Sure, blame it on the kids

April 24th, 2011 · 175 comments

“My neighbor taped this note to my door,” says Valerie in Portland. “I don’t know who scratched her car, but I do know she could benefit from spell check.” (Harumph.)

Attn. Val...Please do not park next to our car as we keep Finding Key marks now dents in my doors, as you don't watch your Kids! I will make a claim if this persists if you even have insurence [sic]...Please respect, thank you!

related: Unattended children will be shot.

FILED UNDER: car · kids · neighbors · parking · Portland


175 responses so far ↓

  • #1   angelive07

    What a huge bitch!

    Apr 24, 2011 at 9:39 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Suzq

      First key marks, now door dents… Is she saying the woman handed her keys to the kids and let them scratch on the car? If I were Val, I would avoid this car, too, but only because the car owner is nuts. This doesn’t even make sense.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 3:22 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   AMoparGirl

    She spelled ONE word wrong.

    Apr 24, 2011 at 9:39 pm   rating: 58  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   chrys

      I was looking for all the spelling mistakes as I was reading.

      Apr 24, 2011 at 10:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   TickleMyBambo

      Look, you can’t just go filing a claim if you spell insurance, “insurence”, you’re just asking for more people to key up your car even more and the insurance company to continue laughing at you.

      Apr 24, 2011 at 11:31 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Canthz_B bang

      So many people don’t understand insurance, I’m not surprised by the misspelling.

      So many people can’t control their kids, I’m not surprised their car is damaged.

      So many people don’t take PANs seriously, I’m not surprised this was submitted, because so many parents are asses, I’m not surprised Val thinks this wasn’t hers.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 12:30 am   rating: 46  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   fuzzbutt

    have the kids leave some bologna on her car on a hot summer day…

    Apr 24, 2011 at 9:40 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   TickleMyBambo

      Bacon fresheners in her tailpipe, deer pee sprayed all over her hub caps, and some old salmon tapped under her car… Works wonders.

      Apr 24, 2011 at 11:41 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Party in my pants

      “Tapped” under her car?? How can you do that?

      Apr 25, 2011 at 5:01 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   TickleMyBambo

      Hahaha I dunno, Party, must take incredible amount of skill to do something like that : ). I meant to say taped but maybe my tired mind thought tapped was better for some odd reason. Or perhaps alcohol and PAN just don’t get so well together haha.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 11:48 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Jwu

    Seems like it would be easier if she just stopped parking next to Val. She wouldn’t have even had to write the note.

    Apr 24, 2011 at 9:43 pm   rating: 52  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   The Elf

      That’s what I was thinking. I mean, I’d go after someone who keyed or dinged my car too, especially repeatedly or delibertly. But first I would try not to ever park next to that person again.

      (Assuming this is on-street, unreserved parking. If this car was in a driveway, whole different story.)

      Apr 26, 2011 at 6:30 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Ryoko

    Sounds like the note writer should suck it up and move her own car if she has a problem.

    Apr 24, 2011 at 9:45 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Rebekah

    If it were that bad I woulda filed the damned claim by now.

    Apr 24, 2011 at 9:52 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   TickleMyBambo

      Yeah, but that would be too easy and reasonable for someone like this neighbor. The fact of the matter is, this individual likes to feel like the world revolves around her and that if something unfortunate were to happen to cause her self absorbed bubble to pop it’s everyone elses (especially the kids) fault, when in really she’s a dumb bitch who can’t seem to figure out how to park.

      Apr 24, 2011 at 11:35 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   El Jefe

      Gee, Tickle, what happened to that blather about how you weren’t there, don’t know for sure and can’t say what happened? Boy you certainly seemed to have changed your tune!

      Apr 26, 2011 at 12:12 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   Mrs.Beasley bang

      I think Tickle has been following CB around so closely that she’s trying to use osmosis to develop extra “personas” for herself – you know, like the ones CB wants us all to think he has, so he can change opinions on a dime and never be held accountable for anything he says because it’s just a personna, people.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 4:04 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   Canthz_B bang

      I think you’re thinking too much…or too little. Tickle kicks my ass all too often for my taste (sometimes with poor grammar, but the job gets done and we don’t criticize the spelling and/or grammar of regulars here…we accept their “voices”), but at least Tickle is open-minded enough to see the difference between when I’m joking and being serious….a skill some of you might learn.
      That kind of open-mindedness I respect. You should as well. ;-)
      It’s not like Tickle always agrees with me or anything, she/he often does not, but he/she has an open mind, and I’ve always thought that people like that are people of value. We can learn a great deal from them.

      And no. I have no alternate “personas” at this time on PAN. I’m CB. Sometimes I’m speaking as that fictional persona, but it’s pretty obvious to the average adult when I switch and get serious about something if you have the mental capacities of an average adult. There are no extras, just CB and the real me posting under the same moniker at all times…because I stand by what I say and don’t have to fake it for you or anyone else.

      Clarifying one’s position is not the same as creating a new persona, just as age does not always confer wisdom.
      That not withstanding, old and stupid is just sad in the extreme.

      That having been said I must ask, why did you feel the need to go after Tickle (and by extension CB) in the first place?
      I really want to understand such motivations.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 5:07 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.5   Rattus

      “Old and stupid” is sad? Crap. And I had woken up feeling reasonably good about myself.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 8:21 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.6   TickleMyBambo

      Wow, my post was only made out of sarcasm, nothing serious. Quit trying to read too much into things so you can have a reason to pick bones with people. I take offense to the comment of me trying to “osmosis” myself into a “persona” because I am a CB follower.. This is not the case, what you see here is what I am. Nothing more, nothing less. Right or wrong I do take accountability for my words and actions. Mrs.Beasley, I have said nothing nor done anything wrong towards you to make you think it’s alright to not only make rude comments about myself, but to also attack CB through me. I call bullshit on it. El Jefe, you’re just a pompous ass and that is all I have to say to you.

      I don’t have a problem with CB, I may not agree with him all the time and I make sure to say it, and when I see that he has a valid point or isn’t being an ass I take the time and effort to give him credit and respect where it is due and I think you should all do the same with not only CB, but with each other as well.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.7   JT

      CB, when people are joking around it’s usually funny. Try it some time.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 3:36 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.8   El Jefe

      TickleMyBum, you really have a preoccupation with forgoing the actually discussion of issues in favor of simple name-calling, and pretty lame shots at that. Don’t start a fight you can’t finish, pure and simple. EITHER cry like a baby about mean ole ElJefe picking on your glaring grammar mistakes OR pick on someone else’s poor spelling, not both. In the current OP, I count one misspelled word, two run-ons and a clunky phrase or two in ten lines of text, which is not too far from the frequency of *your* doozies. Stop making PANners [sic] alright?

      Team Put Up or Shut Up

      Apr 26, 2011 at 9:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.9   TickleMyBambo

      Actually.. I think you meant actual, but that’s okay. Even the people with good grammar mess up too.

      From what I can recall it is you, El Jefe, who has started provoking this unnecessary fight when there was really no need for it. It seems to me that you still have a chip on your shoulder, sorry but your inability to let things go is not my problem, when I said I was done with you posts ago.. I meant it but you keep trying to be a thorn in my side in hopes of “showing me” and frankly I’m getting really sick of your petty bullshit.

      I am well aware my writing is not the best and if I wanted an editor I would of asked for one, but I’m comfortable with my writing and that is all that matters.

      I called you a pompous ass because that is the impression you are giving, in fact, you’re nothing but a troll with good grammar. Now how does responding to name calling/insults with name calling/insults justify your argument? I suggest you follow your own advice and don’t start fights you can’t finish nor have good reason for starting in the first place.

      Seriously, I am done arguing with you, it’s getting old.. Let whatever spite you have towards me go already.

      Team Shut Up Already.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 10:36 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.10   El Jefe

      Way to passive-aggressively stir up a storm Ticklish! You are correct, that should have read ACTUAL. See how easy that was, the way I admitted it was a mistake without getting defensive and whiny about it? You can point your finger all you want but your aggression and ignorance speaks for itself.

      I mean the old ‘I called you a name because that is what you are being’ defense? Seriously? Wow, let me know when you make it out of 7th grade.

      You’re right that the dispute is about minimal content since it’s what some call a PRINCIPLE. If you are really saying you expected me to stop criticizing your B.S. logic just because you bared your rhetorical teeth, you are more delusional than I thought.

