be there before the track opens. Every day, it never fails to amaze me that some jerk will park illegally next to the actual parking spots, which is now even closer than parking.

I was walking out of work today, going to my car with two other co-workers, when we spot a car illegally parked. My co-worker commented that they should get ticketed as they never seem to. As we got closer, we noticed something under the person's windshield wiper. Hoping it was a ticket, I got a closer look. Darn, wasn't one. Instead, some super cool person wrote, "THIS ISN'T A PARKING SPOT YOU F***ING A**HOLE!" It was definately one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time.

ArenaBoy
08-09-2006, 10:27 PM
You have just given me one of the greatest ideas of all time, I see some great potential in this. :devil:

toolbert
08-09-2006, 11:25 PM
You have just given me one of the greatest ideas of all time, I see some great potential in this. :devil:

this isn't going to be a Gerald Broflofski ticket for having a non-hybrid car is it?

ArenaBoy
08-10-2006, 01:13 AM
this isn't going to be a Gerald Broflofski ticket for having a non-hybrid car is it?

No, I work at a parking lot and I see people park illegally constantly and I might put this to good use.

Spiffy McMoron
08-10-2006, 02:47 AM
You have just given me one of the greatest ideas of all time, I see some great potential in this. :devil:

Actually, I had a friend do this. He would take one or two of these "coupons" every time he went out shopping-groceries, computer stuff, didn't matter where. If he saw a car parked illegally or poorly (in the handicapped stalls or so that it would take up two spots) he would take one of his coupons and clamp it to the windshield using the wiper. The coupons said something to the effect of "This isn't a real ticket, and I'm not a real police officer. But if I was, I would give you two tickets for parking so poorly."

Greenday
08-10-2006, 04:30 AM
Really, after seeing that today, it makes me want to keep a notepad and pen in my car. What am I talking about, I still have my bookbag with all my pens and paper in it from my last year of school.

Cvstos
08-10-2006, 04:51 AM
Someone should start and online website where people can post pictures of people parked badly - complete with plate numbers. "I'm posting this on yourparkingsucks.com" would be a great message to leave for those people. Maybe some public humiliation will make people act less like jerks.

ArenaBoy
08-10-2006, 05:09 AM
That is an awesome idea, it'd give me an excuse to bring my camera to work.

Ryu
08-10-2006, 05:34 AM
i dont know how legal that would be especially since if it wasnt the cars owner parked there it could be considered defamation of character or something, who knows it in this sue happy culture
but it WOULD be awesome!

MystyGlyttyr
08-10-2006, 05:39 AM
I saw one of those at K-Mart yesterday. This little red Mustang, obviously brand-new, well-kept, etc., in the handicapped spot right in front of the door, while several other, older cars with their tags displayed prominantly were further back, even out of the handicapped spots. I spent a couple of minutes searching, the Mustang had NO tag whatsoever, unless they were hiding it in their glovebox (and what good would it do you there??)

Not only that, the windows were cracked and you could see the heat coming out, so the car had obviously been there a while, so it was pretty definite they weren't picking anyone up.

MAN, did I have to fight the urge to hock the biggest loogie I could come up with right on the leather seats...

Rapscallion
08-10-2006, 06:38 AM
i dont know how legal that would be especially since if it wasnt the cars owner parked there it could be considered defamation of character or something, who knows it in this sue happy culture
but it WOULD be awesome!

Defamation would be something that would have to be proved in court. If there was actual proof that they had committed the offence, there would be no grounds for suing. However, the courts may take a dim view of something so closely approximating vigilante action.

Rapscallion

Erin
08-10-2006, 06:59 AM
Someone should start and online website where people can post pictures of people parked badly - complete with plate numbers. "I'm posting this on yourparkingsucks.com" would be a great message to leave for those people. Maybe some public humiliation will make people act less like jerks.

Apparently there is already a website like that... It's a .net address tho...

http://www.yourparkingsucks.net/

Ryu
08-10-2006, 07:32 AM
Defamation would be something that would have to be proved in court. If there was actual proof that they had committed the offence, there would be no grounds for suing. However, the courts may take a dim view of something so closely approximating vigilante action.

Rapscallion

heres where i see the problem being
say i parked like that with my dads car, someone takes a picture of the car/plates and posts it up there, my dad now looks bad, not me.

kebable
08-10-2006, 08:21 AM
:D :D
Cardboard text is in Finnish, saying "This is NOT a parkingspace´!"

http://kebable.1g.fi/kuvat/Sekalaiset%20kuvat/Asiaa.jpg/full

protege
08-10-2006, 06:08 PM
If I would have had a camera while shopping after Christmas last year...what the hell is it about that season that brings out the idiots? I mean, it was nearly impossible to drive down the aisles in the parking lots at South Hills Village. Why? Several idiots had dumped their cars in the aisles...instead of the freaking parking spots! Apparently, it was better to do that than risk their cars getting hit or vandalized. Quite a few had been keyed, and several had nasty notes left on them, usually reading "learn how to park, you f*cking idiot." Gotta love the Christmas season :p

ShockQueen
08-10-2006, 06:15 PM
:D :D
Cardboard text is in Finnish, saying "This is NOT a parkingspace´!"

http://kebable.1g.fi/kuvat/Sekalaiset%20kuvat/Asiaa.jpg/full

OMG!!! That is freaking AWESOME!!!!!

Broomjockey
08-10-2006, 08:21 PM
i dont know how legal that would be especially since if it wasnt the cars owner parked there it could be considered defamation of character or something, who knows it in this sue happy culture
but it WOULD be awesome!

It's only defamation if it's not true. Photographic evidence is a great way to substantiate the claim.

Whoops, Raps already got that. Ignore me, I was never here.

