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Two weeks worth of bad parking photos, it’s like all your Mondays have come at once

By Barcham 18 March 2013 27

We took last Monday off, but you did not. You’ve been hunting these bad parkers down with incredible enthusiasm. I am impressed. If I had the ability to make all of you a badge, I would totally be making all of you a badge right now.

You can play too! Send photos of poor parking efforts in to images@the-riotact.com, and be sure to include the name you want credited!

Also, here’s a fun game. Try and Spot Mickey Mouse looking creepy as hell in these pictures.

Lets get to it!


1. Lofmyx has been staking out at Jamison shops.

It’s been quiet at Jamison recently, but yesterday it picked up, with the last 4 being taken in the space of 10 minutes.

The first was near the airport on Canberra Day holiday.

blerg

eww

yuck

ewww

egads


2. Rioter tim_tam_twinky caught this one:

I took this photo at the canberra birthday celebrations. Our centary brought out our finest parkers 🙂

oops


3. A mysterious reader sent this series of images, but took no credit. Like a real hero.

Belconnen Mall:
zing

Jamison:
doik

Costco:
ouch

Dickson KFC:
eek


4. Holden Caulfield used his keen skills of observation and noticed this massive truck.

It’s only taking up the three car parks and was also doing a decent job of blocking the driveway.

fwoar


5. Amanda was thinking of us.

Snapped this one today for your viewing pleasure!

lookingdownonyou


6. Curlylocks spotted this jerk.

Hey John captured this today at about 12.00pm. Not only is he taking up one disabled parking space but two. Darn inconsiderate sod. Had my mother with me who has a disability, frustrates me when people do these types of thing. Brother left a lovely note on his windscreen for him.

oh


7. Rioter bitterness gave us a choice of photos.

At the risk of being a single-issue submitter, behold this parking job on Lonsdale Street on Friday evening.

Your choice if you want to use the snarky diagram, or the original.

Oh we’ll use the snarky diagram.

snark


8. Damien hit us with this one.

idontknow


9. Dean gave us this little gift.

penultimate


SPECIAL BONUS PICTURE!
We have a bad driving photo to share with you from Grunge_hippy today!

Just as a special treat.

This one was spotted on the parkway this morning reading a novel while driving.

There are no words

goodbook


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chilli 12:25 am 20 Mar 13

Could she be reading a street directory? (She doesn’t look like a GPS kind of gal).

Or am I being overly charitable?

Jono 10:02 pm 19 Mar 13

Mess said :

Right, because ‘FFS’ is also such great grammar.

I’m sorry, but anybody who uses “could of”, or even thinks for a second that it makes sense, has no place questioning the grammar of anybody. Ever.

Pork Hunt 9:41 pm 19 Mar 13

poetix said :

grunge_hippy said :

She looked like a fantasy fan. The book was quite thick….

The illicit love of Brendetta, the leader of the She-guards, could be contained no longer. She mounted her trusty tricorn, the last of his ancient breed, and cantered along the tree-lined Avenue of Captivity to where Prince Tarquinius lived his secluded existence; officially a guest, but in reality a prisoner of cruel King Cuthbert.

The junior guards, Crumpetua and Labillia straightened up when they saw the unexpected arrival of their commander. ‘Dismissed’ was all Brendetta said to them, and they lost no time in heading back to the Hall of the Virgins, in which all the junior guards lived a spartan existence, knitting cashmere jumpers to make the long hours on duty a little more tolerable when the North Wind blew.

Brendetta’s hand, accustomed to gauntlet and sabre, shook as she inserted the key and pushed against the oaken door. it was the hour of Tarquinius’s bath, and he looked up, his long hair bejewelled with drops as if he still possessed the crown so unreasonably usurped by Brendetta’s royal, yet irrevocably vulgar, master. Removing her (special word for a knightly mask, to be provided by the wise Sir Google) Brendetta’s lips trembled. Her voice, accustomed to the issuing of orders and, where necessary, the punishment of errant virgins also quavered like a candle in a sudden breeze.

‘Yes, Tarqunius,’ she faintly whispered, ‘it is I.

Your captor. And your captive.’ Tarquinius stood, revealing…

And on and on and on for seven hundred pages….How can she be expected to put that down?

(Good fantasy is quite different, I know.)

We want more, we want more!!

poetix 8:35 pm 19 Mar 13

grunge_hippy said :

She looked like a fantasy fan. The book was quite thick….

The illicit love of Brendetta, the leader of the She-guards, could be contained no longer. She mounted her trusty tricorn, the last of his ancient breed, and cantered along the tree-lined Avenue of Captivity to where Prince Tarquinius lived his secluded existence; officially a guest, but in reality a prisoner of cruel King Cuthbert.

The junior guards, Crumpetua and Labillia straightened up when they saw the unexpected arrival of their commander. ‘Dismissed’ was all Brendetta said to them, and they lost no time in heading back to the Hall of the Virgins, in which all the junior guards lived a spartan existence, knitting cashmere jumpers to make the long hours on duty a little more tolerable when the North Wind blew.

