When parking gets political

January 31st, 2010 · 202 comments

One day, Mike in Seattle pulled into his section of the parking garage, where there were dozens of open spaces that never fill up. “Rather than doing a 12-point turn to get right next to a concrete column, I just pulled in and called it good enough. Apparently I had been taking liberties with Mother Earth that day or something, as I was later blessed with this gem tucked under my wiper blade.”

Hey, you selfish asshole (probably a republican) nobody else has a problem taking only one space. I'll have you towed next time.

Trix says her Dad spotted this variation on the same theme while strolling through Portland, Oregon — “a well-known haven for parking-space-hugging liberals.”

YOUR VEHICLE OCCUPIES TWO PARKING SPACES. YOU MUST BE SPECIAL...OR REPUBLICAN.

And of course, the irrational assumptions go both ways. Amber in Whitinsville, Mass. — who happens to be gainfully employed, thankyouverymuch — found this under her windshield wiper one day.

With a crap car like yours, you need one more Democrat social program to help you. so, this GOP'er, who works for a living is helping you out...guess I should pay more taxes! =)

Lara in Arlington, Virginia bore the brunt of an even more retrograde brand of passive-aggressive paternalism when she committed the sin of parking a smidge over the yellow line.

Did you even look at your after you parked it. Seriously, shame on your husband for letting you drive b/c its obvious that you are a woman. Do better next time pumpkin!

related: Herbie Goes to Washington

FILED UNDER: a little patronizing · car · casual sexism · most popular notes of 2010 · parking · politics


202 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Joel

    I, too, hate people who take up more than one spot. Either they are inept at parking their oversized cars or egomanical assholes who fear scratches on their precious sports car.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 6:41 pm   rating: 71  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   park rose bang

      Look, don’t blame me. I parked my Morris Minor next to the elephant enclosure at the circus. The elephant squashed it, thinking it was part of some carnie routine. It’s not humongous, I agree. But it is very flat, and spread out, like jelly on a ham sandwich. I have to call on all my contortionist skills just to get into it. All I can say is that there is no way in hell it fits in the lines any longer. It’s discrimination, I tell you. Discrimination and flat-out prejudice against we of the red noses and lurid, curly, nylon hair. I mean, what can I do? It’s in the job description that I park like a clown.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:27 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Car RamRod

      I agree it is annoying when people can’t park properly. However, if I owned a Lamborghini or something really fucking nice like that, I might be inclined to be ‘that guy’ and park it diagonally across two spaces as well. But, at least I’d have the decency to do it at the far end of the parking lot and walk, since most lazy bastards don’t park over there anyway, except maybe around christmas season.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 9:59 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Mo® bang

      lazy assholes with a overdeveloped sense of entitlement park like this. Their political affiliation doesn’t matter. However it is proven that home schoolers that can eat any damn thing they want park that way because they are socially deformed!

      Feb 1, 2010 at 12:32 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   GramPo

      3 times I have lived in an apt complex where there was very limited parking. My job meant that when I got home late, I had to park over the lines because everybody else did, leaving me no choice. Then, when everybody else left, it left my car parked over a line. And damned if I didn’t get continual notes at all 3 places from idiots who can’t use a little logic. Because I used the bus often, and parked for days, I got the blame for their crappy parking. I was apparently supposed to jump out of bed and repark, basing my life on their schedules and poor driving skills. Glad to see all those douchebag neighbors are posting on this page! Even worse are those claiming you should let your car get scraped so you can spend attorneys fees fighting with insurance companies and take time visiting body shops before using a rental; because I saw a guy scrape me, caught him doing it, and STILL couldn’t his insurance company to pay up. Idiots.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 6:43 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   The Elf

      I have sometimes taken up more than one space….. because I have owned cars from the 1970s and parking spaces have gotten smaller since then.

      Seriously – the old truck is longer than a single space and the old beat-up Camaro had doors that were longer and heavier than most new compact cars. Sometimes, in order to both park the car and actually exit it, I was forced to take up two spots. I didn’t mind if people dinged it, though, because no one would notice it among the other dings and bad paint.

      With my newer (and nicer and smaller) pony car, I park it in the lot equivalent of Timbuktu to avoid dings but at least I only take up one spot.

      But these types of situations are rare, so, yeah, Team NoteWriters. I just wished they didn’t get all political, because that just makes the parking fails irrelevant.

      Feb 3, 2010 at 10:16 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   anglophile bang

    Now I regret getting rid of my embarrassingly rusty but still reliable piece o’ crap a few years ago. I had no idea it could be a money-maker.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 6:52 pm   rating: 45  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   cherylicious bang

      Seriously?! Now anyone who is driving a less-than-stellar, “I’m a conspicuous spender,” brand new car is opened to ridicule and automatically assumed to be a drain on the social/welfare system? What if they just like their car? I mean, the dollar is nice and all, but the implied condescension could be left in the glove box of their Hummer…

      Jan 31, 2010 at 7:25 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Kelly

      Refusing to buy things you can’t afford is un-American!

      Jan 31, 2010 at 7:27 pm   rating: 83  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   infant tyrone bang

      Even though their condescension is abstract and hence dimensionless,
      the whole passenger space of a Hummer is gonna be a tight squeeze for it.
      Glove box seems like no match at all.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:34 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   park rose bang

      Stella! My car coulda been a contender, too… aka… I coulda been a conspicious spenda (these two things cancel each other out). Stanley, however, stands alone.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 10:09 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   infant tyrone bang

      Stella, from “A Streetcar Named Bravando”.
      Rik Ocasek in the video of Dire Straits’ “Let’s Go Down to the Waterfront”.

      Two marlons on a single hook (w/o a gaffe, yet) !
      That’s some nuclear fishin’ folks.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 11:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   park rose bang

      I gotta edit now, ty. I got the marlin reference, though maybe not the others.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 12:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   infant tyrone bang

      rose,
      Now it looks like it did in the first draft.

