Author Topic: People who park like fuds  (Read 157649 times)

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1175 on: December 29, 2019, 02:33:35 pm »
In that case it's not actually damage if you let all the air out of all four tyres, is it?
If I was going to resort to that, likely as not, I'd remove the valve cores and leave them lying within sight of the car. The chances of the driver knowing what they are are negligible....

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1176 on: December 29, 2019, 02:35:34 pm »
Just walk over it with your crampons on.

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1177 on: December 29, 2019, 02:39:23 pm »
Just walk over it with your crampons on.
Of course!
That's why I have been sliding about so much recently.
It's been ferociously icy around here of late, and I forgot to don my crampons....

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1178 on: December 31, 2019, 05:54:15 pm »
I usually bend their wing mirrors in the direction they're least keen to go in and then pull up all the wipers. I doubt it gets through their thick skulls, but the minor inconvenience might at least reflect the more significant inconvenience they're inflicting on anyone trying to get by their thoughtlessly parked car. If there's any litter, I may take the opportunity to construct a little shrine to their stupidity on their bonnet.

Of course, as mentioned, they leave their car there long enough some passing drunk will be a bit more belligerent with their displeasure. Never mind.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1179 on: January 01, 2020, 09:57:36 am »
https://www.warwickcourier.co.uk/news/drivers-slammed-for-parking-on-paths-in-warwick-1-9187207

That's a footpath and a cyclepath. In some ways, I hold the nearby gastropub responsible. Those cars are probably all their customers. If I'd been along there, my pedal might have accidentally made contact with the door as I squeezed past in the busy A road.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1180 on: January 01, 2020, 10:17:14 am »
Do kids still put potatoes up exhaust pipes?

EDIT: It looks really unimpressive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf6ekwS1xYg

The urban legend is that it causes a massive backfire.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1181 on: January 01, 2020, 10:55:00 am »
The other urban legend is that it blows the cylinder head off.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1182 on: January 01, 2020, 11:11:49 am »
Polyurethane foam might be interesting.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1183 on: January 03, 2020, 04:34:39 pm »
I heard of a wedding prank gone wrong where the groom's mates froze four cans of builder's expanding foam, and then shut them into the couple's car where they defrosted (the cans split when they're frozen, like a can of Coke).  The car had to be written off; there is no way you're going to get that stuff out once it's forced its way down the air vents, under the seats, up under the dash etc.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1184 on: March 31, 2020, 06:23:16 pm »

The local press are obviously running out of things to write about that they made this a story to itself.
(There's a deli just behind the camera that does really good foccacia.)
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/selfish-bmw-driver-slated-blocking-4000754
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1185 on: April 01, 2020, 12:19:05 pm »
Our local council has announced that it won't be enforcing parking restrictions for the foreseeable future (in line with government guidance, it says). The result has been predictable, including a lot of pavement parking. I could understand not sending parking wardens out on the streets, just, but actually making an announcement of the fact seems pretty dumb, to my mind.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1186 on: April 01, 2020, 12:23:50 pm »
I don't know that there's been any government guidance on it. Each of the LAs here has a different approach. Bristol is still (theoretically at least) enforcing all parking restrictions – haven't actually seen a parking warden (can't remember the official title) recently, they used to come up our street twice a day – others are partially enforcing and one, I think it was Bath, is officially not enforcing anything, even double yellows.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1187 on: April 01, 2020, 01:17:45 pm »
Merton Council have every bus lane, every yellow hatched box junction, and every set of traffic lights equipped with cameras, all of which deliver fines to offending motorists.

I imagine their revenue stream is taking a bit of a hit at the moment. (The scheme apparently paid for its installation costs within the first year of operation.)
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1188 on: April 01, 2020, 01:40:42 pm »
And probably in six months if you count the externalities like bus timekeeping, access for waste collection and emergency services and reduced congestion due to fewer blocked junctions.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1189 on: April 02, 2020, 08:44:24 pm »
Our local council has announced that it won't be enforcing parking restrictions for the foreseeable future (in line with government guidance, it says). The result has been predictable, including a lot of pavement parking. I could understand not sending parking wardens out on the streets, just, but actually making an announcement of the fact seems pretty dumb, to my mind.

Bucks announced last week that all council car parking charges would be suspended, along with yellow line restrictions, the only exceptions being parking in disabled spots. As I avoid Aylesbury like the plague I’ve not seen the results. Eventually I’ll have to brave the big Tesco, but hopefully not for a couple more weeks.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1190 on: April 02, 2020, 10:31:14 pm »
I noticed today that white van man still has to park on the pavements. While also noticing that the chance of inconveniencing any other driver by making them wait for a gap in the traffic was nil.

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1191 on: April 03, 2020, 08:42:03 am »
Merton Council have every bus lane, every yellow hatched box junction, and every set of traffic lights equipped with cameras, all of which deliver fines to offending motorists.
It wouldn't be fair to fine a vehicle owner if they had to turn into a road that meant them crossing
a bus lane.

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1192 on: April 03, 2020, 01:27:05 pm »
Ticket on a car parked on Double Yellows outside my house today.

No sympathy, even though the lianes are there because there is a school opposite, which is closed. The town centre is less than 150m away and parking restrictions are lifted in the already free town centre car parks, which are empty.
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