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Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. June.

By johnboy - 29 December 2013 56

As we work down to the end of the year we present four great parking pictures from each month.

June gave us:


1) Darrell had a real corker from Hobart Place:

bad parking


2) Matt discovered an unusual level of affirmative action in ACT Policing:

disabled parking


3) The Bus Driver found a real gem at Anzac Park West:

daewoo


4) Dilandau found that money maketh not the parker at the Belconnen Mall”

porsche


Stay tuned for the best of July tomorrow. Keep sending parking pictures in to images@the-riotact.com with the word “parking” in the subject line.

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Parking 2013 Greatest Hits. June.
roshen 10:11 am 02 Jan 14

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

roshen said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

If you block a disabled persons access on purpose, then yes, total asshole.

So your assumption is that they did this solely to inconvenience disabled people or other pedestrians? Just curious, don’t you think disabled people would park in the designated spots closer to the entrance of the mall? Yes, maybe they’ve been filled up but as I said there’s a 1.5m gap there and that’s more than what they get next to their disabled parking spot.

I did acknowledge earlier that this driver may have overdone it a bit but given the space left I don’t see the issue given that I don’t think it impedes on pedestrian traffic.

But you haven’t seem to acknowledge that these people don’t do it for fun, they do it to avoid the true assholes who you have written off as the norm of society.

They new it would mess with wheelchairs, prams and trolleys, yet they parked there anyway. Asshole.

Also can you please provide a source on all the people who open doors onto others cars and what sort of damage it causes?

Again, how did they know it would mess with pedestrian access when there is sufficent room there and as mentioned previously, much more than a disabled person would get next to their spot. Would the mall be “messing” with pedestrians if they didn’t provide this no parking zone? This no parking zone doesn’t happen everywhere you know.

And you still have not acknowledge that the first intention of these people are not to annoy pedestrians, rather to defned themselves.

And it’s surprising that you still have not acknowledged that it’s the people who damage other people’s property (intentionally or not) and leaving no note, who are the people causing this issue. Are you continuing to suggest that their actions are ok?

So you want me to source “all” incidents of this. So I’m an insurance company now? Seriously if you’ve never heard of it or never seen cars with these dings then I’m surprised. So without me providing the so called evidence, then your conclusion is that they do it do annoy other people rather than protect themselves.

watto23 said :

No the driver is only thinking of himself and not others by parking the way he has. He (and you it seems) think he has left plenty of space, in which case he shouldn’t be too upset when the other side of the car gets scratched. People who park like this draw attention to themselves and will more likely get “accidental scratch marks” by other jerks who dislike this more than the rest of us.

I’ve never had a scratch mark or dent in my cars in 20+ yrs of driving in Canberra but I always manage to park in the lines and also away from others who can’t park (If i see a badly parked car next to a space, i move on to another).

So you’ve been lucky in your 20+ years, but are you saying that people who park like you will never get their car damaged? I actually park quite like you and generally park far away from the entrance of any shopping mall and at the end spots. To your surprise and maybe everyone elses here, I haven’t parked in a spot like this before, largely because I won’t park next to a shopping trolley return or anywhere near frequent pedestrian traffic. But I’ve still had one door open ding, one bumper scrape and one trolley mark in the last 12 months. So yes, I do understand why they park like this and am not upset when I see it.

And just for the record, I don’t drive a Porsche or an expensive car for that matter. I do take care of my car and, surprisingly, do get annoyed when I have to come back and see damage and no note from the perpetrator.

watto23 9:03 am 02 Jan 14

roshen said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

If you block a disabled persons access on purpose, then yes, total asshole.

So your assumption is that they did this solely to inconvenience disabled people or other pedestrians? Just curious, don’t you think disabled people would park in the designated spots closer to the entrance of the mall? Yes, maybe they’ve been filled up but as I said there’s a 1.5m gap there and that’s more than what they get next to their disabled parking spot.

I did acknowledge earlier that this driver may have overdone it a bit but given the space left I don’t see the issue given that I don’t think it impedes on pedestrian traffic.

But you haven’t seem to acknowledge that these people don’t do it for fun, they do it to avoid the true assholes who you have written off as the norm of society.

No the driver is only thinking of himself and not others by parking the way he has. He (and you it seems) think he has left plenty of space, in which case he shouldn’t be too upset when the other side of the car gets scratched. People who park like this draw attention to themselves and will more likely get “accidental scratch marks” by other jerks who dislike this more than the rest of us.

