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Monday parking adventures

By Barcham 22 April 2013 29

It’s Monday, and that means I have to dig through the GAZILLIONS of photos you guys have sent in.

If you are one of the few people in Canberra who have not sent me a parking photo this week and would like to, email us your pictures to images@the-riotact.com.

Make sure to include the word ‘parking’ in your subject and let us know what you’d like to be credited as.


1. Ryan is going to kick us off this week:

The grey car is parked in a taxi zone, the maroon car is ok because it is only half in a no stopping zone

number1


2. Alex has been keeping his eyes on the Garbos:

Garbage truck is parked across empty spots while hopeful drivers wait. Only a four minute wait, but a working man needs his coffee, right?

garbage truck


3. Reprobate spotted this enthusiastic shopper:

I took this last Thursday at the Hyperdome. The NSW rego’d Golf GTi was parked beside motorcycle parking spaces and in front of the trolley ramp, with heaps of vacant proper parks around.

hyperdome


4. Peter found these close friends:

Taken this afternoon (Monday 15 April, ~17.30) on Bunda St

Notable for two items:

– that the two small cars are in one space; and
– the green car has diplomatic plates, so its not just the local bogans, its foreign ones as well

tight


4. A different Ryan noticed this ute with personal space issues:

The south side has some ‘winners’ in the good parking sweeps also.

southsidestyle


5. ThisIsAName has been staking out the ADFA car parks:

I spotted this cluster of parking attempts all in a single section of
an ADFA carpark. May you enjoy 🙂

ADFA

Still ADFA

They should teach parking at ADFA

This one was from Easter, taken sometime around the late afternoon if I recall properly. Despite there being some spare spots, both these avoided the ‘No stopping sign near a corner to utilise some larger “parking space”

Easter


6. Allen sent us this collection:

Mum’s Taxi perhaps?

Mum's Taxi

Yep, parked across the driveway, love a challenge while I drive haha

driveway

Do morons travel in packs?

packs

I’m sure they tried their hardest… Judging by the amount of damage on this car, driving definitely isn’t their thing .

damage

Parked for 40+ minutes in the drop off zone at the airport, a ticket well earned

airport

Pretty epic effort, free carparks to the right but he parked it there and went on inside.

epic

….wow

wow indeed...

Majura dons house . I’m on fire haha

So hot right now

Out the side of gungahlin college… Awesomeeeee effort

Sizzling even.


7. An anonymous Rioter sent us this magnificent park:

This d-bag parked in the narrowest bit of a street in Crace.

Wow

Wowwee


8. Kate caught this great piece of Government parking:

This was taken this morning in our Parkes car park, creative parking is not an uncommon sight in the parliamentary triangle!

reserved


9. Poptop has been doing an extensive study into hospital carparks:

My contributions to Bad Parking Monday – from the little parking lot outside the Walk-in Clinic on Sunday morning. Apparently parking signs don’t count at the hospital.

sick

fully sick

get down with the sickness


10. Anonymous managed to find the time to catch us this shot:

From the Alive gym in Narrabundah. There were lots of awesome efforts this morning but I was running late for a class and only had time to snap one of them. We were tempted to squeeze our little car in next to it just for giggles but decided that would only screw over well-parked Bluey.

Well-parked Bluey


11. Flyinghurts is brought down by this shot:

Parking earnst and young carpark style.

One of the worst parks I’ve seen in that carpark

parking parking


12. Dilandach gives this park an F:

This was in the underground parking at gungahlin, the A on the wall is for row ‘A’ and certainly not ‘A’ for parking effort.

I


13. Milkknife has an odd name, and has spotted an odd park:

Belconnen Mall – Saturday Afternoon, 4:30pm… A Smart Car that can park anywhere does not make it smart to park anywhere.

NEVER

14. John spotted this classic style poor parking effort:

Blind commissioner was at the national museum. Another great car parking attempt by a local.

