Sign in to follow this  
ocnblu

HOW RUDE!

21 posts in this topic

Barnes&Noble always has a busy parking lot. So yesterday I found a spot and went in to browse. When I came out to leave, I put the truck in Drive and was about to let my foot off the brake when this woman in an Accord driving one-handed with a cell phone in her ear whips in front of me, and parks in the hash lines, which of course is not a legal parking spot. She sees me and continues to gab on the phone while sipping a beverage out of a paper cup. I glare, she looks at me, and ignores me. I blow the horn and mouth out to her while motioning "That is not a parking spot!" She gives me a quizzical look like "Wha?" So I blow the horn some more because I want to leave and this woman waves at me while continuing to talk on that damn phone. I lay on the horn and she ignores me once more, so I get out of my truck and walk over to her car. She puts down the window. I said "Ma'am, this is not a parking spot. See these hash lines?" She answers "What? We park here all the time. Look at that car over there!"

From somewhere across the parking lot we hear "Yeah, and they're wrong too!"

I say "Could you please back up?" She says "Oh my God!" and puts her window back up, all the while still talking on the cell phone and sipping from her cup. I get back in my truck, expecting her to move from the illegal spot so I can proceed... but she just sits there, gabbing. So... I get out of my truck and head back into the store to get a manager to make her ass move.

The manager comes outside with me. Her car is gone. But there is an old Expedition, unoccupied, parked in the exact same illegal spot! WTF??? :AH-HA_wink: So I backed out and left. :nono:

Edited by ocnblu

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hate peopel on cell phones. I hate idots. and odds are she can't drive for $h! so I hate her for that too.

You shoulda said, "Ma'am, look at the size of your car and look at the size of mine. I'm asking you to move from this illegal spot nicely, but if I really wanted to get out, do you think your car would stop my truck?" :P

Edited by Dodgefan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hehe, you noticed that, eh? That lot is very tight, and I was parked near the end of the row. People come around that corner on the lot pretty fast, I didn't want to risk getting hit.

If she would have used her brain, she could have backed out, come around and pulled right into my spot as I was leaving.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like, seriously, if all she did was park in the hashed lines - not blocking you, not blocking anyone else, etc. - big deal.

A three-story medical building we're working on now has these seven handicapped spaces, three are taken up by a dumpster, and one by a port-a-john. I park my car across the remaining three so we can have access to the dumpster and the john without having to find whatever gummer owns the Town Car and ask him to move it. Every other day, I get the same "those are handicapped spaces! You can't park there!" jive from some turkey who can't look around and see why I park my car there. I used to explain why; I just don't care anymore. I also use the simple fact that the vast majority of people I see who use handicapped spaces don't need to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You know what's really rude? When people somehow get a handicapped placard to hang on their rearview mirror, and there ain't a damn thing wrong with them!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That, or they use their ____'s tag, or they're just 'have a bad back.' I like the lifted pickups that park there. Yeah. Real crippled you are.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know someone with a serious heart condition who has a handicapped plate. He's 28 years old and looks perfectly normal..... until you see that he just makes it into the store then has to sit down for a second,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Barnes&Noble always has a busy parking lot. So yesterday I found a spot and went in to browse. When I came out to leave, I put the truck in Drive and was about to let my foot off the brake when this woman in an Accord driving one-handed with a cell phone in her ear whips in front of me, and parks in the hash lines, which of course is not a legal parking spot. She sees me and continues to gab on the phone while sipping a beverage out of a paper cup. I glare, she looks at me, and ignores me. I blow the horn and mouth out to her while motioning "That is not a parking spot!" She gives me a quizzical look like "Wha?" So I blow the horn some more because I want to leave and this woman waves at me while continuing to talk on that damn phone. I lay on the horn and she ignores me once more, so I get out of my truck and walk over to her car. She puts down the window. I said "Ma'am, this is not a parking spot. See these hash lines?" She answers "What? We park here all the time. Look at that car over there!"

From somewhere across the parking lot we hear "Yeah, and they're wrong too!"

