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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20115 on: March 22, 2013, 09:36:24 PM »
I think she's pretty obnoxious, and posting this as if it's a clever idea- yuck. It's rude, and pretty foolish- what happens if she gets stuck with the bill?

However, I also object to calling her names.

I don't see where saying her behavior is disgusting is calling her names.

Coruscation said what I was thinking.

I was referring to the people in the article.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20116 on: March 22, 2013, 09:48:11 PM »
I think she's pretty obnoxious, and posting this as if it's a clever idea- yuck. It's rude, and pretty foolish- what happens if she gets stuck with the bill?

However, I also object to calling her names.

I don't see where saying her behavior is disgusting is calling her names.

Coruscation said what I was thinking.

I was referring to the people in the article.

Sorry. I thought you were referring to posters here.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20117 on: March 22, 2013, 10:14:33 PM »
I think she's pretty obnoxious, and posting this as if it's a clever idea- yuck. It's rude, and pretty foolish- what happens if she gets stuck with the bill?

However, I also object to calling her names.

I don't see where saying her behavior is disgusting is calling her names.

Coruscation said what I was thinking.

I was referring to the people in the article.

Sorry. I thought you were referring to posters here.
Actualy, one poster, though not saying the word, was suggesting a certain word, which is name calling in my book.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20118 on: March 23, 2013, 07:12:18 AM »
I think regardless of what other descriptions apply, the lady was a SS. But can we move on now? I'd hate for this thread to get locked.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20119 on: March 23, 2013, 10:15:45 AM »
I had a special snowflake today - the parkingspothogges


at the rec center there was a mostly empty lot in front of the gym/weight lifting/pool wing - and a mostly packed lot in front of the soccer field wing

A guy in a little convertable parks in the soccer lot, notices that people start to park next to him then change directions - he gets out, discovers he's about 4-5" inches at an angle over the line (the rear of his car was over the line which prevented anyone from using that  parking spot) - then he walks over to the gym wing

if he wanted empty spaces by his car there was plenty of room in the other lot - where he went; but taking 2 spaces in front of the soccer wing - when there aren't that many open spaces ... ::)



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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20120 on: March 23, 2013, 10:38:01 AM »
Rain, I think the parking spot hog is the SS that drives me the most crazy.  Last week at church I really wanted to key this person's car as it was taking up *four* spaces.  Then I reminded myself that I was at church and that probably would be frowned upon.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20121 on: March 23, 2013, 10:40:24 AM »
I had a special snowflake today - the parkingspothogges


at the rec center there was a mostly empty lot in front of the gym/weight lifting/pool wing - and a mostly packed lot in front of the soccer field wing

A guy in a little convertable parks in the soccer lot, notices that people start to park next to him then change directions - he gets out, discovers he's about 4-5" inches at an angle over the line (the rear of his car was over the line which prevented anyone from using that  parking spot) - then he walks over to the gym wing

if he wanted empty spaces by his car there was plenty of room in the other lot - where he went; but taking 2 spaces in front of the soccer wing - when there aren't that many open spaces ... ::)

I usually can fit my car into a space that someone has deliberately over-flowed into and I often do.  It's worth it to watch them squeeze back into their badly parked car and inch out.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20122 on: March 23, 2013, 12:38:01 PM »
I had a special snowflake today - the parkingspothogges


at the rec center there was a mostly empty lot in front of the gym/weight lifting/pool wing - and a mostly packed lot in front of the soccer field wing

A guy in a little convertable parks in the soccer lot, notices that people start to park next to him then change directions - he gets out, discovers he's about 4-5" inches at an angle over the line (the rear of his car was over the line which prevented anyone from using that  parking spot) - then he walks over to the gym wing

if he wanted empty spaces by his car there was plenty of room in the other lot - where he went; but taking 2 spaces in front of the soccer wing - when there aren't that many open spaces ... ::)

I usually can fit my car into a space that someone has deliberately over-flowed into and I often do.  It's worth it to watch them squeeze back into their badly parked car and inch out.

