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Parking O’Connor style

By 4 October 2012 38

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38 Responses to
Parking O’Connor style
c_c 4:10 pm
04 Oct 12
#1

Couldn’t find a loading zone?

poetix 4:21 pm
04 Oct 12
#2

He needs his Margherita pizza as much as the next man?

bundah 4:27 pm
04 Oct 12
#3

Pfft as if a little gutter is going to stop me from displaying contempt!

Paul0075 5:13 pm
04 Oct 12
#4

This is why 4×4 owners end up with a bad name…

Holden Caulfield 5:16 pm
04 Oct 12
#5

I’ve got a feeling that punter could be a multiple offender with that technique too. Pretty sure if seen another white HiLux displaying the same skillz in the past.

You drive a HiLux, you don’t need to park like that to prove you’re a d***head, we already know.

Mr Gillespie 5:24 pm
04 Oct 12
#6

Have you ever thought for one second that just maybe, this person didn’t have time to go round and round searching for parking spots?

One of these days, you’re going to piss off the wrong person with this type of article.

I mean it — the car parked in some “style” or other you thought worthy of publication on this site could be one of your readers, and while either that person may laugh it off and forget about it, that person could also not take too kindly to the picture being taken and published.

Just warning you to be careful, that’s all.

There is more to it than meets the eye. The person who parked there just might have had no other choice.

Just sayin’

johnboy 5:26 pm
04 Oct 12
#7

Mr Gillespie said :

Have you ever thought for one second that just maybe, this person didn’t have time to go round and round searching for parking spots?

One of these days, you’re going to piss off the wrong person with this type of article.

I mean it — the car parked in some “style” or other you thought worthy of publication on this site could be one of your readers, and while either that person may laugh it off and forget about it, that person could also not take too kindly to the picture being taken and published.

Just warning you to be careful, that’s all.

There is more to it than meets the eye. The person who parked there just might have had no other choice.

Just sayin’

Learn to drive you pathetic excuse for humanity

Mr Gillespie 5:30 pm
04 Oct 12
#8

Thanks Johnny, I’ll remember that next time I’m running late for an urgent appointment.

johnboy 5:37 pm
04 Oct 12
#9

Mr Gillespie said :

Thanks Johnny, I’ll remember that next time I’m running late for an urgent appointment.

Is that the same reason you speed so much? Unable to schedule?

arescarti42 5:49 pm
04 Oct 12
#10

I like how Mr Gillespie has a bitch whenever a “parking x style” post goes up. I can only assume he does this sort of thing all the time and is terrified he’ll get caught and ridiculed on the internet.

I’d love to be the person who snaps that shot.

milkman 6:14 pm
04 Oct 12
#11

johnboy said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Have you ever thought for one second that just maybe, this person didn’t have time to go round and round searching for parking spots?

One of these days, you’re going to piss off the wrong person with this type of article.

I mean it — the car parked in some “style” or other you thought worthy of publication on this site could be one of your readers, and while either that person may laugh it off and forget about it, that person could also not take too kindly to the picture being taken and published.

Just warning you to be careful, that’s all.

There is more to it than meets the eye. The person who parked there just might have had no other choice.

Just sayin’

Learn to drive you pathetic excuse for humanity

Switch to decaf.

dph 7:05 pm
04 Oct 12
#12

Mr G, always a good laugh. JB, the response king.

As for the parking, I don’t understand is why so many people run the gauntlet. Do people really not care about having to pay $80 (or whatever the fine is) for parking? Is it an ego thing?

If you’ve got that sort of money to just p*ss away, why not donate it to charity instead?

nazasaurus 7:09 pm
04 Oct 12
#13

Such a Canberra thing to have a bitch over this. The car isnt blocking anyone in and the driver was probably ducking in and out of the shops, other cars weren’t obstructed, no potential loss of life as far as I can see. I really wonder how so many Canberrans survive travelling overseas where everthing isn’t as sterile and regulated.

Mr Gillespie 7:22 pm
04 Oct 12
#14

arescarti42 said :

I like how Mr Gillespie has a bitch whenever a “parking x style” post goes up. I can only assume he does this sort of thing all the time and is terrified he’ll get caught and ridiculed on the internet.

I’d love to be the person who snaps that shot.

Do you like living dangerously?

Would you like to get caught taking that shot, and get thumped (or worse)?

You never know who you are dealing with. The person parking the car could be some kind of monster.