Brendetta’s hand, accustomed to gauntlet and sabre, shook as she inserted the key and pushed against the oaken door. it was the hour of Tarquinius’s bath, and he looked up, his long hair bejewelled with drops as if he still possessed the crown so unreasonably usurped by Brendetta’s royal, yet irrevocably vulgar, master. Removing her (special word for a knightly mask, to be provided by the wise Sir Google) Brendetta’s lips trembled. Her voice, accustomed to the issuing of orders and, where necessary, the punishment of errant virgins also quavered like a candle in a sudden breeze.

‘Yes, Tarqunius,’ she faintly whispered, ‘it is I. Your captor. And your captive.’ Tarquinius stood, revealing…

And on and on and on for seven hundred pages….How can she be expected to put that down?

(Good fantasy is quite different, I know.)

grunge_hippy 6:39 pm 19 Mar 13

She looked like a fantasy fan. The book was quite thick…. She was not even aware of her surroundings. She didn’t even look up as I was clearly taking a photo (we had to slow down to 80kmh to maintain speed to take the photo)

She was driving below the speed limit…at least.

Malteser 3:09 pm 19 Mar 13

poetix said :

I wonder what book the woman is reading? Bring up the Bodies would be appropriate. Perhaps she should catch the bus and read undisturbed by those bumps and squeals.

But I wonder how many of the outraged have ever read, or even written and sent a text message while driving, which is equally dangerous? Though shorter.

She looks like a 50 Shades of Grey fan…

tim_c 1:31 pm 19 Mar 13

#7 – is that other car (in the background, LHS) parked on the footpath?

zorro29 12:10 pm 19 Mar 13

number 6 is terrible.

and the bonus picture…no wonder we have to be so vigilant when driving.

#morons

Mess 10:42 am 19 Mar 13

Pork Hunt said :

Mess said :

gentoopenguin said :

The last one is beyond shocking. Maybe one of her friends should buy her an audio book? Or, even better, a brain transplant???

I agree. This photo actually makes me angry. She could of killed someone.

Could have, not of. How hard can it be ffs?

Right, because ‘FFS’ is also such great grammar.

Postalgeek 9:06 am 19 Mar 13

I use my drive time to catch up on invoicing and prepare BASs. Who’s got time to read?

Here’s a tip: get some rigid cardboard, cut a strip 15-20mm wide, and then duct-tape it a quarter way from the bottom of the steering wheel. Now you have a place to rest your notepad, iPad, book, or whatever it is you need to focus on while driving and your hands are free to perform other tasks like drinking coffee or texting.

poetix 7:39 pm 18 Mar 13

I wonder what book the woman is reading? Bring up the Bodies would be appropriate. Perhaps she should catch the bus and read undisturbed by those bumps and squeals.

But I wonder how many of the outraged have ever read, or even written and sent a text message while driving, which is equally dangerous? Though shorter.

bundah 7:04 pm 18 Mar 13

Pork Hunt said :

Mess said :

gentoopenguin said :

The last one is beyond shocking. Maybe one of her friends should buy her an audio book? Or, even better, a brain transplant???

I agree. This photo actually makes me angry. She could of killed someone.

Could have, not of. How hard can it be ffs?

Could have even used could’ve but instead they ‘have of’ made a right ‘mess’ of it 🙂

Pork Hunt 6:09 pm 18 Mar 13

Mess said :

gentoopenguin said :

The last one is beyond shocking. Maybe one of her friends should buy her an audio book? Or, even better, a brain transplant???

I agree. This photo actually makes me angry. She could of killed someone.

Could have, not of. How hard can it be ffs?

schmeah 6:02 pm 18 Mar 13

What is it with bad parking and small cars? Are they related to the small car drivers who, when lined up at lights, stop about 2 car lengths away from the car in front of them … nudging forward like snails until they peak at a distance of around 1 1/2 car lengths .. seriously, parking people – it’s not that fn hard!

    johnboy 6:03 pm 18 Mar 13

    Having gone from driving small cars to a bigger one I think the issue is that with a big car there aren’t a lot of options for getting it parked.

    Whereas in a small one you can be all over the place.

Mess 5:42 pm 18 Mar 13

gentoopenguin said :

The last one is beyond shocking. Maybe one of her friends should buy her an audio book? Or, even better, a brain transplant???

I agree. This photo actually makes me angry. She could of killed someone.

gentoopenguin 3:34 pm 18 Mar 13

The last one is beyond shocking. Maybe one of her friends should buy her an audio book? Or, even better, a brain transplant???

KB1971 3:11 pm 18 Mar 13

poetix said :

Even though #6 is very bad, can I just say Spotto?

Spotto!

No.

poetix 3:07 pm 18 Mar 13

Even though #6 is very bad, can I just say Spotto?

Spotto!

carnardly 1:54 pm 18 Mar 13

Another boguemobile at the Kambah Village taxi rank last wednesday night. 2 bogan looking blokes, complete with ciggies hanging from their lips and rat tails driving their old red ute. They weren’t youngies either but well over 40 – or have just had a hard life.

While there were at least 70 other spots free a whole lane away… selfish mongrels…

thebrownstreak69 1:38 pm 18 Mar 13

p996911turbo said :

Reading a novel while driving? Is that all? I won’t be impressed until we get a photo of someone writing a novel while driving.

Those who read while driving are unlikely to have the mental capacity required to actually write.

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