      P.S. A typo is not the same as a logical error or gap in knowledge as any teacher could OF told you if you had listened

      Apr 27, 2011 at 1:17 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.11   oi

      you got my thumb tickle…

      Apr 27, 2011 at 9:32 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.12   TickleMyBambo

      Thank you, oi, it is very kind of you to give me your thumb. I give you my thumb as well : )

      Apr 27, 2011 at 1:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   purslane

    Once when my daughter was about a year old, some guy almost ran us over in a parking lot. He parked a little ways down from us, looked over and made eye contact, and went in the store without apologising or anything. My husband, who witnessed this, thought a good, passive-aggressive way to get back at the guy would be to change my daughter’s conveniently poopy diaper, and then stick it under the front seat of the guy’s car through the open window. It was about 95 degrees that day, so hopefully the diaper fermented a while before he found it. :) Anyway, the bologna comment reminded me. Carry on!

    Apr 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm   rating: 83  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   lagne

      oh, that is beee-yootiful. I hope the stink never came out.

      Apr 24, 2011 at 10:50 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Canthz_B bang

      Always helps to look both ways when walking in a parking lot (moving vehicles tend to be in locales of that sort, and keeping your child safely to the side seems to be, I don’t know, YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A PARENT). Hardly ever get almost run over that way. If your child was almost hit by a car, whose fault was it for putting her child in the potential path of a moving vehicle?
      Only thing worse than a passing lane blocking driver is a pedestrian who assumes that all drivers actually see them and have good enough brakes to not kill them and had damned well better stop as they stroll in front of two tons of vehicle that may or may not be able to stop.
      Should I say get the F out of the way again? I mean, you were in a parking lot, not on a sidewalk.
      That was literally a shitty thing to do…but not by the driver.

      Personally, I’d take a parking lot stroller out. I pay far too much for auto insurance to never use it…so get the fuck out of my way or else. Don’t worry, I’m covered if I run your slow ass down!
      Nothing personal, just that at some point I want to get my money’s worth. ;-)

      Just a thought…irresponsible parents who think their children make them special citizens just happen to irk the fuck out of me. Your job as a parent is to see and/or hear the car coming and get your child to safety. Total situational awareness at all times is required to be a good parent. Why would you ever have your child in a position wherein he or she could be hit by a car anyway? That sucks for you…and I had my two girls every weekend for twelve years and they were never in danger under my care and supervision, in case you’re wondering, parking lots and all.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 12:35 am   rating: 56  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   Betch

      To be fair, there are some people that drive like complete psychos in parking lots. Maybe your town has safer drivers, but there’s been a couple of times where I have almost been hit, despite the fact that I always check for oncoming cars, stick close to the parked vehicles on the side, and don’t have a child to keep track of. People whip tightly around corners, drive at speeds of 20-30 mph across parking spaces, and often chat/text on their phones while parking. I’m glad you’ve never had to deal with almost getting hit, but remember that while not all pedestrians practice safe walking etiquette, not all drivers practice safe parking lot etiquette either.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 3:28 am   rating: 81  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   Mrs.Beasley bang

      Technically, I think taking the initiative to plant a poopy revenge diaper in someone else’s car qualifies as active-aggressive, not passive-aggressive.

      Oh, and I do believe that CB’s trolley has once again jumped the track. Possibly due to the consumption of one too many chocolate Easter bunnies.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 3:49 am   rating: 49  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   Nope

      @Betch: Where I live (in VA), all speeds are 25 mph unless otherwise posted, which includes parking lots, so that would be a normal speed here. But yes, if people aren’t paying attention, that’s a recipe for disaster no matter what speed they’re driving.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 7:27 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.6   rollupoffmyporch

      Wow, CB…you sound not only like a real bitch, but a fucking nutcase, as well. You pay too much for insurance not to hit a pedestrian? Lay off the crazy pills…and BTW, if you were fucking mother of the year, why did you only have your kids on the weekends…

      Apr 25, 2011 at 8:21 am   rating: 56  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.7   wonderman

      Eee gads. You’re going to need a parachute to get off that soapbox. Try not to let some a-hole following your f-ed up driving philosophy hit you when you land.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 8:36 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.8   Canthz_B bang

      1) Learn the difference between seriousness and exaggeration, or did you not see the emoticon? Hell, just about everyone has felt once or twice they’d at least like something back for paying auto insurance, you whiny, politically correct bitches. Laugh every now and again, it loosens the asshole.

      2) The very fact that there are nutcases out there that drive wildly in parking lots is exactly why any good parent pays EXTRA ATTENTION to their child when they’re in parking lots.

      3) That’s not a crazy idea to those of us who rarely nearly get run over by cars. We just happen to not be in their way. You guys just keep doing what you’re doing in the herd-thinning process and go play in traffic. :lol:

      4) @7.6, because I was father of the year, Dumbass. ;-)

      5) There’s a strange thing I do with my apparently rather uniquely designed neck and eyes…I look around to see what’s going on. I find it helps keep me out of harm’s way. Sometimes, get this, I’m actually able to anticipate a danger and take action to avoid it. I know! Crazy, right?!

      6) It’s “Egad!”, or “Oh, God!” :-P

      To be fair, there are far more people who walk like assholes in parking lots than people who drive like assholes in them (folks tend to not like denting their cars…go figure). That’s why speed limits in parking lots are like 5mph…because there are inattentive pedestrians in the area. People who speed in parking lots are assholes…but so are pedestrians who think parking lots are parks. Every driver should have a valid drivers license, but no one passes a pedestrian test…maybe there should be one based upon some of what I’ve read on this thread.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 9:10 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.9   wonderman

      It has to be funny for me to laugh and loosen my asshole.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 9:25 am   rating: 38  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.10   Canthz_B bang

      “funny” is a matter of opinion, also of actually recognizing when someone is being facetious.

      Knee-jerk reactions are much more obvious.

      Besides, it wasn’t about my driving philosophy. It was about my walking philosophy. ;-)

      Apr 25, 2011 at 9:53 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.11   ashmeadow

      I’d like to make an apology to all the assholes in the world for CB’s appalling stereotyping. In fact, his laughter has only made his ass appear more clenched, belying his erroneous assumption. Apparently the truth is that laughing assholes only turn into tightasses so I am terribly sorry to all assholes for the horrendous way CB has misrepresented you.

      I hope this wasn’t too politically correct.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 9:54 am   rating: 39  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.12   Canthz_B bang

      Right! Because walking in front of moving cars is the SMART thing to do, and no one is ever going to take their car in to get their brakes fixed…tomorrow.
      Ever wondered why there are brake shops if peoples’ brakes never go bad? Ever bothered to consider that the day before they went to the brake shop they were driving along with bad brakes and could have run someone down?…apparently not.

      I apologize. I was wrong. You should never even give a thought as to whether or not the driver sees you, is on medication, has the ability to stop for you or is just plain stinking drunk. Walk in front of their car and DEMAND that they stop for you by your shear force of will and the presence of your precious child for whom the world stands still.
      It will work…it will because you will it to work. :-|

      Two phrases I learned as a child:

      “Look both ways”
      “Cross at the green, not in between”

      I know…crazy shit.
      One thing I was never taught:
      Being responsible for your own safety makes you an asshole.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 10:02 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.13   AuntyBron

      No, CB, It’s because pedestrians have the right-of-way. The fact that exercising that right sometimes gets them spattered on the pavement is irrelevant.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 10:34 am   rating: 43  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.14   Yeah

      “To be fair, there are some people that drive like complete psychos in parking lots.”

      I’m guessing Canthz_B is one of them

      Apr 25, 2011 at 10:35 am   rating: 40  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.15   Canthz_B bang

      You’re guessing wrong. But keep on guessing your way through life. Just like guessing if or not a car coming your way has the ability to stop before it kills you.

      God! I love watching the herd being thinned!! :lol:

      Apr 25, 2011 at 10:38 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.16   wonderman

      I’m having my internet balls embiggened next week to match the size of CBs. I too want the ability to say things on the internet that would probably get me punched in the eye in person.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 10:55 am   rating: 50  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.17   Canthz_B bang

      Control your impulses. There’s nothing wrong with saying that people should not walk in front of cars (machines which may at times fail) if they can help it.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 11:00 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.18   wonderman

      lol! I like how you kooky coo parking lot right-of-way rant has degraded into one of temperance and prudence. I didn’t say “I” would punch anyone.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 1:44 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.19   bookworm

      Reading this thread was worth it to see Canthz_B get ripped apart. What a buffoon.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm   rating: 40  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.20   Ummm...

      I’m just glad CB is giving out advice on responsible parenting and kid-watching protocol… Didn’t he spend hours defending is his mother from the accusation of irresponsibility because she sent her three kids (all under the age of 10) hundreds of miles down the east coast alone?

