Yeah, Because Nobody Else Needs Those Parking Spots

October 11, 2012 10:52 am · 86 comments

me October 11, 2012 at 10:58 AM

I used to block people in that did this.

Warlock October 11, 2012 at 10:59 AM

I can see someone hoggin for that Camaro… but whats that other piece of crap doing there?

Desiree October 11, 2012 at 10:59 AM

People are just “STUPID”

ArtToChokeHearts October 11, 2012 at 10:59 AM

thats a good way to get your nice car keyed.

jtkatec October 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Ah, entitlement, love it.

Concordian October 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Arrogancy at its best. I see that all the time in that Sea Food City parking lot

Tator-Todd October 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM

That camaro isnt even a nice enough car to feel the need to do this

Mac October 11, 2012 at 11:05 AM

But they`ll come out side, and say “I wonder why my car was keyed and the tires flat”

Rico October 11, 2012 at 11:07 AM

I agree with ArtToChokeHearts. Choice target for vandalism. Its usually a BMW owner though.

Lorelei October 11, 2012 at 11:08 AM


Pegasus October 11, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Thanks for taking two parking spaces. I had to park four blocks away. You stupid inconsiderate bastard!

Nobama October 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM

That blue car has an obama sticker. figures, that person probably thinks everything belongs to them, including the parking spots.

Anon October 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM

He’s yellow, ’nuff said!

Charles-the-cat October 11, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Surprising given that both cars are such tasteful colors.

nytemuvr October 11, 2012 at 11:12 AM

@ArtToChokeHearts #4
I agree…..

Mouse October 11, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Back in my days at the Concord Pavilion, we use to bounce cars till we could move them into a proper parking spot. Amazing what you can do with enough people, and before the advent of car alarms.

Really? October 11, 2012 at 11:13 AM

I think idjits like that should be towed. Right out the lot, in front of all the other patrons, so they can cheer it away!

Brian Marchiano October 11, 2012 at 11:13 AM

This is big news.

Howard K Mullins III October 11, 2012 at 11:17 AM

I can see why people people who drive nice cars would want to take up two parking spots.

Some more careless people can cause serious dents and scratches in doors and ruin the look of a nice car. Some people are real careless and inconsiderate of others property.

So the need to park in such a manner in order to reduce the possibility of careless and inconsiderate peoples behavior is something that is necessary for some car owners.

I tend to part about as far away from the door of any store as I can. My car is fairly new, I want to keep it looking nice, so I walk farther to get into a store. Parking far away does not stop some people from parking next to my car and purposely causing a dent. Some people are just mean spirited bastards.

The cars in the above photo are parked nearer the street than the store. I don’t blame them for parking diagonally so that inconsiderate and careless or mean spirited bastard sort of people cannot damage the cars without accountability.

If people treated others as they would like to be treated, then perhaps these concerns would not need to be addressed.

Dumb October 11, 2012 at 11:17 AM

@ Nobama: You are a tool. Enjoy the next 4 years of MOREbama!

Kirkwood October 11, 2012 at 11:21 AM

What might be more interesting; where is that?

Howard K Mullins III October 11, 2012 at 11:21 AM

@Pegasus October 11, 2012 at 11:08 AM

While not directly supporting the drivers who take up two spots, I do question the concern you stated about having to park four blocks away.

You and I are both familiar with that location and lot. Unless conditions had been extraordinary, there is usually no need to park four blocks away. There is usually adequate parking close to the fish store or the feed trough.

60426 October 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Car must belong to Ernesto A. Avila, chair of Concord Planning Commission, he voted against Seafood City plan because of parallel parking layout.

J. Lilly October 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM

You can park like that, but only if your car is worth more than $85k. Its in the rule book “The Art of Douchebaggery.” Zoom in on the license plates and publicly humiliate them. Turn them over to the hordes.

cheesus October 11, 2012 at 11:28 AM

And they are not even SUV’s? I am so sick of Parking next to mama’s SUV parked over the live and doors dinged by her little princesses, only to meet up later on the road and she can’t even maneuver a U turn.

Cowellian October 11, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Some people are just more special than the rest of us.