I’ve never had a scratch mark or dent in my cars in 20+ yrs of driving in Canberra but I always manage to park in the lines and also away from others who can’t park (If i see a badly parked car next to a space, i move on to another).

Innovation 7:22 am 02 Jan 14

I’m not condoning their behaviour but I can understand why car owners, typically of expensive cars, park illegally to maintain a gap from other cars. A couple of weeks ago, our cheapish car was again side swiped in a busy car park and the driver left without leaving details. We’re talking about damage to several panels – not just a few dings – and presumably with such force and noise that surely others must have seen it happen.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:54 am 02 Jan 14

roshen said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

If you block a disabled persons access on purpose, then yes, total asshole.

So your assumption is that they did this solely to inconvenience disabled people or other pedestrians? Just curious, don’t you think disabled people would park in the designated spots closer to the entrance of the mall? Yes, maybe they’ve been filled up but as I said there’s a 1.5m gap there and that’s more than what they get next to their disabled parking spot.

I did acknowledge earlier that this driver may have overdone it a bit but given the space left I don’t see the issue given that I don’t think it impedes on pedestrian traffic.

But you haven’t seem to acknowledge that these people don’t do it for fun, they do it to avoid the true assholes who you have written off as the norm of society.

They new it would mess with wheelchairs, prams and trolleys, yet they parked there anyway. Asshole.

Also can you please provide a source on all the people who open doors onto others cars and what sort of damage it causes?

roshen 9:44 pm 01 Jan 14

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

If you block a disabled persons access on purpose, then yes, total asshole.

So your assumption is that they did this solely to inconvenience disabled people or other pedestrians? Just curious, don’t you think disabled people would park in the designated spots closer to the entrance of the mall? Yes, maybe they’ve been filled up but as I said there’s a 1.5m gap there and that’s more than what they get next to their disabled parking spot.

I did acknowledge earlier that this driver may have overdone it a bit but given the space left I don’t see the issue given that I don’t think it impedes on pedestrian traffic.

But you haven’t seem to acknowledge that these people don’t do it for fun, they do it to avoid the true assholes who you have written off as the norm of society.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:59 pm 01 Jan 14

roshen said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Honestly has never happened to my good self.

I do like your logic though. Peeps are assholes so I’m gonna be a asshole aswell.

Stay classy, champ.

And your logic is great too. Do you honestly think these drivers do it to annoy others or be your so called “assholes” or are they doing it just so they don’t have to come back to a damaged car? Would they do it if there was no one out there that would be “assholes” to them?

Just because it hasn’t happened to you means it doesn’t happen on a regular basis right?

IrishPete said :

Oh grow up, it’s a car not a Ming vase. If you don’t want marks on your car, wrap it in cotton wool and leave it at home in a garage where hail or falling twigs can’t get to it. By driving it to a car park you risk stone chips, sandblasting from dirt, bird droppings etc.

Nor does it help to up the ante and start referring to shopping trolley scratches and door-to-door contact as “hit and run”. Where I park most it is almost impossible to get in or out of a car without doors touching – if someone hasn’t parked well, it becomes impossible. And I’m thinner than most people.

By the way, the Porsche driver definitely has not left enough space for someone to get past with, say a side-by-side double buggy, or a shopping trolley and a couple of children. Never mind wheelchairs and the like. I used to know someone who had to push a wheelchair and a shopping trolley at the same time.

So I do hope they did get scratched for being so selfish, or do in the future.

IP.

Grow up? I think that’s something you should do. Bird droppings, sandblasting, hail, stone chips etc are the result of driving from your own free will and no one else’s fault. But are you trying to say that we should now be responsible for other people who do damage to our property?

If you saw someone damage your car and tried to walk off would you do nothing and accept that this is normal and you deserve it because this is the risk you take for driving your car out?

Just because you don’t care about your car doesn’t mean other people can’t care. And when they do care, your advice is to tell them not to drive it out because it’s “normal” that other people will damage it and it’s only their fault because they chose to drive it out?

And what do you want me to call it? Maybe it’s not technically “hit and run” but if you go and damage someone else’s property and leave without notifying them of your mistake then it is essentially the same thing isn’t it?

If you block a disabled persons access on purpose, then yes, total asshole.

roshen 8:50 pm 01 Jan 14

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Honestly has never happened to my good self.

I do like your logic though. Peeps are assholes so I’m gonna be a asshole aswell.

Stay classy, champ.