      Apr 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.21   wonderman

      Heh. Most people were not all that mean. A little comuppins is fine for someone who regularly dominates threads. I’m still waiting for the ability to block overposters.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.22   TickleMyBambo

      While I may not agree with his delivery of opinion, I do however, wholeheartedly agree with CB on the fact that when in parking lots, and anywhere else that consists of traffic for that matter, parents must be super watchful of their children at all times, thus exercising their self awareness. While there are parents that do an excellent job at this, but there are others that just need a little more work at it.

      I also agree with those who say that there are just some jackass drivers out there that don’t give a damn whether or not the pedestrian has the right of way. And it’s because of those drivers even the most cautious of parents and their children have or almost came close to getting hurt, thus forcing the matter of extreme self awareness on the parents part as a means of protecting themselves and their children from these maniacs behind the wheel.

      The fact is, EVERYONE must be courteous and cautious of each other whether it be driving a car or walking in the parking lot. In the end, right or wrong, we are all accountable for our actions one way or another.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.23   TippingCows

      I think perhaps we see the problem – people think pedestrians are supposed to have the right of way – which is mostly true. But first of all, you have to be in a crosswalk. Secondly, I never assume other drivers are going to follow this rule – ever. This is especially true when children are holding my hand. I see people walk out in front of vehicles all the time not even looking to see if they’ll stop just because they *think* the driver will see them. I have had people walk in front of me NOT in a crosswalk expecting me to stop for them. That’s great if I see them in time – but there was one time I did not expect anyone to cross (because there was no crosswalk, and it was also at night) and came very close to hitting two people running across from the parking lot to the store. Luckily I was driving so slow I could stop. But a lot of people, drivers and pedestrians, do their business expecting that everyone will follow the rules or see them or not want to hit them. Perhaps this is where some people err and get “almost hit.” I walk and drive expecting other people to do stupid stuff, and I bet CanthzB does as well and this is the stance from which he rants.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 4:21 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.24   pony girl

      Yes, pedestrians have the right of way.
      That fact is not going to protect pedestrians, though. There is not some sort of magic force-field protecting pedestrians from psycho drivers, sleepy drivers, drivers with malfunctioning vehicles etc.

      Believe me, I have no sympathy/tolerance for those people who drive in a parking lot as if it’s the autobahn, but it is ultimately up to the pedestrian to stay out of the vehicle’s way if they want to live.
      You want to whine about how you have the right of way, and they should stop etc. while the ambulance rushes you to the hospital, okay.
      I, however, make sure my ass doesn’t get run over by constantly watching the vehicles and never assuming that someone is stopping/slowing for me.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 4:27 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.25   purslane

      I just wanted to point out that I did not actually get hit, nor have either of my children or myself at any other time been hit by a car. I am aware that a car can kill me, and I take precautions to make sure that even if I have the right of way, I don’t assume the car will stop. This was like 10 years ago so the details are a little hazy, but I was returning the cart to the corral thing, walking immediately behind parked cars, not in the middle of the aisle. The guy whipped up the lane and turned into the open spot I was about a foot away from stepping in front of. Apparently, he didn’t want to wait for me to traverse the, what, 6 or 7 feet of space before he turned in, and I was also supposed to read his mind to know that he was planning to park there. So I don’t really care for your tone, or your implication that I somehow was in the wrong, or that I was endangering my child. Putting the diaper in the car was totally bitchy, but that doesn’t make him right.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm   rating: 37  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.26   pony girl

      @purslane,
      that driver sounds like a douche. Would love to have seen his face when he found the diaper!

      Apr 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.27   Heroin

      My son and I got hit by a drunk driver in the middle of the afternoon. He stopped at a cross-walk (I presumed for us to cross), then let the car roll when we were half-way across the road. Luckily we weren’t injured and I’m pretty positive we didn’t do anything wrong in that situation (although that driver was certain I was wrong to call the police. Fucker).

      Apr 25, 2011 at 5:45 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.28   TickleMyBambo

      Holy crap, that’s terrible, Heroin! Thankfully your son and yourself weren’t injured and hopefully that drunk is behind bars. It’s drivers like that is why pedestrians have to be extra careful no matter what.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.29   Canthz_B bang

      Looks like I pissed off some special people whose special children make them immune from the foibles of special drivers.

      Oh well, all in a day’s work. ;-)

      I still think it’s a pretty good idea to stay out of the way of two or three tons rolling in your direction, but you go right ahead on assuming that driver sees you, is not impaired and has both the inclination and ability to stop for you…because God looks out for fools and little children. :lol:

      @purslane, I’m glad you were not injured, but yeah, I tend to look back over my shoulder quite often so as to avoid just the sort of situation you describe. Originally you said “…he parked a little ways down from us…” now you say he swooped into a space you were mere feet from walking in front of, but that is irrelevant at this point because the point I’m trying to make really has nothing to do with you in particular, but pedestrian behavior in general. You do, however understand that my original comment was influenced by the impression given that the guy drove past you and “parked a little way down from” you, as opposed to trying to cut right in front of you into a parking space, right?
      I’m not saying the driver was right mind you, he’s an ass…what I’m saying is that the situation could have been avoided altogether had you known the driver was coming up behind you and to know that you have to look around on occasion. The busier the lot, the more often we need to look around to stay aware of our surroundings as the situation is not a static one but a dynamic one.
      That’s the be all and end all of what I mean. Anyone who thinks that’s bad advice will someday get what they deserve…that’s thinning the herd in action as far as I’m concerned.

      @Ummm…, what my mom did in the world that was 1967 (and we were not all under age 10, so get your facts straight please) has no bearing on the world of 2011 any more than what she’d have done in 1923 would have been appropriate in 1967. Times change over the course of 44 years, and what you do today may seem barbaric in 2055…or is your mind so inflexible you’ve never looked at it that way?
      She never nearly got us run over by a car in a parking lot, I’ll give the old gal that much. :lol:

      Do you people really not understand how this site works? ROTFLMAO at you. Posters like me will never be blocked because we get fireworks like this going…just look at how many lurkers (and carnival barkers) have become contributors as a result for validation of that point. ;-)

      You’re welcome. ;-)

      Apr 25, 2011 at 8:42 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.30   TickleMyBambo

      So I assume that by practicing my “right of way” by proceeding to stop in the middle of some crosswalk and randomly just start doing the macarena while holding up oncoming traffic is unacceptable then?

      Apr 25, 2011 at 9:26 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.31   Susan

      IMO pedestrians should always assume every driver is a crazy nut job who will run them over and therefore act over safely in order to keep their lives intact. My children are carried because I do not trust ANY driver. And I tend to drive careful and slow because it isn’t the insurance or jail time that scares me of running someone over or hitting them but the fact that I took someone’s life or legs or what have you. I don’t want that on my conscience.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 9:57 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.32   wonderman

      Wow. People will get what they deserve and thinning the herd. Good to see this thread going out on a high note.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 10:50 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.33   Canthz_B bang

      Actually, the high note was seeing you being against watching where you’re going or being aware of your surroundings when moving vehicles are involved.

      When was the last time you heard someone say, “I looked up and saw a car coming, so I proceeded to walk right in front of it and the SOB hit me.” or “I saw a guy in the path of my car so I ran him down.”?

      Doesn’t happen. People get hit by cars because drivers don’t see the pedestrians in time and/or pedestrians don’t see drivers in time. You take out half of that equation if you pay attention as either a driver or a pedestrian and the result will not occur.
      Failure to attend to your half of that equation increases the chance of an unfortunate incident.
      Them’s just the facts. You don’t have to like me to accept that.

      Your special spelling of “comeuppance” as “comuppins” was also a joy to behold.
      That was a wonder, man.
      I’d argue with you if I felt you were worth it, but I honestly don’t. After all, all you did was reflect the light I shine like the moon does the sun’s. I’d be but a minor body if rocks like you didn’t orbit about me. :-P

      Apr 25, 2011 at 11:11 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.34   zomboid

      i got shouted at by a driver recently for walking out in front of her car…at a pedestrian crossing. stupid bitch.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 4:36 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.35   purslane

      I meant he parked a few spaces down from where we were parked and where the diaper leaving incident occurred, not from where I was standing when he almost ran me over. Seriously, I agree with you for the most part. I’m not that person that you want “thinned,” the oblivious, entitled jackass whose precious children are way more important than anyone else’s precious children. I have no illusions about myself or my kids. I know you want a target for your rant against the rest of humanity, but it’s not me.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 6:15 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.36   wonderman

      CB, I meant to use cumuppins… it’s slang for “come·up·pance”. You are learning every day! I know this must bother you (judging by the number of paragraphs and emoticons being thrown about). Good god man, throw in the towel. You’re becoming the Tony Hayward of this thread.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 8:55 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.37   Rattus

      wonderman, you’d best get on it and add that word to the urban dictionary. It isn’t there yet, and the only reference Google picks up is the a Newfie rock band. So, congratulations are in order, I guess.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 10:26 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.38   bookworm

      CB, gonna have to disagree and say that the high note is STILL watching you get your ass handed to you. Such glory.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 12:28 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.39   Canthz_B bang

      Yes. My poor ass was handed to me and you win.

