I don’t even know what to do with this info. My brain keeps passing it back and forth between the remaining 8 cells I haven’t pickled and they’re filing formal protest.
I decide to have charcoal grilled burgers with sauteed onions for dinner. I’m out of onions and butter to toast the buns. Off to the grocery store I go. I pull into the spot and notice a brand new Chevy Suburban. (This is important.)
The truck is parked in that diagonal fashion to take up 2 spots so it doesn’t get door dings. It’s a pull-thru deal so that when I pull in, I’m looking at the ass of the truck. This doesn’t really bother me in principle. I may do the same. But I wouldn’t do it so I take up 2 spots in a large mostly empy parking lot 4 stalls in. This should be a mandatory key-job. But I digress.
No, folks. It wasn’t the acceptable parking style in a completely unacceptable part of the lot. It was the fucking plate. Granted, for about 2 seconds I burned with a rage at the inconsideration of society this assclown projects on his fellow man. But it wasn’t that. It was the damn plate.
I know license plates are public domain and can be accessed on the internet to find who owns the car, if you want to test the veracity of my claim, look it up. You know what state it’s in. Anyway. Ready?
On a $30,000 Chevy Suburban, the plate reads: O2BA4RD
No, it was more the parking job that got me pissed. That’s why I mentioned it. (As always, not clearly enough) :smack:
Maybe I’m pissed at myself for not being able to figure out why you’d pay extra for a plate the seems to wistfully dream of being a Ford when it’s attached to a 30k Chevy. This is driving me nuts. I really wish I would have asked him.
I read it as “Oh, to be a Ford”, too. Besides, if the guy’s parking in 4 spaces because he’s afraid of door dings, I’d wonder about how he’d react to dings from rocks, etc. while off-roading. Is this some kind of thing where damage done in real, manly conditions driving straight up a mountain is different from damage done in mundane, ordinary things like running to the store for a loaf of bread?
Me, I’ll stick with my cheap little Hyundai and hike straight up a mountain. It’s cheaper and healthier.
People taking up 2 parking spots piss me off too. The license plate, though (which I read as “Oh, to be a Ford”) I like. It just tickles me to think of a big Chevy wishing he was a Ford… Maybe the owner just has a similar (strange) sense of humor to mine.
Deliberately taking up more than one parking space is unacceptable, regardless of what part of the lot it’s in. I’ve printed up standard messages to leave on the windshields of cars so parked, here in Atlanta.