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Think think! - Accretions

Fata Morgana
2004-11-19 18:27
Think think!
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I returned to my car on Thursday to find a note on it which read, "If you were to pull up a few more feet, someone could park behind you. Think think!" It just so happens that I parked right up to the bumper of a BMW M3 the day before, and found an Altima parked right up to my bumper that evening. Perhaps there was some time in the interim when a few feet were clear in front of me, but apparently the small-minded twit who left the note failed to grasp this possibility.

On a related note, I once received as a gift a small pad of gag parking violations, a few of which I actually used on deserving cars when I worked at the Cal Sailing Club my first summer in Berkeley. They were along the same lines as the note I received, though more humorous and, being printed, more generic. Here's what they said:
This is not a ticket, but if it were within my power, you would receive two. Because of your Bull Headed [sic], inconsiderate, feeble attempt at parking, you have taken enough room for a 20 mule team, 2 elephants, 1 goat and a safari of pygmies from the African interior. The reason for giving you this is so that in the future you may think of someone else, other than yourself. Besides I don't like domineering, egotistical or simple minded drivers, and you probably fit into one of these categories.

I sign off wishing you an early transmission failure (on the expressway at about 4:30 p.m.) Also, may the Fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits.


Finally, on the way home, an SUV tried to nose in ahead of me as their lane merged into mine. I stood my ground, and the SUV merged behind me instead, flashing their brights onto my waiting middle finger. I really need a bumper sticker that reads something like "Keep your oversized gas guzzler behind me - I like to see where I'm going on the road." Or maybe I should try harder to minimize my driving altogether.

Now I'm in Columbus for the Ohio Star Ball. Too bad this wasn't a few weeks earlier or I could have tried to do some canvassing or something. I suppose I could still do something else - any ideas?
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Olego
olego
2004-11-20 09:20 (UTC)
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*hugs* Keep flicking, girl, they deserve it.

On a related note, I had to flick off a car that was literally stalking me (going the same speed and direction as me) on a left turn. However, I was on blades, turning, being perpetually cut off, in the middle of the night when there were no other cars around. The looks on the faces of the drivers seemed rather apologetic when I could finally look at them not avoiding crashing (I was blading, of course), but seriously, the car was cutting me off!
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Olego
olego
2004-11-20 09:43 (UTC)
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Still, the phrase "think think" in itself is cute. The word "think" is cute. Like you! :-)
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2004-11-23 00:32 (UTC)
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*smirk* aww, thanks :~)

Was it you who SMSed me?
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Olego
olego
2004-11-23 00:34 (UTC)
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Yes it was. You don't have my number in your phone?
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2004-11-23 08:52 (UTC)
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Not before, but now I do. :~)
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fanlain
fanlain
2004-11-20 09:54 (UTC)
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hmm and jade also got a note. there must be a serial parking issue person.
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fanlain
fanlain
2004-11-20 09:56 (UTC)
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hitting the brakes and forcing the SUV to think 2x about smashing into you (in my case, it's a bigger loss to them) also works. but go middle finger! i also dislike it when SUVs do this and their damn lights suck. i swear the one day it was the SUV that shined it's high beams b/c it was pissed off at me that caused a deer to panic and run across traffic in front of me and smash into the windshield of the car next to me.

i wrote in my police statement that i think the issues with SUVs and their f*ng headlights should be addressed. it's terrible for cars that sit lower with regular lights and even worse when they put on high beams.
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2004-11-23 08:54 (UTC)
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My car has already been totaled (by a bump it received parked next to Cafe Strada - and I was sitting outside and witnessed the whole thing!), so if anyone hits me the loss is mine, unfortunately. :~(
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Gaia
temperategoddss
2004-11-21 00:19 (UTC)
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I have a card that I like to distribute that says something to the effect of, "Thanks for taking TWO PARKING SPACES, you stupid, inconsiderate bastard!" Fun stuff!

I would recommend the sign for the SUV, they need it. I recognize it now that I'm in a car, I was dangerous in my truck.
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