Spotted by Matt in Baltimore, Maryland…
related: Your parking job brings one word to mind
FILED UNDER: Baltimore · most popular notes of 2012 · Oops? · parking
Oct 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm rating: 10
I’m really digging the “Let’s go O’s” at the bottom. Best retort ever.
Oct 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm rating: 40
Did he… duct tape his own windshield…?
Oct 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm rating: 15
That looks more like gaffers tape.
Oct 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm rating: 9
It’s got to be electric tape. No one’s stupid enough to use gaffer’s tape; that stuff rips skin off. I’d hate to see what it would do to a car.
Oct 6, 2012 at 6:40 pm rating: 5
Who passed out the Haterade?
What kind of gaffer’s tape are you thinking of? The kind I’ve seen is used to tape cables down so people don’t trip over them, and can be easily removed without leaving a residue by pulling from either end.
Oct 7, 2012 at 8:30 am rating: 6
Even if it were cheap duct tape, it’s only on the glass. 2 seconds with some acetone on a rag (and some caution it doesn’t touch the paint nor trim) and it’s gone, damage free. So long as she doesn’t leave the tape on there for days on end…
And yes, I know windshields have plastic in them. It’s literally IN them, so no worries about the acetone.
Oct 7, 2012 at 11:33 pm rating: 0
So he’s really an O-hole?
Oct 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm rating: 11
Fob at BobJob
I have one question… How did the owner of the car know that the “other” car was also a black sedan?
Oct 5, 2012 at 3:56 pm rating: 2
Because the original note-writer mistook his car for the “other” car.
Oct 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm rating: 81
Oct 5, 2012 at 5:11 pm rating: 3
what? No ‘bad park you’ in the comments yet?
Oct 5, 2012 at 8:53 pm rating: 13
Ooooh, snap, he just played the sedan race card.
Oct 5, 2012 at 10:46 pm rating: 106
Oct 5, 2012 at 11:36 pm rating: 3
Ace of Space
Ok. I’ll do it.
Bad Park You!
Oct 5, 2012 at 11:11 pm rating: 6
Best PA note response ever.
Oct 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm rating: 7
It’s interesting that they say the car was parked in the 2 spots for 2 weeks, but, in that time, they never got the plate number so there would be no mistake when they placed their pa note on the windshield. Brilliant.
Oct 6, 2012 at 7:35 am rating: 38
Seems, to me, slightly more amazing that he or she fumed for “close to a week” about the other car’s parking transgressions, did nothing about it at that time, yet held on to all that anger and indignation so strongly!
To the point where, even after “a few weeks” more had gone by, the sight of a car that might possibly be the same one (by the note’s own implied admission) prompted an angry note… Even though, presumably, there was nothing to complain about re: its parking at that time. (Or I’m sure it would have been mentioned.)
Talk about “drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die”. Holy wow.
Oct 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm rating: 22
I owned a black car several years ago, and one day I came out of the grocery store to find that someone had smeard make up all over the doors and drawn a giant “X” on the hood. I felt immediately it was a case of mistaken identity, but now I understand why. Crazy chick used waterproof make-up. It took me two days to get it all off.
Oct 6, 2012 at 8:47 am rating: 20
One time a car was parked in front of my house, and it was blocking about 3 inches of the driveway. My roommate was pissed and wanted to leave a similar note on the car berating the driver’s parking abilities and sensibilities. I talked him out of it. This was in Trenton, NJ, so there was a good chance that the car owner had a gun and would have shot us.
Oct 6, 2012 at 9:24 am rating: 10
H for Toy
Dear Note Writer,
You recommend the owner of the badly parked car to think of his neighbors. Perhaps you were the neighbor he was thinking of when he intentionally took two parking spots.
Oct 6, 2012 at 9:47 am rating: 22
To the wronged black car owner (“black,” meaning the color of the car): sometimes the best retort is a simple one. How about:
Oct 6, 2012 at 10:12 am rating: 7
But if he wasn’t the person taking up two spaces and parking badly, then he isn’t the one being called fuckface and a-hole.
Oct 6, 2012 at 10:36 am rating: 4
I like to imagine that similar notes were found on black sedans all over Baltimore that weekend.
Oct 6, 2012 at 11:42 am rating: 51
Miss Simmons Charm School: success guaranteed or F* you!
Oct 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm rating: 9
The thing that amuses me most about the second picture is that the note serves as a multi-tasker–it’s a PAN *and* a pretty effective sun-shield to keep the direct sunlight from roasting the car interior! More creative than those giant sunglasses-looking things…
Oct 6, 2012 at 6:07 pm rating: 19
This is why I put stickers on my car glass. Nobody mistakes me for anyone else.
Oct 7, 2012 at 8:58 pm rating: 2
We shall speak anon
I’m imagining McNulty leaving the first note, and Stringer Bell as the respondent.
Oct 8, 2012 at 11:30 pm rating: 0
I love that they are in *Charm* City.
Oct 13, 2012 at 2:06 am rating: 1
Recently my husband parked behind a Mini Cooper in an expensive residential hood. The Mini was right up against the curb cut for a driveway. When we returned, the Mini was gone, leaving a small spot right before the driveway. The owner of that driveway was trimming hedges when we returned. As we started to get in the car, she politely said to us “Hi – can I just tell you something?”. We smile, expecting some polite chat. Instead she said “It’s really rude to park like that – you should have moved up.” Taken aback, but determined to be polite (our child was with us!) I said “Oh, sorry, but you know, there WAS a small car there, and since we don’t come here often and we won’t park in front of your house again. No worries!”. To which she replies “Yeah, well you’re a fucking idiot, parking like that!”. Shocked, I then had to add “Really? You’re going to talk to me like that in front of my child?” And she turned back to her hedges muttering obscenities. People…!!!
Oct 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm rating: 4
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