for the record

If the car to the left belongs to you:


That is all.

14 thoughts on “for the record”

  1. Last time this happened to me, I went into each of the stores in proximity looking for the owner, who had parked so closely and at such an angle that even if I was inclined to climb in via my passenger door, I’m still not sure I could have backed out safely.

    I hit paydirt at the second shop and made the owner waddle out, look at how she’d parked, and then move her vehicle so I could get out without causing damage to both cars.

    She actually had the grace to be embarrassed.

  2. Don’t get me started.

    Most of the parking here is of the (narrow) one way lane, angled space type. My favorites are the geniuses who drive extended cab, long bed pickups and park 3 feet from the front of the space, blocking half the lane. They get bonus points for parking right next to me downlane so I have to make a nine point turn to get out.

  3. I own an 09 Mustang GT, the same color as your, ACM right?, and i hate when people do that, the parking spaces are small enough as it is, and Ford put the biggest door on the mustang they could, i need all the space i can get to get my fat ass back in the car!

    Dont park like an asshole, and i wont leave you nasty notes on your car, with my name and number so we can talk about your failure!

  4. @ Sean D Sorrentino: Yeah… the only problem with that is I have to have the form printed out before the asshole shows up. Sure, I could submit the picture to his gallery, but it is probably getting sufficient exposure here.

    @ Midwest Chick: Unfortunately, this was at the end of a very long shopping day for Better Half and I, and at a rather substantial strip mall… The thought occurred to me of doing just that, but I wussed out and just wanted to go home.

    @ weambulance: And then extra bonus points if they happen to drive a dually!

    @ Oddball: Yeah, but then you are venturing into the not-so-happy realm of vandalism, and I am not sure that is a good solution…

    @ dagamore: ’08 Highland Green Bullitt here :). And, yeah, I agree that Ford went out of its way to ensure people getting into the back ‘seats’ had more than enough door space to accomplish the necessary convolutions… I have taken to parking in the boondocks just to keep this from happening.

    In this particular case, the parking spot the Camry is occupying was not even a full-size slot… more of a motorcycle spot than anything, and I literally had to crawl in from the passenger side, which was definitely no small feat. Some people are just idiots, I suppose.

  5. @ Linoge wrote:

    @ Oddball: Yeah, but then you are venturing into the not-so-happy realm of vandalism, and I am not sure that is a good solution…

    They claim “low-tac” which I assume means easy to remove without residue.

  6. I usually see this with Handicapped spaces. In fact I have commented to my wife “I think their handicap is that they can’t park” so often that she now points to badly parked vehicles and and says “Handicapped?”

  7. 1) Nowadays, I always park in the boonies. I figure the extra walking counts toward exercise, and encounter fewer idiots in the lot’s version of the Empty Quarter.

    2)Have you tried running the plate?

  8. @ John Hardin: True, but in this litiginous society of ours, I would not put it past someone to make an issue out of it…

    @ Bob H: Our common quip is, “They give out those tags to folks with mental handicaps?”

    @ Beaumont: Not yet… been too lazy, have no real desire to confront the person this far after the incident, and I would not even know where to look.

    @ Dokholidae: Heh, fairly common occurrence here :).

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