I say "Could you please back up?" She says "Oh my God!" and puts her window back up, all the while still talking on the cell phone and sipping from her cup. I get back in my truck, expecting her to move from the illegal spot so I can proceed... but she just sits there, gabbing. So... I get out of my truck and head back into the store to get a manager to make her ass move.

The manager comes outside with me. Her car is gone. But there is an old Expedition, unoccupied, parked in the exact same illegal spot! WTF??? :AH-HA_wink: So I backed out and left. :nono:

Sorry, but that's really kinda petty on your part. Life's too short, man...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know someone with a serious heart condition who has a handicapped plate. He's 28 years old and looks perfectly normal..... until you see that he just makes it into the store then has to sit down for a second,

And those are the people we tend to forget about too.

When I injured both my back and knee a few years ago, I had the option to get a handicap hang tag for a few months.

I chose to tough it out.

The very next week we had a nice snowstorm.

Just my luck... :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love when this happens because Old Car, bumpers that cant dent, and Love taps. If parked illegally I don't receive a ticket for crumpling there fender in a slow manner. then leave a note on the window. Saying "I thought About parking here, But I guess Theres consequences" I have done it twice, Once on principle. I have to know the full story before doing it though like i have to see who it is and what there doing and reason for parking.

So You look down On Handicap stickers? No Comment.......

But Its nice to have sometimes. I only used it like 10-20 times in about 10 years. Mostly for Concerts or sports Events. Every time i see it in my glove box though It angers me so much to see it, But thats a personal problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I must be going insane, but the first time I clicked on this "Part Duex" thread, I could have sworn it said the same thing as the other and all the posts from others were identical. Upon clicking for a second time, it's suddenly different. I need to get out of this f@#king house... :wacko:

Anyways, I don't quite understand what the big deal was if you still could have gotten out. If she was blocking you, then I could understand. But maybe that's just me... and I'm seeing things.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Snow Blindness: the number one problem afflicting young people in Brookville.

Last night before bed, I turned the light on out back to see if it had started snowing yet... and there was a GIANT RACCOON eating the cat food I put out for my neighbor's cat. It didn't even realize I turned the light on, or that I was standing on the other side of my sliding glass door like 4 inches from him, watching him pick up each individual piece of hard food and eating it with his little hands. Very weird.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Snow Blindness: the number one problem afflicting young people in Brookville.

Last night before bed, I turned the light on out back to see if it had started snowing yet... and there was a GIANT RACCOON eating the cat food I put out for my neighbor's cat. It didn't even realize I turned the light on, or that I was standing on the other side of my sliding glass door like 4 inches from him, watching him pick up each individual piece of hard food and eating it with his little hands. Very weird.

Lay off that Gonja Green man.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Crazy.

Is this the same B&N where we hung out in 2005?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know what I would have done, and have done once before. Someone once blocked me in on the illegal parking spot thing while I was in the truck, meanwhile I already was in drive and started to pull forward through the area when idiot A (we'll leave it at that) pulled into the area one ear attached to cell phone, cell phone attached to shoulder, one hand sipping StarBucks, other hand doing God know's what. I tossed the truck into park, gave the person a dirty look, laid on the air horns. No response... so I place the truck BACK into drive, rev the engine twice, then begin to inch forward until my front bumper was just, ever so gently, touching the other car. When idiot a tried to open the door, I let 'em smack my bumper them made a scene out of it. After thoroughly making them feel like a horses ass and move out of the spot, I went about my business.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I must be going insane, but the first time I clicked on this "Part Duex" thread, I could have sworn it said the same thing as the other and all the posts from others were identical. Upon clicking for a second time, it's suddenly different. I need to get out of this f@#king house... :wacko:

Anyways, I don't quite understand what the big deal was if you still could have gotten out. If she was blocking you, then I could understand. But maybe that's just me... and I'm seeing things.

I just refreshed the View New Posts screen and saw that the other thread had taken this thread's place. Then I read that thread. Then I refreshsed again and this thread was back on the list, and part one disappeared.

Actually, I could also be hallucinating. Part One's on the 2nd page of the View New Posts list for me...

Edited by aaaantoine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoticons maximum are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this