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Parking Lots Why is it?

Post by HaveaMint » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:47 am

My response to another post referenced a parking spot. Why is it you can park a hundred miles from an entrance to a store and walk to the entrance hopefully to keep from getting your doors banged up by careless people in other cars just to find when you come back out several cars are parked around you with empty spaces everywhere out there?
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Re: Parking Lots Why is it?

Post by AZgl1500 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:13 am

that is called the Law of Gravity.

Your car is the center of the core, and attracts the idiots all over the galaxy and they slide into next to you, so you can't even open your door to get behind the wheel.

grrrrr!

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Post by catweazel » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:16 am

HaveaMint wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:47 am
My response to another post referenced a parking spot. Why is it you can park a hundred miles from an entrance to a store and walk to the entrance hopefully to keep from getting your doors banged up by careless people in other cars just to find when you come back out several cars are parked around you with empty spaces everywhere out there?
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The universe is a massive creation engine and will give you whatever you want. However the universe is somewhat dumb so it will also give you whatever you don't want if you think about it too much. So, the solution is to stop fretting over the possibility that your doors will get banged up because this will attract door bangers like moths to a flame.
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Post by Portreve » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:07 pm

HaveaMint wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:47 am
Parking Lots Why is it?
Because we don't know how to park a little in this country.
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Re: Parking Lots Why is it?

Post by BenTrabetere » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:07 am

Portreve wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:07 pm
Because we don't know how to park a little in this country.
We are even less adept at driving in a parking lot. Just today I saw someone driving across the middle of a busy parking lot, weaving through the gaps in the rows of parked cars.

For some people their purpose in life is to be a warning to others.

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Post by lsemmens » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:34 am

BenTrabetere wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:07 am
For some people their purpose in life is to be a warning to others.
I like it! So true!

If you want to protect your car from idiots, just make sure your car looks like the worst car on the lot.
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Re: Parking Lots Why is it?

Post by octathlon » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:32 pm

This is a natural phenomenon. Cities are supersaturated with cars, so anywhere a car is parked, it acts as a "seed" and a "crystal" of cars immediately begins to form around it. :wink:
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Post by JerryF » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:17 pm

I love the responses!

I honestly think that people do that is this: most want to leave their car next to others for fear of it getting "eyed" as the first for would-be thieves, but they don't want to park them in a crowded area because most don't want to and/or know how to park between two cars.

Plus, most people---hmmm, let's just say the current doesn't go all the way to their "on-board" computer. :roll:
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Post by stephanieswitzer » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:32 pm

Nice looking cars are just like a nice looking woman standing alone at the bar... They attract lots of weirdo's :D
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Re: Parking Lots Why is it?

Post by BG405 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:57 am

This was brought up on the Pistonheads forum some time ago. It seems to be a herding instinct. I also think that some people are using the other vehicle as a position reference; some people seem to be incapable of parking between the lines. :roll:
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Re: Parking Lots Why is it?

Post by JerryF » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:46 pm

I am so loving this thread!!!
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