Worse Than Uggs?

Here are some ass-clowns who have used up two parking spots:

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The first one was snapped earlier today at Fry’s in Woodland Hills. It’s a green Chevy Malibu. WTF?!

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The second one was snapped last November at a hotel parking structure near LAX. Notice that it’s a Lexus LX470 that has parked across two *compact* parking spots. Way to show off your mad hustlin’ skillz, yo! :P

10 Replies to “Worse Than Uggs?”

  1. If ever elected to public office, I will make it my solemn duty to use my powers to make it legal to throw cinder blocks through the windshields of vehicles that pull crap like that.

    Fuckerers.

  2. I used to work at this office with a few rows of spots in back of the building that were normally empty. People started parking their cars longways – like Homer Simpson parking across 3 handicapped spots at the Quick E Mart.

    It was ok for a couple weeks, but soon it became difficult to find a spot. My pal wrote up a simple Word document that said something like, “You are parked improperly. Further offense will be ticketed. -Bldg. Mgmt.” He put it on a few of the cars one day.

    Nobody parked all crossways after that.

  3. At least the Malibu has an excuse. By the looks of the rear contraption he/she uses an electric wheelchair of some sort that is then stored back there when in transit. The extra spaces are needed to maneuver from the driver door to the back. It is quite a feat if you’ve ever watched a paraplegic manage this. This person was probably forced to park here when all the real handicap spaces were taken up by the masses of handicap poseurs who weaseled a handicap plaque from their doctor because they’re too fat to walk the extra 50 feet. They deserve the cinder blocks.

  4. Well, I’ve got egg on my face. Checking the second photo, there is indeed a handicapped hangtag that’s dangling from the rearview mirror. Thanks for pointing that out, Tar! Oops, my bad! But that Lexus sure doesn’t have an excuse.

    And you’ve touched on another silly aspect about parking out here in LA, which is the fact that many peeps are so goddamned lazy, that they’ll circle the closest block of parking spaces for several minutes and wait for an open space, when they could park just a little farther away, park, and do their shopping that much faster! :P

  5. Lexus
    + SUV
    + Vanity Plate
    + Two Spots
    ============
    Keyed on a door and a rear quarter panel.

    I hope you did your civic duty. Let the car owner go– as far as I’m concerned, anyone who doesn’t drive an SUV should be allowed to break any victimless traffic law they want.

  6. Personally, I don’t see people parked in two spots very often. I do, however, see big cars parked in compact spots almost everyday. The last time I saw an SUV parked in a compact spot I left the owner a not saying “If you want to park in a compact spot then buy a fucking compact car, jackass.” I consider it my civic duty.

    In the same vein, the last time I ordered stickers, the people that print them included some extras that said “Learn how to park jackass.” If i get ahold of more I’ll pass ’em on.

  7. About the compact spaces, I’m not sure this is really the car/SUV owners fault. Properties are required to have a given number of parking spaces depending on how many people work/shop at the location. To meet that quota they keep making more and more “compact” spots. There are lots of places with little or no compact spaces and like it or not larger cars are the norm.

    I’m 6’5″. I don’t fit into a compact car. My volvo is probably considered a midsize. I do my best to find full size parking spaces when I can because otherwise I can’t get in and out of my car. I once parked in a “full size” space and had two large trucks park on either size of me and I had no way to get into my car. I couldn’t open the doors on either side far enough for me to get in. I had to wait for one of the owners to come back. I’m sure I scared that guy given my size and how pissed I was to have to stand in a parking lot for half and hour.

  8. Height is no longer an excuse to buy a big car. Go find a MINI Cooper. The seat goes further back than in a BMW 3 series, and there’s plenty headroom even after jacking the seat up 4 inches off the floor. My Dad, 6’8″ had long longs, fitted fine. I’m taller than you too, MINI works for me.

  9. >I’m 6’5″. I don’t fit into a compact car. My volvo is probably
    >considered a midsize. I do my best to find full size parking
    >spaces when I can because otherwise I can’t get in and out of
    >my car. I once parked in a “full size” space and had two large
    >trucks park on either size of me and I had no way to get into my car.

    I think you just proved my point, Daryll. It doesn’t really bother me when people part a normal sized car in a compact spot. I don’t think I’d even notice your car. I’m talking about people parking Lincoln Navigators and Cadillac Escalades in them.

    >I’m not sure this is really the car/SUV owners fault.

    I’d have to disagree with you there. As Andy has pointed out, there are certainly other options for larger drivers than insanely oversized SUV’s. For that matter, your midsize Volvo is perfectly acceptable to me. But people who buy moving-van sized trucks and then have the temerity to complain that there aren’t accomodations for them can kiss my ass.

  10. Yeah, my volvo is almost 10 years old. Things have changed recently.

    I still don’t fit in a 3 series BMW or a Z3. I was surprised to find that I do fit in a Z4.

    I’ve read the specs on the mini-cooper and it looks like a great car with almost all of the BMW technology at a much better price.

    I’ve been looking at replacing the old grey volvo, but I just can’t get myself to do it. It works great and it’s paid for. Now matter how cool or sexy a new car would be, it’s hard to improve over a good comfortable, reliable, paid for car.

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