      I decided I had the Brando brand covered with the mutated marlins, and thought the strikeout looked a little declasse´(one accent short, I know).

      But we can keep it cheesy if you like (no ‘fence, glo’).
      Maybe a black velvet painting of Ocasek in a Vegas glitter suit a la Le Roi ? But, to keep up with the Jones’s, we can’t have that painting on the coffee table…no, we’ve got to stick it up…up against the wall, My Friend !

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0cEjEoRY1w

      Feb 1, 2010 at 1:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Sheri

    Yeah, sorry, the only place I can think of where parking badly is ok is the hospital. No reason not to park your car properly, it inconveniences everyone around you. I’ve left many a note on many a windshield.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 6:53 pm   rating: 32  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   park rose bang

      What if you have to park like crap because the person next to you parks like crap? Person next to you leaves. You look like the guilty party. *sigh* If the car park has spaces, don’t park next to the crappy parker. Moral of the story.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:00 pm   rating: 62  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Silverdreams

      Nobody’s forcing you to park like crap because the person next to you parked like crap. If you park like crap and then they leave, well, you’re still just as guilty as they are. Either don’t park there, or do what I do and just park properly so everyone can see that the other person is the guilty party. You may have to use your passenger-side door to get out of your car, but to me, the satisfaction is worth it. The message this sends to the poor parker is better than any note, IMO.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 8:17 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   anglophile bang

      LOL, Silverdreams. You’re a passive/aggressive parker!

      Aren’t you glad you found your people? ;)

      Feb 1, 2010 at 9:17 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   park rose bang

      Silverdreams, you are trusting them not to sideswipe your car as they pull back out of the parking spot. On your own paint job, so be it.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 9:34 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Betch

      Silverdreams, don’t be such a douchecanoe. If there is only one space left in the parking lot, and one of the people parked badly (as in, at a diagonal rather than straight in), you can:

      a) park perpendicularly to the bad car, ensuring that your car will not be sideswiped as the lazy bastard pulls out, but putting you at risk to looking like a jerk if he DOES happen to leave first
      b) park straight in the way you’re supposed to, but then come out to a car that’s scraped to hell because someone who can’t pull into a parking space properly is more than likely to be unable to pull out of it properly either
      c)panic and find a completely different parking lot, one that is obscenely far away from where you’re trying to go, but at least you won’t have to worry about car damage. That is, unless there’s a douchbag that can’t park in that lot either.

      It’s a no win situation. Have some sympathy.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   infant tyrone bang

      As long as you don’t park overly close to cars that are more beat up than yours (cf CRR’s Acura @43.2), you should be OK.

      As insurance against being scraped by a rich kamikaze, take a cellphone snap of the cars showing both license plates.

      Forensic analysis of the paint transfer and abrasion pattern can positively identify them as the culprit beyond a reasonable doubt, though the burden of proof is probably even lower.

      Imagine them trying to explain to their insurance company why they felt compelled to scrape a properly parked car as you left the lot. Sweet.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 12:57 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   park rose bang

      Betch, at (a. maybe park parallel to the car that is parked perpendicularly to the line. Thing too is, if you’re both gone, who knows who the bad Parker is? It’s a sticky web.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 8:27 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.8   Betch

      Thanks for correcting my post where I somehow confused parallel and perpendicular. Damn those early morning lectures!

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:11 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.9   park rose bang

      I get them mixed up all the time, too.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Resident Grammarian esq bang

    I thought it was silly to boost Amber’s ill gotten, welfare sustained, public fleecing, meager coffers. Knowing her sort she’ll probably spend it on weed… or an abortion.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 6:58 pm   rating: 53  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Palomon bang

      Or get her abortionist high.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:04 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Ludlow Mortimer

      You can get weed for a dollar? And an abortion …!

      America is clearly a great country.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:04 pm   rating: 37  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   infant tyrone bang

      No, you can’t get weed for a dollar (and if you can, you shouldn’t*).
      However, if Mr. ZigZag is hiding, you can smoke him out with that buck.

      *NTTAWW weed, but how good could it be for a dollar?

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   FeRD

    I love that Lara’s note-leaver took the time to go back over his note, spell-check it, and add in the missing “p” to “pumkin”. Presumably, it’s that sort of attention to detail that makes the male gender superior?

    Jan 31, 2010 at 7:06 pm   rating: 44  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Palomon bang

      That’s the male sex, sweety.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Resident Grammarian esq bang

      such pedantry is expected by interfering women like yourself, honey

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:19 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   park rose bang

      Who you talking to, RGesq?
      Palomon (who is male), or FeRD (who I guess is female)?

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:30 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   Palomon bang

      Well, now, a bit early to go imposing labels…

      Jan 31, 2010 at 10:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.5   Canthz_B bang

      Clear case of P envy.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 11:08 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.6   Car RamRod

      I feel bad for Lara’s husband. The sexist rage this note undoubtedly made her feel was taken home and visited upon her poor, unsuspecting husband… who’s even good enough to let her drive.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:06 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.7   thrall bang

      He may have belatedly figured out how to spell “pumpkin,” but the use of the question mark when ending a question eludes him.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:30 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.8   infant tyrone bang

      Is the tone of the first sentence Interrogatory ?
      No, it’s an amalgam of Defamatory and Emphatic !
      The use of the exclamation point is equally elusive.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 1:10 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.9   Savvy Lunch Sack

      Yeah the dude is a total bro.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 4:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   G.Pat bang

    Mike in Seattle: you need 12 turns to park your car? What exactly do you American republicans drive to make this so? Sheesh.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 7:07 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Kat

      I know of some pretty badly designed parking garages that would definitely require 12 point turns driving anything but a scooter.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 7:18 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Del

      If there are so many open spaces in this garage why not take one that isn’t so close to a pillar.

