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Deb1

11/9/2014 4:24:06 AM
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Using 2 parking stall in busy parking lot

I can't sleep as I had a cup of coffee last evening, so let's rant!  
 
I was at Shopper's mall last night for Magic night. Everybody who went there knows that how busy was the mall and it was expected to be so busy of course.  
I had to drive around all the parking spots everywhere 2 times to finally find a stall to park. The sad and frustrating part was that I had to pass 6 parking stall and leave them alone, just because 6 selfish people decided to take 2 parking stall for their beloved truck, van or SUV's!  
I usually don't mind if the parking lot is not busy, however I see it as not having etiquette and not knowing the rules of driving (and I still think they are selfish people even in not a busy parking lot). However in a busy days and major parking lots, I think they should get fine.  
What are other people's opinion on this?

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taxed to death

11/9/2014 5:33:43 AM
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parking

I think you should have reported it to mall security they would have ticket theses vechiles,but I know what your saying, Walmart is also bad fo that also

Torque

11/9/2014 6:46:47 AM
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Yes

It is annoying to have this happen, but it's not always that cut-and-dry.  
 
Sometimes what happens is, one improperly parked vehicle creates kind of a displacement in everyone that parks around them.  
 
Then as spaces open and fill in and people start parking between the lines like they should, it appears as though several of the initial arrivals don't know how to park.  

Deb1

11/9/2014 7:18:20 AM
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People who know how to park, leave the parking spot beside the wrong parked car empty and park in the next correct spot, so there will be only one wrong parked car with 2 spots taken.  
Last night's case were 6 stalls in various areas and not besides each other. There was only one vehicle parked on the yellow line and took 2 stalls in each case, other cars around them were correctly parked. So you could realize who was the selfish one!  
 
If somebody does not have small car to fit beside,and parks wrong, beside a wrong parked car, he/she has parked wrong too!!  
 
Edited by Deb1, 2014-11-09 07:22:28

Bob George

11/9/2014 7:28:01 AM
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Three possibilities:  
 
1. Their vehicles need the room to get out of the parking spot. Some vehicles turn better than others (front end swing).  
2. They don't like door dings from other vehicles.  
3. They know their family is a bunch of jerks who don't pay attention when opening their doors. By parking with good space in between, they are saving your doors from getting beat up.

sharon kucher

11/9/2014 7:40:09 AM
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or

  
Bob George said "Three possibilities:  
 
1. Their vehicles need the room to get out of the parking spot. Some vehicles turn better than others (front end swing).  
2. They don't like door dings from other vehicles.  
3. They know their family is a bunch of jerks who don't pay attention when opening their doors. By parking with good space in between, they are saving your doors from getting beat up. "

4. They may need the room to get children out of the backseat. or to load their package after shopping.  
 
The designed spots are not big enough for the car doors to open all the way!  
 
Parking lot designers/line painters believe everyone drives a compact car and does not need access to the rear seat.

That Person

11/9/2014 8:14:54 AM
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^^^

Horse****. If I can put an extended Yukon in any parking spot I want, people can fit pretty much anything in the stall they want. There's no excuse for crappy parking etiquette

Hayfield

11/9/2014 8:21:53 AM
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Parking spaces designed for small cars

Costco has parking lots designed so there is room to open door and load and unload. Shopper mall brandon made spots too narrow and too short. If one person is out of line they have too leave a spot open because large vehicles won't fit. Rural resident need large four wheel drives because they have to drive for hours some times to shop. Walking an extra few hundred feet is a small inconveniance compared to driving for several hours to shop.

justamanitobian

11/9/2014 8:27:30 AM
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Maybe

Some people park like that because other customers at that venue have absolutely NO respect for others property!!!I bought a brand new SUV. I had it for a week, took it to Shopper's Mall. Parked out in the boonies, and some a**hole, either backed into or drove into the front grill!! Leaving a lot of damage!! Of course they left and ran like a coward. My husbands prized award winning car got door dings in the Walmart parking lot. He was parked all the way in the back, a car parked next to him and slammed their door into the passenger side of his car, than drove off. Luckily a witness took down the license number and left it on my husbands windshield and he got his a** charged!!!  
If people had more respect for others property than maybe people would also show the same!!

rich774411

11/9/2014 8:45:02 AM
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Bob &; justa

Agreed!

weekend123

11/9/2014 8:52:12 AM
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I totally agree with justamanitobian!  
 
I drive a big truck and let me tell you the spots in some parking lots are way too small!! I also need into my back seat to put my groceries and have a child in a seat back there. I park far away and it always amazes me how many people who will park right beside a vehicle parked in the back of the parking lot all alone!!  
 
