Thanks to Rusty in Decatur, Georgia, who spotted this lovely exchange on the door of his apartment complex’s parking garage.
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that’s just awesome.
Feb 10, 2008 at 3:01 pm rating: 3
cool. 2nd comment
Feb 10, 2008 at 3:05 pm rating: 1
#1 Pet Peeve
Feb 10, 2008 at 3:48 pm rating: 24
Who’s the note addressed to? It looks as if nobody is allowed to park there.
How did the second writer know the note was about him/her? Were they just feeling guilty?
So many questions…
Feb 10, 2008 at 3:38 pm rating: 2
Betcha that the first note, the “wrong parking” note was one someone’s car window. Then the driver of that car wrote the rebuttal and taped it to the door because he didn’t know who left it.
Feb 10, 2008 at 3:41 pm rating: 9
My guess is someone affixed the first note to her rental car (seems female by the handwriting) and she posted her reply in a public location where the original note-leaver would likely see it.
Feb 10, 2008 at 3:42 pm rating: 5
Makes sense. Thanks to both of you for the explanation.
Feb 11, 2008 at 1:33 pm rating: 1
The top note was originally taped to the persons rental car.
Feb 11, 2008 at 6:04 pm rating: 0
Dammit! Foiled by Khak’s quick typing.
Feb 10, 2008 at 3:43 pm rating: 0
7 exclamation points versus 1?
Clearly we know who the winner is.
Feb 10, 2008 at 3:47 pm rating: 8
You forgot all-caps vs. regular. Not to mention the odd phrase “wrong parking” vs. complete sentences. Top note FTW!
Feb 10, 2008 at 3:54 pm rating: 2
I respectfully disagree. The implied shouting and overuse of phallic punctuation are classic signs of Napoleonic Complex.
Feb 10, 2008 at 7:08 pm rating: 3
The winner is clearly the one who used the sharpie.
Feb 11, 2008 at 9:24 am rating: 1
Plus the second note’s exclamation point is after the “Thank You!” which is PA code for “Fuck You!” So, it’s extra powerful and trumps all the lame exclamation points of the first note.
Feb 11, 2008 at 10:30 am rating: 13
Feb 10, 2008 at 3:53 pm rating: 0
Most people get home and need to pee. Our first note writer gets home and needs to check parking stickers.
Feb 10, 2008 at 4:24 pm rating: 11
I love the PA “Thank You!” which switches to sweet-ass cursive mom-handwriting. F-awesm!
Feb 10, 2008 at 4:45 pm rating: 2
Same sentiment Owl…simply F’n Delish
Feb 10, 2008 at 5:08 pm rating: 0
If this person parked under the wrong apartment building, did they sleep in the wrong apartment 4-B?
Feb 10, 2008 at 5:29 pm rating: 1
That “Thank You!” is sooo Rod Steiger as Chief Gillespie in “In The Heat Of The Night”!
Feb 10, 2008 at 5:40 pm rating: 1
Obviously she can park there, since she did.
Sorry. My Dad used to pick on “Can I” vs. “May I” something fierce.
Feb 10, 2008 at 6:05 pm rating: 8
I wonder why the anonymous note writer cares so much. Is there a space problem? From the second note, I’d assume not, so obviously it doesn’t matter.
Feb 10, 2008 at 6:49 pm rating: 0
No, no, no, you are
No I’m not, you are
I love the call and response.
Feb 10, 2008 at 7:57 pm rating: 1
You’re wrong to infinity!
Feb 11, 2008 at 8:11 am rating: 2
You’re wrong infinity plus one! Nyah!
Feb 11, 2008 at 4:52 pm rating: 3
Hmm. Decatur, I’m shocked they know what passive aggressive is out there. From my experience-Decatur is aggresive aggressive.
Feb 10, 2008 at 9:04 pm rating: 0
Not Decatur, Georgia, but still: Decatur.
Feb 10, 2008 at 9:57 pm rating: 0
Ahhh…that’s a blast from my past…my old stompin grounds, Decatur, IL.
Wonder if the old chicken-mobile still cruises the streets?
Feb 11, 2008 at 2:19 am rating: 0
“Well, you have two choices. You can NOT park in here, or you CAN. It’s clearly up to you, although this lot is for ‘WRONG PARKING!’, so next time kindly park at a weird angle and block the driveway. Thank you!”
“No, you are incorrect. This is a rental car with the ability to hold a pen and form complete sentences; alas, not also with the ability to hyphenate properly. Still, you don’t know who you’re messing with. I’m evolving at an incredible rate so you’d better watch your ass. Thank YOU!”