      The guy is just looking to justify his bad parking.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   mystic_eye_cda

      Its common in parking garages under very tall apartments to have a pillar ever 2-3 spots. There may not be a spot that isn’t beside a pillar.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 12:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   kelBel

    I would have to agree with the note-leavers (except for Amber’s of course). Just park like a human.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 7:09 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   park rose bang

      Humans are rather irrational creatures.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 7:57 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Canthz_B bang

      I need a little help with that.
      Where can I find a parked human to use as a reference?

      Jan 31, 2010 at 11:11 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Chris

    Yeah, but Lara *is* a woman.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 7:09 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   park rose bang

      And Mike *is* a man. Shame on his wife for letting him drive.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 7:57 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   infant tyrone bang

      Thufferin’, thuccotash, Chrith…Lara themes to be a woman,
      but Theriff Omar theth thee ain’t. Thorry bout the thpray.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ba-yTP80vc

      You kids get off my tundra !

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:48 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   infant tyrone bang

      Oh, when Leonna gets through with Michael,
      he’ll be lucky if he’s able to row the boat ashore.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb0Bctvr_AU

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:54 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Via

    the egos of these people are taking up like 8 spots.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 7:12 pm   rating: 38  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   ClearlyDemented

    Anyone else think that Amber’s note writer just lost his/her entire life savings in the stock/housing market, got audited by the IRS after cheating on their taxes for seven years straight, and found out they failed handwriting class for the fourth time?

    Jan 31, 2010 at 7:18 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   infant tyrone bang

      Thanks for the dream vision.
      I enjoyed it.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 11:14 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   logo

    a dozen parking spaces that never get used ? in Seattle- can’t be !!! this parking garage must actually be in Kent or some place.
    the city gov’t is so stingy with parking requirements (you know, the liberals that want you out of your car and on your bike, bus, feet) that you can’t ever find a place to park. stick to one space buddy !

    Jan 31, 2010 at 7:19 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   shesajem

      i think you’ll find they filled up later in the day hence the note…

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:33 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Janq

      Yeah, that’s like thinking “nobody ever uses the handicap space, so I’ll just pull in and say good enough.”

      Jan 31, 2010 at 11:33 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   infant tyrone bang

      If not Kent or Federal Way, perhaps Burien ?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LblSMyGSeA

      Jan 31, 2010 at 11:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Kristen

    I completely agree with the note leavers– minus Amber’s. The time you save is nothing compared to the inconvenience you cause everyone else.

    I find it odd there are no notes to the lowest of parkin offenders– able-bodied people who park in a handicapped spot.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 7:26 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Act bang

      Wasn’t there a giant thread about this not long ago? Some guy got left a note after parking in a handicap stop, submitted the note, and got eaten alive in the comments.

      I could go look for the thread myself, but obviously my time is valuable and not to be wasted on blogs.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 7:39 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   Ludlow Mortimer

      Your time is valuable and not to be wasted on blogs … but you’re reading blogs and posting to them anyway?

      This person is – clearly – a master of irony.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:10 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   park rose bang

      ‘glo first brought this to my attention.

      I did think that Act was being ironic.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:15 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.4   infant tyrone bang

      I have a lovely blue, state-issued handicapped-parking placard.
      I also have a fully charged cell phone.
      Back seat = Yellow pages bookmarked for Tow Truck Operators.
      Go ahead…make my day.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:22 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.5   Act bang

      @Ludlow

      I imagine you to be one of those people who watches a movie and after every joke feels the need to explain exactly why it was funny. “See, he said, “That’s what she said,” because what was said can also be about sex, and the aforementioned phrase alludes to that.”

      (edit: Not to imply that my comment was particularly amusing or joke-y. Yes, I just killed my own sarcastic response. This thread is not being kind to me…)

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:26 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.6   anglophile bang

      Act, it took me about 2.3 seconds to find it but about half an hour to read it all.

      Must have been a full moon that weekend, too.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:33 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.7   Wade bang

      Maybe you need a democrat social program to help with your thread troubles, Act. ;)

      leaves a dollar

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:45 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.8   infant tyrone bang

      Wade, that dollar has a ketchup (GOP vegetable) stain on it.
      Switch it before Act (V, Scene I) starts up with “Out, damn’d stop!” ? ⇑↑⇑

      Jan 31, 2010 at 9:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.9   Languagegeek

      Oh, they get notes, too. Hand delivered by meter maids (let’s just continue the sexist names today) or a grinning policeman.

      But those notes are pricey — they start at $450 and just go up from there.

      So long as it’s not your car, it’s fun to watch that note-leaving happen.

      What can I say? I’m just a schadenfreude kind of girl.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 11:47 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.10   Mo® bang

      Lovely Rita meter maid hand delivering me a letter. I should have known better than to park my tugboat in the middle of the street! ♬

      Feb 1, 2010 at 12:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   klb

    My SIL’s brother carries around business cards with only the words “NICE PARKING” printed on them, for the sole purpose of leaving them under the windshield wipers of asshats who couldn’t park if their lives depended on it.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 7:42 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Wade bang

      I carry cards that say “This is not ‘Nam. This is parking. There are rules.”

      Jan 31, 2010 at 7:56 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   Palomon bang

      “Asshat” vs “Douchecanoe.” I friggin love this place.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:07 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   Ludlow Mortimer

      Isn’t that … encouraging bad parking?

      They probably didn’t figure out it actually meant “Your parking is crap and I am so offended, I need to let you know so you can reflect on your behaviour and learn to do better next time”.

      A lot of people don’t get ‘irony’. I guess they were sick that day and never caught up so explain it to them in clear language.

      Was that passive-aggressive enough?