      It is now safe to walk in the streets, parking lots and even every freeway, highway and byway in the land for that matter, paying no attention to oncoming traffic.
      You have successfully liberated every pedestrian on earth from any responsibility for their own safety and well-being.

      Happy now?

      @purslane……but that is irrelevant at this point because the point I’m trying to make really has nothing to do with you in particular, but pedestrian behavior in general.
      Nothing personal, and no “rant” against all the rest of humanity…just common sense.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 2:10 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.40   oi

      Anarchy….Destruction…. I am Mahishasura……. :lol: Bawahaha! :lol: (That’s my evil laugh, don’t judge!)

      Apr 26, 2011 at 3:18 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.41   TickleMyBambo

      oi, you’re one mean badass mothafucka!! :D

      Apr 26, 2011 at 3:29 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.42   El Jefe

      re: Namby-Pamby PANners vs Canthz_B showdown: Yeah, people really need to learn some basic storytelling skills here on PAN.

      Sorry, purslane, your account was understandably misunderstood because of its subject, object, and sequence variances. Aside from the first “us” you fail to mention what role your PC (Precious Child) played in the story, making it seem like an embellishment. The sequencing of the events was confusing, just begging for plenty to find you an unworthy narrator. And it doesn’t mean you’re a bad person, just that if you want critical opinions on your side you should try tightening up your account.

      Conversely, if you want the sheeple to flock to your side, insist on its moral truth being more important than its coherence. (There’s a sheep sorrel / purslane joke in there somewhere)

      Apr 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.43   Experiencing second-hand embarrassment for C_B

      I can’t be the only one who winced and blanched the more C_B posted, can I?

      Honestly painful to read and smacks the side of “internet tough guy”.

      Apr 27, 2011 at 7:25 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.44   Canthz_B bang

      Funny thing is, I didn’t post as much as my critics (didn’t have to to watch them fall into line like ducklings), and I stuck to the point I’d decided to make, while most spent their time doing nothing more than trying to make someone feel bad (because they’re such saints)…as if that were possible to do with poor little me. :cry:

      Apr 27, 2011 at 8:20 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.45   bookworm

      Haha, there you go being completely ridiculous again.

      You post at least twice as often as anyone else on this site. You watch it like a vulture. You are a sad little person.

      Hugs and kisses!

      Apr 27, 2011 at 8:37 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.46   Canthz_B bang

      That’s right. I keep forgetting that I have no life, that postings have timestamps on them and that there’s a set limit on how often we are allowed to post comments…some rule I’m wantonly breaking.

      Perhaps between the two of us I’m not the one who watches this site too much.

      OMG! Someone on the next note has out-posted me 2-to-1…only commented twice on that one, and only twice on the note two notes back and zero on the one prior to that *waves hands in air in frantic fashion* .
      I’d better rush over and add a few comments so as to make your statement true, huh? :lol:

      That’s a fact, duckling…just go and look…trust but verify, ya know? ;-)…then stop talking shit and farting into the wind.

      Apr 27, 2011 at 9:08 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.47   wonderman

      There is a strange sort of obsessiveness. This desperate need to be right, inability to stop posting, along with posts peppered with this sort of anger (people will get what they deserve, thinning the herd etc) that I personally find troubling. No amount of “haha I was kidding, fooled you” or “you were pawns in my game” once you’ve painted yourself into the corner is going to make that disappear. Andy Kaufman you are not.

      AKA You need to chillax dude.

      Apr 27, 2011 at 9:33 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.48   Canthz_B bang

      Those phrases are meant to be over the top and humorous, to those with a sense of humor. Clearly, you have none, and no understanding of this website…or you’re just to slow to get it. Find them troubling all you like…but for God’s sake find some perspective.

      How can I put this delicately…”Bite me asshole” just seems too harsh. How about, “I appreciate your kind input, but respectfully decline your heartfelt given advice.”

      Seems to me, wonderman, the only strange obsession we’ve seen in these parts recently is your strange obsession with me, and I alone among all of the passive-aggressive personalities which populate this site have become your focus.You, my friend (not really, but you’re supposed to say it), have issues.

      I’ll engage in an interesting debate, but you seem intent upon engaging an individual for the sole purpose of engagement with that individual…strangely obsessive behavior indeed. You can point fingers all you like (because it bothers me not), but have you ever considered how many may be pointed in your direction as you rant and rail at CB against the position that pedestrians should be aware of their surroundings??

      Or do you believe they should walk about mindlessly? Oblivious to the goings on about them?

      You are persistent, but I’ve been confronted by far better.

      Apr 27, 2011 at 9:51 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.49   zomboid

      well done guys, you’ve finally made canthz_b short-circuit

      Apr 27, 2011 at 11:04 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.50   wonderman

      I guess this is what an internet meltdown looks like. All I wanted to do was teach the guy to stop swinging his internet balls around and overposting. I mean duh, of course you are supposed to watch out for traffic. We all already knew that.

      Apr 27, 2011 at 11:38 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.51   bookworm

      It has obviously never occurred to Canthz_B that he would not get this reaction if he would just stop running his mouth. But of course, he’s going to come back in here to get the last word. Because getting the last word makes you right, amiright, CB?

      Apr 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.52   ouster

      Denial, denial, denial CB. The pattern is not one person singling you out. The pattern is LOTS of people are sick of you, and your arrogant posting, your overuse of emoticons, your hazing of newbies or anyone you think is lower than you. And we are not newbies, no matter what “persona” you see. We are sick of your style of debate. It is not clever or funny. When you get cornered, you play the race card, or the poor card, or your mom card, or the “I’m older and wiser and an expert and a smoker card”. Then, when you are still at a loss, you accuse us all of not having a sense of humor or taking everything too seriously. Go away. Or, to be kind (something you should consider), feel free to come back as a new persona, with just the funny and no shoulder chips.

      Apr 27, 2011 at 12:41 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.53   anglophile

      I played your mom card last night, ouster.

      Apr 27, 2011 at 5:36 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.54   El Jefe

      All you whiners like ouster are fucking depressing. Complaining about CB posting without even acknowledging or addressing his key issues is just way too meta- to be useful.

      And really, your whinges are not all that fun to read. Suggesting that someone who provides HISTORICAL CONTEXT for the decisions he has made and events that have happened in his life are not something to be derided. Well known fact: most people who use the term ‘race card’ are indeed racists. Also, people in comments who presume to Take Someone Aside and Speak For Everyone Here are usually douchebags. Say your frigging piece and if you can’t make your point without trying to drag Everyone Else Here into it then let it slide.

      Skills, people! Drop some knowledge on the group by telling a decent story! Watch many problems go away!

      Apr 28, 2011 at 2:01 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.55   zomboid

      thanx for the tips, El Sock Puppet

      and you know…if you claim not to be a sock puppet, that makes it even sadder how far up CB’s ass you have crawled.

      Apr 28, 2011 at 2:17 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.56   Canthz_B bang

      Wow, I have a lot of cards to play…looks like I may even have a full house! :-P ;-) :-) :mrgreen: :-D 8-)

      zomboid, if you claim to pay so much attention to this site, surely you know that El Jefe isn’t known as a supporter of anyone. More of a solo artist, if you will. Evidently you’ve been paying rapt attention to me though (nothing wrong with that, I’m sure you post because you’d like some attention for yourself as well…but I’m the obsessed one of course, right?).
      It seems El Jefe just happens to disagree with your position.
      Band-wagon hopping isn’t for everyone…crowd followers maybe, those who feel emboldened by polls, but not everyone. I mean, it’s not like you haven’t had ample opportunity to vent in this way in the past. Where were your guts when you were afraid you might be alone in doing so. I’m not afraid to stand alone, but I understand some people don’t have the guts to say much until they think there is strength in numbers. Pathetic really when you think about it.

      El Jefe didn’t support me, what he did is say I did nothing wrong by providing context , not that he agreed with anything I’ve ever said. Looks more like he didn’t much like being spoken for by you and a few others.