Feb 10, 2008 at 9:51 pm rating: 11
You know, I wish people were more vigilant in my garage. I’d welcome a note like this on my rental car if it meant people were actually paying attention to strange cars taking up paid-for parking spots. There are a couple of cars that don’t even have plates in our underground garage but complaining about it has yet to produce results. Team WRONG PARKING!!! FTW
Feb 10, 2008 at 9:57 pm rating: 3
What an assholish reply. If I were the first note-leaver, I’d have the car towed out of spite.
Feb 10, 2008 at 10:20 pm rating: 1
I like the Thank You! It has such flourish
Feb 10, 2008 at 10:52 pm rating: 1
OK – this reminds me of a true story:
My mother (the Queen of PA outrage) owned a Co-op in The Watergate, in DC. Parking was always an issue.
My hubby brought our SUV to help her move something and Mama got permission for him to “park” the car for a few minutes in the front driveway.
They came back down 10 minutes later and the car was plastered with bright orange no-parking stickers.
My mother pulled her 5’5″ self to full regal haughtiness and marched into the building and demanded that the stickers be removed IMMEDIATELY!
My hubby said he was smirking and snickering as the sticker-monger peeled and scrubbed the car, while my mother glared with crossed arms.
Seriously – it’s no wonder I am the way I am… it’s genetics, I think.
Feb 10, 2008 at 11:05 pm rating: 4
Wow, my mother, martyr extraordinaire, was rumored in her younger years to like to plaster stickers on cars parked in ways not up to her standards. But she used smiley faces and stars and would only cover the windshields.
Feb 11, 2008 at 7:07 am rating: 0
aren’t rental cars usually marked in some way to show that the car is a rental? if so then the parking monitor was a jerk and needs to get a new hobby. besides, what kind of creepy weirdo hangs out in parking garages counting cars and spaces?
i thought the response was pretty polite, considering note #1 comes across pretty rude (to me anyway)
Feb 10, 2008 at 11:38 pm rating: 3
In some areas of the country there is no marking allowed at all on rental cars. I know in Florida a few years ago, bands of predators were targeting rental-designated cars. I guess they assumed that rental car = tourist = cash. After a half dozen or so murders, Fl. required that rentals no longer be designated. At least a few states that I am aware of, followed suit.
Feb 11, 2008 at 7:46 am rating: 0
Don’t forget rental car = tourist = expensive digital cameras.
But in addition, the more upscale rental companies (ie not Hertz) don’t put any ID on their cars because it’s considered tacky.
Feb 11, 2008 at 8:15 am rating: 0
Also, rental car companies stopped putting their logos on cars when tourists were being targeted, sometimes murdered.
Feb 11, 2008 at 9:52 am rating: 0
How is comment 20.3 “also”? Isn’t that exactly what MJaz said in the very same thread? Or am I losing it completely?
That last question was rhetorical, before you all jump on the bandwagon.
Feb 11, 2008 at 10:22 am rating: 3
So umm was the rental car parked in someone elses space? Did the first note writer think they were doing a good deed for their neighbor by leaving a note on a rental car they though was parked in their neighbors spot? So many questions. I think the first note writer will think again before leaving random notes on peoples cars.
Feb 11, 2008 at 10:52 am rating: 1
I think the rental car was in the correct space (or lot if there are no assigned spaces). Some vigilant person noted the unusual car or lack of sticker and decided to take action.
Somehow I doubt this will cure the notewriter.
Feb 11, 2008 at 1:35 pm rating: 1
There is no reason to believe that the car was anyone elses space.
Aug 9, 2011 at 7:22 pm rating: 0
No no no no no. In the fit of pique the writer of the first note made a SLIGHT spelling error. You see it is WONG parking, reserved for those picking up take-out from Wong’s House of Canton. Rental car or no, it shouldn’t take all night to grab your egg rolls.
Feb 11, 2008 at 3:15 pm rating: 4
Excuse me, I think I am in the wrong lot. Would you please give me directions as to where I should park my anger and self-righteousness??
Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 11, 2008 at 6:53 pm rating: 0
I’m just surprised by the first note maker for making an unnecessary effort to go get a pen, paper, and tape in the first place.
If it were me thinking they were in the wrong lot, I’d ignore if if they’re not doing any harm. I mean seriously! What an a-hole!
Feb 11, 2008 at 7:22 pm rating: 0
OMG! WRONG PARKING!!!
Feb 11, 2008 at 7:42 pm rating: 0
The man (looks like male handwriting) has more patience that me. I would’ve said “Fuck you, asshole” in big, bubbly lettering. : )
Apr 1, 2008 at 2:35 pm rating: 0
the parking class
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May 22, 2008 at 3:01 pm rating: 0
does this sign appear giant to anyone else?
Jul 22, 2008 at 2:27 pm rating: 0
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Aug 9, 2011 at 5:55 pm rating: 0
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