KNOW


15. Brian gave us this pretty picture:

WHAT


16. Jason found his path blocked:

This is why we can’t have nice footpaths – Woden Sunday morning market

TO


17. Mothy was unimpressed with this terrible driver:

This one was spotted at the Zoo on April 6th. Champion had blocked the footpath in the middle of the carpark because they couldn’t be arsed parking further down the car park where there were 10+ spaces available. Meant dodging traffic with the pram for the length of the carpark rather than being able to use this path to cut through.

SAY


18. Finally our great and illustrious leader Johnboy came across this park during his nightly crime-fighting patrols of Dickson:

HERE


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Pork Hunt 7:38 pm 23 Apr 13

devils_advocate said :

Jungle Jim said :

I think you both need to check your math.

80 hours per week isn’t that hard to achieve if you continue to work from home after hours – or punch 16 hours a day 5 days a week in the office. That being said, I can’t think of anything much sadder than spending 16 hours a day behind a desk, regardless of the pay.

OK let’s assume the most generous interpretations, i.e. that mandated breaks are included as ‘work’ (or these breaks are spent at the desk) and the 16 hours refers to the time you enter the door to the time you leave, regardless of what you’re actually doing.

Even so, this rarely happens 24/7. People may punch in big hours on ocassion or for a few weeks but the ones who do this day in day out are the exception rather than the rule.

Most of the SES I worked with had families and were past the point of needing to prove themselves by doing ridiculous hours. The people who did 16+ days were generally working in minister’s officers and were EL1’s or EL2’s, (or MOPS), not SES staff.

In any case, the fact that a handful of idiots choose to spend their waking hours at the office does not support generalisations made.

Nor does it support a PARKING THREAD!!!!

devils_advocate 5:13 pm 23 Apr 13

Jungle Jim said :

I think you both need to check your math.

80 hours per week isn’t that hard to achieve if you continue to work from home after hours – or punch 16 hours a day 5 days a week in the office. That being said, I can’t think of anything much sadder than spending 16 hours a day behind a desk, regardless of the pay.

OK let’s assume the most generous interpretations, i.e. that mandated breaks are included as ‘work’ (or these breaks are spent at the desk) and the 16 hours refers to the time you enter the door to the time you leave, regardless of what you’re actually doing.

Even so, this rarely happens 24/7. People may punch in big hours on ocassion or for a few weeks but the ones who do this day in day out are the exception rather than the rule.

Most of the SES I worked with had families and were past the point of needing to prove themselves by doing ridiculous hours. The people who did 16+ days were generally working in minister’s officers and were EL1’s or EL2’s, (or MOPS), not SES staff.

In any case, the fact that a handful of idiots choose to spend their waking hours at the office does not support generalisations made.

Jungle Jim 3:52 pm 23 Apr 13

Pitchka said :

devils_advocate said :

Pitchka said :

devils_advocate said :

poetix said :

And an 80+ hour week.

I LOL’d

I guarentee you my SES does in excess of 80 hours per week.

You should LOL at his SES band 3 salary, its probably 4 times the size of yours, for double the hours worked..! I think he is having the last laugh!

He works more than 11 hours a day, every day, no weekends or lunchbreaks. Or 20 hours a day monday to friday.

Really?

Not quite 80, but he does 12 hour days/ 5 days a week, 70 hours is close enough, double to what most other PS’s do.

I think you both need to check your math.

80 hours per week isn’t that hard to achieve if you continue to work from home after hours – or punch 16 hours a day 5 days a week in the office. That being said, I can’t think of anything much sadder than spending 16 hours a day behind a desk, regardless of the pay.

Pitchka 3:39 pm 23 Apr 13

devils_advocate said :

Pitchka said :

devils_advocate said :

poetix said :

And an 80+ hour week.

I LOL’d

I guarentee you my SES does in excess of 80 hours per week.

You should LOL at his SES band 3 salary, its probably 4 times the size of yours, for double the hours worked..! I think he is having the last laugh!

