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Parking Gungahlin style

By 20 November 2012 23

magnet mart

This one in from Paul:

Caught this one up at Magnet Mart at Gungahlin on the weekend.

Could not believe my eyes, as you can see its very deliberate and I know that no one had parked badly on either side…….

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23 Responses to
Parking Gungahlin style
PoQ 10:29 am
20 Nov 12
#1

White Falcons are as insidious as White Commodores.

Rawhide Kid Part3 11:46 am
20 Nov 12
#2

Could this and other parking anomalies mean that the parking bays are considered too small or are people just plain lazy?

eyeLikeCarrots 11:49 am
20 Nov 12
#3

Who doesn’t like a car painted a colour called “Snow White”?

BelcoMan 12:24 pm
20 Nov 12
#4

The biggest danger when peopel park like this is the oil spots. I have heard of people slipping on these oil spots and their knee hitting the drivers side door in the soft spot about 12 inches to the right of the door handle. This is a serious danger so be careful people

maxblues 12:32 pm
20 Nov 12
#5

In the photo, the 4WD is parked up against the white line, with side mirror probably over line (possibly domino effect from too many large vehicles/car spaces not wide enough). If the Falcon driver parks in the adjacent space, then nobody is getting into the 4WD driver side and nobody is getting out of Ford passenger side and the domino effect gets worse.

NoImRight 12:37 pm
20 Nov 12
#6

Maybe the cars parked either side that forced this parking have already left?

rhino 1:43 pm
20 Nov 12
#7

BelcoMan said :

The biggest danger when peopel park like this is the oil spots. I have heard of people slipping on these oil spots and their knee hitting the drivers side door in the soft spot about 12 inches to the right of the door handle. This is a serious danger so be careful people

I don’t think that’s quite justified cos magnet mart is hardly somewhere time crucial and there are plenty of other parks. Nobody would really be inconvenienced enough to justify denting the car, giving them a smart remark about their parking and calling them a name or leaving a note perhaps, but not damaging their car.

MissChief 1:56 pm
20 Nov 12
#8

If they’d parked where they should have parked in the bay on the right, the SUV driver wouldn’t have been able to get back into their car.

It beats me why, with the trend for bigger cars (SUVs in particular), the Gov allows such small carparking spaces to be built. Me thinks someone a few years ago thought it wise to reduce the minimum size. Unfortunately we don’t yet drive cars that have doors that open vertically. I expect we’ll see more and more of this parking between spaces.

NoImRight 2:54 pm
20 Nov 12
#9

MissChief said :

Me thinks someone a few years ago thought it wise to reduce the minimum size. Unfortunately we don’t yet drive cars that have doors that open vertically. I expect we’ll see more and more of this parking between spaces.

Just get a Lambo Countach . Simple.

devils_advocate 3:54 pm
20 Nov 12
#10

NoImRight said :

MissChief said :

Me thinks someone a few years ago thought it wise to reduce the minimum size. Unfortunately we don’t yet drive cars that have doors that open vertically. I expect we’ll see more and more of this parking between spaces.

Just get a Lambo Countach . Simple.

First of all, a lambo countach is still pretty damn wide. Second, it’s not that simple getting out of such a low car. Especially by the time the owner (more to the point, the owner’s knees) is old enough to afford one. You kind of have to swing your legs out first, the grab onto the roof or rear door sill, slither out into squat position, then kind of spin round and stand up. Multiply the difficulty factor by about 10 if it’s a gull-wing arrangement rather than scissor-doors.

Realistically, people driving lambos, SLRs etc should have specially designated, wider carparks. It’s a safety issue. And probably closer to the entrance of the shops, because people who own these cars are just generally better than everyone else so they deserve it.

NoImRight 4:03 pm
20 Nov 12
#11

devils_advocate said :

NoImRight said :

MissChief said :

Me thinks someone a few years ago thought it wise to reduce the minimum size. Unfortunately we don’t yet drive cars that have doors that open vertically. I expect we’ll see more and more of this parking between spaces.

Just get a Lambo Countach . Simple.

First of all, a lambo countach is still pretty damn wide. Second, it’s not that simple getting out of such a low car. Especially by the time the owner (more to the point, the owner’s knees) is old enough to afford one. You kind of have to swing your legs out first, the grab onto the roof or rear door sill, slither out into squat position, then kind of spin round and stand up. Multiply the difficulty factor by about 10 if it’s a gull-wing arrangement rather than scissor-doors.

