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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell's Silver Hammer View Post
    Cough, bank, cough. And you can contest them if you have medical reasons. I have had to do it. I was in hospital for a week before my youngest was born. I had a day leave and could go into labour and had to minimise how far i could walk, i had to go to the bank to get money so i could give to my partner so we could feed the kids. I am not married and we have separate bank accounts. I called the council and they told me to just contest any fine with a medical note. I did get a fine and i did contest it....the fine was waved.
    It's great that you checked first and were able to get out of the fine and I can understand wanting to minimise the walking. Me being the lazy thing that I am would have found an alternative to having to go out in the first place or somewhere with closer parking but can see how it was necessary. I'll admit to making an assumption that there was never an excuse that would justify it, but if the lawmakers say there are valid reasons then I guess there are. In the majority of cases though, they have absolutely no excuse. I've seen so many people park in a disabled spot, jump out of the car and literally run into the shops. Clearly nothing wrong with them and they're the sort of people who get my goat.

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    I'm just waiting for cray cray "stop feeling entitled to car parks" woman to pop up...

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    PMSL at pp

    I'm very lucky that I'm 5 foot nothing, and a small build, so if someone parks too close to me I can climb over the seats to get DS in and out of the car. But I don't how others would manage!

    Because I'm so short I often have trouble staying in the lines of a car park as I just don't have the ability to see the lines - I can't even see my bonnet! And I'm in a small car with a raised seat! But I always, always check and straighten and recheck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenmum View Post
    PMSL at pp

    I'm very lucky that I'm 5 foot nothing, and a small build, so if someone parks too close to me I can climb over the seats to get DS in and out of the car. But I don't how others would manage!

    Because I'm so short I often have trouble staying in the lines of a car park as I just don't have the ability to see the lines - I can't even see my bonnet! And I'm in a small car with a raised seat! But I always, always check and straighten and recheck.
    dipping the mirrors down helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    I love this one:
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    I think I need to start carrying DS's sidewalk chalk in my hand bag!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    But seriously look at the pic, the car park is the same size as the car! I think getting mad at people who design stupidly small spots is a better idea.
    The angle of the pic makes it look that way but trust me, she had plenty of room. My RAV4 easily fits into the bays there.

    It is a bug bear of mine, too, though. My local shopping centre has ridiculously tiny bays. If my car is parked next to another big car it makes it difficult for us both even though we're both parked straight (and worse if they happen to be close to the line). I can't wait to move so I don't have to go there anymore!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Sometimes people are forced to badly as the person who parked next to them may have gone over the lines and then has left by the time you see the apparently badly parked car. Please think of this before you leave a nasty note or worse, damage someone's car.
    In this particular case, she was parked over the end bay. In no possible scenario was she forced to do that by the car next to her, though I do understand the general flow-on effect of bad parking which is why I find it frustrating when I see someone park badly and walk off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyblu11 View Post
    I saw an older lady the other week do a terrible parking job. It was to be reverse 90' to the curb. She was driving a tiny hatch back and still managed to take up two spaces AND mounted the curb. She got out, looked at it and walked off. That's just arrogance and laziness. Not to mention parking up on a curb which is a busy foot path in front of shops is dangerous.
    I once saw a car park over two bays in a busy car park that had very few bays. An entire car full of people piled out and not one of them bothered to look at how they were parked or call the stupid girl out on her bad parking. They just waltzed off on their merry way. I was with DH and he stopped me from having a go at them lol!

    Another time I watched a woman parallel park, there were two empty bays but she was half into the bay in front of her. I had a go at her from across the street and made her move. In that particular case it was near King Edward Memorial Hospital and as anyone who has ever been there knows, parking is at a premium! So maybe I am a jerk "parking vigilante" who needs to get a life but undoubtedly some person actually got to park their car because I made her fix her bad park job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    I've once parked opposite a Merc that was parked exactly in the middle of two spaces. What a d!ck. I was tempted to give him a good tap with my towbar as I reversed out.
    I've seen this, too! It's SUCH a douche move! Personally, I think they're just asking for someone to key their car because if anything, it draws attention to your car more than parking regularly would! (Just to be clear, I'm not condoning damaging peoples' cars over parking!)

    If I was that precious about my car, I would park at the farthest end of the car park where only one side of my car could get hit and it's unlikely anyone else would park on the other side of me anyway!

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