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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28455 on: August 17, 2014, 11:19:20 AM »

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28456 on: August 17, 2014, 11:49:25 AM »
Someone who has gotten fed up with bad parking:

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/recognize-your-car-you-terrible-parker
I find the justification some have for bad parking interesting (paraphrased just a bit  ;D): Hey, I drive a Sherman tank, I neeeeeeeeeeeed 2 spaces so my baby doesn't get a scratch!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28457 on: August 17, 2014, 01:38:51 PM »
My city is having an air and water show which reminded me of a guy I know. Even though he was repeatedly warned, he drove to the event one year and expected to have no problem parking. And then ended up going home when there wasn't. But not before throwing a fit.

Dude, this is a major event. If people drive, they go before dawn or even the day before and set up tents. Most people know to take public transportation. Not him. He's so special that he thinks he can show up 10 minutes before the show and magically find parking and viewing space.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28458 on: August 17, 2014, 01:42:31 PM »
Woman climbs over 1 of 2 fences between the public and the giraffes. A 2 yo giraffe kicked her in the face. She was arrested and faces a large fine. http://goo.gl/eWk2kd
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28459 on: August 17, 2014, 01:48:09 PM »
Woman climbs over 1 of 2 fences between the public and the giraffes. A 2 yo giraffe kicked her in the face. She was arrested and faces a large fine. http://goo.gl/eWk2kd

Okay so I know the brain isn't fully done developing until one is 25.... but what on earth made this woman think that was even close to a good idea?

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28460 on: August 17, 2014, 02:04:55 PM »
Someone who has gotten fed up with bad parking:

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/recognize-your-car-you-terrible-parker
I find the justification some have for bad parking interesting (paraphrased just a bit  ;D): Hey, I drive a Sherman tank, I neeeeeeeeeeeed 2 spaces so my baby doesn't get a scratch!

on a different forum, related to cars, there is a bad parking thread,  the pic's are mind boggling!  although none are as bad as on
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28461 on: August 17, 2014, 02:24:30 PM »
Someone who has gotten fed up with bad parking:

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/recognize-your-car-you-terrible-parker
I find the justification some have for bad parking interesting (paraphrased just a bit  ;D): Hey, I drive a Sherman tank, I neeeeeeeeeeeed 2 spaces so my baby doesn't get a scratch!
I do that too, and for the same reason.  But I make sure to take my extra space some distance from the store. 

In my opinion manners are defined by the impact your actions have on another person. Depriving someone else of a parking space is bad.  Taking 2 spaces way out in the empty far reaches of the parking lot is ok.  And yes, that often means I park uncomfortably far from the store.  But that's the way it has to be if I want to protect my car from door dings and bad parkers. 

Apparently I'm not the only person who feels that way.  At my health club there is an area I call "new car row".  Its way off to the side, and its never full.  There are 9 spaces, and the convention is that every other space is used.  Its acceptable only because it is so far from the door.  There are always at least 5 empty single spaces between the door to the club and new car row. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28462 on: August 17, 2014, 02:42:23 PM »
I can into a parking special snowflake last week at the doctor's office. There are few spaces and what spaces there are are small. My truck just barely fits in them, but if I park it 100% square between the lines it does fit. I just have to squeeze out the door.

I pull in and there is ONE spot left, on one side is a large SUV parked very carefully between the lines, on the other side is a smaller SUV parked haphazardly with the driver side front wheel on the line. It was a very very very very tight fit but I got my truck in there. There was quite literally an inch of space between the side of my front bumper and this smaller SUV, but I never touched it and my truck was parked exactly between the lines.

Before I went inside I took pictures of the way the other car was parked, the way my truck was parked and the fact that there was NO paint transfer between the two cars. Just in case.

When I came out after my appointment the owner of the smaller SUV was standing in front of our vehicles looking at them in disbelief. I'm not sure if it was because I had the audacity to park next to her or because I actually got my truck into the space. I just got into my truck and left, again without touching her car. I have no idea how long she had been standing there when I came out.

On the flip side of that, there are some places I go where my truck WILL NOT fit into the spaces. I park in the back and walk. I've come back out to some pretty nasty notes, which I find silly when there's a sea of empty spaces in lots that never fill up, spaces I can't fit in.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28463 on: August 17, 2014, 02:56:13 PM »
Woman climbs over 1 of 2 fences between the public and the giraffes. A 2 yo giraffe kicked her in the face. She was arrested and faces a large fine. http://goo.gl/eWk2kd

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"...The police report says Hall told officers she climbed into the exhibit because she loves giraffes..."

When you (general) "love" animals or a particular animal, it might be good idea to research them. For example the article said that giraffes are capable of killing lions. An interesting factoid I did not know. She's quite fortunate to not have sustained a more serious injury.

And $686 for being a dolt? Not including a possible hospital bill? She got off cheap.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28464 on: August 17, 2014, 03:39:01 PM »
I was driving back from cottage country today and there was a lot of traffic.  I was driving in the fast lane, keeping up to the traffic in front of me, except I leave a 2 second gap to the vehicle in front of me to give me time to react if they suddenly brake.

I had several snowflakes who tailgated me so closely that I couldn't see their bumper.  I was going the same speed as the guy in front of me; I just left the correctly sized space and the SSs behind me just couldn't deal with the fact that there was a space in front of me.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28465 on: August 17, 2014, 05:10:43 PM »
I will confess that I intentionally aggravated a SS today.  >:D  In a store parking lot someone parked their shiny red Lexus over the space dividing lines.  It was an obvious move to prevent someone from parking in the next space.  I drive a Kia Soul which fit quit well into that space.  I made certain that the driver would be able to open the door and get in. 

We have a population here who drives giant SUVs and parks so they are pulled part way into the space in front of them so they can leave by just driving forward. (I don't hate giant SUVs, we have one that DH drives) I currently drive a Scion XB and my last car was a Toyota Yaris. Both of which neatly fit in the remaining 3/4 of a parking space.  >:D Heck the Yaris could do it with room to spare. I miss that little car.

Silly me, it took me a while to realize what they were doing when I saw this.  I figured, no problem.  I can fit. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28466 on: August 17, 2014, 05:36:55 PM »
I just got back from the grocery where I saw someone who was using 8 parking spaces.  It was a small SUV pulling a trailer, and he took a block of 2 space X 4 space area of the parking lot.  But he was parked way off to the side, not depriving anyone else of a space.  I only noticed him because I was looking for a space in the low-traffic area.  Again, not a snowflake because he wasn't depriving anyone else of a space. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28467 on: August 17, 2014, 05:44:54 PM »
Agreed, not SS.  The driver did what was needed to minimize disruption to others.   A big virtual hug to the driver. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28468 on: August 17, 2014, 07:44:32 PM »
"A 2-year-old, 12-foot-tall giraffe named Wally gave Hall a lick, then turned and kicked her in the face.
Zoo staff told police that giraffes are capable of killing lions,"

Instead of "why don't you go jump off a bridge ?", my new saying will be "I hope you get licked and kicked by a baby giraffe." 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #28469 on: August 17, 2014, 08:35:13 PM »
"A 2-year-old, 12-foot-tall giraffe named Wally gave Hall a lick, then turned and kicked her in the face.
Zoo staff told police that giraffes are capable of killing lions,"

Instead of "why don't you go jump off a bridge ?", my new saying will be "I hope you get licked and kicked by a baby giraffe."

Getting licked by a giraffe was probably the highlight of her life, shortly followed by the worst things to ever happen to her.