Often times when I park beside other vehicles in a busy parking lot I don't necessarily pick a spot because I am within the yellow lines. I park in whatever spot is available. Sometimes that means the other cars are parked funny and then when they leave first and it leaves my vehicle sitting there it looks like I parked funny when I just parked in whatever spot was available.  
 

Deb1

11/9/2014 10:18:03 AM
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some notes

1- May be some vehicles should park the way that they get out of the parking spot from front  
2- No body likes that his/her vehicle get dent. So every body should park in 2 spots? May be city should make the spots wider so nobody is worry about dent from another car beside them.  
3- if they do not know how to load/ unload or for any reason they need more room , they can park further on the parking lot and walk a bit more.  
4- trunks or back doors are designed for large items and vans have sliding door in the back  
5- Cosco is a whole seller with customers buying large items and using carts as large as a small car. Please do not compare it with clothing stores in the mall.  
6- No body could park beside the cars last night. They parked in the middle over yellow lines. I am glad that people around them parked properly and were not like you Annetta.  
7- May be the solution is that city makes some parking spots larger than standard further on the parking lot so people with all sort of reasons can park there. they can walk a bit more or pay fine.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edited by Deb1, 2014-11-09 10:22:43

L4593

11/9/2014 10:23:33 AM
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Wait until the snow covers up all the lines and see how people start parking then.;) But, yes, I've watched people park and it's astounding how many are incapable of parking their vehicle, no matter what the size of it is, between two lines. My thinking is if they can't even park properly, just how good are their driving skills overall?

Fishin Guy

11/9/2014 10:33:37 AM
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Well when I parked my truck between the lines at Walmart the lines fell directly below the mirrors. That leaves about 12" between me and the next vehicle to get in and out. How about instead of complaining about how shitty parked vehicles are why not lobby the malls and such to allow for larger parking spots. Not everyone drives a prius.  

Straight Shooter

11/9/2014 10:37:02 AM
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Parking Dilemma!

That's why I shop Online, most of the time. I used to drive a small old car, and I loved it. If I received a door ding, or dent I didn't mind. And since it was a older car, people didn't want to get near it. Now I drive a "New" car, and I hate going to the Malls. There's just "No" respect from some people. Just go to Super Store, that's quite a mess to find parking. I just park on 8th St.

Flutterby

11/9/2014 10:41:06 AM
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even if you do park correctly, people get angry

I have always tried my best to park between the lines, small or large vehicle...because I was taught to do so. I like doing that anyway as it is nice to challenge myself to do these little things in my day. I also want to make sure the other person and l have room to get out...and that doesn't mean I take 2 spaces...so don't assume that. I like to be thoughtful of others. I like to treat others the way I would like them to respond to me.  
 
Sometimes, however, you can park just right and people can still get their nose out of joint. Many years ago, when I was driving a very small car, I got back to my car after shopping and found a note on my window. Curious, I looked at it and was pretty much yelled at with a bunch of really rude an inappropriate words. They claimed that I parked over the line...two spots and all that. Well, shocked at all the rudeness, I took a short walk around my car. I was perfectly parked. I was having a positive day (among some very hard days) until that. It ruined my day as somehow I just could not shake those words even though I tried. They cut deep. I have not forgotten that to his day, but have forgiven them. I do not know what they were dealing with that day.  
 
That being said, I personally have always chosen to overlook that type of parking, that I was accused of in that lot, when it is done by others. Yes, it is somewhat irritating, but I can walk further from another spot if that is the issue. They will have their reasons, legitimate or not, and I can let it either grate on me or choose to let it go and choose a different attitude. It is not life or death.  
 
I do have to say that when I get tested is when someone parks so inconsiderably close that nobody can get in or out of the car, or if a kid or adult whacks our vehicle with their door...especially when they see that I am physically right there and then they don't apologize. Those are tough ones for me, but it is not the end of the world. It just becomes another challenge...a decision to act with anger or respond in a rational controlled manner. Life is full of these decisions and these are some of them.  
 
Really, in the grand scheme of things parking between the lines or not is miniscule. I have had and know others who have much larger real tough life and death issues to worry about...and this is just not one of them. When I consider this, I find these complaints pretty petty.  
 
Haha...now after all of that, I am sure that I will be getting a not very nice virtual note on the windshield of my computer by someone. I hope not, but it is what it is.

Crash

11/9/2014 10:45:12 AM
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why risk it

It is my belief your chances of having your vehicle damaged in a parking lot increase 10x when you park like this...