I do the same. I love having a compact.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20123 on: March 23, 2013, 01:02:44 PM »
I had a special snowflake today - the parkingspothogges


at the rec center there was a mostly empty lot in front of the gym/weight lifting/pool wing - and a mostly packed lot in front of the soccer field wing

A guy in a little convertable parks in the soccer lot, notices that people start to park next to him then change directions - he gets out, discovers he's about 4-5" inches at an angle over the line (the rear of his car was over the line which prevented anyone from using that  parking spot) - then he walks over to the gym wing

if he wanted empty spaces by his car there was plenty of room in the other lot - where he went; but taking 2 spaces in front of the soccer wing - when there aren't that many open spaces ... ::)

I usually can fit my car into a space that someone has deliberately over-flowed into and I often do.  It's worth it to watch them squeeze back into their badly parked car and inch out.

I do the same. I love having a compact.

Especially an old compact which won't notice another ding.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20124 on: March 23, 2013, 01:31:21 PM »
A slightly different take on parking lot snowflakes:

A few days ago I ran to the grocery store. I did not have any of the kids with me so I parked waaaaay out in the back of the parking lot, where the only available non-handicapped parking was (when I have the boys with me, I park in the handicapped spots, but since the placards belong to them, and I don't actually need the spots for myself, if they're not with me, I don't use the spots). 

So after my shopping was done, I worked my way back to my spot.  This car was stalking me the whole way back.  The parking lot was pretty full, so I figured that this person was going to keep following me so she could have my spot.  I got to my car and unloaded my groceries.  I didn't rush, but I didn't dawdle either.  I took the time I needed to make sure that my groceries were loaded into my car in such a way as they wouldn't get crushed, smooshed or broken.  I don't feel I took an extraordinary amount of time.  As I was unloading the groceries, this woman kept making exasperated gestures at me, like I should be willing to toss my things in my car haphazardly just so she could get into the store a minute sooner.  Well, then I committed the ultimate of sins.  I had the audacity to take my cart back to the cart corral!  This woman then rolled down her window and started to berate me for being rude and inconsiderate and shouldn't I know that people were waiting for my spot!  I just rolled my eyes at her and got into my car, but geesh, I really had to work hard to control evil mmswm that day.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20125 on: March 23, 2013, 01:35:41 PM »
A slightly different take on parking lot snowflakes:

A few days ago I ran to the grocery store. I did not have any of the kids with me so I parked waaaaay out in the back of the parking lot, where the only available non-handicapped parking was (when I have the boys with me, I park in the handicapped spots, but since the placards belong to them, and I don't actually need the spots for myself, if they're not with me, I don't use the spots). 

So after my shopping was done, I worked my way back to my spot.  This car was stalking me the whole way back.  The parking lot was pretty full, so I figured that this person was going to keep following me so she could have my spot.  I got to my car and unloaded my groceries.  I didn't rush, but I didn't dawdle either.  I took the time I needed to make sure that my groceries were loaded into my car in such a way as they wouldn't get crushed, smooshed or broken.  I don't feel I took an extraordinary amount of time.  As I was unloading the groceries, this woman kept making exasperated gestures at me, like I should be willing to toss my things in my car haphazardly just so she could get into the store a minute sooner.  Well, then I committed the ultimate of sins.  I had the audacity to take my cart back to the cart corral!  This woman then rolled down her window and started to berate me for being rude and inconsiderate and shouldn't I know that people were waiting for my spot!  I just rolled my eyes at her and got into my car, but geesh, I really had to work hard to control evil mmswm that day.

EvilTraska suggestion: accede to her wishes.  Leave the cart in the spot.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20126 on: March 23, 2013, 01:40:20 PM »
A slightly different take on parking lot snowflakes:

A few days ago I ran to the grocery store. I did not have any of the kids with me so I parked waaaaay out in the back of the parking lot, where the only available non-handicapped parking was (when I have the boys with me, I park in the handicapped spots, but since the placards belong to them, and I don't actually need the spots for myself, if they're not with me, I don't use the spots). 