Blah Blah blah October 11, 2012 at 11:29 AM

I some times take two but that is because where the heck do you park a f-350 4 door long bed 4×4? Plus if I do it is towards the back of the lot but I still get others trying to park right next to it with plenty of open parking spots.

Randome Task October 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM

lol that happens everyday all day in every parking lot …it is usually the suv or superextended pickup that has to park in the compact space up front and comes in crooked and even though dont actually cut all the way across the space they take up enough to where only a miata might fit …yeah happens all the time so ….what ever ….remember it is a right to drive not a privillage……must be nice to screw everyone else over and go about your day ….and those people are also the ones who will cry for full unemployment benifits so they can make their payments….must be nice to not give a crap about anyone else haveing to park ….must be nice

Tay October 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM

I always carry chalk in my car so that I can draw a parking space around the idiots car. I then write, “A spot just for you”

Anonymous October 11, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Not that I condone the way they parked, but saying its ok to vandalize their car because of it is a little much. People may p!ss my off but I don’t think it is ok to ruin their property or worse as I have read on here…. Quite frankly, I am ashamed you people are my neighbors.

Palermo October 11, 2012 at 11:42 AM

They repainted all the parking spots years ago when gas got too high, so most spots are for “compact cars”; then everybody and their brother bought the biggest vehicles they could find, giant trucks and SUVs. Nobody redid the parking lines, so you have people putting gigantic vehicles in tiny spots. Is it any wonder everybody dings your doors? We recently drove to the Midwest, the spots were at least a foot wider than the stupid ones we have here. It was bliss.

I always park as far from any store as possible, but sadly I’ve had two scary incidents now with crazy homeless people, so I’m afraid to keep that up. Guess my beautiful one year old car is destined to be dented. I’m a very non violent person but even I am tempted to key a car when they selfishly take up too many spots. (haven’t done it yet)

Pegasus October 11, 2012 at 11:44 AM

@ Howard K Mullins III –
HOWARD, a little levity please.

Scotty October 11, 2012 at 11:44 AM

The blue car just followed suit. It’s obvious the Camero was parked there to start, so the blue car driver had no choice but to follow the parallel of the Camero.
And Warlock – you call that car a piece of crap? It’s new, and I think it might be a higher-end Prius. You call a car that costs $40k a piece of crap? Even if it’s a Honda Fit (about $15k), you have no respect for things.

BusBoy October 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM

There are 3 cars in that pic and all seem to be following suit. Who knows maybe it wasnt the wanna be transformers car that started the trend. pic should have been taken of all of them.

Howard K Mullins III October 11, 2012 at 12:00 PM

@Pegasus October 11, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Pegasus, my apologies.

My brain is a bit more out of whack than usual these days.

Elwood October 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM

I usually hawk a big loogie on the driver’s side window and on the windshield right where he looks.

Original G October 11, 2012 at 12:10 PM

That’s what I call Free Entertainment just waiting for it’s cue.
Always try to have a small note pad, kind you can tear a page out of. Will write a short note saying how sorry I am for hitting their vehicle, then slip it under the wiper. May include a number from a driving school as added insult. Especially entertaining when at a restaurant. Get a table near the window just to see the look on their face, then their near panic TSA style search of the car for that mythical dent.


whocares October 11, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Who cares? Unless the parking lot was totally full. ALso, if people would have more respect for other people property, maybe people wouldn’t feel the need to do this. What I hate are all those big oversized vehicles parking in compact spaces, and those that don’t care if their door hits the car parked next to them. Most cars on the road have door dings. It’s like no one cares about anyone else these days. One day, I was parked in front of Dairy Queen and this carload of older fools parked next to me. An older gentle men flung his door open very forcefully which would have hit the side of my car at quite a force. Luckily, for that old coot I caught his door so it didn’t hit my car and saved me from arguing with him about WHO the f was gonna pay for the ding in my door. He laughed when I caught his door which was attached to a very old large American car. What is wrong with people these days?????

The Pitts October 11, 2012 at 12:13 PM

It’s a parking space, who the F–K cares

Pegasus October 11, 2012 at 12:15 PM

No sweat Howard, we all know you’re one of the good guys. 🙂

"Haaack Toooey" October 11, 2012 at 12:16 PM

I go out of my way to make sure people who do this have a reason to wash their car when they get home.

