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      12-19-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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Who parks close to you?

Walking back to my car after I went to the store and someone parks right next to me in a wide open parking lot.




Do you guys have any pictures of people parking right next to you in a wide open lot, or is it just me?
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      12-19-2012, 10:50 PM   #2
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I have a theory people just want to do a walk around of the car..
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      12-19-2012, 11:01 PM   #3
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In my case I'll park far away from people and come back to a big ass lifting truck next to me. I laugh it off but it grinds my gears.
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      12-19-2012, 11:03 PM   #4
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I always park far away from other cars no matter what I am driving. Learned the habit in college when my first car got destroyed in narrow spots.

8 times out of 10 when I come back someone has parked right next to me.

I am not sure if people are trolling me or its just what normal people do.

I know when I am in a rental car and I see a Hummer or some Porsche (usually) parked diagonal or across the lines I find it very entertaining to fit into the spot next to them no matter what. So I make sure to never park across the lines or diagonally myself, but people still decide to park next to me.

Also people have different parking philosophies. I always park in "edge spots" so I can get close to the curb/line and there is lots of room on the side. I know a lot of people who actually seek out nice cars to park next to because they figure they'll be more careful. I think that's a bad idea because I have seen careless luxury car owners kick their doors open into the car next to them just because they can.
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      12-19-2012, 11:24 PM   #5
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That's a parking lot?
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      12-19-2012, 11:31 PM   #6
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That's a parking lot?
Yes, but the snow is converting all the lines so it's park anywhere lol
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      12-20-2012, 12:01 AM   #7
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I always park far away from other cars no matter what I am driving. Learned the habit in college when my first car got destroyed in narrow spots.

8 times out of 10 when I come back someone has parked right next to me.

I am not sure if people are trolling me or its just what normal people do.

I know when I am in a rental car and I see a Hummer or some Porsche (usually) parked diagonal or across the lines I find it very entertaining to fit into the spot next to them no matter what. So I make sure to never park across the lines or diagonally myself, but people still decide to park next to me.

Also people have different parking philosophies. I always park in "edge spots" so I can get close to the curb/line and there is lots of room on the side. I know a lot of people who actually seek out nice cars to park next to because they figure they'll be more careful. I think that's a bad idea because I have seen careless luxury car owners kick their doors open into the car next to them just because they can.
If you look for people in Well cared for cars (even if they are old) you will hae a better chance than with a brand new S class driven by a careless old man. Anyway, it's better to just park far away if possible.

I remember a thread here if fin song a bimmer parked next to you, it had a few pics.
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      12-20-2012, 12:40 AM   #8
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This happens all the time, but I don't take pics of it.
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      12-20-2012, 12:58 AM   #9
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This happens all the time, but I don't take pics of it.
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      12-20-2012, 01:00 AM   #10
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If you look for people in Well cared for cars (even if they are old) you will hae a better chance than with a brand new S class driven by a careless old man. Anyway, it's better to just park far away if possible.

I remember a thread here if fin song a bimmer parked next to you, it had a few pics.
I had that happened once before. An asian mid-age woman came into a parking lot with her brand-new looking MB, out of hundreds of stalls available, she chose to park next to me. That's not the worst, when she opened her door she slammed on my passenger side door. Luckily, I was inside my car taking a phone call. I ran after her and she said she never hit my car with her door, plus she said to be very careful with her "expensive" MB. The woman then took off to the shopping mall and I went back to check my door, there was a ding and some scratches, but I guess I wasn't too concerned after all because the car I had already had too many ding & dents.
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      12-20-2012, 01:00 AM   #11
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Open parking lot and someone chooses the spot next to me. I don't get it. And they are always big ass cars
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Not just my car but it even happens to me in a food court at the mall. There will be a hundred tables and chairs open but the person has to sit close to me. The world works in mysterious ways...
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      12-20-2012, 01:12 AM   #13
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Not too bad, they could have parked closer!
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      12-20-2012, 01:44 AM   #14
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Is that a 1981 Dodge Omni, or, even rarer, its corporate sister the Plymouth Horizon? That car is a classic. Consider yourself honored, son.
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I had that happened once before. An asian mid-age woman came into a parking lot with her brand-new looking MB, out of hundreds of stalls available, she chose to park next to me. That's not the worst, when she opened her door she slammed on my passenger side door. Luckily, I was inside my car taking a phone call. I ran after her and she said she never hit my car with her door, plus she said to be very careful with her "expensive" MB. The woman then took off to the shopping mall and I went back to check my door, there was a ding and some scratches, but I guess I wasn't too concerned after all because the car I had already had too many ding & dents.
"hypothetically" if i was in that situation...the lady would definitely not find her car in the same condition she left it
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      12-20-2012, 02:39 AM   #16
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Not just my car but it even happens to me in a food court at the mall. There will be a hundred tables and chairs open but the person has to sit close to me. The world works in mysterious ways...
LOL
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Is that a 1981 Dodge Omni, or, even rarer, its corporate sister the Plymouth Horizon? That car is a classic. Consider yourself honored, son.
That's why I took the picture hahah and edited it all fancy
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      12-20-2012, 03:29 AM   #18
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Stupid rice rockets or wanabe ///M's... Parked at Cerritos mall and a guy in a 328i debadged to an m3 parks next to me when Im bout to leave and tells me I like you're ride blah blah
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      12-20-2012, 04:11 AM   #19
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Haha I Def Park Last Parking Spot Of Anywhere..well Unless Its Another Performance Car, Then I Park Across From Him To Let Him Know What Hes Missing Out On
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Is this close enough.



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      12-20-2012, 06:19 AM   #21
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How do you get out....?
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