      Believe it or not, some people are not so weak in their opinions that they feel the need to bow to what the always fictional “everybody else” thinks.

      No, I don’t think anyone is “lower than me”…that’s just something that people with inferiority complexes tend to say…doesn’t make them inferior in the least, just insecure.

      Apr 28, 2011 at 9:35 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.57   TKD

      Fifty-seventh!

      Apr 28, 2011 at 11:21 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.58   wonderman

      Whatever CB. You dug your own hole. Looks like you’ve still got the shovel in your hand. Why don’t you throw some more emoticons at us or explain how passive agressive notes dot com works for all us stupid peoples again. Ata’ boy champ.

      Apr 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.59   zomboid

      can someone summarise CB’s reply for me? i somehow can’t force myself to read anything he writes anymore

      Apr 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.60   anglophile

      You know, you’re not graded on reading this site, your paycheck doesn’t depend on it, and you’re not learning how to cure cancer. It’s just a fucking humor blog.

      Apr 28, 2011 at 5:42 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.61   TKD

      Dammit glo, you just shot down another of my cherished delusions. I was certain I’d find that cure for cancer here if I just read every post. So much for that paycheck. Guess I’ll go back to wandering Florida swamps in search of that fountain of youth.

      Apr 28, 2011 at 11:58 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.62   Canthz_B bang

      I’m sure you can’t read anymore of it, zomboid. Why, then you’d have to actually consider what I’ve said rather than just tossing out meaningless jabs.
      That wouldn’t do much to improve your inferiority complex. ;-)

      I do like the line above someone put in though…”We are not newbies, no matter what “persona” you see.”

      Almost makes it seem like at least one person posted under different names, huh? I’m waiting for the true Sybil personality to show up. :lol:

      Apr 29, 2011 at 2:03 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.63   Sonya

      HAH! Last word!

      May 2, 2011 at 1:19 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.64   TickleMyBambo

      Really? Sonya?… It was all good and silent, fuck CB chilled out and everything was moving on until you had to say those words. WHY?!?!?!? lol : P

      May 2, 2011 at 2:50 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   pony girl

    Yeah. I want to be there when the note-writer ‘makes a claim.’

    No, I didn’t actually see who damaged my car, but I know it’s Val’s kids because she doesn’t watch them and they probably don’t even have insurance.

    Apr 24, 2011 at 9:55 pm   rating: 61  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Jeanette

      Don’t you mean “insurence”?

      Apr 24, 2011 at 11:06 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Kou

      Her closing line, “please respect,” just reminds me of an old roommate I had who screamed “YOU DON’T HAVE RESPECT” at me over and over for leaving my cleanser on *her* side of the counter that morning. She did so immediately after getting out of the shower and we had this argument where she was bare-ass naked and soaking wet, threatening to punch me with the justification that she, in fact, “had respect.”

      It’s always the stuck-up, demanding people who insist that you be respectful to them while they sling insults and insinuations and behave like children. Apparently “respect” means “treat me like a special princess.”

      Apr 24, 2011 at 11:35 pm   rating: 42  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   TickleMyBambo

      And you didn’t throw her slippery, wet, bare naked ass hard on the ground and took pictures of her humiliation why?

      Apr 24, 2011 at 11:45 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   SP

      I had the same thing from a narcissistic, self-absorbed, freak of a roommate. She screamed at me that I was a slob because I had ONE mug on the counter. ONE. And screamed at me for using her soap, which I never did do. It was melting from sitting in water all the time in that gross built-in bathtub soap dispenser, but somehow, that was also my fault. These types of people always find someone else to blame.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 12:32 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   Kou

      8.3: That’s what everyone says when I tell them this story. “Did you fight her? Did she pull your top off? Why wasn’t I there??”

      Apr 26, 2011 at 1:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   Canthz_B bang

      And you’re just gonna leave us hanging? That sucks. Oh, wait, was there any of that involved? :lol:

      Apr 26, 2011 at 3:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.7   The Elf

      “Please Respect” stuck out to me too. Worse, when I read that part all I could think of was “R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Find out what it means to me!”

      Treat you like a diva, maybe? Is that what it means?

      Apr 26, 2011 at 6:28 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   interrobang

    is that a frowny ellipsis? Inventing new emoticons without a typewriter! Go team scratched car!

    Apr 24, 2011 at 9:59 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   FeRD bang

      Oh, yeah, it’s definitely intentional, that ellipsis being downward-curved. The rest of her handwriting is nothing but perfect, straight lines.

      (Mind you, that doesn’t mean I don’t *like* the idea of a frowny-ellipsis, and plan to start using it just as soon a possible!
      Unfortunately, I handwrite so little these days.·.)

      Apr 25, 2011 at 12:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   aaa bang

    Twenty bucks it’s the neighbor’s own kids fucking up the car.

    Apr 24, 2011 at 10:16 pm   rating: 39  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   TickleMyBambo

      Have some respect because I can’t seem to watch my own children, who seem to enjoy doodling on my car with my car keys which is so precious until it starts to look like crap.. almost like someone is deliberately tying to sabotage my paint job… Wait a minute, that someone is VAL!! It’s her fault!! Yes, it’s because her kids are wild animals because she can’t seem to keep an eye on them… Yessss! Because nobody else is THAT uncivilized and disrespectful. I’m going to file a claim now since she seems to have no insurence. BRILLIANT!! Now to start on my note..

      Apr 24, 2011 at 11:58 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   AuntyBron

    Let’s see – Neighbor lady demands in an unsigned note that Val no longer park next to her, disses Val’s kids, disses Val’s parenting ability, and accuses Val of operating an uninsured vehicle which is illegal. “Please respect” – my ass!

    Val, if you kids did NOT key that bitch’s car, they should have.

    Apr 24, 2011 at 10:48 pm   rating: 43  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   quatfaux

      This sounds like a good learning opportunity. Val’s kids need to be shown how to correctly key a car.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 10:30 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   TickleMyBambo

    The neighbor should practice this “RESPECT” she keeps preaching by parking in a spot where she is less likely to get her car keyed and dented since she seems to have no problem squeezing up to other vehicles and hogging up space. Also, since I have a feeling she may not have children of her own, she needs to keep her opinions of how others raise their children to herself. All I can say is this self entitled bitch needs more then a few scratches and and dents on her car, she needs someone to spray paint “BAD PARK YOU” all over her car.

    Apr 24, 2011 at 11:15 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   The Elf

      When your kids scratch my car, I get to have an opinion on how you’ve failed to teach your kids not to scratch cars. Please respect… other people’s property.

      That said, we don’t know who exactly what went down here, so maybe notewriter has a poorly expressed point and maybe she’s just ranted at the nearest target.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 6:50 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   TickleMyBambo

      Maybe she should set up a camera on her car so she can have PROOF of who or what is actually leaving scratches and dents on her car.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 3:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   The Elf

      Totally.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.4   TickleMyBambo

      Elf, I must say, you’re totally the best when it comes to going along with my stupid shit :)

      Apr 26, 2011 at 6:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.5   The Elf

      Glad to be of service!

      Apr 27, 2011 at 6:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   J.

    Is it just me or is there a difference in the ‘please respect’ portion and the rest of the note? It’s like she thought about it and said ‘you know what, I bet she won’t be respectful. Better add something about that. While I’m at it, you get more flies with honey, so a Thank You will go a long way toward smoothing things over, completely balancing out the criticism of her parenting ability.’

    Apr 24, 2011 at 11:29 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Canthz_B bang

    Hmm, “Bad park you” has been used. Someone will probably want to say “Those kids were fucking delicious”, and someone else will probably thank Sandra for the note.

    All that’s left is to thank Terry if I want a unitard on this one, huh?

    Apr 25, 2011 at 1:40 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   TickleMyBambo

      I take it Rocket Pubes getting all over the windshield is overrated as well? Well you can just thank The creeper for that, since he’s a mad bomber for shooting his pubes out like a rocket launcher as well as leaving unused microwave minutes on to piss off the OCD’s in the area. The fact that you find “Bad Park You” overused and not fun anymore Burns my feelings, CB.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 2:36 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   TKD

      I’m still all Team Bad Park You as long as Elaine has her own special drawer in the office fridge.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 8:18 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   TickleMyBambo

      Haha well played, TKD

      Apr 25, 2011 at 11:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   Canthz_B bang

      Who said PAN has no clichés? :-)

      Apr 27, 2011 at 3:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   alison

    team note writer. parents need to control their kids. it shouldn’t be the neighbour’s responsibility to move her car (especially if they are in designated zones).
    take responsibility for your kids and what they do!

