Author Topic: People who park like fuds  (Read 121337 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1075 on: December 10, 2018, 08:50:35 pm »
The invasion is cancelled due to leaves on the track.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1078 on: January 08, 2019, 07:05:19 am »




nice one, in leafy Didsbury  ! - Probably why he got stuck....

There's a SONG about that (listen from 2:20 onward if the first bit doesn't rock your boat...) :)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1079 on: January 11, 2019, 07:46:55 pm »
I've discovered that in some Chinese cities you not only get a hefty fine for illegal parking, you get 3 points on your licence. The licence-losing figure is 12 points, same as UK.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1081 on: January 30, 2019, 01:01:44 pm »

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1082 on: January 30, 2019, 02:28:45 pm »
"Ticket fairy"  ;D
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1083 on: February 03, 2019, 12:27:45 am »

One is an accident, two is careless, but a whole row...
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1084 on: February 03, 2019, 12:30:14 am »
I'd love to see a timelapse video of how they ended up like that.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1085 on: February 03, 2019, 06:08:04 pm »
At a guess the "middle" row formed complete and people started parking behind it at one end and in front at the other. Probably the markings being covered by snow didn't help (and they've probably been snowed over for a couple of months). If people just looked...
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1086 on: February 03, 2019, 09:41:36 pm »
Not too bad from this view, "just" one wheel on the kerb


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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1087 on: February 03, 2019, 10:20:32 pm »
I occasionally tweet pavement parking. The other day someone spotted that the car in question wasn’t taxed. Report form filled :demon:

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1088 on: February 04, 2019, 08:15:52 am »
One is an accident, two is careless, but a whole row...

I suspect as Kim said they started parking in the outer rows separately, then people driving in saw gaps in the outer rows and filled them without seeing that there was now three.

Many years ago I was doing some work at the Hyundai car factory in Korea. The car park wasn't big enough, so what they did was the first people to arrive parked in the bays normally. The later ones parked at right angles across the front of the bays, blocking a couple of them. However, they left some gaps between the cars, made sure the wheels were pointing straight ahead and left them out of gear without the handbrake on. If your car was blocked in, you could push the other cars around to make enough of a gap to get out of! Actually quite a civilised solution, though it would only work on a flat car park without bored youth* around.


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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1089 on: February 04, 2019, 08:54:56 am »
Urban legend has it that in Brazilian cities (at least the flat parts) you also park with handbrake off and wheels dead straight so the street kids can car shuffle to earn a few rials.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1091 on: February 16, 2019, 08:30:05 pm »
Urban legend has it that in Brazilian cities (at least the flat parts) you also park with handbrake off and wheels dead straight so the street kids can car shuffle to earn a few rials.

I heard that one about Paris.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1092 on: February 16, 2019, 09:00:40 pm »
Urban legend has it that in Brazilian cities (at least the flat parts) you also park with handbrake off and wheels dead straight so the street kids can car shuffle to earn a few rials.

I heard that one about Paris.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1093 on: February 17, 2019, 09:37:23 am »
I always thought that that was to reduce damage from other people parking.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1094 on: February 18, 2019, 10:51:36 am »
Urban legend has it that in Brazilian cities (at least the flat parts) you also park with handbrake off and wheels dead straight so the street kids can car shuffle to earn a few rials.

I heard that one about Paris.

My Parisian flatmate would physically squeeze his stereotypically little Renault 5 into parking spaces through the application of his bumpers and the accelerator pedal.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1095 on: February 18, 2019, 11:16:10 am »
I'm told punters in cities such as Rome and Paris will not buy cars with body-coloured bumpers.  Black or black, mate.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1097 on: April 22, 2019, 04:19:02 pm »
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