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:18 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.4   Car RamRod

      @ Wade

      That’s fucking awesome.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:08 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.5   Languagegeek

      I had little notes that had Mickey Mouse flippin’ the bird and saying, “THANKS for parking so close! Next time, leave a fucking can opener so I can get my car out!! ASSHOLES LIKE YOU SHOULD TAKE THE BUS!!!”

      Feb 1, 2010 at 11:51 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.6   Mo® bang

      I prefer to just leap up on their cars drop trou and leave a steaming deuce on their hoods. I suppose a calling card that says “learn to park meatwhistle!” stuck in the shit stack would be a beneficial visual aid.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 12:45 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Sliverbane

    I got a note like that when I parked in a space that is too small for two cars but has a lot of left of space on the sides. I didn’t paint the lines! This parking lot was laid out by a crazy person, but I got two notes for it. Both notes said I was over the lines . I was inside the lines! There was no third line! Not even a faint one. This space has always been odd. AND the reason I parked in the middle of this over-sized space? Because the last time I had to crawl in to the drivers seat from the back because some ass in a SUV parked inches me in this SINGLE space. Needless to say I avoid this spot from now on…

    Jan 31, 2010 at 7:44 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Justin

    A smidge over the line is over the line, Lara. Park inside the lines or don’t park at all.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 7:50 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   park rose bang

    The paternalistic patronising caster of pumpkin aspersions’ handwriting is awfully feminine, don’t you think? NTTATWWT. Think that it’s a conservative wife going about her husband’s business and sticking her nose into everyone else’s, or perhaps Truman Capote, if he were still alive, is (hypothetically speaking) now in the business of tucking poisonous little PANs under windshield wipers?

    Not to worry, everyone knows that Cinderella gets the prince in the end, even if she drives a pumpkin, or like one. Parking’s a bitch when you’re wearing glass slippers.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 7:52 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   infant tyrone bang

      Parkin’ a punkin
      While you’re wearing glass slippers ?
      Dude, pay the valet !

      Feb 1, 2010 at 12:45 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   Canthz_B bang

      I’m pretty sure Cinderella’s parking space will be free at midnight, whether she pulls out beforehand or not. ;-)

      Feb 1, 2010 at 1:06 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   park rose bang

      Well, it might end up being occupied if Prince Charming fails to.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 1:10 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   Canthz_B bang

      I wasn’t going to call Cindy a backcoach whore, but if the shoe fits…

      Baby-Daddy Charming does have a nice ring to it. If not a ring, some damned nice child-support payments! ;-)

      Feb 1, 2010 at 1:23 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.5   park rose bang

      If the D.N.A. fits . . . I hear Prince Charming is known around block as a righteous Puss in Boots (or is that Cinderella?), A.K.A. Helix the Cat.
      Meeting him’s a double whammy. He won’t wear the condom, and refuses to believe the kid’s his. You know, wham-bam-now-you’re-a-Mam…

      Feb 1, 2010 at 2:48 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Tasha

    So if your car denotes your politics, who drives a Yugo?

    Jan 31, 2010 at 7:56 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Wade bang

      Nihilists.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:00 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   infant tyrone bang

      Someone who has not won the prerogative of writing history.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:10 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   Palomon bang

      Say what you will about the tenants of driving an over-sized car you can’t park, but at least it’s an ethos!

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:10 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   infant tyrone bang

      Tenets, anyone ?

      Jan 31, 2010 at 9:06 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.5   Palomon bang

      Ouchy! I cannot believe i missed that!

      Jan 31, 2010 at 10:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.6   Canthz_B bang

      More and more people are living in their cars.

      The average parking lot could hold 50 more families if Republicans would park correctly, but they hate the poor.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 11:20 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.7   infant tyrone bang

      And they (well, many of ‘em) don’t even realize it.

      Teabaggers, with their weepy fears for the future and misty eyes clouded over by nostalgia for a past that was only true in sanctioned, fictionalized history books, drive me the furthest up the wall (so far).
      We can all be tycoons if we just build us a great big fence and
      we all put your shoulders to the wheel…

      If I won the PCH sweepstakes, otherwise fit people with under 6 months to live would be hired to escort Glenn Beck to a secure location where he would become painfully familiar with the metaphor of keeping your nose to the grindstone (or waterboarded, because, after all, he’s a terrorist).

      Feb 1, 2010 at 11:31 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Rich

    Over the line! Mark is zero, Dude.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 8:07 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Mo® bang

      good but sadly missing the needed gigglebraxing to make it in context. :???:

      Feb 1, 2010 at 12:47 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Rich

    *it*

    Jan 31, 2010 at 8:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   humberthumbert

    Well, I mean, in the end, Lara’s note writer is right. . . she is a woman. So what’s she getting mad about? :)

    Jan 31, 2010 at 8:08 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Palomon bang

      It’s that time on the meter.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:12 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   park rose bang

      Or just before the meter runs out. You know, that time when women are rumoured to have very short fuses. When lit, the ensuing chaos is usually lethal.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 8:38 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.3   Palomon bang

      God, women suck.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 10:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.4   park rose bang

      Or is it Good women suck?
      Full moon getting to you, sweetie? I thought we were setting you up with Pony Girl a few threads back. What’s happened? Male menopause? Mid-life crisis…?

      Jan 31, 2010 at 10:32 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.5   Palomon bang

      I’m as dead-pan as ever, dude.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 10:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.6   park rose

      All these corpses are piling up. First it was aaa, then adam, now you…

      Jan 31, 2010 at 11:29 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.7   aaa bang

      Pfft. Good men suck too.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:31 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Bemused

    Odd, the parking offenders that I usually spot are men who have to park their (compensatory) muscle cars or overgrown pickups diagonally across two spaces. I say screw the notes, just key the cars.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 8:45 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Geek Goddess bang

      Or drive an old-school mini, which is actually small, develop mad skillz at parking, and park completely within one of those two spots. Bonus points if you park on the driver’s side, so that they can’t get in.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 2:11 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   hehe

      Taking a hint from the usually compensatory nature of the diagonal parker’s vehicle, I have a sinking feeling that would result in a dented/dinged/scratched/keyed mini.

