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Selfish Parking FAIL - Equiraptor's Journal
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Selfish Parking FAIL
I went out today to get a new laptop harddrive (dropping it at cowhouse did manage to kill the old one). As I went searching for parking in Fry's, I discovered the primary part of the parking lot was packed. This wasn't a surprise to me at all. I noticed a silly little GTI taking up two parking spaces. Every space near him was full - he hadn't gone off to his own little part of the lot to "protect" himself. I paused... Did I fit? He was well into the space next to him, but... but... The Miata is small... I pulled forward... I knew I'd be close to his door, but it's a convertible, getting in and out without opening the door is easy... He fit. The car is about 2 inches off the curb. I was somewhat concerned about the owner's reaction if he got back before I did, but I got back before him anyway. The puzzling thing to me, though, was his car was already damaged, and on the side I was on, too.

On the drive home, people were very eager to get out of the left lane in front of me. So far, this has been happening much more for me in Houston than it ever did in Austin. I also noticed a "TRY HIM" license plate. *eyeroll*
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nugget From: nugget Date: March 20th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh God, he's from California. Don't tell your dad. :)
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: March 20th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
hahahaha Oh, that'd go over great. *sigh*
stickcow From: stickcow Date: March 20th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe he just didn't know how to park, not that he was doing it on purpose.

stickcow From: stickcow Date: March 20th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, I wouldn't risk parking next to somebody like that in a cute car like yours.
xulong From: xulong Date: March 20th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
agreed - I use the lines at parking lots as suggestions. just like the lane division lines on roads. this may or may not have something to do with the numerous times I've been sideswipped?
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: March 20th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was a place where you could just pull straight in from coming up the line. It required 0 skill to park there. It looked intentional, to me.
stickcow From: stickcow Date: March 20th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe he was busy talking on his cell phone?
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: March 20th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's still selfish parking, whatever the cause. *kicks GTI driver* :)
xulong From: xulong Date: March 20th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's a vw, what'd you expect?
decibel45 From: decibel45 Date: March 22nd, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I miss the jeep for that. I could park so close that there's no way in hell they'd get their door open, and there's basically nothing they could do to the jeep that I'd care about.
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