    Apr 25, 2011 at 2:44 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   TickleMyBambo

      Yeah but there is no proof for certain that the kids did it, and nobody really knows how Val truly exercises her parenting skills.. This lady is assuming that that the kids did it on a blind guess. Shit she could be messing up her own car without paying much mind to it until she did notice, and thought ” Wow this looks bad, I’m pissed.. It’s that Val and her kids that did it!” because it’s convenient.. For all you know, someone else could of bumped while she was parked at a parking lot or something, or someone who decided to be a jerk.. Anything is possible! Plus, they say correlation doesn’t equal causation.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 2:53 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   *snerk*

      Or she opened her own door into a shrubbery, perchance.

      Perhaps she is simply unobservant. Didn’t observe who scratched her car, didn’t observe the scratches right away, didn’t observe that cart in the grocery store parking lot that was right up against her door when she got back to the car…

      The note sounds very much like she went out to her car one day and happened to notice a scratch or dent, looked around, saw Val’s car (they are neighbors, so they often park next to each other), and leaped to a conclusion.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 9:20 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   TippingCows

      Could have, would have, should have!

      Apr 25, 2011 at 4:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   magilmer

    Uh…about the comment that it’s a parent’s responsibility to watch their kids-yeah, no s***. As a frequent pedestrian with a toddler (always in a stroller) we’ve nearly been hit probably a dozen times. I’m not that one who’s unaware, it’s usually the a-hole texting behind the wheel while making a left turn from the right hand lane against the light. Don’t blame the parents, blame the douchebags of the world.

    Apr 25, 2011 at 2:45 am   rating: 40  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Really?

      Some of the parents ARE the douchebags of the world. Just because you are convinced you aren’t one of them, doesn’t make it not true.
      And while this short submission doesn’t provide proof that Val’s kids did the damage, none of us knows that they didn’t. Possible that notewriter watched this all from her window. Also possible it’s all absolute B.S. and notewriter wants a new paint job for free. We won’t know until the insurance underwriters investigate, will we?
      Oh, PAN, why isn’t there a “where are they now?” section?

      Apr 25, 2011 at 8:25 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   Canthz_B bang

      Nothing personal, but I just don’t understand how you can nearly be hit so often if you’re paying attention. Do cars pop in out of hyperspace in your path very often? Because normally, they seem to come in my direction at a fairly constant rate. If I look, I can see them coming well before the danger point.
      Or do you walk out into what will be their path assuming they’ll slow or stop for you? That assumption could prove fatal some day.
      You may have the right of way, but you have no idea what idiot may be behind that wheel or the state of repair of their braking system, now do you?

      Apr 25, 2011 at 9:38 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   cackalacka

      Canthz_B,

      You are a charming and loved person.

      Nothing personal, but please understand that not everyone can live in your tiny town, look both ways, and be safe.

      Some of us live in towns with self-absorbed jerks, who use parking lots like parkways (and parkways like parking lots.)

      Some of us live on streets that have 25 mph posted, only to have replaced their mail boxes 8 times in 10 years, due to folks losing control and driving off the road at high speed. Hell, I’ve had to pull drivers out of their flipped cars on my front lawn.

      Were they going 25? Probably not. If I ‘looked both ways’ before crossing the street (in front of my house) when such motorists approach, would I be safe? No.

      And I’m a healthy person who likes to freely move around the neighborhood where I have made my home. I can relate to people who have to dodge traffic, because I know what it’s like to share a world with splendiforous rude assholes in their BMW X5s and Chevy Avalanches.

      We just live in a world where folks are wrapped in on themselves. Be it abandoning one’s family, or abandoning courtesy and driving in the neighborhood strip mall or neighborhood street like its Talafuckingdega, many folks have abandoned their own personal accountability.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 10:55 am   rating: 44  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   Canthz_B bang

      Tiny town? I live in one of the largest cities in Arizona and hail from a densely populated urban area of the most densely populated state of the Union (the area of Newark, New Jersey. Maybe that’s why I know how to not be hit by a car, I can’t say for sure. I’ve never lived in any “tiny town” in my entire life)…but thanks for that erroneous assumption…as most assumptions around here have been today, such as that I’m a mother or an inconsiderate, dangerous driver. Now I must live in a tiny, quiet town because I know how to safely cross a street?
      I’ll tell the other 167,259 residents how small and quaint our “tiny town” is. I’m sure they’ll all appreciate it, especially during our imaginary rush hour…what a relief! ;-)

      But yes, I’m pretty sure that if you looked both ways and have reasonable eyesight and the ability to judge speed and distance (maybe good hearing if you’re near a blind curve), you can probably safely cross a street.

      I have faith in you.

      All of the poor driving practices you’ve given above are EXACTLY why I said people need to pay attention so they are not in danger in parking lots. Seems to me we are in agreement on that.
      I’ve said some really off-the-wall things here on PAN, but I sure never thought that saying that pedestrians have a responsibility for their safety would be one of them. Never in my wildest of dreams could I have imagined anyone could or would disagree with that notion. 8-O
      It just seems to me to be so obvious that I never thought anyone couldn’t get on board with it.
      Even the people who have said they were nearly hit by a car say the reason they were not is because they happened to be paying attention.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 8:49 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.5   Chesire Cat

      I can answer how you can be almost hit a bunch of times without being in the wrong. Happened to me a lot in college. I would park in this one parking lot out in no man’s land and walk really far to class. I was poor and could not afford a more expensive assigned spot.

      To get to class you had to cross at a red light in the crosswalk. I always waited till I got the Walk signal whether or not cars were coming because I am a nerd that way. I also waited until all the cars were stopped. Problem was many of the richey rich butthole students would try to right on red at this stop light. They would either not see me crossing the street in front of them or not care and pull out almost hitting me.

      I actually saw some of them look directly at me and then go ahead and right on red almost hitting me. I am guessing they were late for class or something or just wanted to fuck with me. Either way I anticipated this and that was why it was “almost” hit me and not hit me. Doesn’t change the fact that it was in no way, shape or form my fault. I had the signal, I was in the crosswalk.

      My husband and I used to walk a lot around our old neighborhood too and same thing. We would be in the crosswalk with the signal and people would try to right on red into us or do some other stupid thing that would almost run us down when we were perfectly in the right.

      We live in a very non pedestrian common area and so most dumbasses just never even looked for pedestrians or just were too busy being drunk or on their cell phone or in a hurry to care if they hit us.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 9:52 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.6   The Elf

      I think it’s safe to say that douchebags are found all over. Some are drivers, some are pedestrians. Some are even bicyclists. The difference is that the drivers aren’t going to be seriously hurt or killed if they hit a pedestrian, so while both could be at fault the consequences are such that the pedestrians need to take extra care.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 6:46 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.7   Clumber

      Cheshire, I also wait for the walk signal even if there are no cars. Drives my spouse crazy, but one of my important life goals is to not have my obituary say I died being dumbass. Jaywalking or crossing without the walk could count as being a dumbass cause for dying.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 8:39 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.8   Damn drivers.

      Canthz, sometimes you just cannot avoid those cars. I’ve been run over before (the bastard!) and I am not excessively paranoid about getting hit. I check, I double check, I look side to side before, after and during while I cross.

      and I still had to leap out of the way of the car that came speeding around the corner and through the pedestrian crossing I was only half way across.

      Thank fuck I did not have my 4yo with me. Jumping out of the way while yanking her hand would not have been as fast.

      Apr 27, 2011 at 7:29 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.9   Canthz_B bang

      But you looked, heard, saw, acted and avoided…because that’s the safe and right thing to do. You were aware of the situation. Am I supposed to argue with that? I applaud such behavior and are more than happy you were not injured.
      I’ve never defended stupid drivers.

      Hope this comment doesn’t put me over the imaginary posting quota arbitrarily set (but never quantified) by some readers.

      Apr 28, 2011 at 9:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   poffles

    Maybe, just maybe, the note-writer had been taking note of the fact that every time Val parked next to her, the car seemed to get a bit more dented or scratched. I don’t know why people assume she just looked at her car one day, saw the damage and went “oh it must have been her kids”. Perhaps, every time she parked her car, she took assessment of all the existing damage, then the next morning went to her car and there was more. Yeah the note is just dripping with passive-aggressiveness, but it doesn’t mean she’s wrong.

    Also, I’m fairly sure that baby-diaper situation is illegal, besides being entirely ethically wrong. You didn’t actually get hit, so the most you were justified in doing was shout at him a bit, not vandalise his car.