Bunny October 11, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Gee, I park far away from others so I don’t have to back out into lots of cars coming and going but I don’t take two spaces. My suv isn’t that big. CRV. No point in annoying people. If these guys were in a big lot and not taking spaces away from others, I don’t care. They like their vehicles just like the rest of us.I park in the back at Costco and places like that. Hope we can all work it out.

Agree with 'who cares?' October 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Just park somewhere else…unless this is downtown Walnut Creek and there are no other spots, just park at the end of the lot and get some exercise. My husband is always concerned about door dings (on his 11 year old jeep with dents in it…I have no idea why…) and we just park out at the end of the lot and walk. I don’t care…an excuse to squeeze in a tiny bit more exercise.

Likewise, I don’t care if someone does this, as long as there are other spots still left. It would be rude to do this at Broadway Plaza at Christmas time, though…when there may not be another spot to park.

MonteKatt October 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM

@ Original G

Now that is funny. Most parking spots are to small. Sweat bullets trying to get out and not ding my car, or the other car, or set off an alarm…. some of the time. Life is a beach…….

jw October 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM

I’ve only done this when all the handicap spots are taken and I need to put my ramp down to get my son out with his wheelchair and people still park next to me and getting back in requires me to pull out into the parking lot.

RichieNotRich October 11, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Always at least 2 sides to every story, or in this case picture.

This is in the Seafood City front parking lot on Diamond Blvd. It’s the furthest away row, right on the street so I’d think during the day those cars are probably isolated and there are lots of closer spots available. Probably employees’ cars.

Given that, was it even necessary to take up 2 spots? No.

As much as “entitlement”, it speaks to the inconsiderate and discourteous attitude that’s so common in these suburban and urban areas. And it’s not just “youth”, it’s their like-minded parents who have set the example, driving their big-ass SUVs and minivans who think the laws just don’t apply.

Hang on! October 11, 2012 at 12:53 PM

It’s not their fault that someone changed the slanted spots to straight ones while they were shopping!

Silly Rabbit October 11, 2012 at 12:55 PM

I was in a parking lot taking a nap while my mom went inside to shop. All of a sudden I heard and felt a loud thunk on my driver’s side door. I immediately woke up and realized I had been door-dinged (and with such unnecessary force!). No problem — I swung open my car door with the equal amount of force! Tah-dahhhh!

Tamsin October 11, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Parking like an arrogant, entitled, jerk isn’t cool and it attracts negative attention. If you have an exceptionally nice car, park in a less-occupied area of the lot. farthest from the door…within the confines of the designated space. Vandalism is never cool, no matter how stupid the offending car parker is. Also-take into account why a car may be parked in more than one spot or not within the lines of one parking space. I used to drive a minivan that overheated on hot days. Once, as I was pulling into a parking spot, fully intending to park respectfully, my POS minivan died right there, just over the line of the the adjacent space. I felt bad for parking so rudely, but went inside a nearby store to arrange a tow (it was about 110 degrees outside and I wasn’t going to subject my young son to the cruel conditions inside my now, not rolling minivan/maxi-oven). When I came outside to meet the tow truck, there was a poorly worded, misspelled, profane note on my car! I had noticed a man lurking nearby, watching me. Obviously he was waiting to leave his note (he could have asked if I needed help, it was clear that I was having car trouble but decided to make a bad situation worse). Who does that? Lying in wait to leave a mean note? It seems to me a person may have issues other than being the self-designated “parking police.” In any case, situations like these are usually fodder for a good laugh later on! Apologies for my lack of brevity.

LostBoysMom October 11, 2012 at 12:58 PM

@Randome Task
Driving is privilege, NOT a right!

Connie Dobbs October 11, 2012 at 1:10 PM

“I some times take two but that is because where the heck do you park a f-350 4 door long bed 4Ă—4?”


Connie Dobbs October 11, 2012 at 1:15 PM

I never wash my car. Not ever. It’ll rain eventually. By this time of year the car is so filthy it rubs off on people. Voila. No door dings. Interesting butt prints, though.

