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    Parking - Frame and Shame

    I know this has been ranted about and discussed to death, but I just had to post this up with some supporting photos.

    So, I just stopped off at McDonald's for a quick bite to eat, parked in the "quiet" part of the carpark well away from other cars, was gone for no longer than 5 minutes, and yes you've guessed it..... when I returned to my car I find that some d*ck has parked right next to it even though there were about 30 other spaces to choose from!!!!


    Here's the empty carpark with my car (the A3, obviously), and his Astra:





    And here is the space he left between my car and his:




    Some people are just unbelievable!


    Feel free to post up photos of any prat'ish parking you see.

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    woman driver ?

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    Nah, it was a guy in his 20's or 30's. Didn't look particularly thick either.

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    These people are fcukwits of the highest order.
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    I think people like this do it on purpose, they know it's a nice car parked at a distance for obvious reasons and I'm sure they must do it to get a kick out of being a complete tosser...

    Gets my goat pricks like this !
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    I just don't understand it.... what goes through their minds causing them to decide that parking right next to the only other car in a carpark is a good idea???
    How do they justify that?
    Or is that they just don't think??

    I just don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leggy View Post
    I think people like this do it on purpose, they know it's a nice car parked at a distance for obvious reasons and I'm sure they must do it to get a kick out of being a complete tosser...
    You think so?? Please tell me people aren't that twisted!

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    I sat in a carpark the other day when the missus was in the bank and watched some women pull up in a little ford Ka and just blatantly open her car door bang onto the car parked beside her, not a tap, a proper swing the door open onto this car, she didn't batter an eye lid, like she hadn't even noticed what she'd just done.
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    yeah its definately a physcological thing... I dont think people do it to be dicks. Maybe he feels if mcdonalds were to explode, your a3 would shield his astray from any shrapnel!

    People definately feel some kind of security parking there cars next to others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    You think so?? Please tell me people aren't that twisted!
    I think there are some nasty twisted people out they mate to be Frank.

    You've only got to look at some peoples mannors on the road, well in general actually.
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    Unless they really just aren't confident in parking between the White lines and use your car to line up...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by leggy View Post
    I sat in a carpark the other day when the missus was in the bank and watched some women pull up in a little ford Ka and just blatantly open her car door bang onto the car parked beside her, not a tap, a proper swing the door open onto this car, she didn't batter an eye lid, like she hadn't even noticed what she'd just done.
    Reminds of a time that I got back to my car to find a woman using the side of my car as an object to stop her shopping trolley rolling away while she unloaded it.
    I walked up to my car, looked at her, pointed at the trolley in disbelief and asked why she's resting it on my car, and she just looked back at me with an expression on her face of 'what you complaining about??'

    Quote Originally Posted by sportstractor View Post
    yeah its definately a physcological thing... I dont think people do it to be dicks. Maybe he feels if mcdonalds were to explode, your a3 would shield his astray from any shrapnel!

    People definately feel some kind of security parking there cars next to others.
    Its weird, they feel more secure parking their car next to another one but don't give a sh*t that the other owner might open the car door and dent their door/wing/etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leggy View Post
    Unless they really just aren't confident in parking between the White lines and use your car to line up...lol
    lol, I think this might be the case.

    I was in my car when he returned and came that close to asking him why he felt the need to park next to my car and so close to it at that.
    Couldn't be a*sed in the end, it would have only ended in an argement.

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    Its pretty obvious why this has happened.

    By parking next to another car, one that is of very good quality he eliminates the risk of his car being hit on by 50%.

    As you have a decent car, the chances of you banging/pranging or hitting his are reduced, because he can see the car is an audi and clearly looked after and knows that the owner would not want to risk hitting his and therefore damaging there own.

    If you had a worser/lesser/older car im sure he would have parked elsewhere.

    I always park next to newer/nicer cars as the liklyhood of being pranged is greatly reduced.

    Just a theory ofcourse


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    I never ever park next to another old car, and in super parkets etc I park way away from other cars if I can.... part of the problem is a lot of towns seem to use the local caretakers Mk1 Mini as a guide to how wide the white lines should be grrrrrrrrrrrrr
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    To be fair I never segregate my car when parking I always park close to others for reasons already said but also would never park next to a car if other spaces are available.
    Would have parked one or two away. Or closest to the Mcd's door.
    Then again might of thought you were doggin lol

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    I remember I was at a service station in the carpark peacefully eating a sandwich, next thing I hear, thud! I got out the car and questioned the guy that hit my car with his rear door, he seemed oblivious to it but then later remembered...we both checked for damage but luckily there wasn't any...if there had have been I don't know what I would have done to be honest.

    You get some right selfish mofos in car parks...especially the bigger/obese people who need to open their doors fully just to get in and out...they couldn't care less about other people's cars.

    I agree with Dazmo with regards to parking next to a car that looks like the owner would care about it, thus showing respected to other car owners...in theory.

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    Crap parking Ayethree,if your gonna park defensively then do it proper two bays stylee.

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    Yeh I was gonna say that too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazmo View Post
    Its pretty obvious why this has happened.

    By parking next to another car, one that is of very good quality he eliminates the risk of his car being hit on by 50%.

