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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24270 on: November 05, 2013, 10:09:00 PM »
With car lights, I was always told "you use lights to BE seen, not so you can see".  Makes sense in all types of weather and light conditions

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« Reply #24271 on: November 05, 2013, 10:17:42 PM »
Oh here's another one from the parking lot at Walmart.  Now, I was parked in a spot about a third of the way from the store ... not super close, not very far.  When I finished shopping and got into the car to start it up, someone came from about four spots further up (away from store) and then *STOPPED* in the middle of the aisle so close that I could not back out.  Why?  Because the people that they were with had come out of the store, and so they popped the trunk and loaded up the vehicle in the middle of the aisle.  And they weren't hustling to get done, either.


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« Reply #24272 on: November 05, 2013, 10:35:28 PM »
Parking SS today.  I was *almost* centered in my space.  The gap between vehicles on my passenger's side was quite roomy enough for anyone else to get in & out.  There was no one on the driver's side.

When I came back out with my shopping - there was someone on the driver's side who was so close that our side mirrors must have just missed hitting each other.  There was plenty of space on the other side for the driver to get in & out - but they apparently didn't have a passenger...and I was able to get between the two vehicles only because I slid in sideways and probably have dust from their vehicle on the back of my pants...

Seriously - if they had been two fingers' width closer to my vehicle, I would have been climbing in the passenger side and trying to get into the driver's seat like a contortionist...as it was, I was holding my door so that my knuckles rubbed the paint on the side of their car instead of the edge of my car door...

Wow, that brought back a memory from a decade or so ago. I met some friends for lunch at a busy lunch spot. It was before the worst part of lunch hour so I was able to snag a space close to the doors.

I was driving a little two door coupe and parked pretty close to center of the spot with plenty of room on either side for people to get in and out of another vehicle.

My lunch lasted about an hour and I had to get back to work. I walked out to find that I could not get into my car. The car on the driver side was so close I could not even squeeze between the vehicles let alone open a door and enter. The car on the passenger's side had backed into the space. The passenger side of that vehicle was too close for me to open the passenger side door with enough room to get in.

I had to go into the restaurant and have them page the driver of the car on my driver's side. The guy acted very put out that I had had him paged. I was not going to wait for however long it took him to finish his lunch and come strolling out before I was going to be able to get in my car. (Very SSy of me, I know).

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24273 on: November 05, 2013, 11:52:53 PM »
I got a reflective vest to wear when I'm out snowblowing the driveway.  You end up out on the road a bit and I'm almost always out there in the dark.

I recently went nuts buying LED halloween  stuff (light up skull necklaces and the like) so when my doggy and I go for evening meanders we light up like christmas trees. Kinda funny seeing a staffy dressed in illuminated halloween jewellery. She doesn't mind but I wish she hadn't eaten her dracula cape.


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« Reply #24274 on: November 06, 2013, 08:07:36 AM »
On the subject of close parkers, I was once at my local library and came out to find that someone had parked so close to my drivers' side that Plastic Man would have had a hard time squeezing through the gap. I went back into the library and asked the librarian to page the driver of the [green Subaru, license number XXX 000].

When the driver came, she was NOT HAPPY with me. She yelled and moaned the entire way out that she hadn't parked too close, and that I was being unreasonable, and that I'd better not tell people she parked too close, and couldn't I just squeeze in the passenger side, and anyway it was my fault for being too fat.

(I am overweight. That wasn't relevant since, like I said, no living human could have fit into that gap.)

She pulled the car out enough so I could get in, carefully parked it again the same distance away form my car, and went back into the library, cussing me out the entire time for taking her out of the library and talking trash about her driving skills.

I just drove away.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24275 on: November 06, 2013, 08:33:17 AM »
I got a reflective vest to wear when I'm out snowblowing the driveway.  You end up out on the road a bit and I'm almost always out there in the dark.

I recently went nuts buying LED halloween  stuff (light up skull necklaces and the like) so when my doggy and I go for evening meanders we light up like christmas trees. Kinda funny seeing a staffy dressed in illuminated halloween jewellery. She doesn't mind but I wish she hadn't eaten her dracula cape.

The last line made me snort like an idiot, thank you for that  :D

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« Reply #24276 on: November 06, 2013, 09:14:56 AM »
When I walked home from work I wore a high visibility vest because cyclists don't pay any attention round here and I was always convinced one was going to plough into me.

I heard a man from the AA years ago recommend if you turn on your windscreen wipers to turn on your lights too.

Which is the law in many states, including my own.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24277 on: November 06, 2013, 10:05:36 AM »
On the subject of close parkers, I was once at my local library and came out to find that someone had parked so close to my drivers' side that Plastic Man would have had a hard time squeezing through the gap. I went back into the library and asked the librarian to page the driver of the [green Subaru, license number XXX 000].

When the driver came, she was NOT HAPPY with me. She yelled and moaned the entire way out that she hadn't parked too close, and that I was being unreasonable, and that I'd better not tell people she parked too close, and couldn't I just squeeze in the passenger side, and anyway it was my fault for being too fat.

