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Parking Lot Peeves

Dear People Who Don't Know How Parking Lots Work:

Do you see those solid lines? You're not supposed to cross them. Most of those solid likes are used to mark spaces to park. They are generally arranged in such a way to create aisles that you can drive your vehicles up and down. If you see a place in the parking lot that you want to be, you can find a way to get there from where you currently are that does not require that you cut across any solid lines. Not only is it common courtesy, in some places it's the law and you can be fined for every solid line you cross. Please do everyone a favor and follow the traffic flow that is implied by the solid lines. No more cutting across the parking lot to save a precious two or three seconds. The only exception to this request is if you want to "pull through" a parking space so your car is ready to leave the space in forward instead of reverse. However, this only applies to "straight-in" parking -- "slant" parking requires that you not "pull through."

Do you see those arrows? They're often used with "slant" parking to indicate the direction of traffic flow for each aisle in the parking lot. Please follow them. Often the aisles are only wide enough for one-way traffic, and these arrows are used to indicate the proper way you should travel in each particular aisle. If you "pull through" a slant parking space, your car is guaranteed to be pointed the wrong way in a one-way aisle and you've just violated both of these common-sense requests.

Please do us all a favor and abide by these common rules of parking lot etiquette.

Thank you,
drmellow

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eagle243
Jul. 19th, 2003 04:07 am (UTC)
I agree, but I would like to provide one further insight. Sometimes, "slant parking" aisles are still bi-directional, so a pull-through would still be viable in that circumstance.
ablanda
Jul. 19th, 2003 02:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you've totally hit on one of my biggest gripes, after the crappy drivers in North Jersey and the starving children in Ethiopia. You should go to one of those silly novelty stores, like Spencer's. They sell fake parking tickets. They look kind of like real parking summonses, but they say things like "you park like a total asshole" and the like. You might find them very handy.
seraphimsigrist
Jul. 19th, 2003 08:07 pm (UTC)
hello
we met along time back as journals go
when I stopped by on the christianity list
well we have a number of common friends and
anyone who does "silly haiku" is someone I
will enjoy so
if its ok Im adding you to my friends list
and youre welcome to visit mine and add if
it seems not and in every case
blessin's
lj=seraphimsigrist
+Seraphim Joseph Sigrist.
drmellow
Jul. 19th, 2003 10:43 pm (UTC)
hello
Welcome and enjoy your visit to my journal! Yes, I remember you from christianity and I still see your comments in several of my friend's journals from time to time.

Perhaps I'll write some more poetry soon.
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