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Old 10-08-2013, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Or more likely that you're just one of many that goes out of their way to "find" racism in situations that there really is none?


I believe I was speaking to someone other than you and it was meant in a friendly way and besides that I don't have a single occurrence of a racial post in my long history on CityData. I do see that in your short time here that you seem to enjoy being snarky.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:33 AM
 
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LOL but dontcha know, only losers conform to parking lot rules...true rebels will park in fire lanes (or park across multiple spaces), drive across spaces, go the wrong way down the aisle, and not look for pedestrians or other cars as they drive....and they DEFINITELY don't drive slowly...40mph is a minimum. And if they happen to clip your car as they go past, hey, no harm no foul. You can't keep him down! He'll do whatever he sees fit. Driving laws are beneath him.
I park his way because I'm a rebel!!!


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Old 10-08-2013, 07:09 AM
 
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I park his way because I'm a rebel!!!
Yuk, yuk. Where I live, you'd have some new designs on the side of your vehicle made by a pointy object. I park well away from the entrance to any business. Get a little walking in. Besides, all of the disabled spaces are filled up with late model vehicles whose drivers show no outward evidence of any disability. I know, I know, some disabilities don't show up necessarily. But...
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:16 AM
 
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Yuk, yuk. Where I live, you'd have some new designs on the side of your vehicle made by a pointy object. I park well away from the entrance to any business. Get a little walking in. Besides, all of the disabled spaces are filled up with late model vehicles whose drivers show no outward evidence of any disability. I know, I know, some disabilities don't show up necessarily. But...
I'm doing more of that all the time - parking a ways away, and just walking.

It's amazing to me how we'll fight for the nearest parking spot by a mall, then spend half the day walking MILES inside the mall. Makes no sense to me. MY solution is to just never go to the mall!
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:27 AM
 
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When you gestured to her that she was driving the wrong way and then you spitefully blocked her passage, what, exactly, did you want her to do in order to remedy the problem? Back all the way back out of the drive lane, dangerously, where there are people moving about on foot, with you glaring at her making her feel, among other things, angry?
Would it have been better for him to let granny continue on her oblivious way, and perhaps strike an oncoming vehicle head-on????
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:08 AM
 
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Yuk, yuk. Where I live, you'd have some new designs on the side of your vehicle made by a pointy object. I park well away from the entrance to any business. Get a little walking in. Besides, all of the disabled spaces are filled up with late model vehicles whose drivers show no outward evidence of any disability. I know, I know, some disabilities don't show up necessarily. But...
>>>> Around here's its late model SUVs or full size trucks with the occasional sports coupe. Those big vehicles are a little hard to get in and out of but people with handicaps like to off road, too. You also get those placards if you drive a disabled person and you can use them even when they're not with you, its great. I can't remember the last time I saw an actual walker or wheelchair in use near a handicap spot. Way back when, when spots were few in number, you did.
If police departments want an easy revenue stream, they could just do a stake out of the local grocery stores and retail box stores and nail any number of scammers.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:16 AM
 
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My neighbors brother in law was murdered in a fight over a neighborhood handicapped parking space. On their street he applied and got a special handicapped space and another neighbor, who also had a handicapped placard, wanted to use it too. They argued, one drew a gun, the other said go ahead and shoot, one died, ones in prison. Both elderly.
Neither was in dire need of it but there's a sense of entitlement and a lowered standard of dignity and self respect that says take whatever you can and take path of least resistance. Our culture and society is collapsing.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:26 AM
 
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Eh, I usually just stop and make them back up. You want to keep going and hit me, fine. Better hope you don't set off the airbags, that's another 10 grand right there depending on how many go off. You want to hoot and holler at me, go right ahead, I can sit around for awhile. I'm for sure not backing out into a main road and getting t-boned because someone else can't read a road sign. If there's room to go around, I'm all for it don't get me wrong. But on the roads that are one car wide (and I used to drive on a few all the time), nope. You're backing up until you can either turn around or get out of the way.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:31 AM
 
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I park his way because I'm a rebel!!!
Looks like the two cars parking perpendicular pinned in the parrellel parker.

I would have like to see the rebel get out of that spot.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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You guys don't know how lucky you've got it.

Parking in Russia - YouTube

Maybe we need Russian Tow-away zone enforcement :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9uEHfmzkw0

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