Wednesday, September 28

hiya




I loathe terrible/selfish parkers. In fact, I loathe selfish drivers in general, as my sister can attest to since she accompanied me to SLC last weekend. Drivers are the worst. So, what better way to feel better (other than giving them a "thumbs down" as they drive by) but to put a note on their car when they are parked terribly. You know what I mean, taking up two spaces, parking on the line (how am I supposed to get my baby with his car seat in?!). I'm sure I don't need to clarify any more.
I saw something like this a long time ago and loved the idea, and yesterday after having someone park about 1 inch away from my door, I decided it was time to make some parking cards myself.

Click HERE to download a PFD of the cars and print on 8x5x11 card stock.



46 comments:

  1. I remember seeing something like this when we were in high school. I LOVE this idea.

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  2. I get what you mean about coming back to your car with an infant in a car seat and not being able to open your door. I pinned this to Pinterest, for all the mom's who need it! :)

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  3. Yeah, I just put this on extra and obviously bad/rude parkers, but there are a large amount of them! It is so frustrating! :)

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  4. My pet peeve along with people who don't indicate or indicate wrongly. Grrrrr!

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  5. The problem is we are assuming all people park badly deliberately. Maybe they are really rushed and don't notice or their baby is crying and they are distracted or (this has happened to me) the person parked next to them parked too close to the line, thus forcing me to park to close to the next line. Then when the original person leaves, it looks like I did a bad job parking! Yikes!

    PS-I LOVE that I have discovered your blog Sharon---I love your DIY stuff!

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  6. love this! love your blog too - am a newbie

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  7. This is rude. Bad parking is hardly a personal attack on you or something that would wreck your day and hurt your feelings. You can suggest to someone that they park more considerately without being an A* hole about it.

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    1. Not really. If someone parks where you can't put your infant in the carseat at the grocery store, I highly doubt anyone has time to wait for the person to return to their vehicle just to end up having an altercation with them. Plus, the end statement is simply a suggestion. Anything but rude. In fact, I believe you may be rude for putting down bright ideas.

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    2. Don't be such a killjoy, Deborah. If you can't handle playful snark, log out. The internet isn't for everyone.

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    3. People who park selfishly are the rude ones! They won't ever forget this!

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    4. You know, if I have to use a can opener to get in the driver's side of my vehicle, then that person over the line has done a sucky parking job!!!!!!!

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  8. Love it! However, "revolve" is spelled incorrectly on the cards!

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  9. Um, typo fixed. I really need to use spellcheck.

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  10. Deborah, If you have ever encountered someone who clearly parked like an idiot, then this is deserved and highly appropriate. Haven't you ever seen people park in the middle of two spaces at an angle? Like they don't want anyone to ding their car. TWO spaces, I mean seriously....THEY ARE the A*hole!

    I am arming myself with these today, very creative Sharon and great blog too! (This was posted on Pinterest and I discovered it that way.)

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    1. When you get a $407 dent in your car because some idiot opened their door on your brand new car, you might think it is a great idea. I park right on that line taking up two spots! I park at the very end of big lots though, so calm your nerves. :)

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  11. Two thumbs way up! Love this idea!! Also love the idea of giving someone a "Thumbs Down" while I drive past instead of the go to "bird"!

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    1. I love love love these cards! My husband and I live in San Francisco so we constantly find ourselves having to get into our car by crawling through the passenger side, over the console, to get to the driver seat, all because someone decided to park TWO inches away from the driver door, I mean seriously!? Come on people!

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    2. Heather- if you like giving a thumbs down to bad drivers, try giving them a "thumbs up" with a really sarcastic smile. Ah-boy, does that really get the bad and aggressive drivers all riled up. Its pretty entertaining to watch their reaction because they expect you to flip them the bird! ENJOY!

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  12. I love this!! As a mommy of two small ones, I've had to put the baby through on the wrong side more often than I would like!! People are rude & inconsiderate; which is also why I have finds & dents.

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  13. I am more of a fan of giving grace. We all mess up sometimes and being angry with others all the time just makes our lives more miserable.

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    1. This doesn't mean you're angry - think of it as a public service LOL!

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  14. I am more of a fan of giving grace. We all mess up sometimes and being angry with others all the time just makes our lives more miserable.

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  15. I must say- I don't think this adds any harmony to the world -and the world needs a bit more understanding and a bit less aggression.

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    1. The world could also use people with a little more consideration for others. Unfortunately that doens't always happen. Maybe if someone calls them out on it they'll think a little more carefully next time.