He works more than 11 hours a day, every day, no weekends or lunchbreaks. Or 20 hours a day monday to friday.

Really?

Not quite 80, but he does 12 hour days/ 5 days a week, 70 hours is close enough, double to what most other PS’s do.

devils_advocate 3:09 pm 23 Apr 13

Pitchka said :

devils_advocate said :

poetix said :

And an 80+ hour week.

I LOL’d

I guarentee you my SES does in excess of 80 hours per week.

You should LOL at his SES band 3 salary, its probably 4 times the size of yours, for double the hours worked..! I think he is having the last laugh!

He works more than 11 hours a day, every day, no weekends or lunchbreaks. Or 20 hours a day monday to friday.

Really?

p1 3:04 pm 23 Apr 13

devils_advocate said :

poetix said :

And an 80+ hour week.

I LOL’d

I really hope that, should I ever be stupid enough to fill an SES position, it is at one of the departments where they spend all day in the pool with models – rather then the couple of departments I have worked in, where they tend work way more then the 40ish they are technically employed for.

Say what you want about the quality of the work (I have met some fn useless SES), but I have yet to meet one who gets in late and leaves early every day.

Pitchka 2:39 pm 23 Apr 13

devils_advocate said :

poetix said :

And an 80+ hour week.

I LOL’d

I guarentee you my SES does in excess of 80 hours per week.

You should LOL at his SES band 3 salary, its probably 4 times the size of yours, for double the hours worked..! I think he is having the last laugh!

devils_advocate 1:26 pm 23 Apr 13

poetix said :

And an 80+ hour week.

I LOL’d

poetix 12:49 pm 23 Apr 13

Flyinghurts said :

Also, it’s my understanding that SES folks usually get reserved car spots. One of the perks of the job in addition to a healthy salary, an executive assistant and a phone.

And an 80+ hour week.

Ben_Dover 10:03 am 23 Apr 13

Curse you RiotAct!!!

This morning at 7.40am I was at Bunnings Belco, getting some stuff. I abandoned my car randomly in the empty car park. Then, (knowing my f*ck*ng luck,) I thought some Rioter would come along and snap it, and send it in. The thought of the shame made me maneuver it into proper position!

KB1971 9:37 am 23 Apr 13

A_Cog said :

Much like drugs or porn, these “Monday parking madness” posts just don’t do it for me anymore. It’s a gateway post, and now I need something harder. More upside down cars, or cars in trees, or some other bizarre and compelling use of automobiles.

Man, I knew I should have taken a photo of the Rodeo parked up against the tree on the Corner of Drakeford & Tharwa Dves…….

NoImRight 9:12 am 23 Apr 13

gungsuperstar said :

I think #11 is my favourite from this bunch. To me, it symbolises why this weekly article was created.

It’s not really about bad parking – parking is just how it manifests.

What this thread is really about is the litany of inconsiderate wankers in Canberra who have “EL” in their title and thinks the fact that they share a title with tens of thousands of Canberrans and earn a fairly standard wage by Canberra standards means they’re above having to walk 20 metres.

Here’s what I don’t understand – is there a secret handshake? Is there something about them that makes them instantly recognisable to each other? It’s just that you’d think they’d recognise that this behaviour pisses them off, and perhaps stop doing it themselves.

Or maybe the next almighty EL who walks past #11 just thinks “well he’s probably an EL2… or maybe even SES! Of course he should be able to park there and save himself that 15 seconds”

Missed that promotion again heh?

Tooks 8:56 am 23 Apr 13

None of these people deserve to have their regos hidden.

Flyinghurts 8:34 am 23 Apr 13

gungsuperstar said :

I think #11 is my favourite from this bunch. To me, it symbolises why this weekly article was created.

It’s not really about bad parking – parking is just how it manifests.

What this thread is really about is the litany of inconsiderate wankers in Canberra who have “EL” in their title and thinks the fact that they share a title with tens of thousands of Canberrans and earn a fairly standard wage by Canberra standards means they’re above having to walk 20 metres.