      How about duct tape? (Preventing mr. teeny weeny from getting in lest he damage his paint.) muwahahaha

      Feb 1, 2010 at 5:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   Act bang

      @21.1 My dad does that. It pisses him off that people are so entitled as to think that they’re spushul sports car deserves two spaces, so he just parks on the driver’s side in one of the half-taken spaces. He has a pretty small Jeep that has seen better days, so he doesn’t really care if the other driver hits his car with their door or anything.

      It’s both horrible and amazing.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 8:26 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Ethnic Avenue

    Imagine how bad a female Republican would park!

    Jan 31, 2010 at 9:13 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Mo® bang

      If it is raining out they should just stay home and make pie or organize their recipe boxes…

      Feb 1, 2010 at 12:49 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   Wordtinker doesnt smith bang

      “I’m not stopping, I’m parking!”

      Feb 1, 2010 at 9:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   MrCreepy

    I had some cretin park his Escalade next to my ’87 S-10 Blazer a few years ago, close enough that I had to crawl in the passenger door. The driver side had about 3 feet of space on it. I left white paint and a lot of scratches all over his passenger side door in a juvenile fit of anger. I’m still not sure I was wrong for it.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 9:14 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Palomon bang

      Judgement call.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 10:26 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   infant tyrone bang

      Like they say in the pros…choice, fielder’s choice.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 11:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   anglophile bang

    You too can achieve better parking, Lara!

    Allow me to mansplain.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 9:20 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   infant tyrone bang

      Is this gonna be like reversed Patrick Swayze et al in “To, Wong Foo” ?

      Jan 31, 2010 at 9:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   M0rganWing

    I found these earlier and thought it would make a great gift for my boyfriend. Time saving and aesthetically pleasing!

    http://www.uncommongoods.com/item/item.jsp?itemId=18729

    Jan 31, 2010 at 9:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   park rose bang

      Will they help him to park within the lines? If not, you’re just throwing good money after bad.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 10:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.2   M0rganWing

      he parks magnificently as a matter of fact. the pre typed notes were for him to leave on the windshields of non parkers, duh.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 7:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.3   park rose bang

      Sorry, punkin. I thought you were a spammer. I didn’t click the link.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 9:49 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   Wade bang

    Republicans who shop at the Xtra Mart in Sutton, Mass. shouldn’t cast aspersions on someone else’s car.

    Or use their receipt to do so.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 9:51 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Pterosaur

    It was considerate of that Republican to include his Asshole Tax payment with his PA note. I wish that the Republicans in my town handed out condescending dollar bills.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 9:55 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   anglophile bang

      Me too! Being in a very Republican area, I have a large tax base to draw upon.

      Jan 31, 2010 at 10:03 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   park rose bang

    Can Republicans really help it if they can’t get the angle quite right? They’re burdened with a wide stance, I’ve heard tell.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 10:18 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Buzz

    I am actually very annoyed at people who can’t park between the lines. I mean, just try a little harder. I’ve never written a note though…

    Jan 31, 2010 at 10:33 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   anglophile bang

      We all feel annoyance at certain things. Only a select, p/a few, however, think leaving a note will actually influence the annoyer. And we salute those select few, for without them, well, we wouldn’t have anyone to make fun of here.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 7:05 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   hehe

      sometimes you just gotta express your rage any way you can

      Feb 1, 2010 at 5:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   bj

    A similar sign was left outside of my condo yesterday, instructing everyone to, “Park in the lines. Everyone needs a space.” The problem I have with that is the lines have not been repainted in the 20 years this place has existed, so at night, parking within the lines is very tricky. I tend to just park next to another car and hope I got close to the lines. Another issue with the note, and I counted tonight, is that there are 17 available parking spaces in front of my building alone-with everyone home. Why take the time to print out a note?

    Jan 31, 2010 at 11:04 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Canthz_B bang

    I didn’t even know Republicans had parked. I thought they were too busy trying to get the far right-wing to stop before they drive the whole Party over a cliff.

    Jan 31, 2010 at 11:28 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Greg

    Did Amber actually do anything, other than commit the sin of driving a crappy car?

    Feb 1, 2010 at 12:40 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   ammy

      actually, yes. that’s my note & what earned me the lovely little note were my 2 bumper stickers. i live in a rather *ahem* “conservative” town and the bumper stickers were as follows:
      1. “Keep Your Theology Off My Biology”
      2. “Ban Republican Marriage. Hatred is Unnatural and Disgusting”

      and the funny thing was, said “GOP’er” came into my driveway to leave that on a Saturday. Obviously, he wasn’t working either.

      Feb 7, 2010 at 9:49 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   Canthz_B bang

    I like the little mock-solar panels powering the Liberal/Green sign in number two.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 1:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Canthz_B bang

    In Seattle they are much more willing to do a 12-point turn to get next to a wooden column than to a concrete column….makes tree-hugging that much easier.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 1:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Monzo Matic bang

    That republican was fuckin delicious!

    Feb 1, 2010 at 2:10 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #35.1   park rose bang

      Did it taste like turkey or moose?

      Feb 1, 2010 at 3:00 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.2   Mo® bang

      moose knuckle.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.3   hehe

      tea … bag …

      Feb 1, 2010 at 5:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #36   Geek Goddess bang

    In my neighbourhood, they don’t mess with feeble little PANs. No. They go down to city hall and get the city to put up “NO PARKING” signs next to their driveway. That way their out-of-town friends with the 30 foot motor home always have a nice spot right next to their house. And the rest of us have to compete for the few linear feet of curb left. Good thing I can get my car in with 4 to 5 inches* between me and the cars in front and behind.