And your logic is great too. Do you honestly think these drivers do it to annoy others or be your so called “assholes” or are they doing it just so they don’t have to come back to a damaged car? Would they do it if there was no one out there that would be “assholes” to them?

Just because it hasn’t happened to you means it doesn’t happen on a regular basis right?

IrishPete said :

Oh grow up, it’s a car not a Ming vase. If you don’t want marks on your car, wrap it in cotton wool and leave it at home in a garage where hail or falling twigs can’t get to it. By driving it to a car park you risk stone chips, sandblasting from dirt, bird droppings etc.

Nor does it help to up the ante and start referring to shopping trolley scratches and door-to-door contact as “hit and run”. Where I park most it is almost impossible to get in or out of a car without doors touching – if someone hasn’t parked well, it becomes impossible. And I’m thinner than most people.

By the way, the Porsche driver definitely has not left enough space for someone to get past with, say a side-by-side double buggy, or a shopping trolley and a couple of children. Never mind wheelchairs and the like. I used to know someone who had to push a wheelchair and a shopping trolley at the same time.

So I do hope they did get scratched for being so selfish, or do in the future.

IP.

Grow up? I think that’s something you should do. Bird droppings, sandblasting, hail, stone chips etc are the result of driving from your own free will and no one else’s fault. But are you trying to say that we should now be responsible for other people who do damage to our property?

If you saw someone damage your car and tried to walk off would you do nothing and accept that this is normal and you deserve it because this is the risk you take for driving your car out?

Just because you don’t care about your car doesn’t mean other people can’t care. And when they do care, your advice is to tell them not to drive it out because it’s “normal” that other people will damage it and it’s only their fault because they chose to drive it out?

And what do you want me to call it? Maybe it’s not technically “hit and run” but if you go and damage someone else’s property and leave without notifying them of your mistake then it is essentially the same thing isn’t it?

IrishPete 6:47 pm 01 Jan 14

Oh grow up, it’s a car not a Ming vase. If you don’t want marks on your car, wrap it in cotton wool and leave it at home in a garage where hail or falling twigs can’t get to it. By driving it to a car park you risk stone chips, sandblasting from dirt, bird droppings etc.

Nor does it help to up the ante and start referring to shopping trolley scratches and door-to-door contact as “hit and run”. Where I park most it is almost impossible to get in or out of a car without doors touching – if someone hasn’t parked well, it becomes impossible. And I’m thinner than most people.

By the way, the Porsche driver definitely has not left enough space for someone to get past with, say a side-by-side double buggy, or a shopping trolley and a couple of children. Never mind wheelchairs and the like. I used to know someone who had to push a wheelchair and a shopping trolley at the same time.

So I do hope they did get scratched for being so selfish, or do in the future.

IP.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:04 pm 01 Jan 14

Honestly has never happened to my good self.

I do like your logic though. Peeps are assholes so I’m gonna be a asshole aswell.

Stay classy, champ.

roshen 11:12 am 01 Jan 14

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

roshen said :

c_c™ said :

roshen said :

I seriously don’t see what the issue is with the Porsche parking like that. Too many idiots open doors into other people’s cars so you can’t blame people trying to protect themselves.

1. If they’re that precious and can afford a Porsche, then perhaps best not to use it as their daily drive.

2. Those striped lines aren’t decorative, they’re presumably for a pedestrian walk way, in which case he/she may be impeding the passage of mobility impaired people or people with strollers, and now risks getting his vehicle dinged by a trolley anyway.

Do you think that people who drive nice cars don’t deserve to drive them daily without idiots doing damage to them?

Maybe the persons overdone it a bit but there’s still about 1.5m of gap there which is a lot more than some shops inside the mall, which people still seem to navigate their trolleys/prams/wheelchairs through quite comfortably.

roshen said :

I seriously don’t see what the issue is with the Porsche parking like that. Too many idiots open doors into other people’s cars so you can’t blame people trying to protect themselves.

What a load of bs.

Also, let’s restrict access to wheelchairs and prams, n biggie, right?

Read my second comment so my opinion is it’s no biggie given the room left is adequate. My point is, if the mall marked out the area to that smaller area left by the Porsche no one would be complaining that there’s not enough room.

If it is BS then why do you think so many people do it? I see people parking like this all the time and if people were more courteous and cared about other people’s property then no one would need to park like this.

Because they are scurmdorg self important bell ends who think rules don’t apply to them and screw who ever else it causes a issue for.

