If you're lucky enough to have a nice vehicle, do your fellow gearheads a favor and don't park like a clown. Seriously. Not only will you anger everyone who is trying to find a place to park, but your nice car is a billboard reinforcing the stereotype that car people are self-important and inconsiderate.

Take this gentleman for example. He has a Jaguar XK, and understandably wants to take care of it. Rather than parking it far, far away from any other cars and getting a bit of exercise by walking to his building, he takes up two spots (albeit barely) close to the structure. From the cameraman's narration, we can tell his coworkers are less than thrilled about his inability to stay between the lines.

Naturally, they wanted to teach him a lesson, so they parked a bigger vehicle as close to his driver's door as possible. Mr. XK's attempts to enter his vehicle are rather amusing, culminating in his climbing through the passenger side and scooching over to the driver's seat. While we can debate this sort of treatment all day long, it was effective. The video includes a follow up at the end showing where the XK driver parked the next day, and as you might guess, it wasn't in the same spot.

Take a look at the full video below, and remember, be a considerate car person.


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      flammablewater
      • 1 Year Ago
      There's someone who parks diagonally like this every day in my lot, big Accord, stupid looking rims, and in a corner spot. Sadly I can only park next to his passenger side, and it makes getting out of my car difficult, but I still get as close as uncomfortably possible. He's slowly been learning stay mostly in his lines.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        FreeThinker
        • 1 Year Ago
        I do the same with mine, and have encountered the same problem. Unfortunately some people--not all of them--are extremely insecure. It's their form of compensation, to make themselves feel better, because their feelings are easily hurt by the sight of your nicer car. Just smile and feel sorry for them.
      mikemaj82
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you're going to park like that you're supposed to make sure you take up at least half the other space so no one can park next to you. Silly.
      TR6
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Jag owner parked in an awesome spot. I try to park next to a planter like that all the time as those places tend to be a bit wider and you only have a vehicle on side. If he would have had half a brain, he could have parked close to the curb, giving his car an extra wide cushion on the exposed side.
      Josh
      • 1 Year Ago
      I never really get these passive aggressive people; if you're trying to take up 2 spots why not just blatantly take the spot? Don't be vague with your intentions; just own your selfishness!
        Carpinions
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Josh
        This doesn't look like passive-aggressive behavior at all to me. It smacks of just general disrespect and laziness when parking in a wide open spot. He had to have parked there before the pickup, but the pickup needed a place to park. It wouldn't make sense for him to have parked that way after the truck, making his egress difficult.
      Carpinions
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Jag owner is a lazy idiot. If he actually cared about his car, he would have been far more mindful in the first place. He has enough on the other side of the car to have backed in all the way over against the curb, and then been able to open his door to its widest without touching the truck. That's exactly what I do if given the opportunity.
        SloopJohnB
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Carpinions
        Yeah...but if he had backed in that way his buddies in the office could have parked a truck right next to his driver's door and had the same problem.
      FreeThinker
      • 1 Year Ago
      Really bad parking job by the Jag owner. Why not just park closer to the island?
        Feurig
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FreeThinker
        That's what I was gonna say. chances are if you park close enough to the island, nobody is gonna hit you.
        Art BoycottOvertime
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FreeThinker
        Except he was trying to make it so no one parked next to hm period.
      ksrcm
      • 1 Year Ago
      I travel a lot for work and one thing I constantly see when staying in hotels in the boonies is gigantic truck (pickup truck) with a gigantic trailer. Do you think these asshol*es park at the farthest corner of the hotel property occupying 6-10 spaces? Oh no, every single one of them I saw in all these years parked in closest 6-10 palces to the entrance he could find. That tells me there's absolutely no manners from a majority in this country (U.S.) and seemingly a lot of people think it is their Constitution-granted RIGHT to solve their problems by making it everybody else's problem. Not very civilized society if you ask me. So, the guy in the Jag had it coming big time. Short of knifing the tires, any suggestions on how to teach lesson to the asshol*es parking ginormous trailers right at the front hotel entrance and occupying 6-10 spots?
        Ducman69
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ksrcm
        Inform management, its their parking spaces. If they care, they can get the vehicle towed.
        Basil Exposition
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ksrcm
        So you\'re upset that you have to walk an extra 30 feet? Sorry, not much sympathy here.
          ksrcm
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Basil Exposition
          So ... you didn't get it at all. It's not about walking, nobody has a problem walking across the huge parking lot when you flight is delayed and you are the latest to check it - no problem there. It is about driving something to a place that doesn't provide parking spaces for that something (which should be your first hint) - so you have a problem. How do you solve the problem? By occupying 6-10 regular places. Do you even try to be nice and take the monster behind the hotel on the rear parking lot? Not in a million years. Gottaright! Get it?
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ksrcm
        I have run into these same dips!ts when I travel too *cough cough Halliburton*, I just park on the side of the hotel way the hell away from them and anyone else or in the far back of the lot.
      Technoir
      • 1 Year Ago
      Getting in through the passenger door is easy, he could have solved this in 5 seconds.
      Master Austin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Myself and another friend were heading to Home Depot to grab some landscaping stuff and there was someone in a ghettofied Accord who did the same thing. Mind you they COULD have parked at the end of the parking lot, instead they took the 2 spots next to the closet entrance for the gardening dept. So just happened to be my friend and I parked on either side. And we decided to just watch from a distance. We took out time loading the trucks up, dirt flying on either side, etc while the owner just stood there steaming. I'm like "wait wait, I'll be done shortly buddy, chill-Hey I'm from Miami, do that down there and you will get your tires slash". He was very nice to wait :)
      puc94
      • 1 Year Ago
      good for him he deserves it lol
      Gorgenapper
      • 1 Year Ago
      I got a nice dent on my driver side rear fender last week, thanks to some ****head with no respect for personal property. How does someone open their door with enough force to leave a deep dent plus 2 smaller dents on the crease line??!! $150 to fix it, and it's still noticeable if you look closely because the dent goes to part of the frame and the dent guy can't fix it 100%
        creamwobbly
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Gorgenapper
        How close were you parked? Did *you* show any respect for personal property - both your own and others'? If you did, then you have my wholehearted sympathy, but then again, we're not hearing the full story here, are we now?
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