    *Yes, I did measure it. Yes, with a ruler.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 2:17 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   SamBaSam

    I squeezed in to the remaining 75% of a parking space the other week…person who’d parked across two spaces came back as i was getting out of the car…
    She: “I don’t think I can get into my car the way YOU’VE parked…”
    Me (walking away) “You’ll manage…”
    ****
    In England with nose to tail parking at the kerb, the bigger problem is coming back to find yourself needing 12 shuttles at full lock to get out… I used to carry cards saying , “Thanks for your considerate parking, next time I’ll bring a f***ing can-opener”…now that’s proper PA, the ones above seem just Aggressive to me, but maybe that’s just the way you Septics communicate….

    Anyways, funny thread,thanks for the laffs you keen witted peoples.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 3:34 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Alex

    Anyone notice the first note is shaped like the map of the state of California. Coincidence?

    Feb 1, 2010 at 8:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #38.1   Escape Goat

      Coincidence? I think not.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 8:09 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.2   infant tyrone bang

      More like if CA had borrowed NV’s straight Eastern border.
      Or if NV had been stretched a bit North/South-wise.
      Either way, just don’t forget to turn left at Albuquerque.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #39   Escape Goat

    The direct address: “Pumpkin.” has to be the funniest thing I’ve read all week.

    As in, Thank a lot, Pumpkin.

    These PANs make my day!

    Feb 1, 2010 at 8:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Aardvaark bang

    Being a state university, my place of employment has parking spaces with the lines less than the state required minimum for public parking lots. Even if you manage to get centered, the car next door is close enough to bang doors if you don’t open slowly. If it’s a honkin’ big sooper pick-yer-noser truck you won’t be able to walk past the mirrors. Then it snows and no one can see the lines….

    Feb 1, 2010 at 8:47 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #40.1   infant tyrone bang

      Is there a law school on campus or nearby ?
      + – x ÷ %

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #41   Car RamRod

    Does anyone else notice how ridiculous this two-party system has made everyone act? People are so wrapped up in a stupid Democrat vs Republican game that they apply it to things as mundane as parking. Wake the fuck up people. I mean, does anyone you know actually agree with everything either party says? If so, that person is either a fanatic or a sheepish moron. Both parties’ sole purpose is to fuck us all over. Don’t let them make you turn on each other.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 10:13 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #41.1   Palomon bang

      You must be a Whig.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:48 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.2   Radical

      It’s stupid moderates like you that insist everyone “park across the aisle” that are the real problem.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 6:50 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.3   Beanster bang

      YAY CANADA. we have all the parties, political and otherwise.

      and we can park.

      (well, not ME)

      Feb 5, 2010 at 9:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.4   Geek Goddess

      Wait. We don’t have the Rhinoceros Party any more.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 1:34 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.5   infant tyrone bang

      GG,
      Is that a Wild Palms riff ?
      The parties were the Fathers and the Friends.
      And “it begins with the dream of the rhino.”

      Feb 6, 2010 at 1:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.6   Geek Goddess bang

      It could be, if you wanted it to be, ty, it would fit nicely with that. I was actually meaning the Rhinoceros Party of Canada; some would call themselves Marxist-Lennonist (Groucho and John). Platform promises included repealing the law of gravity and adopting the British system of driving on the left; this was to be gradually phased in over five years with large trucks and tractors first, then buses, eventually including small cars and bicycles last.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 2:25 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.7   infant tyrone bang

      Oh, sounds like my kind of party…a bit Firesign-ish and “not insane”.

      Have you noticed rabid Republicans calling some of their fellows out as RINO’s ? (Republican in name only) “Internecine” never sounded better…

      Feb 6, 2010 at 9:25 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #42   aaa bang

    Hm, what lazy insults these are. Did the note-writers resort to using political insults because they were too stupid/lazy/uncreative to come up with a real insult? Fuck, these insults aren’t even universally offensive, depending on which side of the fence you’re on. *sigh* Humanity disappoints me yet again.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 10:27 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #42.1   park rose bang

      Yet, you have been encouraged to park like one. Take note.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 5:26 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #43   N/A

    This is one of few situations where I’m seriously tempted to leave a note. A few weeks ago I was at Ikea and saw an Escalade parked in a space clearly labelled as compact (the rear bumper was a good 2 feet past the end of the lines and in to the road) but also as a Hybrid spot. I wanted a leave a note saying “Is this car compact? No. Is it a hybrid? No. Are you a total jackass? Hell yes.” but couldn’t find any paper in my bag.

    I have been known to park sensibly even when those around are parked terribly. One day I came out of a store to find the person parked next to me glaring at my car. I was parked within the lines as was the person to my left but they were parked way over the line to my right so our rear view mirrors were almost touching and she couldn’t get her rather ample ass through the gap to get in her car. She started to rant at me about my terrible parking but I told her to look at the lines and learn to park. Then I took as much time as I possibly could loading up the car and strapping my kid in. I would have just gone back in the store but I feared she might sit on my hood and dent it.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 10:35 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #43.1   Palomon bang

      “I took as much time as I possibly could loading up the car and strapping my kid in.”

      I dare anyone to say that’s not PA!

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:50 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #43.2   Car RamRod

      First of all, where the hell do you live that they have spots specifically for hybrids or compacts? I’m assuming it must be the left coast, but still wow, I’ve never even heard of that before. And I can tell you, if I had a Hummer, and I saw those spots, I would probably park there just out of spite.