Dangerous October 11, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Absolutely understandable, what you don’t see may be more telling than what you do see. Where are these two car in relation to the entrance to the store. I do this but way away from other people, I don’t mind 100-200 yards. When people park next to you it is just a matter of time when some jerk off dents your car.

anon October 11, 2012 at 1:25 PM

But Connie, I thought you were sharing a Prius with Indie. Shame on you!

anon October 11, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Oh sure just put the Fix-A-Dent guys out of work! How selfish!

ANONONONON October 11, 2012 at 1:29 PM

If your car is so important just leave it at home except for when you take it to a concours d’elegance.

Antler October 11, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Gonna drop this on you and run for my life. Diagonal parking is much more safe and efficient (less seesawing in and out to place ones car evenly within the lines, can see better when backing out, etc.). So eventually….in that picture….. if the next people in that lot kept parking diagonally all the way down the line, eventually only one space is lost, right?

I HATE the parking lot at the Clayton Station Safeway. Not only are the slots straight in, but they are too narrow, and there is not a wide enough “travel lane” between the opposing rows of vehicles.


Glen October 11, 2012 at 2:16 PM

I don’t blame those drivers one bit. The powers that be lowered the minimum size for a parking spot and as a result you get more door dings. The flimsy metal on new cars makes it worse.

CHRIS October 11, 2012 at 2:42 PM

What #58 said. Parking spots are too small these days!! I have like 15 dings on my passenger side !!! Gee I wonder how those got there ? People are in such a hurry these days, knowbody cares about other peoples cars. I DON’T BLAME ANYONE FOR PARKING THAT WAY !

DD October 11, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Key ’em!!

CHRIS October 11, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Also #57 !! RIGHT ON !!!

jtkatec October 11, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Original G, good one. You just might have started a fad.

SMH October 11, 2012 at 4:29 PM

we get that all the time at Jiffy Lube on Concord Ave. They’re all Sam’s club customers. Concord Police won’t do anything about it.

Happy One October 11, 2012 at 4:48 PM

It’s OK if you are at the far end of the parking lot and there’s lots of empty space. Otherwise, not cool.

The Grant October 11, 2012 at 4:56 PM

I park my BMW like this all the time but at the very end (as far away as possible) from other cars. Dont mind walking. I love watching the lazy Americans jockeying for position to get the parking spots close to the store.

NotPC October 11, 2012 at 4:56 PM

When I see boneheads do this, I make every effort to park 2 -3 inches from the drivers side. I’m not worried ‘cus my car is old and dinged already. BUt boneheads deserve what they sow. . .

Jerk October 11, 2012 at 4:56 PM

That parking lots EMPTY. I would rather see you covering stuff that affects ALL of US – Like douchebag and bag-ettes driving and messing with their cell phones (endangering everyone around them) or so called driving with their oversized Dog on their laps.

Howard K Mullins III October 11, 2012 at 5:25 PM


You are more than likely just a troll, but I have seen people like you park next my car.

I park as far away from others as possible when in public parking. Sometimes in the lines, sometimes not. Generally no one else is around.

Then I return to my car to find another lone car parked inches from mine and I ask why.

The answer I arrive at is that this self centered and narcissistic driver has so little control over anything in his own meaningless life that he feels compelled to force his twisted concept of power upon others. I suspect this poor man is quite contented with his little escapade, feels very good about himself and scoffs at the man who he has irritated.

I decided its worth more of my time for feel sorry for these twisted little minded people. That beat up junker probably won’t even get them home. Its sad that such people have given up and can only grasp onto the most insignificant irritants in life. Such a waste, I feel more sorry for their children who will follow in their footsteps, probably already in trouble and in jail.

A sad ending to someones brief and futile attempt at “getting their own way” the child’s emotion from an adult without even a child’s mental ability.

try driving on 3 flats... October 11, 2012 at 6:32 PM

This would be the solution to this type of parking. You will pay a great price for being so stupid. Why doesn’t the CPD have the meter maids drive around the city giving tickets to these turds instead of my disabled neighbors over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over. Think of the money you could make on tickets for all the parkers like this, we could call the police and say that a PECKER is in the spot!! $$$$$ Think about mr. Mayor!! You would get your bonus and still be able to fire people!!