Cvstos
08-10-2006, 08:45 PM
Damn, my idea was already done. :( I need to come up with a new idea that'll make me $2,000,000.

aqutalion
08-10-2006, 09:04 PM
A year or so ago, someone parked in a handicapped space at my complex (the complex only designates HC spaces if a tenant actually needs one, so there was actually a handicapped person who used this space). The guy who had the space duct-taped a sign saying something along the lines of "Someone needed to park here and can't because you're too blind to read", along with a letter to the management (I guess this wasn't the first offense). I posted pictures here on one of the previous boards, and they're still on my Myspace blog (same username as I use here).

Rapscallion
08-10-2006, 09:17 PM
heres where i see the problem being
say i parked like that with my dads car, someone takes a picture of the car/plates and posts it up there, my dad now looks bad, not me.

You make a good point, though I usually find that it's the parent who usually drives the car who does the initial teaching, as well as showing them examples of crap parking. The apple not falling far from the tree etc.

Rapscallion

Ryu
08-10-2006, 11:10 PM
yeah, just was wondering how legal such a site would be
its an awesome site though!

stormtreader
08-11-2006, 09:11 AM
I was sorely tempted to make up some "pavement, not parking" stickers a while ago.

I used to walk the last part of my trip to work, and there was a busy road with quite narrow pavements with a HUGE prickly holly bush growing out into it.
Every day, without fail, someone would park on the pavement right next to it so that pedestrians had to either walk in the road or get shredded by the bush.
There was no reason they couldnt park a few metres on in either direction, but that must have been *their spot*. :mad:

Dips
08-11-2006, 12:32 PM
At our office complex there is a row of spaces which gets covered by snow after the plows clear the lot. It shouldn't be a problem since there is plenty of parking elsewhere.

But every year people just park in that row as if the snowbank is the new margin of the parking lot. This creates several problems.

They are now actually parked in the aisle behind the parking space, not the parking space. So they end up blocking the aisle and/or making it impossible for people to park in the next REAL row.

The second problem is that people who park in the real row have had their cars hit by these morons because the morons don't have enough room to back out of the parking "space" which exists only in their minds. And, of course, morons don't feel any need to leave contact information on cars they back into.

The biggest offenders work for the dentist next door who happens to be MY dentist so I don't want to leave fake tickets with people who have drills near my teeth, but DAMN it's annoying.

Next winter I think I'll make a few anonymous calls to the police because the narrowed aisle could block emergency vehicles. :rolleyes:

Canadian In Maine
08-11-2006, 01:49 PM
I had an easy way to deal with these types of idiots.

Take a sheet of mailing labels and feed them into your printer.

Program each label to read whatever you want.

Print labels and carry them with you.

Stick on windshield where appropriate.

Problem solved. :D

ringo
08-11-2006, 03:14 PM
Something like this says it all:
http://www.fakecrap.com/products/parking_tickets_fake.html

protege
08-11-2006, 04:31 PM
Then there are these: http://www.ricecop.com/tickets.php

After seeing how riceboys park, I'm soooo tempted to get a few packs :D

MadMike
08-11-2006, 07:16 PM
I'm deathly afraid of confrontation (or the risk of confrontation), and I don't normally do stuff like this, but every so often, I get in one of these moods, and then all bets are off. Here are two such stories:

1. I had driven to the mall, and was looking for a parking space. I was having trouble finding one, and then I saw this one car that was parked across two spaces. After I finally found a spot, I left a note on his car that said something like, "Nice going, asshole! Next time, why don't you see if you can take up THREE spaces?"

2. This one is from back when I was still in my old apartment in the city. Parking was along the street, and if you came back late at night, it wasn't easy finding a spot. I remember some nights where I'd circle around the block several times looking for a spot.

I was out one night -- don't remember doing what -- but I had to stop in at the apartment for something, and then I was heading somewhere else. It wasn't real late, and I found a spot close by. There was a fire hydrant on that side, but it was about a car length away from me, so I was fine.

When I came back out, I saw someone had decided to park there, and just so he wouldn't be in front of the hydrant and possibly get a ticket, had parked right up against my bumper. I was PISSED! I still don't know what possessed me to do this, but I put mine in reverse and started pushing his car backwards with my own. Either he didn't have the brakes on, or his brakes were really crappy, because I had a POS '85 Ford Escort at the time, which had practically no power to it. Once I had him right next to the hydrant, I took off.

I circled around the block so I could admire my handiwork, but sadly, he had already taken off. And I was hoping that a cop would see him parked next to a hydrant and ticket him. Oh well...

aqutalion
08-11-2006, 08:28 PM
When I first moved into my apartment, there was a guy with an expensive-looking sports car that would always park right where the road through the complex turns, making it difficult for cars to get around the corner, and causing backups whenever more than two people needed to get through. Heaven knows how the garbage truck managed to get past. I kept hoping that one day the truck driver would not quite have the hang of driving the truck and ding the jerk's car on his way through, but I never saw it happen.

protege
08-14-2006, 03:53 AM
When I came back out, I saw someone had decided to park there, and just so he wouldn't be in front of the hydrant and possibly get a ticket, had parked right up against my bumper. I was PISSED! I still don't know what possessed me to do this, but I put mine in reverse and started pushing his car backwards with my own. Either he didn't have the brakes on, or his brakes were really crappy, because I had a POS '85 Ford Escort at the time, which had practically no power to it. Once I had him right next to the hydrant, I took off.

I know a guy who has done that. Usually at night, some idiot would park their econobox in front of his house...in such as way that he couldn't get his truck out. Keep in mind that he had a 454-powered Chevy pickup. Let's just say all he did was throw it into reverse, and shove the econobox out of the way :D