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Old 08-16-2013, 03:31 PM
 
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If a parking lot is crowded and people are waiting, I get out of the spot as quickly as I can once I get in my car. If I need to futz around on the phone or something, I do that before I get to the parking lot so I don't make someone think I'm about to leave.

If the parking lot isn't crowded and there are plenty of other spaces, different story. I'll sit there for a few, let the car warm up/cool down, etc.
I nominate you for Dallas County Parking Czar. The pay isn't great, though.

 
Old 08-16-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I nominate you for Dallas County Parking Czar. The pay isn't great, though.
I call the cops on people in handicapped spots without a plate or hanger, too. Yup...I'm THAT person!
 
Old 08-16-2013, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I call the cops on people in handicapped spots without a plate or hanger, too. Yup...I'm THAT person!
I'm with you there but if driving if you find drivers in DFW, don't think even think about driving in South Florida. You'll come back and kiss the ground of the 635 at rush hour. Whenever I get irritated with drivers/traffic in Dallas, I think about nearly dying on I-95 or the guy who slammed through a toll gate at 65 mph going from MIA to the beach, or the guy who broadsided another going around 70 down La Jeune Rd. -- and I just want to give my fellow Dallas drivers a hug.
 
Old 08-16-2013, 03:43 PM
 
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Make sure you are checking their license. We have handicap on our license plate, not on the hanger and believe me we have seen some people getting really angry because they do not see a hanger, but its on the back of our car!!!
 
Old 08-16-2013, 03:46 PM
 
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And seriously, when you have kids especially, sorry, but its not always super warp speed moving and I find it crazy for some people be so offended (rudely so) by it. Like the other poster said, sometimes the elderly might be slow moving as well. Oh my word, just move on or patiently wait!! But don't assume people are horrible and rude individuals just because they are not moving fast enough!
 
Old 08-16-2013, 03:46 PM
 
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I call the cops on people in handicapped spots without a plate or hanger, too. Yup...I'm THAT person!
Agreed. It's a low life move to park in a handicapped spot nefariously.
 
Old 08-16-2013, 03:48 PM
 
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And seriously, when you have kids especially, sorry, but its not always super warp speed moving and I find it crazy for some people be so offended (rudely so) by it. Like the other poster said, sometimes the elderly might be slow moving as well. Oh my word, just move on or patiently wait!! But don't assume people are horrible and rude individuals just because they are not moving fast enough!
Come on. The elderly and those with kids get a pass.

Although, my wife and I were able to load our kids in car seats in a few seconds.
 
Old 08-16-2013, 03:58 PM
 
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Sorry, but I find the whole original post offensive - beginning with the title - and especially the assumptions obviously made. It really sounds like the OP was looking for a negative experience and would have labelled any interaction with anyone here as such.

'Tis okay NOT to like Dallas, but to attribute such negativity and name-calling to one incident - which, seriously, I find coincidental, not intentional to begin with - then apply that to all of Dallas and its people - really, really reaching.

Just a FYI, if these type small things cause you so much concern, you'll never, ever adjust to - much less survive - the hustle and bustle here on a daily basis!

Also, you seriously do NOT want to send anyone to someone else's car for any reason, much less have them go check to see why they
are not moving out of a parking spot - they, who were well within their rights to sit in their car in the parking space they occupied as long as they wanted to, btw - simply because you might want it!

Texans ARE friendly, but they're definitely not pushovers, either!

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Let me clarify, I enjoyed my TX vacation very much and had a nice time overall. I certainly did not assume it was typical of all TX or assume it was a TX thing. That's why upon returning to CD forum, I suddenly recalled the incident and decided to post here and inquire the locals' feedback about my experience. In fact, I mentioned that I went to TX a few months ago. If I was really bothered about it, I wouldn't have waited so long. Overall, I had a nice time and didn't let it affect my trip, not even the Dallas part.

The reason I felt it was more likely not the coincidence with the various scenarios offered, was because of the fact that they backed out at the same time when I happened to have found a lot and was seen going for it. Without this second part, I'd say that I wouldn't have "jumped to conclusions" or calculated that the odds were such. I thought about the whole incident, and analyzed the components - they staying in the car for up to 4-5 minutes after getting in coupled with backing out right when my partner was seen signaling to me and my car was seen driving by.

Of course if it turns out to be one big coincidence, I'd be happy because nobody wants to know that people are bad.
 
Old 08-16-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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I try not to, but it's difficult. I've never lived anywhere else where behavior like this was so pervasive...or so many people made excuses for it.
Really? I was actually thinking of relocating to TX (not joking).

So it's like this?
 
Old 08-16-2013, 04:34 PM
 
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I am not so lucky....when they were infants, yup a quick load, but one easily distracted kid who can take forever getting himself buckled in, or end up dropping a toy, or wanting a snack, etc, aye, it can sometimes take a minute to get out of our spot! I guess having been *that* person, I take offense at the post!! It's also more about being patient with your fellow mankind, not jumping to conclusions and not taking some things personally.
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