      As for the other lady, yea fuck her. That’s why I almost miss my old ass Acura Legend, because in those days I would have met her glare by vigorously thrusting my door open and scratching/denting the shit out of both cars(not that you would have noticed on my old shitbox). There’s something liberating about having a crappy car.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 11:18 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #43.3   infant tyrone bang

      Hybrid spaces exist in Summerlin, NV…a northern section of Las Vegas.
      I’m sure there are others…I’d even lay 10-1 odds on it.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 11:37 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #43.4   aaa bang

      Compact spaces aren’t all that uncommon in parking garages here in the Not-Quite-Midwest.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 1:49 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #43.5   BCSus

      Compact spaces are very common in WA state, especially in the greater Seattle area. I’ve seen many a hybrid space, too, and I haven’t lived in that area in almost 3 yrs.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 2:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #43.6   TippingCows

      I’ve seen compact spaces in Massachusetts, where everyone is a Masshole.
      Not many people pay attention to them. I know, it’s a shocker.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 4:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #43.7   The Elf

      Unless your locality has passed a law, parking in spaces labeled for compact cars, hybrids, or mothers-to-be/new parents are not legally binding. Inconsiderate, but not legally binding. Parking in a handicapped spot or taking up more than one marked space is though.

      Feb 3, 2010 at 11:12 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #44   amocksun

    I have to say, I do hate it when people take up 2 spaces.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 10:38 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   Jared Goldberg

    “Rather than doing a 12-point turn to get right next to a concrete column, I just pulled in and called it good enough.”

    Sorry, Mike, but I’m siding with the person who put the note under your wiper. There’s no way on Mother Earth you can justify selfishly taking up two spaces.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 12:37 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   Dobbson

    When I see people who feel they are too privileged to park properly, not only do I assume they are republicans, but I cut the air valves off their tires and call the tow truck. It’s hilarious to see assholes get their comeuppance, even if I’m one myself. But know this … I am capable of properly parking.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 12:40 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   RP

    Who the Hell gets pissed off at the poor condition of a *parked* car? It’s not like they were stuck behind a car emitting clouds of black exhaust while in the drive thru lane. It was just sitting there!

    However, having seen too may people park poorly and make it a hassle for other people to get spaces, I have a hard time believing the other people when they say they were only a ‘little’ over the line or that the lot ‘never’ fills up.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 12:46 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   bradmo

    My revenge on poor parking jobs is to (a) park in my space properly, and as Silverdream says, even if this means exiting through the passenger door.

    Then, if the offender is still there when I get back to my car, I (b) leave a note that reads, “Sorry about the scratch on your car. Next time try parking between the lines.”

    After, of course, ensuring that there is no such scratch.

    Hmmm, now that I’ve typed this, it seems like a horribly bad idea.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 1:31 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   BCSus

    Honestly, this is one issue I am absolutely passive-aggressive about. I have left notes on cars that are seriously crooked and/or over the line, or so close to the line that the car next to them (ahem, mine, that at the time was centered in the spot I was parked in) couldn’t get the door open far enough to get a baby/toddler/preschooler in the backseat (don’t make a habit of doing it REGULARLY, by any means…but I’ve left a handful in the almost 12 yrs I’ve been driving) . If I can manage to park my car properly between the lines in the 1st, MAYBE 2nd attempt at the most, why can’t they? I always say if you can’t (or won’t) park it properly, then you shouldn’t be driving it. I’d venture to guess 75% of people who drive huge trucks or monster SUVs should go back to driving beat up Chevy Metros till they learn to park properly.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 1:57 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #49.1   Sirius¤ bang

      BCSus
      took up
      so much
      space
      I can
      barely
      fit this
      comment
      in.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #49.2   Sirius¤ bang

      damn Libertarians grumble grumble

      Feb 1, 2010 at 2:23 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #49.3   oi bang

      @ 49.1 :lol:

      Feb 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #49.4   infant tyrone bang

      ………..If you learn to parallel park you can do it on……….with room
      ………… the street where they can’t squeeze you out……….to spare

      Feb 1, 2010 at 3:47 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #50   Hmm...

    Definitely not Amish. I can tell you that.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 2:44 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   Escape Goat

    As an adult male, I have serious issues with physically capable men parking in “expectant mothers”, “infant”, and the many other iterations of parking set aside for women and men who are dealing with small children or children-to-be as they shop. Drives me nuts.

    Feb 1, 2010 at 5:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   oi bang

    so what does it say in a third note? I am at a loss after With a crap car like yours, you….

    Feb 1, 2010 at 6:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #52.1   park rose bang

      oi, mouse over it.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 8:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #52.2   oi bang

      Thanks rose!
      (damn it!)
      Wow! that guy’s got serious issues! I would love to mess up his nicely done back yard. Whatever would he do? (lot’s of assumptions here, something says to me that he must have OCD and would pull his hair out if he can’t find the last Mcd receipt in the nicely organized drawer for the total of this month’s expense. It does not matter that it would be exactly same every month.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 8:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #53   james

    how is any of that passive aggressive? they’re just aggressive

    Feb 1, 2010 at 7:33 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #53.1   park rose bang

      A rock through the window is aggressive.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 8:17 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #53.2   jetjackson bang

      Damn my post didn’t get through.

      I was saying that aggressive would be waiting for the driver and then beating the shit out of the with a baseball bat.

      Oh and also that James should read wtf? above. :)

      Feb 2, 2010 at 1:03 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #53.3   matt

      #53.2 that would be my preferred solution. after all, writing PA notes just gives me writer’s cramp. the more people get smacked up, maybe the more people will learn to park properly

      Feb 4, 2010 at 4:54 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #54   RandyinReno

    There is a more efficient solution:

    http://www.youparklikeanasshole.com/

    Feb 2, 2010 at 12:28 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   Angela

    Republicans really do suck at parking.

    Feb 2, 2010 at 6:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   GhostWriter bang

    See how the 1st note subtly takes the shape of Nevada?

    I’m guessing Harry Reid wrote it.