    Apr 25, 2011 at 5:35 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   purslane

      At most it was littering. It was rolled up and taped shut the way used diapers usually are. I’m not saying it was the right thing to do, but it’s not like I opened it and rubbed it into the seat or something.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   pony girl

      It doesn’t matter if she assesses her car each time she parks; unless she actually sees who is damaging her car, she has no right to accuse.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   chesire cat

      True that. If she saw them do it, fine accuse. But otherwise you have no proof. For all she knows it could be some girl she pissed off at some point that is coming over at night and keying her key for revenge.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 9:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   The Elf

      I’m pretty protective of my vehicles, so if I suspected the neighbor I’d set up a webcam or something so I’d have proof. Without proof, all the PAN doesn’t do you any good. There’s really no excuse for dinging/keying, even if the ones doing it are kids. They ought to know better. But there’s also no excuse for misdirected PANs.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 6:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.5   The Elf

      Where we used to live, there was reserved street parking. They people assigned to the space next to us knew how well we took care of the cars. We owned a black car at the time, and that meant washing it at least once a week so that it always looked good. The neighbor was unloading some stuff and accidentally scuffed the bottom of our front fender. Dude actually came over to point it out and apologize! We were able to polish it away with some scuff remover and elbow grease. He got my respect that day, that’s for sure.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 6:42 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   No name

    Key marks + dents = this is your fault because you don’t watch your children?

    Yeah okay, crazy. If you have key marks on your car, it’s not those damned unruly kids from next door. You either pissed someone off, or you can’t put the key in the hole when you’re unlocking the car door.

    Apr 25, 2011 at 7:34 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Captain Calypso

    It would be really funny if Val didn’t even HAVE kids and the note writer made it up.

    Apr 25, 2011 at 7:36 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   krunchbang bang

    Honestly, it was my kids. I cannot afford insurance, so there is no way for me to provide them with crayons and paper. If it weren’t for car doors and keys, I would not be able to let my kids express their creative sides.

    p.s.
    Thanks for the welfare check!

    Apr 25, 2011 at 9:36 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Canthz_B bang

      LOL, I’m sending you cans of spray paint. Your kids are getting older now, and it’s time they moved on to graffiti.
      Just call me a patron of the arts! :lol:

      Apr 25, 2011 at 9:47 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Auto Title Loans

    It’s always irritating when people post notes like this, especially when you know who they are. Would it be too much trouble to take the time to talk to you? I’m sure it would go a lot further in gesture than a note.

    Apr 25, 2011 at 2:02 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Jen Green

    Wow. I’m with you. If they know who owns the car can’t they just talk to the driver? Or maybe they could avoid parking near Val… Why is it her job to keep their car safe?

    Apr 25, 2011 at 2:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Anon

    Val, was this neighbor’s name Courtney by any chance?

    Apr 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Cognitive Dissenter

    I hope Val does watch her kids and does have auto insurance. If not, I feel the note writer’s pain.

    Apr 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Penguina

    As much as pedestrians are right to act as though under the assumption that every driver is a psychopath hyped up on drugs and vehicle-assault charges, this does very little to change the fact that it is both parties’ responsibilities to stay on top of avoiding collisions.

    As someone who does not drive a vehicle, I have been in many, MANY situations where I have nearly been hit, simply because the drivers were being unsafe. Parking lots are not somewhere where anyone should be driving quickly enough to cause more than minor inconvenience should one’s brakes fail, or a child darts out, or anything like that. As much as I appreciate the sentiment that all mothers are superhuman and have the ability to keep a tight hold on their child no matter what else may be going on, the fact is that children have the capability of running off suddenly and otherwise managing to find themselves in dangerous positions.

    I work with young children, and am expecting a baby of my own in a couple of months. If you have a group of seven four-to-five year olds and must cross a street, of course you must do your absolute best to ensure their safety, and encourage the children to be safe. Duh. The fact of the matter is that there are times when you simply cannot reach out and physically stop a child the second they stop listening to you and decide to wander out, and even the briefest moment can cause disaster. This can happen on a smaller scale, too, say if a child drops a ball and runs after it.

    I’m not saying that pedestrians oughtn’t be more careful, I’m simply saying that drivers need to act appropriately, seeing as they’re the ones driving the two-ton deathmachines.

    Apr 25, 2011 at 10:33 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   phoenix

    I kinda like how even after CB was told exactly what happened with purslane, which was a situation that the pedestrian really could not have anticipated, it was somehow still her fault. The very reason pedestrians are given legal right of way is an attempt to FORCE drivers to accept that everyone has to be careful on the road. Pedestrians kinda know they’re vulnerable, cars do not, so the law exists to make the driver feel that they have an impetus to hold up their end of the safety bargain.

    I’m just picturing how pedestrians would have to walk in CB’s world. It’s not excusable for a fast moving car to turn a corner and take you by surprise, and if a car executes a sudden turn with no warning you should have seen it coming. So I assume to be a non-death worthy pedestrian you must constantly be rotating 360 degrees and calculating all possible maneuvers by all drivers on a handheld version of Deep Blue, as Watson isn’t available as an app yet.

    I’m off to go run down girl scouts. If I hit them, it’s their fault for not getting out of the way. Plus you get bonus points for every merit badge they have.

    Apr 26, 2011 at 11:28 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   Bullwinkle bang

      I like CB’s mounting frustration and smiley/frowny face assault to prove his point. Each post says essentially the same thing. I enjoy being bludgeoned with the same point, really I do.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 12:35 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   Canthz_B bang

      I’m not frustrated, I am however, quite amused.

      Yes, you should have seen it coming (use eyes). And yes I keep making the same point (use brain), because that’s the only point I’m trying to get across on this matter.
      I suppose I could change my story like “purslane” (“he parked a ways down from us” to he nearly ran us down pulling into a parking spot we were about to walk in front of), but why?
      I’ve said nothing in support of bad drivers. I’ve called them assholes in fact.
      “People who speed in parking lots are assholes…but so are pedestrians who think parking lots are parks.”

      All I’m saying is “WATCH WHERE YOU’RE GOING” and you seem to think that’s bad advice.

      Yes…very amusing indeed. Thanks, I kinda needed a good laugh and absurdity always seems to tickle my funny bone! :lol:

      Apr 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.3   JT

      She didn’t change her story. Usually, I’m good at ignoring you, but, my god, you’re crazy…. Have you ever been to a parking lot??!?!? People DRIVE and then PARK. People WALK and then GET to thier cars. He almost hit them when they were walking. Then they continued to walk and got to their car. So at that time they were a ways down from the other car. She didn’t give those details in the beginning, because she didn’t realize she was going to be your target.

      Maybe she is lying, but who cares? You can’t bend every comment so it meets your rant of the day.

      In another thread, you said that when road ragers are raging that its not thier fault, because somebody else did something that pissed them off. So its troubling, you pick this stance today…

      Does anyone know if there is any way to block a poster??

      Apr 26, 2011 at 2:20 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.4   wonderman

      @CB: Ok, I think I’ll bow out of this now that CUMUPPINS have been sufficiently delivered. I think the point has been made that just saying “but I’m right” over and over again DOES NOT ALWAYS WORK.

      Resorting to nit-picky spelling/gramatical errors when you’ve exhausted your one talking point does not help win your case either.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.5   Canthz_B bang

      But…I’m right. :lol:

      “Once when my daughter was about a year old, some guy almost ran us over in a parking lot. He parked a little ways down from us, looked over and made eye contact, and went in the store without apologising or anything.”

      “I was returning the cart to the corral thing, walking immediately behind parked cars, not in the middle of the aisle.
      The guy whipped up the lane and turned into the open spot I was about a foot away from stepping in front of.”

      I have no problem accepting either version…but taken together they contradict. A little ways down and about a foot just don’t paint the same picture.
      That’s not the issue, and purslane is not my target and never has been. The only issue I’ve brought to this particular table is of pedestrian safety and how best to achieve that…by watching what’s going on around you, because pedestrians cannot control cars but they can be aware of them.

      Anti-CB crusade aside (because that’s really just a waste of your time), that’s a pretty reasonable position to hold.
      No, I didn’t say road-raging was not the fault of the ragers…what I said is that it is not SOLELY their fault. That they’d not be raging if they found nothing about which to rage. Ya gotta figure something triggered the rage unless you believe people get into their cars intent upon going off on people for no reason, right? That in no way defends their reaction, just sheds some light upon it.
      Maybe you’d be better off continuing to ignore me, JT…because you sure aren’t paying full attention either.
      And no, I don’t have any feelings you can hurt. I’m a robot, wonderman…and your frequent attempts to pull me away from my “one talking point” and into a schoolyard brawl have proved futile, and once again proved there’s a sucker born every minute. :lol:

      Apr 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.6   wonderman

      guuh. It’s like a verbal version of chinese water torture.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 3:11 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.7   JT

      Those two quotes don’t contradict. If you are reaching to make your little rant work, you can make them contradict, but they really don’t. But carry on.

