Post # 1
Living in LA, parking spot hunting is a competetive sport that we all take very seriously here. There are certain rules that everyone knows and abides by. If I see a car pulling out of a spot and another car is hovering near by with the blinker flashing, I know that this car has called dibs on that spot. I would never steal someone’s spot that they’ve been waiting for and most people around here also play by the rules. However in the last month I’ve had two occassions where I’ve waited and waited for a car to load up, and pull out just for another driver to swoop in and steal my spot. One even flipped me off.
Both of these incidents happened in grocery store parking lots. I think it’s so stupid and shortsided for these drivers to piss people off, get out of their car and walk into the store,leaving their car vulnerable to vandelism from the person they just royally pissed off. Of course I would NEVER go that far. But in these two situation I REALLY wanted to say something to those drivers to let them know just how much of an assholes they were without coming off like a threat.
What does everyone do in this type of situation? I would love to have an appropriate comeback in my back pocket if/when this sort of thing comes up again.
Post # 3
Ohh i hate that!! or worse..leaving pets in the car on hot days while they dine in AC
ive on more then one occasion left a note on the windshield.. i dont say anything tooo rude or threatening.. but i did tell a pet owner they should be ashamed of themselves
my FI says that its “amishing” people..he gets a kick out of it
i have always wanted a dry erase board in my car- to write messages to these crazy drivers!!!!
Post # 4
@Meowkers: I always curse at them (semi-under my breath) and go in search of another spot. I’m not very confrontational about that kind of stuff.
Post # 5
I’ve seen cards printed up on pinterest that say things like “You suck at parking” and you leave them on ppl’s cars. You could get some generic ones that say something clever.
Post # 6
Ugh I don’t have a good answer, but thanks or reminding me one of the reasons I left LA!
I think mostly you just have to try to let it go and believe what goes around comes around. But I know how frustrating it is!
Post # 7
I’d probably leave a message on their windshield that karma’s a bitch.
Post # 8
Bring a dry erase marker with you in your purse and write a mean message on their windows :-). It comes off with no damage, but gets your point across. Never done it, but I fantasize about it a lot!
Post # 9
Like this one?
You could always write something on their window in lipstick….that shit’s hard to get off. Or you could put something yucky under their handle, like oil or dog poop, hahaha.
I’ve never actually done those things. It sucks, but I usually just move on and figure it’s not my bad karma!
Post # 10
I’m not a confrontational person, so I’ve never done anything, but my FI LOVES leaving notes on windshields. We were parked in a garage the other day and this huge Tahoe pulled in to a compact car spot next to my car, leaving literally a half inch between the driver side of the Tahoe and my car (he was well over the line into my spot). FI spent a good twenty minutes crafting a perfect “F You!” message while I spent twenty minutes trying to figure out how to get my car out without damaging it.
Post # 11
We have a parking lot outside our building thats kind of a big driveway without spaces. It’s kind of understood who likes to park where, so we try to stay out of each other’s spots, even though they aren’t assigned. However, the other people in our building have guests over all the time and the way they park is really dickish. There will be all this room on the other side of the parking lot/driveway, but they try to smoosh their cars in these gaps between the cars that obviously arent big enough to be spots, and block my car in. One night I wanted to go out to buy groceries so I could make dinner, but couldn’t get in my car because they parked so close to the door that I couldn’t open it. We finally gave up and ordered a pizza. haha. Another morning they did this to me when I had to go to work, and I literally had to squeeze into the passenger side door and crawl over to the driver’s seat because they parked so close to me. Jeez. I could not imagine being that rude.
Post # 12
i hate that too! You know what I did once? Well, I was at Lowes and saw a HUGE pickup truck parked diagonally across two spots. So i wrote him a note, put it on his windshield, and it said “Who taught you how to park, Stevie Wonder?”. I’ve never done that in my life and it felt awesome! Coincidentally I was in my car leaving when he left, and I saw him pick up the note, read it with a look of disgust then throw it down on the ground all crumpled up lol
Post # 13
I think leaving a note on their car is much safer than approaching them. Under no circumstances would I approach one of those people in person to confront them because they’ve already shown that they’re an angry confrontational person and I wouldn’t want any kind of physical altercations.
Usually these people know they’re being assholes and just don’t care, so I’m not sure how much good a note would do. Doing anything to their car (even with lipstick or dry erase markers) could end badly due to vandalism charges or other people in the parking lot calling the cops because you’re messing with someone else’s car.
Post # 15
I don’t really do anything.. then again I don’t ever sit and wait for a spot… unless it’s the only one left. I’ll just go to the back of the parking lot. But if someone flicks me off.. i just smile back… or if I’m angry I flick them back off.. but other than that I let it be. No need to confrotn.
Post # 16