Degenerate108

11/9/2014 11:22:31 AM
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Something no one has touched on yet and im positive it's not like that for all six of OP's but it might account for one or two of them is disabled people.  
If we go to a store and the handicap parking is full which isn't out of the realm of possibilities because it's happened to myself plenty of time, we end up needing a spot and a half.  
That's not for convenience or whatever either, it's so my wheelchair doesn't key the side of your vehicle when I'm trying to get out, and it's so I can get my door open far enough to be able to maneuver my chair into a spot i can jump into it.  
Usually myself we will take up two stalls at the back of a lot and it's almost fail proof we will come out and have someone wedged up against the passenger side anyways, but we try to be polite about it.  
Most people in wheelchairs aren't built like I am though and it can be quite the distance for them to wheel so parking closer is better in those cases.  
Anyways my point is it's entirely possible it's not someone out to be an ass, there may be legit reasoning behind it.

braid

11/9/2014 11:50:05 AM
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exactly

  
Torque said "It is annoying to have this happen, but it's not always that cut-and-dry.  
 
Sometimes what happens is, one improperly parked vehicle creates kind of a displacement in everyone that parks around them.  
 
Then as spaces open and fill in and people start parking between the lines like they should, it appears as though several of the initial arrivals don't know how to park.  
"

This is exactly what I was thinking. Unless you are actually there to see them when they pull in.....how do you know ??  
Degenerate also has an excellent point ! !  
 
Edited by braid, 2014-11-09 12:02:37

don brown

11/9/2014 1:11:46 PM
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solution

Get rid of the lines and use some common sense. I know that this still wouldn't work because it seems that a lot of people only care about the side of the vehicle they are on.  
 
I was told, when I was younger, that someday I would quit growing, I did quit getting taller but that's only half of the equation, so now I bigger, and this can completely ruin the idea of parking spaces being a certain size. I park dead center in my parking spot, which should leave me room to get out and back into my vehicle, but if a person comes along and decides that they need a bit more room to exit their vehicle, and they park on the left of me, the space gets considerably narrower. Now when this happens I can try and squeeze in the drivers door, and try not to bump the vehicle beside me, and also risk getting stuck between the door and seat, which is not a fun thing to have happen, or I could go around and crawl in the passenger door. Now that sounds like the easiest thing to do, but unfortunately the driver to my right must of had a bigger passenger and been extremely thin because the opening on that side of the vehicle is only about a foot wide so this leaves me in a bind. So what is the first thought that crosses my mind, and it has nothing to do with guns or dynamite, no the first thought that crosses my mind is "damn those parking lines".  
 
After giving this some thought I'm sure it's a conspiracy, because if you can't get in your vehicle you'll likely go back into the store and spend more money, "damn those parking lines".  
 
Have a good day everyone, I think there are greater things to worry about.

Kellye

11/9/2014 1:27:31 PM
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Parking

  
Deb1 said "1- May be some vehicles should park the way that they get out of the parking spot from front  
2- No body likes that his/her vehicle get dent. So every body should park in 2 spots? May be city should make the spots wider so nobody is worry about dent from another car beside them.  
3- if they do not know how to load/ unload or for any reason they need more room , they can park further on the parking lot and walk a bit more.  
4- trunks or back doors are designed for large items and vans have sliding door in the back  
5- Cosco is a whole seller with customers buying large items and using carts as large as a small car. Please do not compare it with clothing stores in the mall.  
6- No body could park beside the cars last night. They parked in the middle over yellow lines. I am glad that people around them parked properly and were not like you Annetta.  
7- May be the solution is that city makes some parking spots larger than standard further on the parking lot so people with all sort of reasons can park there. they can walk a bit more or pay fine.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edited by Deb1, 2014-11-09 10:22:43"

#2 and #7 - I wouldn't imagine the City of Brandon has anything to do with mall parking lots. Any concerns about smaller parking spaces should be addressed to the Shoppers Mall management. Maybe if enough people take the time to express their opinions, they'll look at it the next time the lines are refreshed.  
 
http://shoppersmall-brandon.com/contact_us.php  
 
#3 - Sure, a person can park further and walk. I do. Then it seems the herd of sheeple mystically gather around the lone vehicle, parking inches away from it as they pass a ton of empty spots. Murphy's Law.  
 
IMO, the parking stalls at the Mall are tight. I detest parking there. 2 weeks in with a brand new, shiny, fairly normal sized SUV parked quite a way out in the boonies, and I have a really nasty ding and chipped paint that I'm reminded of every time I open my driver's door.  
 