Realistically, people driving lambos, SLRs etc should have specially designated, wider carparks. It’s a safety issue. And probably closer to the entrance of the shops, because people who own these cars are just generally better than everyone else so they deserve it.

I havent seen a countach for some years but based on hazy memories would dispute its a wide car. Apart from that your newsletter sounds spot on. Ive been using the same logic to argue for a third lane for “us” on most highways for sometime. The real rulers of this country just deserve better.

.

bundah 4:06 pm
20 Nov 12
#12

devils_advocate said :

NoImRight said :

MissChief said :

Me thinks someone a few years ago thought it wise to reduce the minimum size. Unfortunately we don’t yet drive cars that have doors that open vertically. I expect we’ll see more and more of this parking between spaces.

Just get a Lambo Countach . Simple.

First of all, a lambo countach is still pretty damn wide. Second, it’s not that simple getting out of such a low car. Especially by the time the owner (more to the point, the owner’s knees) is old enough to afford one. You kind of have to swing your legs out first, the grab onto the roof or rear door sill, slither out into squat position, then kind of spin round and stand up. Multiply the difficulty factor by about 10 if it’s a gull-wing arrangement rather than scissor-doors.

Realistically, people driving lambos, SLRs etc should have specially designated, wider carparks. It’s a safety issue. And probably closer to the entrance of the shops, because people who own these cars are just generally better than everyone else so they deserve it.

Lambo’s are 2 metres wide and if i was fortunate enough to own one then there’s no chance in hell i’d be parking in carparks which leave bugger all room to get in and out.

NoImRight 4:14 pm
20 Nov 12
#13

bundah said :

devils_advocate said :

NoImRight said :

MissChief said :

Me thinks someone a few years ago thought it wise to reduce the minimum size. Unfortunately we don’t yet drive cars that have doors that open vertically. I expect we’ll see more and more of this parking between spaces.

Just get a Lambo Countach . Simple.

First of all, a lambo countach is still pretty damn wide. Second, it’s not that simple getting out of such a low car. Especially by the time the owner (more to the point, the owner’s knees) is old enough to afford one. You kind of have to swing your legs out first, the grab onto the roof or rear door sill, slither out into squat position, then kind of spin round and stand up. Multiply the difficulty factor by about 10 if it’s a gull-wing arrangement rather than scissor-doors.

Realistically, people driving lambos, SLRs etc should have specially designated, wider carparks. It’s a safety issue. And probably closer to the entrance of the shops, because people who own these cars are just generally better than everyone else so they deserve it.

Lambo’s are 2 metres wide and if i was fortunate enough to own one then there’s no chance in hell i’d be parking in carparks which leave bugger all room to get in and out.

Its only charitable to allow the peasants to enjoy a moment of seeing what better people can get. Just for a moment they can dream…..

bundah 4:22 pm
20 Nov 12
#14

NoImRight said :

bundah said :

devils_advocate said :

NoImRight said :

MissChief said :

Me thinks someone a few years ago thought it wise to reduce the minimum size. Unfortunately we don’t yet drive cars that have doors that open vertically. I expect we’ll see more and more of this parking between spaces.

Just get a Lambo Countach . Simple.

First of all, a lambo countach is still pretty damn wide. Second, it’s not that simple getting out of such a low car. Especially by the time the owner (more to the point, the owner’s knees) is old enough to afford one. You kind of have to swing your legs out first, the grab onto the roof or rear door sill, slither out into squat position, then kind of spin round and stand up. Multiply the difficulty factor by about 10 if it’s a gull-wing arrangement rather than scissor-doors.

Realistically, people driving lambos, SLRs etc should have specially designated, wider carparks. It’s a safety issue. And probably closer to the entrance of the shops, because people who own these cars are just generally better than everyone else so they deserve it.

Lambo’s are 2 metres wide and if i was fortunate enough to own one then there’s no chance in hell i’d be parking in carparks which leave bugger all room to get in and out.

Its only charitable to allow the peasants to enjoy a moment of seeing what better people can get. Just for a moment they can dream…..

Yeah so all those envious could leave their mark ie. oops sorry i accidentally opened my door and left a little dent in your car,won’t cost much to fix will it?

rhino 4:37 pm
20 Nov 12
#15

bundah said :

NoImRight said :

bundah said :

devils_advocate said :

NoImRight said :

MissChief said :

Me thinks someone a few years ago thought it wise to reduce the minimum size. Unfortunately we don’t yet drive cars that have doors that open vertically. I expect we’ll see more and more of this parking between spaces.