Here’s what I don’t understand – is there a secret handshake? Is there something about them that makes them instantly recognisable to each other? It’s just that you’d think they’d recognise that this behaviour pisses them off, and perhaps stop doing it themselves.

Or maybe the next almighty EL who walks past #11 just thinks “well he’s probably an EL2… or maybe even SES! Of course he should be able to park there and save himself that 15 seconds”

I’m glad you liked the picture, though I’ll have to disagree with the swipe at public servants. Given the gym clothes the culprit was wearing, I’d assume they parked there to visit club lime upstairs. Photo was taken around 7ish and the car was gone when I went to uni at noon. Sure, they might be a public servant, but I think they were just lazy given I had no issue parking a few spots down from them.

Also, it’s my understanding that SES folks usually get reserved car spots. One of the perks of the job in addition to a healthy salary, an executive assistant and a phone.

magiccar9 8:15 am 23 Apr 13

#8…. how did they get the car in there? Surely if they had reversed into the spot they would notice they were ‘a little’ off center. If I were the driver in the $40K + Mazda MPS next to them I would be incredibly worried of the state of my car when I returned – if they can’t park in the spot properly lord knows how they’ll go getting out of it….

Aubergine 4:07 am 23 Apr 13

#1 and the first photo in #6 are the same taxi zone in Sydney Ave. Maybe we can get a whole album of photos of twats parking in this spot.

TP 3000 10:53 pm 22 Apr 13

Now while I admit I didn’t do my bit, but I’m surprised we have none from around Bruce for the NRL Rugby Test. Half the cars there were parked illegally.

Another good spot if anyone is interested is the taxi rank at Kambah Village. Pinwillie’s park there all the time, because it’s the only spot they can open the door enough to get their large arse out of the car.

thatsnotme 10:17 pm 22 Apr 13

gungsuperstar said :

I think #11 is my favourite from this bunch. To me, it symbolises why this weekly article was created.

It’s not really about bad parking – parking is just how it manifests.

What this thread is really about is the litany of inconsiderate wankers in Canberra who have “EL” in their title and thinks the fact that they share a title with tens of thousands of Canberrans and earn a fairly standard wage by Canberra standards means they’re above having to walk 20 metres.

Here’s what I don’t understand – is there a secret handshake? Is there something about them that makes them instantly recognisable to each other? It’s just that you’d think they’d recognise that this behaviour pisses them off, and perhaps stop doing it themselves.

Or maybe the next almighty EL who walks past #11 just thinks “well he’s probably an EL2… or maybe even SES! Of course he should be able to park there and save himself that 15 seconds”

Wow dude…axe to grind much? Or are you just trying to supplement the Monday parking post with a new feature, the Monday ‘drawing a long bow’ post?

A_Cog 9:50 pm 22 Apr 13

Much like drugs or porn, these “Monday parking madness” posts just don’t do it for me anymore. It’s a gateway post, and now I need something harder. More upside down cars, or cars in trees, or some other bizarre and compelling use of automobiles.

gungsuperstar 8:17 pm 22 Apr 13

I think #11 is my favourite from this bunch. To me, it symbolises why this weekly article was created.

It’s not really about bad parking – parking is just how it manifests.

What this thread is really about is the litany of inconsiderate wankers in Canberra who have “EL” in their title and thinks the fact that they share a title with tens of thousands of Canberrans and earn a fairly standard wage by Canberra standards means they’re above having to walk 20 metres.

Here’s what I don’t understand – is there a secret handshake? Is there something about them that makes them instantly recognisable to each other? It’s just that you’d think they’d recognise that this behaviour pisses them off, and perhaps stop doing it themselves.

Or maybe the next almighty EL who walks past #11 just thinks “well he’s probably an EL2… or maybe even SES! Of course he should be able to park there and save himself that 15 seconds”

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