Author Topic: People who park like fuds  (Read 145087 times)

clarion

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2012, 08:56:31 pm »
Double fud (same place):



In case you can't see from that, there is another van behind the double glazing van this time, and the cars are also two deep.  Please note that that is a different B*W Wankpanzer. ::-)
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Steph

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2012, 12:45:01 am »
plus ce wankchar, plus c'est le meme chose
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clarion

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2012, 09:08:06 pm »
Here's a classic from Union Street, Southwark, this morning.  Verrrry busy cycle lane both ways at rush hour.





That bollard with the sign on does indicate the middle of the path. 

I know he was delivering to a nearby shop, but there was room to park out of the way.  Hilariously, as I was putting my gloves back on to ride to work, the driver came round his side of the van, and flung the rear door open into the path of a lady cyclist.  She just swung round the end of it without blinking (I might have said summat) and carried on.  It is very fortunate that, there was nothing coming the other way.
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ed_o_brain

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #53 on: March 16, 2012, 06:25:39 pm »

daft parking by Daniel Cadden Photo, on Flickr

Daft parking! Only way past this for anyone in a wheelchair, pushing a push chair or wheeling a bike with shopping on the handle bars was walking in lane 3 of a 40 mph dual carriageway facing traffic.

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #54 on: March 16, 2012, 08:31:48 pm »
You're being too kind pixellating his number. Name and shame!

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #55 on: March 16, 2012, 09:49:03 pm »
It would be tempting to take the pushchair over his roof...
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #56 on: March 16, 2012, 09:50:53 pm »
I've many times been tempted to do similar - usually over bonnets, sometimes with a can of paint.
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Kim

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #57 on: March 16, 2012, 09:57:34 pm »
It would be tempting to take the pushchair over his roof...

Can you get Marathon Winters for those?   :demon:
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jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #58 on: March 16, 2012, 10:32:43 pm »
It is not unknown for vehicles parked in that manner hereabouts to develop a flat tyre at two diagonally opposite corners  :demon:

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #59 on: March 17, 2012, 10:20:50 am »
It would be tempting to take the pushchair over his roof...

Can you get Marathon Winters for those?   :demon:

Ice Spikers may give a surer grip.  Butterfly suggests Yaktrax on her shoes as well.
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #60 on: March 17, 2012, 02:12:39 pm »
In the distant past I've walked over two cars parked blocking footpaths but cars are getting taller and I am getting less flexible and slower at running away from irate owners (the crumple zones tend to accumulate footprints). I don't think I'll be doing it much in the future.

Carrying a tyre valve tool is an easier option.
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jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #61 on: March 22, 2012, 06:03:28 pm »
Reminds me of my boss in Epsom who had an E-type Jag & could never judge the bonnet length.He parked upto the wall of the drawing office & a dull thud announced his contact with said wall below the window cill adjacent to my drawing board.Most days ::-)
One morning when he came in I asked if he wanted me to hacksaw a couple of feet off the front end of his car. :demon:
As a reward I was relegated to the manufacturing unit in Andover for a week ;D

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #62 on: March 22, 2012, 07:36:11 pm »

I sometimes think this sideways parking is not so much a way of getting into a small gap as an attention-seeking ploy. "Look at me, I've got a trendy tiny car!"
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jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #63 on: March 22, 2012, 07:48:24 pm »

I sometimes think this sideways parking is not so much a way of getting into a small gap as an attention-seeking ploy. "Look at me, I've got a trendy tiny car!" brain

ftfy

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #64 on: March 22, 2012, 11:51:49 pm »
I'm new to this thread but I'm wondering if anybody else, when confronted by parking like these examples, folds the mirrors* in and lifts the wipers off the screens ?
I hope that it's not just me.

At some time in the near future, I'd like to find some stickers that say "Selfish parking" to be placed at driver's eye level on the windscreen. Obviously the stickers would have a very strong adhesive and a very weak substrate. A4 size would be about right.

*One did come off in my hand. I felt the appropriate amount of guilt.



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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #65 on: March 23, 2012, 10:27:03 am »
At some time in the near future, I'd like to find some stickers that say "Selfish parking" to be placed at driver's eye level on the windscreen. Obviously the stickers would have a very strong adhesive and a very weak substrate. A4 size would be about right.

Apparently this lot are soon to produce stickers.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #66 on: March 23, 2012, 11:01:37 am »
Save yourself the pain of having to watch the whole trailer (though it's quite amusing, in its way), and skip to 2:00ish for an alternative take:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul4CZrnEFxU

Steph

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #67 on: March 24, 2012, 05:32:48 pm »
At some time in the near future, I'd like to find some stickers that say "Selfish parking" to be placed at driver's eye level on the windscreen. Obviously the stickers would have a very strong adhesive and a very weak substrate. A4 size would be about right.

Apparently this lot are soon to produce stickers.
I have just added that site to my faves. TY
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #68 on: March 24, 2012, 05:39:12 pm »
A Smart is shorter than an e class is wide...

Pancho

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #69 on: March 24, 2012, 06:21:01 pm »


Why is this twattish?

From a cyclist POV, it seems ideal - no door zone created (unlike all the others) and forward facing for a safe exit. The occasional snout sticking out may remind cyclists to stay out of the damn door zone created by the rest.

The only downside, I suppose, is that if everyone did this there could be twice as many cars.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #70 on: March 24, 2012, 07:40:28 pm »
What if they parked nose-in, so had to reverse out? Would that be a greater or lesser danger than the door zone? My guess is lesser, because although the driver's vision would be restricted, you can be more confident of them looking while reversing than while opening a door.
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jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #71 on: March 24, 2012, 07:46:19 pm »
What if they parked nose-in, so had to reverse out? Would that be a greater or lesser danger than the door zone? My guess is lesser, because although the driver's vision would be restricted, you can be more confident of them looking while reversing than while opening a door.

are you familiar with the term SMIDSY ?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #72 on: March 24, 2012, 07:47:40 pm »
That's "more confident" in relative terms. Make it "less unconfident" if you prefer!
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jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #73 on: March 24, 2012, 07:48:10 pm »


Why is this twattish?

From a cyclist POV, it seems ideal - no door zone created (unlike all the others) and forward facing for a safe exit. The occasional snout sticking out may remind cyclists to stay out of the damn door zone created by the rest.

The only downside, I suppose, is that if everyone did this there could be twice as many cars.

very pertinent :thumbsup:

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #74 on: April 10, 2012, 08:23:54 pm »
Everyone in Southend.
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