(I am overweight. That wasn't relevant since, like I said, no living human could have fit into that gap.)

She pulled the car out enough so I could get in, carefully parked it again the same distance away form my car, and went back into the library, cussing me out the entire time for taking her out of the library and talking trash about her driving skills.

I just drove away.

Rob

You'd better not tell people? Why was she famous and concerned that you were going to sell the story to TMZ? Don't you go around telling people I don't know that I parked to close to you! Don't you dare!

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« Reply #24278 on: November 06, 2013, 11:01:59 AM »
On my way home from work, I was waiting at a stop light and heard in the distance the sound of sirens.  The road I am on has the green light to go, and I see an ambulance coming.   Someone had the nerve to turn out not long before the ambulance crossed the intersection.  The person still had to pull aside and wait anyways so they were not saving themselves any time.  I just wished I was closer to get the license plate and report them for turning out like that.

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« Reply #24279 on: November 06, 2013, 11:47:30 AM »
On the subject of close parkers, I was once at my local library and came out to find that someone had parked so close to my drivers' side that Plastic Man would have had a hard time squeezing through the gap. I went back into the library and asked the librarian to page the driver of the [green Subaru, license number XXX 000].

When the driver came, she was NOT HAPPY with me. She yelled and moaned the entire way out that she hadn't parked too close, and that I was being unreasonable, and that I'd better not tell people she parked too close, and couldn't I just squeeze in the passenger side, and anyway it was my fault for being too fat.

(I am overweight. That wasn't relevant since, like I said, no living human could have fit into that gap.)

She pulled the car out enough so I could get in, carefully parked it again the same distance away form my car, and went back into the library, cussing me out the entire time for taking her out of the library and talking trash about her driving skills.

I just drove away.

Rob

You'd better not tell people? Why was she famous and concerned that you were going to sell the story to TMZ? Don't you go around telling people I don't know that I parked to close to you! Don't you dare!

He told us.   ;D

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24280 on: November 06, 2013, 12:04:45 PM »
People that pull out directly in front of your car and act irritated that even when you are braking to not hit them you get close to their car. Most of these drivers pull out in front of my red medium sized SUV with the lights on less than three car lengths in front of me. Usually on roads with speed limits greater than 45 MPH. I am grateful that I have really good brakes!

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« Reply #24281 on: November 06, 2013, 02:59:34 PM »
Introducing Ms. YourDrivewayIsMyParkingStall Snowflake:

I took my beverage containers in to the redemption center.  The parking lot is not well designed.  The single lane wide driveway is both the entrance and exit.  One must approach with caution.  Except ... as I attempted to exit the parking lot I discovered that a woman stopped her car blocking all but 2 feet of the driveway.  She was messing around with what looked like a GPS, talking into the device and trying to mount it on her dash.  I give a little "beep" just to let her know that I was waiting for her to pull forward so I could pull out.  I know she heard me because I saw her tighten her lips and deliberately not look at me.  I tried beeping a couple more times.  She took her sweet time getting it together, then drove off chatting into a device which she was holding in her hand which is illegal in this city.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24282 on: November 06, 2013, 03:03:04 PM »
I came out if work one afternoon from my job in the city and saw a motor bike parked  illegally just outside the building. They had to go over about two metres of footpath and leaned it against the support of an archway just outside the building. The bike could not be seen from the road. I called council, not sure what happened there but the offices are mere meters from where the bike was parked in an area that's known for parking wardens.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #24283 on: November 06, 2013, 04:17:55 PM »
I was just out for lunch and saw a guy who is either VERY SPECIAL or trying to get an actual Darwin Award.

There is tons of traffic this time of day and this gent needed to get from the northeast corner of the street to the southwest corner of the street.  Instead of using the crosswalks like everyone else, he decided to saunter across the whole middle of the intersection. 

I suspect it was the former because, sure enough, everyone stopped to let him cross (though, not entirely patiently).  ::)  Not that I want anyone to become a greasy little spot but it sure would have been nice if an officer had witnessed the whole thing. 

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« Reply #24284 on: November 06, 2013, 06:45:46 PM »
I discovered "I Towed Joey's Car" on Youtube.  "Joey" is some young man who thinks he is very important and has lots of YT vids and big following.  He sounds rather vapid and full of himself.  Apparently he blocked the driveway of comedian Nate Clark with his car.

Nate had him towed.

Joey posted a profanity laden vid bemoaning the meanness of the (man bad words) who dared to tow his car.  It's not like there was a sign!  Who does he think he is? 

Clark called him on it and posted a  reply, refuting each of the points.  Mostly in calm, reasonable speech without the profanity.

What is scary  are the many special snowflake responses calling Clark a vicious, selfish irresponsible (manybadwords) for daring to tow Joey's car and call him on his bad behavior.  Joey is a beautiful soul. 

From five seconds of listening to Joey, the words "attention w----" come to mind.  That so many people are so empty behind the eyeballs that they cannot see the selfishness in his actions terrifies me no end.