I never said it was me who parks my car in the pictures. What I’m saying is, you are taking unnecessary risks with your own personal safety by taking shots like these.

harryhaller 7:58 pm
04 Oct 12
#15

Mr Gillespie said :

arescarti42 said :

I like how Mr Gillespie has a bitch whenever a “parking x style” post goes up. I can only assume he does this sort of thing all the time and is terrified he’ll get caught and ridiculed on the internet.

I’d love to be the person who snaps that shot.

Do you like living dangerously?

Would you like to get caught taking that shot, and get thumped (or worse)?

You never know who you are dealing with. The person parking the car could be some kind of monster.

I never said it was me who parks my car in the pictures. What I’m saying is, you are taking unnecessary risks with your own personal safety by taking shots like these.

Last time I checked it wasn’t illegal to take as many photographs of cars as you pleased. Yet is is very illegal to threaten violence to someone in this country.

bryansworld 8:37 pm
04 Oct 12
#16

nazasaurus said :

Such a Canberra thing to have a bitch over this. The car isnt blocking anyone in and the driver was probably ducking in and out of the shops, other cars weren’t obstructed, no potential loss of life as far as I can see. I really wonder how so many Canberrans survive travelling overseas where everthing isn’t as sterile and regulated.

Nice car-centric view. It would be different if you were in a wheelchair or had young kids who used the footpath and had to go around some lazy person’s vehicle. And spare us your Canberra-hating angst!

Mr Gillespie 10:01 pm
04 Oct 12
#17

harryhaller said :

……….
Last time I checked it wasn’t illegal to take as many photographs of cars as you pleased. Yet is is very illegal to threaten violence to someone in this country.

There is nothing illegal about reminding people to look out for their own safety.

johnboy 10:15 pm
04 Oct 12
#18

I’m sure the ladies see nothing creepy in your “warnings” either

Sandman 10:25 pm
04 Oct 12
#19

Plenty of room for a wheelchair to get around there. I do creative parking like that all the time, especially in the smaller shopping centres like Oconner. It’s easy enough to do in a way that doesn’t inconvenience people (people who are actually walking near your car rather than spying from above) and its usually a 2 minute run into the IGA for some milk. The mums in the minivan behind me with 3 kids don’t mind if I drive past the only open carspace and do a creative park. In fact, I’ve even been thanked for it.

Being miserable about other people doing things that don’t really affect you is a crappy way to live life.

steele_blade 10:44 pm
04 Oct 12
#20

Sandman said :

Plenty of room for a wheelchair to get around there. I do creative parking like that all the time, especially in the smaller shopping centres like Oconner. It’s easy enough to do in a way that doesn’t inconvenience people (people who are actually walking near your car rather than spying from above) and its usually a 2 minute run into the IGA for some milk. The mums in the minivan behind me with 3 kids don’t mind if I drive past the only open carspace and do a creative park. In fact, I’ve even been thanked for it.

Being miserable about other people doing things that don’t really affect you is a crappy way to live life.

But where do you draw the line? Actually, you don’t have to, it’s already been drawn on the ground for us all.

AsparagusSyndrome 11:36 pm
04 Oct 12
#21

I thought those triangular spots were provided for cars like this. There used to be one of two of these Messerschmitts driving round in Canberra in the late 80′s but haven’t seen them since…

http://www.phombo.com/cars-vehicles/car-wallpapers-pics/102417/full/
http://www.autointhenews.com/6-of-the-worlds-smallest-street-legal-cars/
http://www.oobject.com/bubble-cars/messerschmitt-kr201-1958/1997/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bmw.isetta.arp.jpg

X71 12:20 am
05 Oct 12
#22

So many threats and warnings of violence here.. Reminds me of a funny story.
At a footy match when someone was being obnoxious and someone else threw a beer. Then the first person got even louder and demanded to know who threw the beer, so much so that a third person stood up and said, ” I didn’t throw it but I’ll have ya anyway!”.
I just laugh and laugh at that one.

c_c 1:04 am
05 Oct 12
#23

johnboy said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Have you ever thought for one second that just maybe, this person didn’t have time to go round and round searching for parking spots?

One of these days, you’re going to piss off the wrong person with this type of article.

I mean it — the car parked in some “style” or other you thought worthy of publication on this site could be one of your readers, and while either that person may laugh it off and forget about it, that person could also not take too kindly to the picture being taken and published.

