Wednesday Worsts....Parking Lots

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When given the opportunity to park anywhere near a store do you take the closest place available, even if it's a cramped spot, or do you park away from most cars?
 

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I like to find a spot with an expensive car parked right on the line and then park as close to their car as possible.
I would absolutely do what this Jeep driver did if given the chance But I would have parked as close as possible to the Vette though...

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My youngest still rides in the cart for the most part so I try to park closest to a cart return. I will park in the closest spot if by myself. If the person beside me doesn't know how to park properly then they can wait until I'm done to get in their car.
 

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When given the opportunity to park anywhere near a store do you take the closest place available, even if it's a cramped spot, or do you park away from most cars?
Depends on width of car I’m driving (mainly whether it’s the Raptor or not)
 

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My youngest still rides in the cart for the most part so I try to park closest to a cart return. I will park in the closest spot if by myself. If the person beside me doesn't know how to park properly then they can wait until I'm done to get in their car.
#MeToo

I prefer a place closer to the cart return rather than the door. Habit leftover from having little kids.

I’d like to give a shout-out to the parking lot designers at Costco. It must be the same company that designs chick-fil-A drive-thru. Large spots with plenty of room.

New parking lots and Sam’s gas stations are being designed by out of work Ronald McDonald clowns. Using curbs and random islands trying to funnel people to one congested exit. :facepalm:
 

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Most parking lots in Kauai, HI are very narrow. It makes parking difficult because of how close one has to park to the next vehicle. The worst is the hotel that I normally stay in.

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BTW, this pic shows me and Mrs. Nalt from 2022 when I took her and the boys out there.

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It's kinda hard to see us because we are right behind that wall behind the palm tree...
 

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Most parking lots in Kauai, HI are very narrow. It makes parking difficult because of how close one has to park to the next vehicle. The worst is the hotel that I normally stay in.

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BTW, this pic shows me and Mrs. Nalt from 2022 when I took her and the boys out there.

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It's kinda hard to see us because we are right behind that wall behind the palm tree...

The just aren’t making land in Kauai the way they used to for the big SUV’s. However your government Prius should fit in a spot just fine. Worst case, put it in your back pocket and take it inside with you. :lol:
 

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The just aren’t making land in Kauai the way they used to for the big SUV’s. However your government Prius should fit in a spot just fine. Worst case, put it in your back pocket and take it inside with you. :lol:
I ALWAYS rent full-size vehicles thank you! :tongue:

And thank you for paying your taxes which pays me to go out there... lol


I will be going again in March too...


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If it's hot out, I aim for a shaded spot, regardless of the distance to the store. Otherwise, I try to park close to either a cart return or the front door. I don't really care about other cars around me.
 

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Furthest away possible and NEVER under trees when I'm driving this. When in my Tundra I still look for a spot next to open spots....BTW does any of your cars still make you want to turn around and take pictures of it? :lol2:


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Furthest away possible and NEVER under trees when I'm driving this. When in my Tundra I still look for a spot next to open spots....BTW does any of your cars still make you want to turn around and take pictures of it? :lol2:


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I can't help but wonder how many Chatterers saw this picture and said to themselves, "Man, if ever see this car in parking lot I'm going to park right next to it, no matter how far it is from where I'm going, just to annoy Crete."
 

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I can't help but wonder how many Chatterers saw this picture and said to themselves, "Man, if ever see this car in parking lot I'm going to park right next to it, no matter how far it is from where I'm going, just to annoy Crete."
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I drive a full size truck, so I usually look for a spot that is next to curbing on the ends or middle, however it is designed.
If a full lot then I just look for one that isn't cramped...if bad enough just park further and walk it in.

Some parking garages though have a no back in rule....what fuching woman came up with that bullschit :lol:
 

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I drive a full size truck, so I usually look for a spot that is next to curbing on the ends or middle, however it is designed.
If a full lot then I just look for one that isn't cramped...if bad enough just park further and walk it in.

Some parking garages though have a no back in rule....what fuching woman came up with that bullschit :lol:

Back-in parking is actually prohibited by some municipalities in Florida.

Not sure why, but I heard it's so your license plate is visible from the travel lane.

Makes a tiny bit of sense given that we only have license plates in the back, not front and back.

Of course cops back-in park all the time. Allegedly, they're exempt because it makes exiting faster if there's an emergency.

Big trucks don't stick out so far if they can back in to park, but sometimes the bed will overhang the walkway.


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Back-in parking is actually prohibited by some municipalities in Florida.

Not sure why, but I heard it's so your license plate is visible from the travel lane.

Makes a tiny bit of sense given that we only have license plates in the back, not front and back.

Of course cops back-in park all the time. Allegedly, they're exempt because it makes exiting faster if there's an emergency.

Big trucks don't stick out so far if they can back in to park, but sometimes the bed will overhang the walkway.


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Back-in parking is actually prohibited by some municipalities in Florida.

Not sure why, but I heard it's so your license plate is visible from the travel lane.

Makes a tiny bit of sense given that we only have license plates in the back, not front and back.

Of course cops back-in park all the time. Allegedly, they're exempt because it makes exiting faster if there's an emergency.

Big trucks don't stick out so far if they can back in to park, but sometimes the bed will overhang the walkway.


Alex.
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I drive a full size truck, so I usually look for a spot that is next to curbing on the ends or middle, however it is designed.
If a full lot then I just look for one that isn't cramped...if bad enough just park further and walk it in.

Some parking garages though have a no back in rule....what fuching woman came up with that bullschit :lol:

I actually look down on “back-in” people, and immediately assume they lack the necessary intelligence required to carry on a conversation, especially if it’s a car. The reason Alex provided about not sticking out as far has some merit. But whenever I’ve asked anyone why they do it, the usual reason is “saves time”, which is absurd given that they spent more time pulling forward and backing in in the first place and upon leaving have arrived at the same amount of cumulative time for the parking process. If I’m not already checked out about speaking to said people, the time thing usually pushes me over the edge.

Not you, of course. Other people.
 

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Not as dumb as this beauty from Alabama:

Whoever, being in a public place, fraudulently pretends by garb or outward array to be a minister of any religion, or nun, priest, rabbi or other member of the clergy, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500.00 or confinement in the county jail for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

https://codes.findlaw.com/al/title-13a-criminal-code/al-code-sect-13a-14-4.html

That's a real State law punishable by a year in jail, not some goofy local city code or ordinance.

Somebody better warn Father Guido Sarducci.

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