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Yet Another Silly Gender-Based Parking Discussion

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by yobigd20, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    Jesus. That owner needs to learn how to park. If that curb was any higher he would have literally destroyed his entire front end.
     
  2. GDH

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    Random Model S sightings

    Pretty sure it's owned by a woman, there was makeup in the center console.
     
  3. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    I was going to say something like that but I figured I'd probably get blasted on these forums haha
     
  4. GDH

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    Well in all fairness it could be a drag queen, not that there's anything wrong with that =)
     
  5. Kraken

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    Yikes. There needs to be a warning to not park over curbs... I've seen the car lower after getting in. I wouldn't ever take that chance. I won't park over anything raised.
     
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    Careful...
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  7. Mr X

    Mr X Future Owner

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    Could have gone up a little further... definitely a woman WNHtyNY.png
     
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    You said it not me
     
  9. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Because it never gets old, it's just toooo easy.

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  10. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I wish I could remember the thread that was from. My reply picture was worth a laugh (to me at least).
     
  11. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    But my pic is a real one from the parking lot outside my office window. Every day. Every. Single. Day.
     
  12. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Well, if you're going to nitpick, your vehicle is off-center in that picture also. Given that it's a smaller car than the rest, I suspect there isn't all that much difference between your parking position and theirs. Maybe my eyes are fooling me though. Here's a rendering with a quick attempt at indicating the impact of perspective among other things.

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  13. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    My space is everything 'between the lines'. Their space is everything between their lines. You can use space within your lines however you want. California Rulez. The lines, however, are neutral territory and parking ON the lines is evidence of POOR parking skills.

    Points are deducted for that.
     
  14. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Take a look at the picture. (I might have inserted that after you read.)

    Also note that they may be leaving extra room for the pretty Tesla, which is not something I would complain too loudly about. :)
     
  15. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Nah, I never get there first. They don't leave room for me. They're not that nice. And since I can give 'first person witness account', I can tell you that they park ON the lines, daily. Draw all the lil lines you want. I'll just take a new pic tomorrow from another angle. Same story, different day.

    It's like the jerks you sit next to on a plane who have to take up more than their space by stretching their legs into the space in front of your seat, like you won't notice. It's not the angle. It's that they just think they're entitled to more space than others because, umm, well I don't know why. :)

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    (why are you defending them?? They can't park worth a damn! Quit making excuses for these parking lot hogs.)
     
  16. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Who's defending? My point was that the relatively simple geometry I did on the image supports my assertion that it's hard to see much to complain about with the vehicle on image left / passenger side.

    But while we're on the topic...

    I'm far more troubled by the people that do 10 point turns to park so that perfectionists don't post their parking picture on forums. ;)
     
  17. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    It was easy enough to see in person. I didn't need lines in the air to tell me what a poor job they did that day and every day. And there is too much traffic to hold people up doing a 10 point turn. Roadsters back in for practical purposes. There's a whole thread on the topic.
     
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    The first thing I noticed was neither of the SUVs qualify as "compact" cars, yet both are trying to make it work.
    Kind of like trying to get 10 pounds in a 5 pounds bag... not gonna happen.

    OTOH, Bonnies' car certainly does qualify as compact.
     
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    THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!!!

    I kindly mentioned to a fellow parking his humongous SUV across the line in a compact spot in Yellowstone, that he "missed".

    He replied, "Hey, nobody cares".

    I replied, "Wrong. I do."

    But of course, HE didn't so he left it. We need more concrete barriers, wheel guides, large metal posts, etc. etc. for these kids that never learned that there may be a reason to color between the lines once in a while.

    I'm with Bonnie.
     

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