So after my shopping was done, I worked my way back to my spot.  This car was stalking me the whole way back.  The parking lot was pretty full, so I figured that this person was going to keep following me so she could have my spot.  I got to my car and unloaded my groceries.  I didn't rush, but I didn't dawdle either.  I took the time I needed to make sure that my groceries were loaded into my car in such a way as they wouldn't get crushed, smooshed or broken.  I don't feel I took an extraordinary amount of time.  As I was unloading the groceries, this woman kept making exasperated gestures at me, like I should be willing to toss my things in my car haphazardly just so she could get into the store a minute sooner.  Well, then I committed the ultimate of sins.  I had the audacity to take my cart back to the cart corral!  This woman then rolled down her window and started to berate me for being rude and inconsiderate and shouldn't I know that people were waiting for my spot!  I just rolled my eyes at her and got into my car, but geesh, I really had to work hard to control evil mmswm that day.

EvilTraska suggestion: accede to her wishes.  Leave the cart in the spot.

Oh, yeah.  EvilMe wanted to do exactly that, especially since I drive a tiny little civic and hadn't pulled all the way forward (but the back end of my car was still completely in the spot) and this woman was driving a full sized Cadillac. If I'd left my cart near where the front of my own car was, she'd have never been able to get her car completely in the spot without either having to get out and move the cart, or bumping into the cart and potentially causing damage to both her car and the other vehicles that were in the area.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20127 on: March 23, 2013, 01:49:23 PM »
A slightly different take on parking lot snowflakes:

A few days ago I ran to the grocery store. I did not have any of the kids with me so I parked waaaaay out in the back of the parking lot, where the only available non-handicapped parking was (when I have the boys with me, I park in the handicapped spots, but since the placards belong to them, and I don't actually need the spots for myself, if they're not with me, I don't use the spots). 

So after my shopping was done, I worked my way back to my spot.  This car was stalking me the whole way back.  The parking lot was pretty full, so I figured that this person was going to keep following me so she could have my spot.  I got to my car and unloaded my groceries.  I didn't rush, but I didn't dawdle either.  I took the time I needed to make sure that my groceries were loaded into my car in such a way as they wouldn't get crushed, smooshed or broken.  I don't feel I took an extraordinary amount of time.  As I was unloading the groceries, this woman kept making exasperated gestures at me, like I should be willing to toss my things in my car haphazardly just so she could get into the store a minute sooner.  Well, then I committed the ultimate of sins.  I had the audacity to take my cart back to the cart corral!  This woman then rolled down her window and started to berate me for being rude and inconsiderate and shouldn't I know that people were waiting for my spot!  I just rolled my eyes at her and got into my car, but geesh, I really had to work hard to control evil mmswm that day.

I've had a slightly similar experience. My mom and I had gone fairly early one morning to the store and we'd gotten a good spot, with a handicap one on one side and empties on the other. When we came out, it was still like that, there was no one in those regular slots yet. As we put stuff in the trunk, we noticed a pickup sitting in the lane as though they were waiting for a spot to clear. Where they waiting for us? If so, why? The one right beside us was empty, as were the others along our row. But they just sat there. As we were getting ourselves into the car, another car came and pulled into the spot beside us, but the truck remained where it was. As we backed out and drove on, I looked back to watch and sure enough, the pickup driver pulled right in to the spot we'd just vacated. Okaaaayyyy. It was a mystery to me as to why they had to have that place and not taken one just a few feet away, but get points for being patient. :)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20128 on: March 23, 2013, 01:59:50 PM »
Tyler, I do have a theory for your patient truck driver.  It's possible that either himself or his passenger had a temporary disability (using crutches or a walker, or just needed a little extra space) and didn't have a handicap parking permit.  The spot you were in was reasonably close, and next to the access aisle, so when he came back out, he could be sure he had the extra space to get in and out of his truck.  I've stalked similar spots when for whatever reason I didn't have one of the boys' permits with me but did have a boy who needed a wheelchair.  My choices are to park way out in the back and take several spots, or wait patiently for somebody to vacate a space adjacent to a handicap spot.

That might not be the case with your spot-stalker, but it is a reasonable explanation.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20129 on: March 23, 2013, 02:05:21 PM »
More than likely the scenario there. I just never had that happen before. They were patient about though, unlike what you had to put up with.
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