Just get a Lambo Countach . Simple.

First of all, a lambo countach is still pretty damn wide. Second, it’s not that simple getting out of such a low car. Especially by the time the owner (more to the point, the owner’s knees) is old enough to afford one. You kind of have to swing your legs out first, the grab onto the roof or rear door sill, slither out into squat position, then kind of spin round and stand up. Multiply the difficulty factor by about 10 if it’s a gull-wing arrangement rather than scissor-doors.

Realistically, people driving lambos, SLRs etc should have specially designated, wider carparks. It’s a safety issue. And probably closer to the entrance of the shops, because people who own these cars are just generally better than everyone else so they deserve it.

Lambo’s are 2 metres wide and if i was fortunate enough to own one then there’s no chance in hell i’d be parking in carparks which leave bugger all room to get in and out.

Its only charitable to allow the peasants to enjoy a moment of seeing what better people can get. Just for a moment they can dream…..

Yeah so all those envious could leave their mark ie. oops sorry i accidentally opened my door and left a little dent in your car,won’t cost much to fix will it?

Jealousy is a bitter thing

devils_advocate 4:50 pm
20 Nov 12
#16

NoImRight said :

I havent seen a countach for some years but based on hazy memories would dispute its a wide car. Apart from that your newsletter sounds spot on. Ive been using the same logic to argue for a third lane for “us” on most highways for sometime. The real rulers of this country just deserve better.
.

Granted they’re not as wide as the mucielagos and diablos of the modern era – those things are ridiculous – but in absolute terms the countach was still pretty wide. Cars with wide/shortish wheelbases and relatively wide tires are also really difficult to park nose-to-curb. Which further supports the argumen for special parking spaces.

m_ratt 6:42 pm
20 Nov 12
#17

NoImRight said :

Maybe the cars parked either side that forced this parking have already left?

I’m pretty sure I saw the same car, parked in the same manner, at Woolworths in Gungahlin over the weekend.

frank2112 7:06 pm
20 Nov 12
#18

Maybe like me they are sick of people damaging their car due to the small car spaces we have to have these days. This is the sole reason I park well away from all other cars but you always one clown parked next to you when you return to your car.

Pots 7:32 pm
20 Nov 12
#19

#17 Probably a car troll. They drive around Canberra parking badly in the hope that they will get photographed and posted on riotact.

Mr Waffle 11:25 pm
20 Nov 12
#20

Are you sure there’s a line underneath where they are parked? It could be an extra-wide luxury carpark, to match the extra-wide luxury roads they have in Gungahlin.

ahem.

what_the 1:03 am
21 Nov 12
#21

devils_advocate said :

NoImRight said :

I havent seen a countach for some years but based on hazy memories would dispute its a wide car. Apart from that your newsletter sounds spot on. Ive been using the same logic to argue for a third lane for “us” on most highways for sometime. The real rulers of this country just deserve better.
.

Granted they’re not as wide as the mucielagos and diablos of the modern era – those things are ridiculous – but in absolute terms the countach was still pretty wide. Cars with wide/shortish wheelbases and relatively wide tires are also really difficult to park nose-to-curb. Which further supports the argumen for special parking spaces.

Actually they’re all about the same – 2000/2040/2040. The internet, it’s full of things like facts!

Gungahlin Al 9:19 am
21 Nov 12
#22

Haven’t seen a Countach in Canberra, but there is a De Tomaso Pantera about. And if I owned that, I sure as hell wouldn’t be parking it within a bull’s roar of ANY other car…

Speaking of hot on 4 wheels, was following a Ferrari on Monday night – dad showing off a bit to the kid in the passenger seat, blipping the throttle here and there. Lots of snarl and crackle. But when he went through the tunnel near APH he really hit it. Glorious sound…

NoImRight 10:13 am
21 Nov 12
#23

Gungahlin Al said :

Haven’t seen a Countach in Canberra, but there is a De Tomaso Pantera about. And if I owned that, I sure as hell wouldn’t be parking it within a bull’s roar of ANY other car…

Speaking of hot on 4 wheels, was following a Ferrari on Monday night – dad showing off a bit to the kid in the passenger seat, blipping the throttle here and there. Lots of snarl and crackle. But when he went through the tunnel near APH he really hit it. Glorious sound…

If its a yellow Pantera I know the mechanic that started its ground up restoration.Well assuming theres only one in Canberra

No its not useful information or even interesting. This seemed the perfect spot for it.

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