Teacher Wannabe October 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

@ Blah Blah Blah. How about parking it in the middle of Colorado where it belongs. You don’t need a vee-hikl like that in the city.

J. October 11, 2012 at 8:25 PM


Atticus Thraxx October 11, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Thank you. Yes, fromunda.

@Antler October 11, 2012 at 9:35 PM

“I HATE the parking lot at the Clayton Station Safeway. Not only are the slots straight in, but they are too narrow, and there is not a wide enough…”
Absolutely agree. Has been suggested square footage of retail space limited by number of parking places. Believe they redesigned property adding retail space then reduced parking space size so number of spaces increased to meet their building square footage so they were in compliance. It’s not about your trouble parking or damage to your car it’s about rental revenue.

@jtkatec October 11, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Why Thank You, I try. My boss keeps saying I’m a BAD influence.
Wrote a note one time when I saw a purse on passenger seat of a car as I was going into a store,
“In the time it took me to write this note I could have stolen your purse” and put it under the wiper.
Came out after doing my shopping an a cop is standing next to the car reading the note laughing his ass off, was a bait car. Original G

slagheap October 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM

there’s a term ( i looked it up ) for those who park as pictured – they’re called TURDS.

Anon October 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Just another example, however small, of people’s lack of common courtesy these days. People who do crappy little, selfish things like this do bigger crappy things too. Why? Because they’re selfish, entitled, and don’t give a crap about anything or anyone else.

Mac October 12, 2012 at 8:23 AM

I remember back in the stone age, when we were playing Freshmen football.
Our Ast.Coach parked his small car sideways so no one would park next to him.

We got half of our team out there.
And picked up his car.
And put it in a different spot.
He thought his car was stolen, until he has it in the stoner parking lot.

He never parked like that again

Chuckie the Troll October 12, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Could someone pass me a key? There’s some paint on those cars.

passerby October 12, 2012 at 9:33 AM

@Origianl G#37

I find your method much more entertaining and satisfying than the ideas to key the car/tires, spit on it, or outline “their space” (although that last one sounds a bit fun too). I’m going to have to try your method next time I see this.

There’s no harm done and instead of the driver of that car just getting to laugh at you, you get to have all of the laughs. =D

The Grant October 12, 2012 at 11:35 AM

@Atticus Thraxx

To set your assumptions correct. Was born in California, am an American and Marine. Did my facts hurt your feelings of calling Americans fat and lazy?

The Grant October 12, 2012 at 11:37 AM

@Atticus Thraxx

And another thing. Your welcome.

Am more than happy to have stood on that wall for you to allow the freedom of speech and expression

Blah Blah blah October 12, 2012 at 12:47 PM

@Teacher Wannabe

1 work truck
2 4×4 camping
3 family trips
4 it is the suburbs not a city like SF
5 I tow other vehicles too.

should I go on

The Grant October 12, 2012 at 2:45 PM

@Atticus Thraxx

1) There is, “serving” then there is the United States Marine Corps. which are you?

2) Dont plan on leaving Americans out of anything. Wake up call to the lazy, fat, and poor excuse remnants of this once great country.

From the CDC: 35.7% of American adults are Obese…not fat..thats a separate statistic…

Atticus Thraxx October 12, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Maybe I’m wrong, hero like you showing such bravery from behind a keyboard must be legit. I wasn’t a Marine and I ain’t gonna bag on them to make a point and I’ll stack my record against anyone’s, any branch.
So by all means continue to build yourself up by calling Americans “fat”. I mean you drive a BMW, so obviously your a God amongst men.
Way to represent the Marines, bet your mom is proud.

US_DOJ_Gov October 13, 2012 at 1:19 AM

I used to park like this when I was young & inconsiderate.

I was tired of getting dents, door-dings & scratches along side my car.

People have no concern for the car next to them as they open their car doors.

Having grown-up & now wiser, I park in the far back of the parking lot away from everyone’s cars & problems.

nick October 18, 2012 at 1:23 AM

That’s Bumblebee — He can park where ever he wants!

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