Sunday, December 27, 2009

Where not to park

From Bad Driving and Parking

This offense is so grievous that I felt I must include it yet again. In front of the doors, in a fire lane and a pedestrian crosswalk; obstructing the flow of traffic. There is no excuse for this. If you need help loading something, you get an employee with a flatbed cart. If you need to pick someone up, make certain that you are out of the way. Wal-Mart even provides mobility devices if you are handicapped, and I am sure that an employee would be happy to bring it back from your vehicle. This is not only a terrible inconvenience and blatant disregard for common courtesy, but it is also a violation of several state and local laws, not to mention federal fire and emergency codes pertaining to buildings. I mean, seriously, how hard is it to walk a whole 200 frakkin' feet just to load up your groceries from a mother-loving cart? As Dennis Leary wrote, 'A**HOLE' (this is a family-friendly blog after all, isn't it?)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Epic fail.

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So I was at one of my favorite sites today, the failblog, and saw this. I don't quite know how to react to this one. Apparently they can get out of their truck with no assistance, but are somehow handicapped? Wonderful world we live in.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

From Bad Driving and Parking

It has been a while since my last post, so let's get right down to it!

This lady has decided to park in a no-parking 'Fire Zone' outside of a popular retailer. I suppose it doesn't make it any better that she was on her cell phone. Maybe she simply forgot how to park in the spots, and forgot how to read, and thought the world should just stop for her while she obstructed traffic. What's even worse is how many other people will stop here and just wait for more than a few seconds. However, this lady was still there after I came back out 10 minutes later, which means she left her car running that long too!

I apologize that the photo is a bit blurry, but night photos are so hard to get well.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Another offense.

From Bad Driving and Parking

Perhaps many of you don't even think about it, but this is another offense many people are guilty of. The lines are there for a reason, and that is to allow you to show off your parking skills (or lack thereof, in this case). Parking over the line to the front, especially this close to a building, is unacceptable. This goes for big trucks too, who decide to park close and stick out too far. Seriously, is it so hard to check and rectify the parking situation?

Amazing or...

From Bad Driving and Parking

I bet a lot of people do this, but it never ceases to amaze me just how inconsiderate people can be. This is a Handicapped spot, but the person has no handicapped tags. It is disgraceful. Then again, I think handicapped spots have to be blue on all lines bordering the spot, so the wal-mart spots may not be legal. Either way, this is a pitiful example of human behavior. And the date and time on that photo are accurate, in case anyone needs that information.

Updates, updates, updates.

From Bad Driving and Parking

Tonight, I have, for your viewing pleasure, 3 updates! This is the first one.

As you can see, this person simply does not understand the finer points of pulling in between lines. Maybe the rain made them unable to see that white line on the darker pavement, who knows. All I can say is, I hope they drive better than they park.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

How to do things right.

From Bad Driving and Parking

This is not a normal post, but rather, an example of how to properly park if you must take up more than one space. As you can see, this is in the back of the parking lot, and is using a four space configuration, such that the vehicle is in the center of it. This minimizes the chance for someone to hit it, and it is out of the way of anyone who may need a closer spot. Most cars that are for sale are positioned this way. Semi Trucks tend to park at the back too, which is also good.

Congrats on making the one and only positive post that will most likely ever be on this blog!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

It's that time again!

From Bad Driving and Parking

I might have let this offense go, if it had been somewhere further from the door. It must not be normal to park between the lines in Montana. Then again, since there are only like 10 people in Montana anyway, maybe parking spaces are larger or something. Still, it was very uncool of this person to box in the reddish van, as the van was there before I went in, but the truck was not. I can provide the original photo if that red van needs it for insurance reason (scratches can be costly to fix, I know!).

Friday, November 27, 2009

And now for something else.

From Bad Driving and Parking

Here we have an amazing example of parking. This person was in such a hurry to get into Big Lots in that town full of amazing parking jobs, that they parked not only outside of a spot, but in the driving lane, facing the wrong direction. As you can see on the bumper (you may need to enlarge the photo), this has not been their first run-in with a bad parking job. My guess is that the scratches are from one of those nifty parking barriers, designed to prevent just this type of driver from pulling in too far...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wooster Winrar

From Bad Driving and Parking

So, I was up at a fine retailer in Wooster, just doing my thing, and noticed this fine parking specimen. What makes it better is how it is not just the red truck over the line, but the white vehicle is also into the space. This is what we call a cluster. If it had been in the back of the parking lot, I could have completely overlooked such an offense. Way to go.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Another amazing parking job.

From Bad Driving and Parking

Okay, so this one is a bit old, but still worth throwing up here (since I haven't put one up in a little while, anyway).

I do find it ironic that this vehicle, parked illegally over a driving area and a no-parking area next to a handicapped spot (for which they don't even have a handicapped permit), is called a 'Navigator.' Appears the only thing this person could ever hope to navigate is failure...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Student Driver?

So, I was out and about, and saw this fine example of how to properly park a car. I wonder, how is this person allowed to teach driving and parking skills if they can do neither?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Another crazy parking job.

From Bad Driving and Parking

So, this photo was taken back in January as well. Updates will be slow for a while, so please hang in there!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Another fail.

So, as you can see, another person has failed to properly park within the spot. In this photo, the failer is off to the right side. The other guy stopped and was a good driver! Note that the bad parking job is actually beside a handicapped spot, and the person (although you can't see him) is in the driver's seat.

UPDATE: Chris noticed that the SUV is lacking a front plate. Way to go! I am not as observant as I once believed.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Serious Business.

From Bad Driving and Parking

So, one day, I decide to go to the local grocery. When I come back outside, what do I find?

The worst part: The lady didn't realize that she had parked so close. For reference, my car is the red one, and I was parked first.

This photo was taken back in January of 2009.