If you've ever run into the Co-op grocery store on Richmond, it's a pleasure to park in those parking spaces that are more generously sized. Much more thought went into that plan.  
 
Here's some doozies to check out...  
 
https://twitter.com/search?q=%40bdnparkingfail&src=typd  
 

JR

11/9/2014 2:58:48 PM
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Sometimes idiots just park the way they do because they are selfish and are trying to protect their car. Fine. I can relate to that, but you have to either park it way out in the boonies or just don't drive that car to a place where you have to park in a lot. Sorry.  
 
Here are 5 ways I'd love to have the guts to use to get back at some of these idiot parkers... (picture links on the right side of this page)

mackenzie5

11/9/2014 5:10:35 PM
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if you do not like the way the parking is arranged complain to the lot managers and do your shopping elsewhere where the parking is to your liking.if enough people shop elsewhere the lot would soon be reconfigured

Just Saying

11/9/2014 7:55:46 PM
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I have witnessed....

Numerous times a certain group of people (that wear suspenders and plaid shirts) do this bad parking crap and they have not a care in the world. It's ridiculous.

atv413

11/9/2014 8:13:06 PM
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grow up

I park proudly in two spots consistantly, no matter where i go. you know why? people such as the complainers on this thread, do not have the common decency to WATCH THEIR DOORS. When people can show some responsibility and care for the property of others enough to NOT damage their vehicles, on that day i will GLADLY go back to parking in one spot! until that day comes, however, rant on! It's the careless people of the world who ruin it for the rest of us. (cue the hatred and insults that are sure to follow this post)

dd

11/9/2014 9:37:36 PM
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Simply put....

its a selfish act committed by selfish people.  
 
Try and justify it anyway you want,but it comes down to being selfish and thinking you are more important than others, when nothing could be further from the truth. We're all the same people, my full size ford will fit into the same spot a Honda civic will, and I can open my backseat door fully.  
 
Quit being so self centered.

Jimm

11/9/2014 9:43:12 PM
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Canadian tire parking lot

Anyone notice that there parking stalls are for smart cars other day I parked got out like ah sh!+ it's tight beside me for other guy to get in his vehicle and my passenger said I had my wheels on the line on passenger side. so kinda took two stalls there I bet if they made them wider wat a parking stall should be they prob loose two smart car spots in each row. lol I think every stall should be wide enough a 1ton truck With doors on each side wide open won't go out there line there would be less door dings.

justamanitobian

11/9/2014 9:45:32 PM
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AGREED

  
Just Saying said "Numerous times a certain group of people (that wear suspenders and plaid shirts) do this bad parking crap and they have not a care in the world. It's ridiculous. "

I have seen them park in handicapped spaces and no one needing any kind of assistance jumps out!!  
They park where they want and give you the dirty look!!  
 
I find it unreal that people can not grasp simple concepts!! If I park out in the back 40, all alone. PLEASE do not make it your personal challenge so see how close you can get to my vehicle!!  
My husband and myself work hard for the things we have,(meaning we actually work for a living!!!)and for people to purposely damage our vehicles is extremely rude! Like I said in my earlier post, 2 of our vehicles recently have been damaged. We were not "double parked" we were solo and far back from the mass of vehicles but for some unknown reason people taking it upon themselves to damage our property.  
 
For the previous poster that stated that maybe people shouldn't drive to the mall or other venues where the parking is bad:  
really that is your solution!! I live outside of Brandon, so that is kind of impossible. I buy a vehicle to use it!!!  
 
It comes down to respect!! No one has any anymore!! Don't touch what is not yours, treat others as you would like to be treated!! I think those are two simple statements for life that I was taught, but for some reason no one is teaching their children that any more.  
REALLY SAD!!

Degenerate108

11/9/2014 10:41:38 PM
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dd said "its a selfish act committed by selfish people.  
 
Try and justify it anyway you want,but it comes down to being selfish and thinking you are more important than others, when nothing could be further from the truth. We're all the same people, my full size ford will fit into the same spot a Honda civic will, and I can open my backseat door fully.  
 
Quit being so self centered. "

Except my wheelchair really can't fit in between your car and mine.

Elmer

11/10/2014 7:00:40 AM
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Nov 2011
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If you NEED two spots...

Take two FREE PARKING spots  
farther out.  
 
We got keyed by someone who thought something like  
that was not a CRIMINAL OFFENCE.  
 
MPI covered the $2,500.00 damage.  
I PAID THE DEDUCTIBLE.  
 
EVERYONE PLEASE grow a brain.......  

 
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