    Feb 2, 2010 at 7:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #56.1   infant tyrone bang

      GW,
      Said that up at #38.2
      The towing threat is a little feistier than I think of Reid being.
      Maybe he’s working up to tough leadership slowly.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 10:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #57   Joe 2

    Where I worked years ago, there was an “issue” with the suits taking two and three parking spaces for their cars. We grunts formed a secret society and, on the appointed day, drove the biggest vehicles we could find. (One woman drove a school bus.) We took up as many spaces as we could and sat back to watch the CEO, CFO, CIO and their staff pull into the lot. They parked normally after that.

    Feb 2, 2010 at 8:31 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   moody

    A few weeks back, I stopped at my sister’s apt around 11 PM , parking on the street. I couldn’t have been there for longer than 30 min and when I came out, I found a neighbor had printed out 5 pages of city parking rules and regulations, highlighted my offense, then placed them under my windshield. Apparently, one must park 5 feet away from a driveway, not 3 feet.
    As the tree-hugging driver of a liberal Subaru wagon, that paper wasting really chapped my ass.

    Feb 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   DC

    Wow. All assumptions aside, the last note writer’s flagrant misuse of the noun/pet name “pumpkin” makes me want to knee him in the groin. Wutta maroon, as B. Bunny would say.

    Feb 3, 2010 at 2:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   Canthz_B bang

    The larger questions here are, “What coded message is on the other half of the torn page of the first note?”
    And, “If we allow the two to come together, do the terrorists win?”

    Feb 3, 2010 at 3:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   pat donegan

    ummm…but Lara is a woman.

    Feb 5, 2010 at 1:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #61.1   anglophile bang

      Bless your heart, pumpkin. You came up with that witty observation all by yourself, did you? What a cute little thing you are.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 12:50 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #61.2   infant tyrone bang

      Please be careful about letting your perfectly well-crafted and justified patronizing veer into the realm of mansplaining.

      Crossing over the well-painted lines will result in your being required
      to pay dues down at the Boys’ Tree House on a regular monthly basis from time to time.

      You’re welcome to join us. Just wanted to give you a heads-up so you don’t have to say you didn’t know and we don’t have to, you know, explain.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #61.3   pat donegan

      thank you, pumpkin. i’m glad you learned not to let lame comments on the internet annoy you.

      pumpkin, i do believe that tyrone has some words to live by.

      i will, you know, let you treat me as if you’re my mother, if that makes you feel better. i’m sure that your condescending, witty statements really make those sexist jokesters out there feel dumb. the best thing you can do is try to make a sarcastic shit feel like an amateur in a battle of sarcasm.

      i bet he feels so embarrassed right now.

      and tyrone, i would never, ever, let my perfectly well crafted and justified patronizing veer into the realm of mansplaining. you don’t have to explain anything.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 12:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #61.4   anglophile bang

      So you admit your comment was lame, pat?

      ;)

      You’re new here, right? Keep reading.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #61.5   infant tyrone bang

      Pat,

      1) I suspect glo’ was more amused than annoyed.
      Annoyed would be better viewed from the 50 yard line than from midfield. More pleasant watching a butcher cut your dinner than cut you for dinner.

      2) The best she could do is more like make you a household word via a text piece that goes viral. What she did to Miss Place was something that would make tort-turista Alberto Gonzales blanch if asked to justify it. But, since tomorrow is Superbowl Sunday, we should not try to deny that savagery can have aspects of shameful, idiopathic beauty.

      3) It’s important to remember and adhere to optimal sequence protocols. Like the old Wizard of Id comic that taught us the timeless truth of “Pillage…then Burn”, if you’re going to patronize, get your splainin’ completed first. You seriously want to avoid being like this guy.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvotE-beoaI&feature=related

      ty (not Lech Walesa)

      Feb 6, 2010 at 11:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #62   Gina Marie

    silverdreams, u r being irrational, or u don’t have kids! or u r a sanctimonious prick! hmm, wonder which one? probably all three! ur theory would be fine, assuming there are other spaces available. i have two children in car seats. i NEED to be able to open the doors and get them out without climbing over seats or hitting the car next door. since i live in florida, where the average age of the population is around 300 yrs old, this happens to me on a daily basis. also, as a woman, and a mom, i park as close to a store as i can, not because i’m LAZY, but because it’s SAFER!

    Feb 5, 2010 at 11:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #62.1   anglophile bang

      Too textspeaky; did not read.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 12:52 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #63   infant tyrone bang

    glo’,
    Do people input comments here from their phones ?

    You didn’t miss much (unless you had always wondered what
    E.E. Cummings’ work might look like if he channeled a Floridian
    mother of two who’s worried about being accosted [or worse]
    by rampaging hordes of tricentennial seniors on their
    Arnold Palmer ‘choppers’ [not the dental kind...mental maybe]).

    Filmwise it’d be something like if Tarrantino did an homage to Romero called Hells Angels MC, Tampa where the “MC” stands for Medicare Club.

    Feb 5, 2010 at 1:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #64   keycar

    keying cars of the people who borrowed too much via thier shit McMansion on ARM’s to have pricey shitty SUVs they couldn’t afford on their wage slave Republican salary makes Baby Jesus smile.

    Feb 6, 2010 at 8:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #65   fiona

    There’s a reason why http://youparklikeanasshole.com exists

    Feb 7, 2010 at 1:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #66   JMonkey78 bang

    I wish it was as easy as leaving a note for us asshats. There I am after pulling my truck out of its double parked spot and getting on the highway, when some craptastic ecoloser cuts into my lane with their Toyota Pius doing 50 in a 75. They only drive three miles then cut to the far lane to exit, oh the Douschebagery of it. I wish I could send them a letter or find their car, but alas I am left feeling like an asshat, so I take out my anger by double parking at the supermarket, confirming my asshatism to the world. Will it ever end. The humanity.

    Feb 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #67   Artemis

    http://xkcd.com/562/
    The only way to deal with people like this. XD

    …Of course, I’m terrible at parking. But I’m new at this, and at least I keep trying until I get it. Some people are just lazy.

    Feb 12, 2010 at 7:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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