So it’s the people who are trying to protect themselves who are the Scumdogs? Not the idiots that don’t respect other people’s property? So you are all good for those people who open their doors into other people’s cars or scrape their cars and leave no note?

For a person to park like that that’s not particularly intruding on another person’s parking or the accessibility of pedestrians you seem to have made a particularly strong conclusion on their personality.

You might be ok but not everyone enjoys forking out $500 excess every now and then to fix up hit and run incidents.

This isn’t necessarily about driving nice cars you know, people who drive less expensive cars shouldn’t have to come back to their car and see damage.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 7:33 am 01 Jan 14

roshen said :

c_c™ said :

roshen said :

I seriously don’t see what the issue is with the Porsche parking like that. Too many idiots open doors into other people’s cars so you can’t blame people trying to protect themselves.

1. If they’re that precious and can afford a Porsche, then perhaps best not to use it as their daily drive.

2. Those striped lines aren’t decorative, they’re presumably for a pedestrian walk way, in which case he/she may be impeding the passage of mobility impaired people or people with strollers, and now risks getting his vehicle dinged by a trolley anyway.

Do you think that people who drive nice cars don’t deserve to drive them daily without idiots doing damage to them?

Maybe the persons overdone it a bit but there’s still about 1.5m of gap there which is a lot more than some shops inside the mall, which people still seem to navigate their trolleys/prams/wheelchairs through quite comfortably.

roshen said :

I seriously don’t see what the issue is with the Porsche parking like that. Too many idiots open doors into other people’s cars so you can’t blame people trying to protect themselves.

What a load of bs.

Also, let’s restrict access to wheelchairs and prams, n biggie, right?

Read my second comment so my opinion is it’s no biggie given the room left is adequate. My point is, if the mall marked out the area to that smaller area left by the Porsche no one would be complaining that there’s not enough room.

If it is BS then why do you think so many people do it? I see people parking like this all the time and if people were more courteous and cared about other people’s property then no one would need to park like this.

Because they are scurmdorg self important bell ends who think rules don’t apply to them and screw who ever else it causes a issue for.

roshen 10:02 pm 31 Dec 13

c_c™ said :

roshen said :

I seriously don’t see what the issue is with the Porsche parking like that. Too many idiots open doors into other people’s cars so you can’t blame people trying to protect themselves.

1. If they’re that precious and can afford a Porsche, then perhaps best not to use it as their daily drive.

2. Those striped lines aren’t decorative, they’re presumably for a pedestrian walk way, in which case he/she may be impeding the passage of mobility impaired people or people with strollers, and now risks getting his vehicle dinged by a trolley anyway.

Do you think that people who drive nice cars don’t deserve to drive them daily without idiots doing damage to them?

Maybe the persons overdone it a bit but there’s still about 1.5m of gap there which is a lot more than some shops inside the mall, which people still seem to navigate their trolleys/prams/wheelchairs through quite comfortably.

roshen said :

I seriously don’t see what the issue is with the Porsche parking like that. Too many idiots open doors into other people’s cars so you can’t blame people trying to protect themselves.

What a load of bs.

Also, let’s restrict access to wheelchairs and prams, n biggie, right?

Read my second comment so my opinion is it’s no biggie given the room left is adequate. My point is, if the mall marked out the area to that smaller area left by the Porsche no one would be complaining that there’s not enough room.

If it is BS then why do you think so many people do it? I see people parking like this all the time and if people were more courteous and cared about other people’s property then no one would need to park like this.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 7:13 am 31 Dec 13

roshen said :

I seriously don’t see what the issue is with the Porsche parking like that. Too many idiots open doors into other people’s cars so you can’t blame people trying to protect themselves.

What a load of bs.

Also, let’s restrict access to wheelchairs and prams, n biggie, right?

c_c™ 12:51 am 31 Dec 13

roshen said :

I seriously don’t see what the issue is with the Porsche parking like that. Too many idiots open doors into other people’s cars so you can’t blame people trying to protect themselves.

1. If they’re that precious and can afford a Porsche, then perhaps best not to use it as their daily drive.

2. Those striped lines aren’t decorative, they’re presumably for a pedestrian walk way, in which case he/she may be impeding the passage of mobility impaired people or people with strollers, and now risks getting his vehicle dinged by a trolley anyway.

roshen 12:07 am 31 Dec 13

I seriously don’t see what the issue is with the Porsche parking like that. Too many idiots open doors into other people’s cars so you can’t blame people trying to protect themselves.

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