    As you have a decent car, the chances of you banging/pranging or hitting his are reduced, because he can see the car is an audi and clearly looked after and knows that the owner would not want to risk hitting his and therefore damaging there own.

    If you had a worser/lesser/older car im sure he would have parked elsewhere.

    I always park next to newer/nicer cars as the liklyhood of being pranged is greatly reduced.

    Just a theory ofcourse
    I'd be inclined to agree that the guy parked there because of forward thinking, if............................

    .......he had parked on the driver's side of my car instead of the passenger side.
    Parking on this side of someone's car is always a bad idea because generally passenger's don't really give a crap about the car they are in or the car parked next to them, and will happily open the door on to whatever might be obstructing it.

    In a packed carpark with only a few free spaces then parking next to a nicer car makes sense, but in a carpark where there are only two spaces occupied and the rest are free, I just can't see any reason for it other than being a brainless nobhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    Crap parking Ayethree,if your gonna park defensively then do it proper two bays stylee.
    I normally would, or at least park in the corner. But I was just driving through the carpark and then the urge for a cheeseburger took me. I looked around, saw the carpark was empty and just stuck the car where I did, thinking (incorrectly) that no one would park next to me because (1) there are loads of other spaces, and (2) i'd only be gone for a few minutes.

    How wrong was I !!

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    I've a mate with an old banger and he loves the two bay parkers - he parks his shed as close as possible on the drivers side. He enjoys the sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Just park in disabled bay
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    Quote Originally Posted by K4RL View Post
    I've a mate with an old banger and he loves the two bay parkers - he parks his shed as close as possible on the drivers side. He enjoys the sport.
    tbh, when I do see two bay parkers I hate them with a passion. Almost as much as Smart car drivers who park with their nose facing the kerb...




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    if i was in that carpark i would have took 4 spaces

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    By the way..... did I mention that this McD's also has a drive-thru.

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    I always always park next to a more expensive car than mine in a busy car park. But always out the way in an empty one.

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    I think I've cracked this one - your car must be that nice he had to pleasure himself, check out the kleenex on the parcel shelf. Vauxhall drivers can only fantasize about audi & must be discreet about this, hence the need to get up close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leggy View Post
    I sat in a carpark the other day when the missus was in the bank and watched some women pull up in a little ford Ka and just blatantly open her car door bang onto the car parked beside her, not a tap, a proper swing the door open onto this car, she didn't batter an eye lid, like she hadn't even noticed what she'd just done.
    My wife used to have an old Peugeot 306 which was our only car for a short while. Last year we went to B&Q and I parked at the far end away from everyone else. I left the wife and kids in the car because I only had to get a couple of things. While I was away, a guy parked next to us, opening his door onto ours. He walked off, so my wife got out and called him; but he totally ignored her. Needless to say, when I got back I 'accidentally' opened our door on his car, leaving a slight dink. of all the spaces to pick!

    Having said that though, a colleague of mine has a Prius and always parks next to nice cars, including mine. I asked him why and he said it was because he knew those people look after their cars, so his wouldn't be at risk...
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    I see bad parking at Tesco's all the time.
    I took this picture last year because i was going to have a rant about bad parking.


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    Retail car parks are the worst. A few weeks after I bought the Audi early last year, I had a scratch running the entire lenght of the car where someone tried to squeeze through with bags between the two cars. I still haven't got the sratch out properly.

    Then while we had all the poor weather before Christmas, again I was parked in a retail car park. This time I gave myself two free spaces either side of me. Bugger me, when I got back there was an old polo parked next to me. I don't know why, but I felt compelled to check my car and hey presto...as if by magic...there were four scratches running from the rear bumper to the front wheel arch, collecting the alloys along the way. My saving grace this time was that the car was so dirty it just took the top layer of grime off, rather than the paintwork!
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    Quote Originally Posted by K4RL View Post
    I've a mate with an old banger and he loves the two bay parkers - he parks his shed as close as possible on the drivers side. He enjoys the sport.
    I do exactly the same whatever car i'm in.. Went back one day to see a fat guy had asked someone else to climb into his car from the passenger side and reverse it out of the space as he was too fat to get in.

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    It's things like this that make me want to buy a beaten up old Land Rover!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyfool View Post
    Bugger me, when I got back there was an old polo parked next to me
    haha that cracked me up!

    have to admit i park next to more expensive cars. but when i come out of tesco and see a banger parked next to me,i do feel like the owner has left his/her house with the sole intent to come and scratch up my car purely to be a *******! surely thats how the owners of the more expensive cars i park next to must feel when they see my 11 year old car sat next to theirs!? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    By the way..... did I mention that this McD's also has a drive-thru.
    Someone should have told this guy that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by leggy View Post
    I sat in a carpark the other day when the missus was in the bank and watched some women pull up in a little ford Ka and just blatantly open her car door bang onto the car parked beside her, not a tap, a proper swing the door open onto this car, she didn't batter an eye lid, like she hadn't even noticed what she'd just done.
    some people have just no respect for other peoples things
    i would flip if i saw anyone do anything to my car..... they would be sorry.....

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    aythree your spot on, i know its been done to death but who gives a monkeys!!

    u wanna hear even worse, my gf once opened my door against another car and went "oh? thats what i thought the strips on the other cars door were for" the word C*** springs to mind!!!
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