Just warning you to be careful, that’s all.

There is more to it than meets the eye. The person who parked there just might have had no other choice.

Just sayin’

Learn to drive you pathetic excuse for humanity

Now now JB, he was merely referring to his own specific circumstances where such a warning may be prudent.

Luckily the rest of us needn’t worry about getting thumped while holding our cameras up to the windows of cars on Mt Ainslie late at night. It’s just not our thing.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:05 am
05 Oct 12
#24

I don’t see the issue either. It’s not blocking the path at all from this angle.
I park up on grass areas if all parks are full.

bryansworld 7:04 am
05 Oct 12
#25

Sandman said :

Plenty of room for a wheelchair to get around there. I do creative parking like that all the time, especially in the smaller shopping centres like Oconner. It’s easy enough to do in a way that doesn’t inconvenience people (people who are actually walking near your car rather than spying from above) and its usually a 2 minute run into the IGA for some milk. The mums in the minivan behind me with 3 kids don’t mind if I drive past the only open carspace and do a creative park. In fact, I’ve even been thanked for it.

Being miserable about other people doing things that don’t really affect you is a crappy way to live life.

In this particular situation, there is room to go around. This is not always the case with footpath parking. And you are right, why shouldn’t the person in the wheelchair go around the truck so the truck driver doesn’t have to walk an extra ten metres to the shop. :-)

JC 7:28 am
05 Oct 12
#26

harryhaller said :

Mr Gillespie said :

arescarti42 said :

I like how Mr Gillespie has a bitch whenever a “parking x style” post goes up. I can only assume he does this sort of thing all the time and is terrified he’ll get caught and ridiculed on the internet.

I’d love to be the person who snaps that shot.

Do you like living dangerously?

Would you like to get caught taking that shot, and get thumped (or worse)?

You never know who you are dealing with. The person parking the car could be some kind of monster.

I never said it was me who parks my car in the pictures. What I’m saying is, you are taking unnecessary risks with your own personal safety by taking shots like these.

Last time I checked it wasn’t illegal to take as many photographs of cars as you pleased. Yet is is very illegal to threaten violence to someone in this country.

Cannot believe I am defending Mr Gillespie, but what he wrote was no threat and for once what he wrote was actually quite sensible (only the post with the warning mind you). Basically you have no idea who owns that vehicle or what they are likely to do if they saw you taking a picture. Knowing the way some people behave around this city now a punch in the head may well be on the cards.

ppt1ne 7:31 am
05 Oct 12
#27

Most of yall fit into two categories:

1 – “Waaaaa! Waaaaaa! That car is using 1x1m of space not allocated for the use! I know I can’t see anyone who has been adversely affected, but won’t someone think of the children!?

And

2 – “haha, I’m such a better person than this idiot. He can’t even park his car, he MUST be some brogan trying to get some kind of bogan item. I’m so much better than that!”

Such a wank. Get over yourselves ;)

460cixy 7:35 am
05 Oct 12
#28

Oh dear I’m sure he will regret doing that don’t they lock folk up in AMC for parking like that in O’Connor also how did a car like that even get in to O’Connor in the first place

rosscoact 7:54 am
05 Oct 12
#29

ppt1ne said :

Most of yall fit into two categories:

1 – “Waaaaa! Waaaaaa! That car is using 1x1m of space not allocated for the use! I know I can’t see anyone who has been adversely affected, but won’t someone think of the children!?

And

2 – “haha, I’m such a better person than this idiot. He can’t even park his car, he MUST be some brogan trying to get some kind of bogan item. I’m so much better than that!”

Such a wank. Get over yourselves ;)

Of course there’s also the rest of us who couldn’t give a rats about it. Not you of course, you seem fired up.

Postalgeek 9:51 am
05 Oct 12
#30

rosscoact said :

ppt1ne said :

Most of yall fit into two categories:

1 – “Waaaaa! Waaaaaa! That car is using 1x1m of space not allocated for the use! I know I can’t see anyone who has been adversely affected, but won’t someone think of the children!?

And

2 – “haha, I’m such a better person than this idiot. He can’t even park his car, he MUST be some brogan trying to get some kind of bogan item. I’m so much better than that!”

Such a wank. Get over yourselves ;)

Of course there’s also the rest of us who couldn’t give a rats about it. Not you of course, you seem fired up.

Yep, going by exclamation marks I’d say ppt1ne is the most excited person here.

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