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    2. I'll be honest here, the lady who parked her car in four (yes 4) parking spaces doesn't deserve understanding. She deserves a swift kick in the ass (and one of these cards). I don't care how many parking spaces are open, that's just pure selfishness.

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  16. I found this on Pinterest as well. Thank you for sharing. This just happened to me today and I wish I had these. I had to come straight home to print these out so I have them for next time. We went to a tournament this weekend and the parking spots at the school were already a little too close for comfort. I parked in a spot by a curb furthest away from the school, knowing that it would be the last place to fill. Sure enough, someone parked crooked in the spot next to me. I actually had to pull out of my parking spot to get my baby in the car. Good thing my hubby was w/ me. I did leave them a note, but this would've been much better.

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  17. LOVE IT!
    A couple weeks ago someone's parking made me postal. I had parked CLEARLY in between the lines and then a shiny Tahoe parked next to me. I have no idea how the driver could have gotten out because I literally could not fit between the cars. I had to put my son in the car through the drivers' side and ask him to sit in his seat while I pulled out and THEN buckeled him in. Oh, did I mention IT WAS RAINING??

    If I would have had my older crapper car I would have totally backed out and scrapped the crap out of their SUV. I was SERIOUSLY THAT upset.

    I am printing these and putting them in my glove compartment.

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    1. That is a crazy story! I know, it is just for those seriously selfish parkers that deserve these, like this one! And...maybe some of those absent-minded parkers that need a little wake up call! :)

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  18. I suck at parking. The difference is, I know it and I park at the back of the parking lot, at least two spaces from anyone! lol.

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    1. That is awesome, it is the thought that counts!! :)

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  19. I love these!! I live in a neighborhood notorious for lacking parking. There is a major difference between someone not parking perfectly and them purposely parking their expensive car in as many spots as possible. I would usually leave a "fu" note, but these are so much nicer. ;)

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  20. These are much nicer than the one my husband left on a car the other day. He saw the bad park job, ran back into the store to buy a pretty Thank You card and inside wrote, "Thanks for parking like an asshole. I hope you get herpes and die!"

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  21. I had to wait almost 2 HOURS 1 day because not just one idiot but TWO idiots parked so close to my car and i couldn't get the door open to get myself in much less my baby's car seat! It was FREEZING and I had purposely parked in the far back of the lot away from anyone else because i had encountered a close parker at the place I was before this forcing me to climb in the other side of my car to get my baby in and myself. If someone else is parked crappy; don't feel forced to park crappy and have them leave making you get a card for parking crappy. FIND A BETTER SPOT! If you are parking in the back of the lot and there are 20 free spaces and only 1 other car parked in all of them, don't feel you need to park right next to it. That car, nor yours, aren't going to be lonely. I can't WAIT to print some of these bad boys out. Thank you!

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  22. That is not fun! I always avoid the awkward parking spots where the person in one spot is already parked crooked. That is the worst :)

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  23. This is awesome! Thank you :)
    I'm going to print them for my husband to use :)

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  24. Y'all feel free to put as many as you want on my car! Cause I purposely park in two spots because of idiots that have no respect and hit my car with their door! I don't park in the front though! (I'm nice enough not to hog the good spots) ;)

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    1. Ha, that's not so bad, you're not blocking someone in or hitting their car! :) My uncle does the same thing and just parks far away.

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  25. This is what I love about having an old car. When I see someone that's parked right on the line, I back my car in (I always back in, so I'm very good at it) so that I'm perfectly between my lines... and they have to get into their car through the passenger side. What are they going to say? "I can't believe that person parked perfectly next to me and made it hard for me to get into my car!" heh (oh, and the 'old car' is because it doesn't much matter if they ding it, although it's honestly never happened. It's nice having a car made of actual metal!)

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  26. Actually, this is similar to an idea that I had years ago when I was married to a disabled vet. There are many people who abuse handicap parking. What I wrote had a comment that apparently they were having a hard day, and that I hoped that their day would improve and asked to be more thoughtful in the future. My observation is that many of those individuals who are doing this, and are a##holes, will only be worse the next time after being told off. Though I fully relate to the desire to tell them off.

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    1. You totally might be right that it will just make them madder. Maybe I need to come up with a friendly version of this so people might consider it more!

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  27. What a shame that you suck at spelling! :D

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    1. Yes I do as I've been informed. I don't know why I didn't spell check--typing too fast. But the file was fixed a lot time ago, just the photos still have the misspelt word.

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  28. I was thinking the next time you can't get into your vehicle go into the store and have them announce over the intercom the license plate # and that the owner needs to get to their car that there is a problem. Then when they get there kindly ask them to move it so you can get in!

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