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Would this be going a bit OTT? (parking related)

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Iamzod, 19 Jan 2006.

  1. Iamzod


    Joined: 7 Dec 2002

    Posts: 3,428

    Location: UK

    I work in a very large company that employs a lot of staff, and at certain times of days it can be difficult to find a parking space in the work car park.

    Now i have noticed over the past few weeks a few people have decided that they deserve 2 parking spaces and therefore park with the centre of their cars over the white line.

    I was driving around the car park for 10 mins this morning looking for a space whilst this silver Astra Coupe was parked in 2 bays yet again for about the 14th day in a row and also a bright green Rover 220 Coupe with an OTT spoiler on the back doing the same.

    Would it be a bit OTT for me to stick a nice note under his windscreen wiper and let all his tyres down as it REALLY is starting to annoy me in a morning :mad: :mad:

    ps, how long does it take to deflate your average car tyre? :p
  2. panthro


    Joined: 19 Nov 2004

    Posts: 11,768

    Location: Wokingham

    No of course not (re: the note), I would personally go one step further and report the car to security (if you have it). That kind of thing really gets my goat. I wouldnt let his tyres down just yet, but I also wouldnt make the note polite!
  3. Spamalot


    Joined: 25 Oct 2004

    Posts: 5,241

    Location: Cambridge

    Note, fine! Tyres if they dont stop it!
  4. -=Maxed=-


    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 586

    Location: Newcastle

    In the defence of the cars over two spaces!

    There is nothing worse than somone who is very carless parking next to you and leaving a nice big dint in your door! Maybee thats why they are doing it (its happend to me)

    I still would be peeved if i was you..
  5. ste_bla


    Joined: 9 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,794

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Are there cameras around? ;)
  6. Scania


    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,331

    Location: On the road....

    Excellent tactics mate, may I suggest a snapped matchstick?

    Jam it in his valve (until it starts to hiss...) and, from a road safety point of view - you don't want him driving it like that, do you? - make sure you do the other 3 tyres. ;)
  7. Dandle


    Joined: 4 Nov 2003

    Posts: 4,256

    Location: Ashford

    I would just park across the two bays in front of either of them. What can they say? "your not parked properly".

    Or option 2 which works quiet well is dog poo under their door handles.
  8. Dr House


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,153

    Location: London / Prague

    They should not really do that however I can understand why they do. I rent 2 parking spaces in a local underground garage which costs me around £180 pounds per month however it drives me mad that the parking spaces are so tight that both the cars now have quite bad scratches on them. I am quite tempted at times to take 2 spaces
  9. [SKR]Phoenix

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Feb 2003

    Posts: 2,441

    Tyre Valve Remover (for bikes and cars). Simply remove cap, slot in remover, undo valve. Tyre flat in <5 seconds. Take valve with you.

    That should learn em!
  10. PardonTheWait


    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 24,024

    No need to take it with you, in my experience they always shoot out at 50mph in a random direction and are never seen again! :D
  11. Bobbler


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,210

    Location: Bath, UK

    I would suggest that rather than leaving some bloke or woman stranded at work because they cant go anywhere, that you report it to your facilities/office manager and get them to sort it out. Used to do it all the time at my old place when managers/directors thought they deserved the disabled parking spots near the front entrace because they think that laziness is a disability somehow?!?!
  12. thebrasso


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,312

    I wouldn't get into lettting tyres down personally. You wouldn't like it if somebody did to you. I'm sure if you report it, it will get sorted. I guess with it being a works' car park you will have permits to park there? So they can find out who's car it is.
  13. Nozzer


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,495

    Location: Sunny South-East

    Leave a note under his windscreen wiper; "You park like a <word which ladies hate>". I saw this on a Golf in town once and laughed all the way home.
  14. GT3


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,205

    Location: Chesterfield

    I thought this was a good idea once, somehow they found out it was me and I ended up with a traffic cone ontop of my car the next day :rolleyes: :p
  15. lordrobs


    Joined: 30 Sep 2003

    Posts: 14,809

    Location: Mulbarton, Norwich

    Note sounds a good idea but leave it at that.

    The parking over two bays thing really narks me off. I HATE getting dents on my car. Infact I paid top whack for my car because it was a mint example but I don't think I have the right to park over two spaces and basically say "my car is more important than you being able to park". If your car is that precious leave it at home :confused:

    With my old car I used to squeeze in the gap and block them from getting in there car from the drivers side if I could do it without causing inconvinience to any innocent party and I had no where else to park :p
  16. Vanilla


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,185

    Ask your company security to do something about it. Tell them it's an ongoing problem.

    Don't bother with notes.
  17. mejinks


    Joined: 28 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,971

    Location: Port Toilet

    park behind them so they can't get their car out and leave a note saying that you would have parked in the space they took up.