      I don’t know if you know this, CB. But everybody else here runs around wildly in parking lots without paying attention at all to cars. It’s lucky any of us make it through the day.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 3:32 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.8   Canthz_B bang

      Whatever you say, JT, but parking “a little ways down” and “into the open spot I was about a foot away from stepping in front of.” don’t seem like the same thing to me. Nor does the transition from “us” to “I” in the storyline.
      They may seem the same to you.

      Have it as you will, because that issue is not central to what I’m saying on the matter. As I’ve said, I really have no interest in attacking purslane and have nothing at all against her, or anyone else for that matter. I’ll leave that type of emotion to others.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.9   JT

      It was already explained to you how that isn’t a contradiction. Maybe if you had cared to actually read, rather than ranting, you would have picked up on that, big guy

      Apr 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.10   Canthz_B bang

      Maybe if you had cared to actually read, rather than ranting, you’d have picked up on:

      “Have it as you will, because that issue is not central to what I’m saying on the matter.”

      Fact of the matter is…I don’t care. This is a place to kill some time and get a few laughs and kick. People like you care, though it beats the hell out of me why.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 6:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.11   pony girl

      @JT,

      You wanted to know if there is any way to block a poster.

      It’s quite simple, really.

      Don’t read what they post, and don’t reply to their posts.

      That’s what I do if I don’t want to deal with a particular poster.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 7:04 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.12   Janellionaire

      Oh God, I tried to stay out of it, but Canthz, are you purposely being obtuse about Purslane’s account? Because there is no contradiction anywhere, and while I often question your tact and social skills, I didn’t think there was anything wrong with your comprehension. Just in case, let me explain. Purslane, husband and baby were leaving the store. Having loaded packages into the car, Purslane took the cart to the cart corral, keeping the baby with her. On her way back to the car with the baby, she attempted to walk across an open parking space near her own vehicle and was almost run down by a truck that turned suddenly into the space. Husband, who was at their own car, saw the incident. They changed the baby, planted the diaper, and left. “Parked a little ways down from us” refers to how near he parked to their car. “A few feet” refers to how near she was to the open space the truck parked in. It’s really not that complicated, so I have to assume that you are pretending not to understand just to rile people more.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 8:17 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.13   Canthz_B bang

      A poorly told story, given in three parts to make it clear, more clear, then clearer still, or at least believable (“We were almost hit” changed to “I was almost hit”, but hey, people don’t always relate well in writing so no big deal), is still a poorly told story. Maybe you didn’t notice where I told purslane why her initial account spurred my initial comment, and maybe you missed these as well as the timestamps on both my and purslane’s comments as her story evolved/was cleaned up:

      “That’s not the issue, and purslane is not my target and never has been. The only issue I’ve brought to this particular table is of pedestrian safety and how best to achieve that…”

      “Have it as you will, because that issue is not central to what I’m saying on the matter.”

      I hate repeating myself, but sometimes it is necessary to return focus to the issue at hand rather than tangential matters.

      If you think I’ve said what I’ve said just to rile people…why bother getting riled up over it?
      Kind of makes your post pointless…or an admission of gullibility, doesn’t it?

      Apr 26, 2011 at 11:56 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.14   El Jefe

      But Canthz_B, don’t you see it’s much easier to wrap small minds around personality politics rather than actually discuss something productively?

      Who wants to talk about childhood obesity when MICHELLE OBAMA WANTS TO OUTLAW DESSERT!!!! See? And did you see what she’s wearing? And how much that trip costs that they went on? Unh-hunh!

      Apr 27, 2011 at 1:22 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.15   Canthz_B bang

      Ohmagod! The First Lady is wearing clothes? In this economy?!
      Let’s start impeachment hearings! Those people have got to go!! :lol:

      Apr 27, 2011 at 2:46 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.16   chesire cat

      Okay but wait..CB what if the pedestrian is blind? Then how do they watch out for cars? Or is that somehow their fault too for being blind?

      Apr 28, 2011 at 11:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.17   Canthz_B bang

      LOL, CC, I’d say “Thin the herd”, but someone might actually take me seriously on a thread like this one! :lol:

      You have, unfortunately still missed my point that there are poor drivers…and there are poor pedestrians. I was pretty sure that’d be something most could come to an agreement upon.

      But to your point of the blind…fortunately, they have you out there protecting their handicapped parking so they don’t have to walk the lengths of parking lots.
      Side note: Ever notice the Braille dots on the drive-up ATM? That always gives me a kick! :lol:)
      My friend David (rest his soul…not run over, BTW) was legally blind, and his wife used his handicapped placard even when she wasn’t driving him.
      Somehow, the man was never hit by a car when out alone walking with his white cane…said he could hear them, i.e. cars, pedestrians, all manner of things, coming (I asked because personally I’d be scared to death to walk around blind). I suppose he was paying attention to such things.
      I figure if a blind man can do it…

      OMG! I just played the “My dead blind friend card” and I didn’t even know it was part of the pity deck!!! Sorry, David. RIP, Dude.

      Apr 29, 2011 at 2:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   :)

    Talafuckingdega, FTW.

    Apr 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Anon in MI

    I’ve got neighbors who never watch their kids or dogs. Perhaps the author actually witnessed Val’s children scratching and denting her car. In that case, a note is a good first warning.

    Apr 26, 2011 at 4:19 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   ellipsis

    Christ, sometimes I feel like the world is full of purposeful misunderstandings.

    Apr 27, 2011 at 1:34 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Canthz_B bang

      Because therein humor lies, if one is willing to plumb the depths. Not an endeavor for the faint of heart, those unwilling to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous animosity…but it really helps when stirring a turd to snooker the unwise passerby!
      These things I do for you.

      Translation…You’ve been had. Good night folks. Don’t forget to try the veal!! ;-) ROTFLMBO

      Apr 27, 2011 at 3:52 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   se

      Be specific, CB. Is that B (in ROTFLMBO) for butt or balls?

      Apr 27, 2011 at 12:51 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.3   Canthz_B bang

      I wouldn’t want to lose any of those things, se…so I’ll just snicker.

      Apr 29, 2011 at 3:08 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   El Jefe

    Hey zomboid what is your issue with reading for content? Do all the other library/coffeeshop patrons make fun of you because you sound words out when they’re more than three syllables?

    It’s hard to know where to start attacking your ‘logic’ since it has holes big enough to drive RunBarbaraRun’s rape van through. How about we start with a bit of classic Western false dichotomy and move on to some stupid ad hominem attacks?

    If you want to be one of the sheeple go ahead but don’t expect anybody else to follow behind you lockstep…

    Apr 28, 2011 at 10:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   The Elf

    This is still going on?! Y’all know what they say about people who argue on the internet right?

    Apr 29, 2011 at 6:39 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   sweet chariot

    “I was almost hit by a car.” is a subjective statement to make and means little to nothing.
    For some people 8 feet may be “almost” for others 4 feet while others may be comfortable just 2 feet away from a car going by. That lady says it was a foot but is her one foot my 6 feet, you’re four feet or somebody elses 10 feet?
    Thats what makes this a fake issue to the central argument some people keep saying they want to talk about. Pay attention to you’re situation so YOU can feel safe. Im happy cantz stayed on that and didnt roll in the mud with the trolls.

    May 1, 2011 at 1:37 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Canthz_B bang

    Wonderman, zomboid, bookworm, (Bin Laden??, Ahmadinejad?? Castro??),

    Why don’t you and your “vast army of cohorts” tell us just how many comments we’re allowed to make per note so we do not become “over-posters”?
    Why not give us a definitive definition of “humor” and what you find “funny” while you’re at it. Because we all know by now that if you don’t like or understand someone’s sense of humor it should and must be banned from the site.

    We’ll all give our freedom of speech and expression of our ideas over to your wise discretion, I’m sure.

    What religion may we practice again? I have a bad memory and must be constantly reminded by the authorities. ;-)

    May 1, 2011 at 2:51 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   anglophile

      Oh CB, no you didn’t. We have no freedom of speech on the internet. The owner of this blog can censor the hell out of us any time she wants. Don’t make me start freedom of speech wank. I’m fussy about my constitutional rights.

      May 1, 2011 at 9:00 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     

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